SOURCE: Horizon Media

June 07, 2013 17:28 ET

Horizon Media Named Media Agency of the Year by thinkLA

Agency Nabs Win at Last Night's thinkLA Interactive Awards Gala

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 07, 2013) -  Horizon Media, the largest and fastest growing independent media services agency in the world, announced today that it has been recognized as Media Agency of the Year for 2013 at last night's thinkLA Interactive Awards Gala. thinkLA is the largest advertising industry organization for Southern California, and their annual gala celebrates LA's finest from the interactive advertising and marketing community. The prestigious Media Agency of the Year award is given annually to the media agency that has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the interactive medium. The event, held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, was attended by over 950 members of LA's marketing, media, entertainment and advertising industries.

This prestigious honor follows a number of Effie Award wins for campaign effectiveness last month. Additionally, Horizon Media's director of mobile strategy, LA-based Sarah Bachman, recently received the Adweek Media All-Stars Rising Star award. While Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, was honored by Advertising Age as 2012 Industry Executive of the Year.

"Tonight we showcased our hard work and creativity over the last year and it's an amazing moment," said Serena Duff, EVP, and General Manager at Horizon Media. "Congrats to our Horizon Media team. I couldn't be more proud!"

thinkLA promotes world class collaboration, innovation and creativity among the marketing, media, entertainment and advertising industries of LA. The thinkLA's Media Agency of the Year award recognizes the one media agency in Los Angeles that distinguishes itself on collaboration with clients and partners, creative media thinking, digital innovation and expertise, business results and community service. "It's always rewarding when the talent and hard work of our clients and our people is recognized," said Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, Horizon Media. "I'm proud that our clients including Film District, Jack in the Box and Crown Imports put their trust in us and give us the freedom to drive innovation and award-winning results for their brands." 

thinkLA is a non-profit association founded in 2006 to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing, and advertising. The organization connects LA's creative community, nurtures ideas, business and talent, and inspires through education, social and philanthropic events. More information is available at www.thinkla.org

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, 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.

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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