Direct Marketing News Announces its 2013 40 Under 40 Awards Winners

Recipients of the 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 Awards represent the most accomplished young talent in marketing.

New York, NY (PRWEB) - This group of young marketing luminaries has already left an indelible mark within their organizations and on the industry as a whole. They’ve launched initiatives that have helped to significantly grow their companies; wowed clients with creative or strategic plans that have made a major impact on those clients’ businesses; and influenced the industry in numerous ways—from enhancing the core elements of direct marketing, to advancing measurement, to guiding their company and clients on mastering new technologies, and much more.

Their work is helping to guide others in marketing to master such areas as integrating digital and traditional marketing, using cross-channel data to inform marketing decisions, and building loyalty at a time when customers churn at the click of a mouse. Their stories are ones of determination, creativity, and adaptability.

“The success stories of the 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 winners are inspirational,” said Editor-in-Chief Ginger Conlon. “It’s our honor to showcase the accomplishments of such an exceptional group of marketers.”

Direct Marketing News is hosting an awards ceremony to honor the 2013 40 Under 40 winners on Wednesday, September 25 at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York. The festivities will include a keynote by IKEA CMO Leontyne Green Sykes, who will share her leadership style and explain how it helped her reach the CMO position at IKEA while still in her 30s, as well discuss her approach to marketing today and how that’s evolving.

Additionally, two-time winners HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe and Experian SVP of Global Marketing Ashley Johnston will join 2012 40Under40 winners Big Fuel CCO Avi Savar and Sumant Yerramilly, cofounder of Coffee Match, in a panel discussion on their success strategies and what they’re doing now to maintain their career and company momentum.

Full profiles of the winners will run in the November issue of Direct Marketing News and online.

For more information, contact Ginger Conlon at ginger[dot]conlon[at]

The 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 winners:

Greg Alvo, Founder and CEO, OrderGroove
Amy Avery, SVP, Head of Data and Analytics, Proximity North America
Aaron Bell, CEO, AdRoll
Jeremy Bloom, Cofounder, Integrate
Sam Brubaker, Marketing Director, Champion Factory Direct
Jennifer Bunner, Director of Insight, Outsell LLC
Jon Butts, President, Muscle up Marketing
Gurbaksh Chahal, Founder and CEO, RadiumOne
Carrie Chitsey, CEO, BLK24
Louis Cohen, SVP, Head of Search, Affiliate Marketing & Lead Generation, Citibank, NA
Kristy Croft, Partner, Rosetta
Viji Davis, VP, Marketing, Resolution Media, Omnicom
Jason DeLuca, Managing Director, Digital Media, Allscope Media
Amanda Dempsey, Managing Director, Sports and Experiential, hawkeye
Jeremiah Desmarais, VP, Marketing and Strategy, Health Partners America
Theo Fanning, Executive Creative Director, Traction
Judah Fontz, VP, Search Fundraising, VeraData
Justin Gray, CEO, LeadMD
Geoff Gross, President, Medical Guardian
Ashley Johnston, SVP, Global Marketing, Experian Marketing Services
Katie Klumper, Group Account Director, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners
Ingrid Lindberg, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Prime Therapeutics
Mike Lund, VP of Sales, Epsilon’s Online Solutions, Epsilon
Kira Marchenese, Senior Director, Digital Platforms & Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
Marisa Nelson, Email Channel Manager, U.S. Bank
Matt Olson, Director, Marketing & Customer Analytics, Aviva
William Peterson, Email Marketing Manager, U.S. Bank
Tom Pettus, VP, Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA
Slavi Samardzija, Chief Analytics Officer, Wunderman
Jodie Sangster, CEO, Association for Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising
Stephanie Scheele, Senior Director, Marketing Insights and Services, Vera Bradley
Jason Siegel, Partner and Creative Director, Bluetext
Loni Stark, Director, Product & Industry Marketing, Adobe Systems
Mason Thelen, Founding Partner and Owner, Elicit
Gene Turner, SVP, Managing Partner, Horizon Media
Mike Volpe, CMO, HubSpot
Andrea Wilson, VP, Strategy Director & Luxury Practice Lead, iProspect
Rudy Wilson, VP, Brand Management and Advertising, AT&T
Mike Woods, Head of Digital, Framestore
Wacarra Yeomans, Director, Creative Services, Responsys


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