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Horizon Media

August 16, 2013 12:39 ET

Horizon Media's Gene Turner Named to Direct Marketing News 2013 40 Under 40 Awards

List Designees to Be Honored at Award Gala at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York on September 25, 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 16, 2013) -  Horizon Media is proud to announce that Gene Turner, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner of Horizon Media's Direct Marketing Division has been honored by Direct Marketing News in its annual 2013 40 Under 40 Awards. The 40 Under 40 represents an elite group whose talent and accomplishments stand out among the executives leading the direct marketing industry today.

In less than a decade, Gene Turner has created a successful new direct marketing division at Horizon Media from the ground up. Horizon Media's direct marketing team is the fastest growing group at the agency, and has doubled in size in past year with over 40 clients and over 85 dedicated employees.

"In less than a decade, Horizon's performance marketing area has grown from zero to over $550MM in billings," said Stan Fields, EVP, Managing Partner at Horizon Media. "A cutting-edge media response practitioner, Gene has built a level of client confidence by managing a breadth of multi-media campaigns ensuring that innovative strategies, buy development, optimization and reporting drive business results."

Under Gene's leadership, Horizon Media's direct practice has been delivering response-driven communication solutions for a broad mix of advertisers including DISH, Vonage, 1&1 and Weight Watchers. Gene has also developed a unique suite of next generation direct marketing tools and technologies that are driving record growth the agency's clients.

Having established a Direct Response planning and analytics solution during his time at Horizon, Gene's direct division, is well positioned with tailored marketing solutions that are designed to deliver significant sales increases in the short term, while enhancing key brand attributes over time.

"The success stories of the 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40 winners are inspirational," said Ginger Conlon, Editor-in-Chief at Direct Marketing News. "It's our honor to showcase the accomplishments of such an exceptional group of marketers."

Candidates are nominated by their managers, peers and vendors. While the accomplishments of the people included in the 40 Under 40 Awards span across multitudes of industries and companies, each nominee has to have done something remarkable for the growth and success of their workplace before they've reached their 40th birthday.

Direct Marketing News will be hosting an awards ceremony to celebrate the 2013 40 Under 40 winners on Wednesday, September 25 at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York. Full profiles of the winners will run in the November issue of Direct Marketing News.

About Horizon Media

Horizon Media, Inc. is the fastest growing 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 Yearby 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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