NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Media announced today that following its ninth consecutive year of double digit growth, it will implement a series of initiatives designed to further increase innovation and speed to market for its clients, first among them being the elevation of two key executives – Stan Fields and Eva Kantrowitz – effective immediately.
Horizon also announced that Kimberly Aiello, formerly SVP, Managing Director - Brand Strategy; and Peggy McCann, previously SVP, Managing Director - Brand Strategy; will each be promoted to EVP, Managing Partner, in recognition of their leadership and their commitment to the success of their clients and the agency. Aiello and McCann will report to Stan Fields, Chief Client Officer – New York.
Horizon's relentless focus on client service and performance sees Stan Fields, formerly EVP, Managing Partner, promoted to Chief Client Officer―New York. In his new role, Stan will be charged with driving increased innovation and enhanced product offerings across Horizon's brand teams, fuelling agency growth. Additionally, Stan will empower Horizon's next generation of leaders by leveraging his extensive expertise and skillset and experience as a mentor and business partner for his direct management reports.
Again, focused on impacting the client experience, Eva Kantrowitz, formerly EVP, Managing Partner, has been elevated to Chief Strategy Officer―Brand Development. In this newly created role, Eva will be charged with driving client innovation and satisfaction, continuously enhancing Horizon's data and analytics capabilities, driving best practices across Horizon's media operations and liaising with talent management.
"Our goal is to surprise and delight our clients on a daily basis," said Bill Koenigsberg, President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Media. "In order to deliver on this promise, we must have clear insight and be properly structured and equipped to meet the waves of new challenges coming at marketers faster than ever before. Stan and Eva are proven leaders who are now taking on greater responsibilities in driving client performance, and generously sharing their expertise so Horizon has the strongest possible leadership talent to drive long-term growth for our clients and for Horizon."
Horizon's incredible track record and current momentum, including significant organic growth and new business wins, give the agency impetus as it enters 2017 with increasingly ambitious goals. These changes are viewed as critical to refining operational efficiency and agility to meet the increasing challenges faced by marketers and the industry at large.
The agency expects to announce a series of promotions and new hires in the coming months.
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 a second full service office in Los Angeles. 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 $6.5 billion and over 1,500 employees.
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