SOURCE: Horizon Media

October 15, 2013 16:49 ET

Horizon Media Lands Coveted Spot on Crain's 'Best Place to Work' List

Agency Honored on Crain's New York Business '2013 Best Places to Work in New York City' List

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 15, 2013) - Horizon Media is proud to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Crain's New York Business '2013 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. Company rankings within the list will be unveiled in the December 9th issue of Crain's New York Business.

"Talent management is critical to success in any business and at Horizon we have built an entrepreneurial environment that is both challenging and rewarding," said Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder of Horizon Media. "The professional growth and happiness of our people is paramount and our spot on Crain's Best Places to Work list is a testament that our culture resonates and our formula is working."

This prestigious honor follows a series of triumphs for the agency this year. Horizon Media was awarded thinkLA: Media Agency of the Year, earlier this year. The agency's Chief Digital Officer, Donnie Williams, was also honored by MediaPost as an OMMA Online Media All Star and its Direct Marketing group leader, Gene Turner, a recipient of the Direct Marketing News Top 40 Under 40 Award. In 2011, Horizon Media was also recognized by Advertising Age on its Best Places to Work list. Staying true to its belief that business is personal; Horizon Media is committed to providing a progressive work environment for its employees and actively encourages involvement with a wide range of ongoing cause related programs. Recent activities have included an annual trip to El Salvador with Habitat for Humanity, Hurricane Sandy relief efforts with All Hands and a dance competition fundraiser supporting One Billion Rising. Horizon also provides a comprehensive wellness program that offers competitive sports teams, acupuncture, yoga, and multiple fitness classes at their state-of-the art wellness studio, appropriately named 'horizen.' 

"We're thrilled to have been named to Crain's 2013 Best Places to Work in New York City list," said Eileen Benwitt, Chief Talent Officer at Horizon Media. "We have a multitude of programs that focus on integrating both professional and personal opportunities for our employees. We are in the business of creating experiences and that is why we are one of the best places to work."

The Crain's New York Business '2013 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 alphabetical list of Best Places to Work in New York City can be found on the Crain's New York website: http://bit.ly/17qYlDM.

About Horizon Media

Horizon Media, Inc. is the largest independent media services company in the world. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York and has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and Amsterdam, Netherlands. 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/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.

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 the fastest-growing media agency in the industry, with estimated billings of over $4 billion and approximately 800 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 www.horizonmedia.com.

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