Marketing EDGE recognizes a commitment to education in the field of data-driven marketing. Our awards honor industry icons, business leaders, corporations, rising stars, educational institutions, professors, and graduate students.

EDGE Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an industry icon, acknowledging his/her accomplishments, inspiring excellence for generations of marketing leaders and the industry.

EDGE Corporate Heritage Award

The Corporate Heritage Award recognizes a corporation that is a recognized trailblazer in the marketing industry that has, over many decades, recruited, trained, and inspired generations of business leaders, touching every area of the industry today.

EDGE Corporate Disruptor Award

True to the definition of disruptive innovation, the Corporate Disruptor Award pays tribute to a ‘young” organization that started with minimal resources but big dreams and has successfully entered the market and displaced the established system.

Rising Stars Awards

Introduced in 2007, the Marketing EDGE Rising Stars Awards pay tribute to the most talented professionals 40 years of age and under working in the field of direct/interactive marketing.

EDGE Education Award

The Education Award honors an institution for creating a new approach to marketing education that bridges the gap between academic theory and the practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace.

Financial Innovator Award

In 2017 Marketing EDGE introduced the Financial Innovator Award to recognize the individual(s) who bring a combination of capital markets expertise and strategic vision and oversight to significantly expand and impact businesses in the marketing industry.

Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award is named for the late Robert B. Clarke. As the CEO of Grolier, his personal contribution endowed the Marketing EDGE Summit (then called the Educators’ Conference).

Shankar-Spiegel Dissertation Proposal Award

Marketing EDGE awards the winner $3,000 in financial assistance to be used for conducting the research and data collection to support their dissertation. All students who submit proposals are given generous use of the Marketing EDGE Data Set Library.

Collegiate ECHO Winners

At the end of each fall semester, Marketing EDGE holds the Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge, giving students the experience of creating a marketing plan for a client.