Nominations Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014

NEW YORK – December 18, 2013 – To honor young integrated marketing professionals age 40 and under who are proving to be “rising stars” in their respective organizations as well as the advertising and marketing field, Marketing EDGE, a nonprofit education organization formerly known as the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, is announcing its call for nominations for the 2014 Rising Stars Awards & Corporate Commitment Award competition.

“This is the merit-based competition that asks, ‘Who is the ultimate Rising Star in your organization?’ and ‘Which organization is setting the standard for education excellence to prepare the next generation of leaders in this field?’” said Terri L. Bartlett, president, Marketing EDGE. “Each June we honor outstanding individuals and one corporation that is setting the bar for all others and each year the slate sets a whole new bar for all of us.  We expect the 2014 winning group to continue this tradition.  Who are the true stars advancing our profession?  We’ll know by March!”

According to the award entry guidelines:  “Individual and corporate award recipients will be honored for their commitment to excellence in the field of marketing education, specifically highlighting service which nurtures and supports the next generation of talent in this field.  These honorees set the standard for leadership and giving back to the marketing community.”

Marketing EDGE invites individuals, companies and organizations to submit nominations for the 2014 Rising Stars and Corporate Commitment Awards here. (There is a distinct link for Rising Stars Awards nominations, and another one for Corporate Commitment Award nominations.)  

The deadline for all nominations is Friday, January 31, 2014.  

Each year, Marketing EDGE honors several Rising Stars Awards honorees, among professionals 40 years or younger, and a single Corporate Commitment Award honoree, distinguishing a corporation that has made a positive impact on the field of marketing through mentoring, education and supporting the next generation of marketing leaders.

In 2014, the awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 3, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City during the Marketing EDGE 2014 Rising Stars Awards Dinner. Winners will be announced in March.


Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing, thereby expanding and enriching the talent pool of trained, market-ready marketers. Established in 1966 by members of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) who wanted to give something back to the community, Marketing EDGE continues to be an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is supported solely by tax-deductible contributions from individuals and companies.

Tax-deductible contributions are the lifeblood of Marketing EDGE; funds raised throughout the year support a broad range of world-class educational programs and scholarships. Since its founding, thousands of students and academics have taken advantage of the Marketing EDGE programs, enabling our student “graduates” to enter the field “workplace-ready.” Many have gone on to become today’s marketing leaders, an indication of the organization’s success. For additional information about the Marketing EDGE, its mission, and its programs, visit


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