Press Releases - 2016

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Three honorees will receive the 2017 EDGE Awards, recognizing their contribution and commitment toward ensuring the future of marketing. Held in NYC June 6, a host of marketing leaders will be honored: Hal Brierley, founder of Brierley + Partners, “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner; Sprinklr, “Corporate Award”; and Northwestern University’s Medill IMC Spiegel Digital & Database Research Center, “Education Award.” 2017 “Rising Stars” honorees will be announced March 2017.  

Announcing Collette, an international guided travel company, is the sponsor of the 2016-2017 Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge.

Marketing EDGE announces the winners of its 2016 Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge, a competition for students worldwide, which was provided by Facebook. 

Delicious, with great purpose – New York City restaurant Black Iron Burger earned the “Tasters’ Choice Award” at a June 8 event, the inaugural EDGE Awards, held to honor national leaders in marketing education and raise monies for Marketing EDGE, a national nonprofit organization solely committed toward enhancing the lives of thousands of college students and shaping the marketing industry’s future as diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled.

Debra Zahay-Blatz, Ph.D., a Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, will receive the 2016 Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award, recognizing an academician’s overall achievement in marketing education. 

Marketing EDGE – the only national nonprofit of its kind solely committed to impacting the lives of thousands of students and shaping the marketing industry of the future as diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled – has announced 11 new corporate and two academic leaders who will join its Board of Trustees. The organization also named its Board Officers for its coming fiscal year.

We announce the formation of the Lester Wunderman Scholarship Fund, the first global fund dedicated to supporting diverse students pursuing the study of data-driven marketing. The scholarship will be announced at an event honoring Mr. Wunderman. Mr. Wunderman, founder & chairman emeritus of the leading global digital agency, Wunderman, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Marketing EDGE at its inaugural EDGE Awards celebration on June 8 in New York City.

Six extraordinary individuals will be honored as Marketing EDGE’s “Rising Stars” at this year’s inaugural EDGE Awards celebration on Wednesday, June 8, in New York City.

"Leading from the EDGE" is the common quality found among honorees to be recognized in a wholly new awards and fundraising event hosted by Marketing EDGE

The Marketing EDGE Rising Stars Awards recognize professionals who have achieved early-career success while also giving back through education, fostering innovation and culture change, mentoring and… disruption. We announce our call for nominations for its 2016 Rising Stars Awards.