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Bill Koenigsberg Named “Industry Legend” By The Advertising Club of New York

September 7, 2018

NEW YORK, Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Media, a global leader in the performance-driven application of data and marketing insights, is pleased to announce that Bill Koenigsberg, its president, chief executive officer and founder, has received The Advertising Club of New York’s People of the Year “2018 Industry Legend” Award.

The prestigious People of the Year Awards acknowledge individuals who are making strides to advance industry standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern across the five different categories: Industry Legend, Marketer of the Year, New Yorker, Young Pro and Startup.

This award recognizes Bill Koenigsberg’s considerable contributions to the media industry and his vision in guiding an industry through an unprecedented period of change. Under Koenigsberg’s leadership, Horizon has seen its eleventh consecutive year of double-digit growth, yet managed to maintain its focus on client growth, the personal and professional development of its people, and its unique culture; all contributing to Horizon consistently being named to the most prestigious Best Places to Work lists, including Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women and Millennials, Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers, Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City and Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles.

Bill Koenigsberg was honored alongside other renowned innovators and entrepreneurs including Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Verizon, Anda Gansca, chief executive and co-founder of Knotch, Samantha Bort, digital innovation and entrepreneurship manager at L’Oreal and Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter. Award honorees were celebrated at a “roast and toast” event held at Guastavino’s in New York City on September 6, 2018.

The People of the Year award recognition follows numerous prior awards and honors for Bill Koenigsberg. He was honored on Adweek’s prestigious Power List, named to the 4A’s Advertising 100 list, honored as one of the Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts by the IRTS Foundation, and recognized by Cynopsis as a Luminary, with its “Champion Award” in 2017. He was named to Variety’s Gotham 60: Influential New Yorkers in Entertainment and Media list in 2015. The esteemed list profiles Variety Magazine’s pick of New Yorkers who have made an impact in the past year on the city’s entertainment and media scene. In 2014, he was inducted to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, which honors pioneers and innovators of the electronic arts. In 2014, Koenigsberg was the first media executive to be named board chair of the 4A’s and is the only person to receive the prestigious Advertising Age Media Maven Award twice. He has also been honored as Media Executive of the Year by Mediaweek and featured as one of its top 50 most influential executives in the industry. The ADVERTISING Club of New York is a non-profit organization for corporate and individual members in the advertising, media, marketing and ad-tech industries. The organization provides education and networking opportunities to enhance professional development, expose members to innovation and technology, and provide access to influencers/companies across the entire advertising ecosystem, from agencies to clients.

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, and has estimated billings of $8.5 billion and over 2,000 employees. 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.

For further information please contactHorizon Media Kaya Lobaczewski(212) 220-2102 klobaczewski@horizonmedia.com

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