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Horizon Media

December 09, 2014 12:53 ET

Horizon Media Honored as a Crain's New York Business 'Best Place to Work in NYC,' and Wins First Place in Crain's 'Best Practices' Challenge

Agency Ranked in 29th Spot on Crain's New York Business '2014 Best Places to Work in New York City' List

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Horizon Media, the largest and fastest growing privately held media services agency in the world, is proud to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Crain's New York Business '2014 Best Places to Work in New York City' list. The list is a city-wide survey and recognition program that identifies and recognizes New York City's best employers. Horizon is ranked 29th on the list.

Horizon Media was additionally feted with the Crain's Best Places, Best Practices Challenge Award, which recognizes the most innovative idea that promotes recruitment, retention or rewarding employees. The agency has been recognized for its ongoing #outoftheblue campaign that surprises unsuspecting media industry insiders with personalized gifts based on public Twitter content.

"We have a culture of invention at Horizon, making the agency one of the most challenging and rewarding environments and a magnet for the industry's top talent," said Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder of Horizon Media.

"We're thrilled to have been named to Crain's 2014 Best Places to Work in New York City list," said Eileen Benwitt, Chief Talent Officer at Horizon Media. "Our culture is a direct result of the grassroots efforts we encourage which continues to resonate with our employees and makes us an attractive company for those seeking to be part of dynamic culture. We make it a priority to expose our employees to experiences that focus on integrating both professional and personal opportunities that allow our people to grow." 

These prestigious honors follow a slew of triumphs for the agency this year. Horizon Media was recently awarded the Large Agency O'Toole Media Award, a Silver Clio, and the agency's work was shortlisted for the Digiday Awards and Mobi's, MMA Smarties, and IAB Mixx awards. Earlier this year, Broadcasting and Cable named the agency's Vice President of Digital Media Activation, Ray Romero, a Digital All Star, and named Chief of the WHY Group, Sheri Roder, Top Media Planner. Mobile Marketer named Director of Mobile, Sarah Bachman, a Mobile Woman to Watch, and Adweek named EVP, Managing Director of Entertainment, Katy Ferguson, to their Adweek All Stars list. Finally, Broadcasting and Cable inducted Bill Koenigsberg into their Hall of Fame.

The Crain's New York Business '2014 Best Places to Work in New York City' list rankings are determined by a thorough research methodology designed to gather detailed data about each participating company. The two-part process -- managed by the Best Companies Group -- includes an employer questionnaire and survey completed by company employees. The collected data enables analysts to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies and create a list of best employers. This year's list of Best Places to Work in New York City can be found on the Crain's New York website: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/features/bestplaces

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 $4.7 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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