40 Under 40: Direct Marketing News Names The Best Young Marketers In The Industry

July 14, 2014 - Newsroom


Direct Marketing News (our sister publication in the Haymarket Media publishing family) has just announced its 40 under 40 Awards for 2014.

The awards recognize the best young minds in the marketing industry today, including professionals from all areas of the marketing ecosystem, including in-house teams, agencies and platforms.

Ginger Conlon, editor-in-chief of Direct Marketing News describes the winning qualities of this year's list-makers:

They're a group of young, standout marketers whose work has already left an indelible mark on their organizations, clients, and the industry as a whole. They've launched and led initiatives that have helped to significantly grow their companies; devised creative and strategic plans that have made a major impact on their clients' businesses; and influenced the industry in numerous ways—from reinventing marketing strategy, to advancing measurement, to hatching new technologies, and much more.

Here are a few of the names on the list:

Jared Belsky, President, 360i
Josh Blacksmith, VP/Management Director, FCB Chicago
Ryan Bonifacino, VP, Digital Strategy, Alex and Ani
Bryan Brown, VP, Product Strategy, Silverpop, an IBM Company
Cari Bucci, EVP/General Manager, MARC USA Chicago
Melissa Burdon, Director of Marketing Optimization, Extra Space Storage
Michael D'Adamo, CEO, T.O.P. Marketing Group Inc.
Zak Garner, VP, New Media, DWA Inc.
Darr Gerscovich, VP of Marketing, Ensighten
Lee Goldstien, President, DiMassimo Golstein

The complete list of winners is available at Direct Marketing News, who will also be hosting an awards ceremony to honor the 2014 40 Under 40 winners on Tuesday, September 30 at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York. (Full profiles of the winners will run in the November issue of Direct Marketing News and online.)