Media Mavens

Entries for Ad Age's Media Mavens Now Open

Class of 2016 to Be Honored in Sept. 26 Media Issue

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Advertising Age is now accepting submissions for its annual Media Mavens honors recognizing the people who reshaping media and marketing today. Who do you think should be recognized in the class of 2016?

Previous honorees include TV chiefs pushing their networks forward, marketers deftly steering their brands toward new groups of consumers, leaders of new-media platforms, an M&A scout responsible for investing $500 million in startups for a major publishing company, on-camera personalities from reality TV and YouTube, visionary TV and digital video programmers, cutting-edge researchers, print publishers setting an example for transformation, and the most influential figures at media and creative agencies.

The Media Mavens list recognizes both high-profile leaders and under-the-radar innovators steadily making a mark, from all the sectors touching media. That's where you come in. We're seeking names that many people may not have heard yet plus cases for well-known executives tackling key challenges in creative ways. In both instances, we want to see examples of meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the last 12 months. You may also include testimonials from others endorsing your candidate.

We are taking nominations here.

There is no set number of honorees, but we generally celebrate 15 to 20 people each year. Please note we do not repeat Media Mavens, so people who have won this honor already are not eligible. Click here to see recent past winners.

The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 8 and there is a $125 fee for nominations. A team of editors will review all the submissions, research candidates and seek input from staff reporters on the final decisions. The staff may also consider candidates that were not nominated.

Winners will be notified by mid-September and a special Media Issue of Advertising Age honoring the Media Mavens class of 2016 both in print and online will publish Sept. 26.