VISIONARY STRATEGY… COMPELLING CREATIVE… BREAKTHROUGH RESULTS
McCormick Place West
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Evening event, black-tie optional
Then, continue the celebration by joining us at the ECHO™ After-Party (sponsored by Selligent) being held at Potters Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton from 10:00pm – 12:00am Midnight
Shuttles will be available after the ECHO™ Awards Gala to bring guests to the ECHO™ After-Party, sponsored by Selligent.
To purchase tickets or a table for the Attendee Reception, Gala & Ceremony, click here.
On Tuesday, October 15, join us during DMA2013 to celebrate excellence in data-driven marketing at The 2013 International ECHO™ Awards Ceremony & Gala. Culled from over 400 entries from around the world, nominees hope to win one of the marketing discipline's most coveted trophies — the Gold, Silver or Bronze award. Along with ECHO™ gold, silver and bronze winners, five special awards will be presented.
Be there to learn from the best, toast the winners, and enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment. The reception, gala, and ceremony will take place at McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL starting 6:30pm.
A native of Iowa, Jake Johannsen spent three years at Iowa State University dabbling in veterinarian science and chemical engineering before moving to San Francisco and trying his hand at comedy. Jake sought to make his comedic mark on the city at a time when San Francisco was fostering the likes of young talents such as Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. Jake made his own comedy debut during an open mike night at San Francisco's Cobbs Comedy Club. Four years later, in 1986, he won the 11th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedian Competition.
A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it's no wonder that Jake is one of David Letterman's favorite comics. With over thirty five Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. His late night appearances gave Jake the exposure he needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This'll Take About An Hour. Jake received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Writing in an Entertainment Special. People Magazine rated the special as one of the "ten best television shows of the year," and TV Guide named it one of the "50 Funniest Moments of TV."
Jake is also making his mark on the feature world. Jake appeared on the big screen next to Bruce Willis in the Alan Rudolph film Breakfast of Champions. Jake first worked with Rudolph on the film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, in which he costarred in a cast that included Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Campbell Scott.
Jake's bizarre take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a regular at comedy clubs all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central's Two Drink Minimum. Jake has had numerous television appearances as well as his own Comedy Central 1/2 hour special. His latest Comedy Special entitled "i Love You" is currently airing on Showtime.