Established in 2011, the Bill Sharp award is awarded to one (1) recipient on an annual basis.
William “Bill” Sharp, retired founder and CEO of Sharp Advertising Inc., is well known in the advertising community for his expertise and achievements in communications, for his community involvement and for his contributions to motivating minority youth. In 1967, he founded and instructed the “Basic Ad Course,” an American Association of Advertising Agencies–sponsored program that prepared minorities for professional careers in advertising.
The Bill Sharp Award for the Future of Advertising recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising and media by awarding up & coming industry leaders with a financial grant. The Bill Sharp Award recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising and media by awarding one (1) future leader a $3,500 grant.