Advertising Week Acquired by Emerald Holdings

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Advertising Week today announced that it has been acquired by Emerald Holding, Inc., furthering our reach in delivering the most connected, best-in-class experiences and fueling growth opportunities.  

We are incredibly excited to be part of a larger platform that we believe will enable us to deliver even more for our global attendees, speakers, and partners. With this acquisition, we will not only be able to continue to grow our Advertising Week team globally but also help deliver more content and larger in-person and digital audiences. As we continue to grow, our focus remains on delivering a world-class experience at Advertising Week through our global calendar of events, content and education.

Read the full announcement here on Business Wire.

Messages from Our Leadership Team: 

“This exciting potential to join forces with Advertising Week represents an important next step in the implementation of our strategic initiatives and underscores our commitment to evolve and grow our customers’ businesses 365 days a year, combining creativity and innovation with the Emerald platform.” 

-Hervé Sedky, President and CEO, Emerald

“We have long admired Advertising Week’s best-in-class reputation for being ahead of the curve in serving the influential advertising, marketing, media and technology sectors which I have experienced personally as both an attendee and sponsor over the course of my career. Its signature blend of thought leadership on the business of the business with highly curated experiential events will diversify our collective product offerings, enhance our growth profile and enable us to deliver even greater value to our clients and customers over the long term.”

– David Doft, CFO, Emerald

“Fueling growth is at the heart of this partnership with Emerald as we seek to unlock the future opportunities put in place to date. Moving beyond organic growth by integrating with a larger organization with additional resources is the right next step in our evolution as a business for today and tomorrow. We chose Emerald because it clearly values the unique aspects of our brand, have committed to our leadership team led by Lance and Ruth, bring an intuitive knowledge of our industry and are passionate about supporting growth.”

-Matt Scheckner, Co-Founder, Stillwell Partners and Chairman, Advertising Week

“After completing our first phase of global expansion pre-pandemic, we are now focused on our next phase of growth. The momentum of change in the global marketing industry through the impact of rapid cultural and technological evolution has provided us with multiple growth opportunities. Accelerating these growth opportunities around content, education, further global expansion and our proprietary technology is at the heart of this partnership with Emerald. Herve, David and the Emerald team are the perfect growth partners to help us realize these plans.”

-Lance Pillersdorf, Co-Founder, Stillwell Partners  and CEO, Advertising Week