SOURCE: Horizon Media

April 08, 2015 08:00 ET

Horizon Media Elevates Jason Smith to Vice President, Digital Activation

Smith Will Lead Development of Strategic Partnerships Across Digital Media Companies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - Horizon Media, the largest and fastest growing privately held media services agency in the world, is pleased to announce that it is has elevated Jason Smith to Vice President of Digital Activation. Smith, who was formerly Digital Media Director, has consistently proven himself and risen quickly since joining Horizon nine years ago.

"Jason brings unparalleled energy and enthusiasm to work and has never shied away from a challenge," said Donnie Williams, Chief Digital Officer at Horizon Media. "He has continued to effectively lead the most sophisticated digital video advertisers at Horizon, creating inventive first-to-market opportunities for brands to engage with their consumers."

Jason joined Horizon Media's Out of Home practice in 2006 as a Supervisor. After a series of successes there, and eventually rising to Group OOH Director, Jason transitioned to Horizon's digital team as Associate Director. As further evidence of his commitment to the company and passion for digital media, Jason was quickly elevated to Digital Media Director. Now, as Vice President, Smith will lead digital activation for clients in the insurance and home goods categories.

"I could not be more eager to accept this promotion and continue working amongst some of the best and brightest minds in the media industry," said Jason Smith, Vice President of Digital Activation at Horizon Media. "Horizon's entrepreneurial spirit and 'anything is possible' energy has allowed me to grow the last 9 years and create a unique opportunity; all while keeping our clients happy and ahead of the digital curve."

Jason's nine year tenure at the agency reflects Horizon's approach to nurturing its home-grown talent. Horizon Media fosters an environment where employees are free to invent, explore, share and excel.

About Horizon Media

Horizon Media, Inc. is the largest and fastest growing privately held media services agency in the world. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York and has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago. Horizon Media was chosen as 2011 Independent Media Agency of the Year by Mediapost, 2010 U.S. Media Agency of the Year by Adweek, Brandweek, and Mediaweek as well as by Ad Age and as one of the world's ten most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company in 2011. In 2012, Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, was honored by Advertising Age as Industry Executive of the Year. Most recently, in 2014, Bill Koenigsberg was named 4As Chair of the Board and is the first person from a media agency to hold this prestigious position in the 100 year history of the 4As, the marketing industry's leading trade association.

The company's mission is "To create the most meaningful brand connections within the lives of people everywhere." By delivering on this mission through a holistic approach to brand marketing, Horizon Media has become one of the largest and fastest-growing media agencies in the industry, with estimated billings of over $5.2 billion and over 1000 employees.

The company is also a founding member of Columbus Media International, a multi-national partnership of independent media agencies. For more information, please visit horizonmedia.com.

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