-EDGE Awards Celebration on June 6 in New York to Fete Hal Brierley, Sprinklr, Northwestern University’s Medill IMC Spiegel Digital & Database Research Center alongside 2017 ‘Rising Stars’-

NEW YORK – December 15, 2016 – Marketing EDGE, a nonprofit education organization, announces three honorees that will be bestowed “2017 EDGE Awards” to recognize their contribution and commitment toward ensuring the future of marketing. The New York City event on Tuesday, June 6, will honor a host of marketing leaders as part of the annual EDGE Awards celebration: Hal Brierley, the founder of Brierley + Partners, is named “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner; Sprinklr, a complete social media management platform, is bestowed a “Corporate Award”; and the “Education Award” winner is Northwestern University’s Medill IMC Spiegel Digital & Database Research Center. The 2017 “Rising Stars” honorees will be announced in March 2017. 

The event serves as Marketing EDGE’s signature national fundraising event of the year and will take place at PlayStation® Theater (1515 Broadway at West 44th Street, Times Square, New York City) from 6-10 p.m. EDT.  For more information, go to here

“For 50 years Marketing EDGE has remained steadfast in its commitment to preparing college students to join the ranks of one of our nation’s most dynamic industries.  The bedrock of our success is found among our key constituents: organizations, academics, and students,” said Marketing EDGE President Terri L. Bartlett. “Through the EDGE Awards, we pay tribute to those individuals and institutions that exemplify leadership excellence, education innovation and an everlasting commitment to giving back, to ensure a rich pipeline of market-ready talent for generations to come.”

A profile of the 2017 EDGE Awards recipients may be found here:

  • Hal Brierley, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sprinklr, Corporate Award
  • Spiegel Research Center, Education Award

Nominations for 2017 Rising Stars Award recipients, also part of the EDGE Awards, will open in early January 2017. 

Companies wishing to serve as underwriters or sponsors of this year’s EDGE Awards, or to gain visibility in the award program, may contact Amy Sigona,

With a new venue for the June 6 EDGE Awards celebration, Marketing EDGE expects its only national fundraising event of the year to be a special gathering of forward-thinking marketers who embrace Marketing EDGE’s mission and vision to prepare market-ready graduates in demand.

About Marketing EDGE

Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing.  Now in its 50th year, Marketing EDGE is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that impacts the lives of thousands of students annually and shapes the marketing industry of the future as more diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled, infusing the industry with dynamic new ideas and the talent our industry needs to thrive in the 21st Century.  Through its programs, a unique intersection between students, academics and corporations exists, bridging the gap between academic theory and the practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace.  Ultimately, our goal is to continue to expand and enrich the pool of market-ready talent in the ever-expanding business of marketing, today and tomorrow.  For additional information, visit:  

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Media Contact for Marketing EDGE:
Chet Dalzell

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