Martha Stewart to Receive the Prestigious Franklin Award On September 18th
Martha Stewart’s unique sensibility and design aesthetic are reflected in MSLO’s expansive multimedia portfolio, which encompasses such magazines as Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Everyday Food, body + soul, and Blueprint: Design Your Life, as well as “Martha Stewart Living Radio” on Sirius Satellite Radio, the Emmy Award winning television show THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW which was recently renewed early for a third season, the marthastewart.com website and more. Martha and her team of design experts have also created a broad assortment of branded merchandise, including the forthcoming Martha Stewart Collection of home products, available exclusively at Macy’s and on macys.com, and a Martha Stewart Crafts line of paper-based crafting products and storage supplies at Michaels arts and crafts stores.
The Personification of Our Industry
This year’s Franklin Event co-chairs are Diane Romano of HudsonYards, and Gary Marron of HIFLEX Corp, NA. Romano stated: “The Franklin Event Committee is extremely excited to have Martha Stewart as our Franklin Award recipient. We chose Martha because our industry executives identify with her perfectly. Martha is both an entrepreneur and a chief executive. She is a very talented individual who has built a multi-faceted business and makes it better each day. Everyone identifies with Martha and she is the personification of the spirit of Benjamin Franklin and our industry.”
Romano continued, “Martha is a unique ‘lifestyle’ celebrity, and her ability to communicate good taste and style across so many media formats to so many people is truly remarkable. Everyone is anxious to see Martha on September 18th and we expect it to be the most successful Franklin Event on record.”
Industry Leader Awards
Martha Stewart will be joined at the Franklin Event by the following industry leaders who will be receiving Power of Communications Awards: for printing – Lester Samuels of Pictorial Offset; for advertising – Michele Unger of Grey New York; for publishing – David Orlin of Conde Nast; and Zenger Medalist, Betty Maul of Front End Graphics.