NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a year of continued double-digit growth, innovation and new business success, Horizon Media is pleased to announce that it has been named MEDIA Agency of the Year, by MediaPost. The award was announced by MediaPost on Friday, November 16.
“We’re always challenging our teams to iterate, innovate and try new and different approaches for our clients,” said Stan Fields, EVP, Chief Client Officer at Horizon Media. “From intelligently finding the right audiences by leveraging data in new ways to transacting inventory for client campaigns with greater efficiency, we are constantly pushing our people to pioneer new solutions.”
“The MediaPost editorial team have their finger on the pulse of the industry and it’s an honor to be recognized for our contributions,” said Stephen Hall, Chief Marketing Officer at Horizon Media. “We are proud of our people for having the courage to take measured risks and disrupting the status quo. We’re also thankful to our clients for taking decisive action in improving business performance.”
According to MediaPost, its Agency of the Year Awards celebrate the agencies that were able to rise above the rest over the past year — the companies, clients, suppliers and executives that represented the best of class in the advertising community. Honorees are selected by a team of journalists at the publication, headed by MediaPost Editor-In-Chief, Joe Mandese. In addition to new business wins and agency growth, the award recognizes the most innovative agency for its overall level of fresh thinking and excellence across its entire body of work throughout the year.
Driving innovation begins with attracting the best talent, which is why Horizon has been relentless in nurturing its unique culture despite its exponential growth. Horizon has consistently been named to all the prestigious Best Places to Work lists including Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City for five years running, Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for four consecutive years, Forbes Top Mid-Size Employers list and several of Fortune’s prestigious lists including: Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Diversity, Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in New York and Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing.
MediaPost Agency of the Year winners were announced across ten categories, which include media, social, creative, executive and client awards. Award recipients – including Horizon Media, Amazon, Nike, Essence, Publicis Media, Giant Spoon, Merkle, Mutual Mobile, Omnicom and Michael Roth – will be honored at a cocktail reception on January 24th, 2019 at the Yale Club in New York City.
About Horizon Media
Horizon Media, Inc. is a global leader in the performance-driven application of data and marketing insights and the second largest media agency in the US (Source: COMvergence Agency Report, May 2018). The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Recognized as one of the world’s ten most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company, Horizon Media has been recognized as U.S. Media Agency of the Year by Adweek and AdAge, and Independent Media Agency of the Year by Mediapost. Renowned for its incredible culture, Horizon is also consistently named to all the prestigious annual Best Places to Work lists published by Fortune, AdAge, Crain’s New York Business and Los Angeles Business Journal. Bill Koenigsberg served as the Chairman of the 4A’s Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the 4A’s Board of Directors. Bill was the first person from a media agency to hold this prestigious position in the 100-year history of the 4As, the marketing industry’s leading trade association. Horizon Media is the second largest US media agency (COMvergence Agency Report 2018), with estimated billings of more than $8.6 billion and over 2,300 employees.
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