January 5, 2017
2016 marked a milestone achievement: Bloomberg Media’s ad sales group was honored with 66 industry awards for the year – more than doubling the total for 2015. Congratulations to our highly talented colleagues, who earned accolades in global markets from the U.S. to Europe to Asia!
Just as impressive as the total is the fact that our teams were recognized for an incredibly diverse set of contributions, from creating superior brand content to delivering seamless ad operations to personifying leadership in media.
That’s a testament to the collaborative teamwork that infuses our organization’s efforts; we all win when we work and grow together. Bloomberg Media’s top leaders set the example for that practice, and it shows: Bloomberg Media Global Chief Revenue Officer Keith A. Grossman was named to the prestigious Adweek 50, which honors “the most indispensable executives in marketing, media and tech.”
In addition, Grossman, Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith and Bloomberg Media COO Jacki Kelley and were all named to the Folio: 100 list, which recognizes leaders catalyzing change across companies and industries – and Kelley was further honored with a Muse Award from New York Women in Film and Television and as an Entrepreneur by Folio’s Top Women in Media Awards, adding to her already distinguished resume as a visionary leader in our industry.
Four stellar members of the sales team – Ellen Bennett, Courtney Carroll, Michele Chicoine and Lauri Niedermaier – were named Folio Rising Stars, while Ben Katz was awarded Folio: 30 Under 30 recognition. Rob Huckin earned Drum Online Media Awards’ Sales Individual of the Year accolade in June. This fall, MIN recognized Mary Catherine Burdine and Alisa Spiwak with Sales Team of the Year honors, and named Jack Sheldon a Rising Star. Congrats all!
Our entire Ad Ops team, led by Megan Latham, was recognized as Best Ad Operations Team by MIN’s Best of the Web awards, and team members Dave Giumara and Tony Talal were called out as Rising Stars by MIN this fall, an award given to those “who are laying the groundwork for the evolution and future success” of publishing brands. Go team!
Our brilliant creative content team, expanded and newly named Kinection this year, reeled in a raft of major industry awards for design, video and brand content excellence – among them, Telly Awards, a BIMA award for best B2B campaign, and a MIN Integrated Marketing Award for Total Integrated Program. Hats off to the Kinection team!
Watch: Award-winning Kinection brand content videos:
– Zurich, “Risk Room” – US team, Silver Award winner for Online Video-Branded Content & Entertainment
– UBS, “Story of the Lamborghini Family” – EMEA team, Silver Award winner for Videography/Cinematography
– Singapore Tourism Board, “Singapore in a Day with Chef Tetsuya” – APAC team, Silver Award winner for Travel & Tourism
Can’t wait to see what this group will do in the year to come. Bring on 2017!
– Jen Robinson | January 5, 2017