Folio:'s annual Top Women in Media Awards were created to celebrate, inspire and bring together the women who make magazine media such a dynamic industry. Each of our honorees have made a lasting impact on their brands, organizations and markets, carving out leadership roles that keep our industry moving forward.
As big thinkers, when the Industry Leadership develop new strategies for their own companies, they're also moving the market forward as a whole. And the honorees are…
Partner in the Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Group
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A leader in the Frankfurt Kurnit Advertising group, Candice Kersh has been highly influential in the advertising-law world for over 20 years. Kersh has earned praise from Advertising Age (selected to their “Women to Watch” list), Best Lawyers, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers magazine.
A top revenue driver for the firm, Kersh has represented a long list of award-winning advertising agencies and brands, providing solutions to legal hurdles to help advance some of the world’s most celebrated advertising campaigns. Her clients include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, 72 and Sunny, Anomaly, and many more.
Kersh is a true innovator in the business of advertising and has special expertise in branded entertainment, social platforms, user-generated content, copyright and trademark issues, right of publicity, substantiation of advertising claims, and emerging technology transactions and platforms. She has advised and lectured on the Federal Trade Commission’s new endorsement guidelines, which affect celebrities, bloggers, advertising agencies and advertisers.
She is a frequent speaker on these and other topics at conferences and seminars across the country and abroad and often leads in-house training sessions for the legal and marketing departments at agencies and brands alike. Kersh has ctributed to thought-leadership papers, including recently a white paper for the American Association of Advertising Agencies on data security.