iHeartMedia, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Known Originals Debut Season Two of the “Future Legends of Advertising” Podcast

Series pairs luminaries with rising stars in conversations about the most important issues in advertising & culture today

Headliners include NBA Superstar Chris Paul, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman, Group Black CEO Travis Montaque, NBA CMO Tammy Henault and more

Listen to the first episode HERE

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 5, 2023 – Today, iHeartMedia, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Known Originals announced the season two debut of “Future Legends of Advertising,” the definitive podcast on all things advertising from the most-renowned experts in the industry.

The show pairs advertising luminaries with AAF Hall of Achievement inductees for wide-ranging and intimate conversations covering everything from how they are driving the advertising industry forward to the impact they are having on culture and in their communities.

Episode one of season two, premiering today, features NBA All-Star Chris Paul, himself a 2023 AAF Hall of Achievement inductee, talking about his first time on a commercial set; his over a decade-long relationship with State Farm Insurance and how his “brother” Cliff was developed; and how he became one of the greatest marketers in all of sports.

The eight-episode season is hosted by Ross Martin, President of Known, and Hayley Romer, Chief Growth Officer for Art Basel.

WHEN: Listen to “Chris Paul Fills His Cup,” the first episode of “Future Legends of Advertising” season two, out today. New episodes post weekly.

WHERE: Listen to “Future Legends of Advertising” on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Season Two guests include:

  • Chris Paul, NBA Superstar, entrepreneur and best-selling author
  • Elicia Azali, Marketing Executive and Board Member
  • Cathie Black, Principal, Madison Park Ventures; former Chairman and President, Hearst Magazines; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2023
  • Baldwin Cunningham, Director, Media and Partnerships, State Farm Insurance
  • Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO, Blavity Inc.
  • Jerri DeVard, CEO and Founder, Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA)
  • Bruce Gordon, former President and CEO, NAACP; former President, Retail Markets Group, Verizon Communications; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2007
  • Tammy Henault, Chief Marketing Officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Travis Montaque, Co-Founder and CEO, Group Black; Founder and CEO, Crater
  • Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO, iHeartMedia; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2015
  • God-is Rivera, Chief Content Officer, Essence Ventures
  • Andrew Robertson, President and CEO, BBDO Worldwide; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2022
  • Roy Spence, Founder, The Make It Movement; Co-Founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute; Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2016
  • Perfecto Sanchez, Co-Founder and CRO, Equity Quotient
  • Aaron Walton, CEO, Walton Isaacson; Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2023


The AAF's Board of Directors guides and oversees the Federation's signature events and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, Advertising Hall of Achievement,  American Advertising Awards, Advertising Day on the Hill, National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), Mosaic Awards, Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, HBCUs for Advertising and AdCamp for high school students -- all serving the Federation's 35,000+ professional members nationwide, 4,000+ students and educators, and more than 60+ corporate members spanning media and tech companies, advertisers and agencies. Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (https://aaf.org) serves as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." This year, the coveted Advertising Hall of Achievement induction ceremonies will take place on live, Thursday evening, November 16 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. 


Known Originals, a division of award-winning marketing agency Known, boasts a successful track record of original programming and culture-defining content. Led by longtime entertainment and advertising executive and Known co-founder Brad Roth, Known Originals tells bigger stories that don’t just reflect culture—they create it. Known Originals has produced an impressive output of documentaries, feature films, and original series, including the recently announced Amazon Prime feature documentary film about the history of the McDonald’s All American Games; Netflix docu-series Countdown: Inspiration 4 Mission to Space; the Emmy-nominated #1 hit Jeen Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy for Netflix; and season one of One Burning Question, Hulu’s first-ever after-show, which was paired with its hit series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”Follow Known Originals on LinkedIn for the latest news.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.