February 18, 2015. Brooklyn. Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) has recognized Huge President and COO, Shirley Au, as an honoree for the 2015 Changing the Game Awards.
This award celebrates women within the advertising industry who are true catalysts of innovation, fearlessly making bold moves and reinventing the rules of marketing to transform their brands, their organizations and those of their clients.
Shirley is recognized in the “Quantum Leap” category, which honors those who have changed the way in which an organization is aligned to proactively meet new challenges. Over the last decade, Shirley has managed the operations and growth of Huge as the company transformed from a small, Brooklyn-based design studio into a full service digital agency with nearly 1,000 employees across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. As the company has grown exponentially, Shirley has remained the anchor, fostering creativity and ensuring a consistent atmosphere across offices.
Honorees were selected across four different categories by an esteemed council of judges, which included: Dana Anderson of Modelez International; Diane Brady of Bloomberg Businessweek; Joan Gillman of Time Warner Cable Media; Burt Helm of Inc. Magazine; Nancy Hill of the 4As; Marla Kaplowitz of MEC North America; Bob Liodice of the Association of National Advertisers; Brian Morrissey of Digiday; Mary Ann Packo of Millward Brown North America; and Amy Wilkins of Meredith Corporation & AWNY.
Fellow honorees include Maryam Banikarim, Global CMO of Hyatt Hotels; Denise Karkos, Chief Marketing Officer of TD Ameritrade; Laura Henderson, Associate Director, US Media & Communications, Mondelez; and Zazie Lucke, Associate Head of Global Media Marketing at Bloomberg Media, among others.
For information and to see the full list of honorees, visit: https://awny.org/events/detail/event/2015-changing-the-game-awards
About Advertising Women of New York: Founded in 1912, Advertising Women of New York's (AWNY) mission is to empower women in the advertising industry to achieve personal and professional fulfillment at each stage of their careers. Membership now stands at nearly 1,700 and ranges from senior level executives to those just beginning their career.
About Huge: Huge provides business strategy, design, marketing and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. The company is known for successfully harmonizing user needs and business goals to create industry-changing digital experiences for its clients. Huge has offices based in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.