Definition 6 Awarded Top Honors for Innovation and Leadership by the Technology Association of Georgia

CTO Paul Hernacki Recognized as 'Outstanding Technology Leader' at the 8th Annual Spirit of Endeavor Awards Ceremony

CMO Chris Thornton Wins 'Chief Marketing Officer of the Year' Award at the First Annual TAG Tech Marketing Awards Gala

Dec 10, 2010, 12:09 ET from Definition 6

ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Definition 6, a unified marketing agency, today announced that two members of its executive leadership team have been honored by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Chris Thornton and Paul Hernacki have been recognized as 'Chief Marketing Officer of the Year' and 'Outstanding Technology Leader' respectively by the organization.

Honoring individuals within the technology industry that effectively demonstrate leadership, innovation, and collaboration, the TAG 'Spirit of Endeavor' awards received a record number 85 nominations this year.  Fellow nominees included professionals from Digital Assent, Edge Solutions, L2C, Silverpop, Thompson Technologies, and Toomah among others.  

Paul Hernacki, CTO of Definition 6, was named this year's 'Outstanding Technology Leader' for his innovative contributions and client initiatives in the technology industry.  Paul is responsible for direction and strategy with regard to the technologies used to design and implement solutions.  As executive architect for all D6 client projects, Paul leverages his extensive technology knowledge to benefit Definition 6 and create imaginative, resourceful solutions for clients.    

"It's outstanding to be recognized by TAG for our commitment to technology and it appropriately underscores Definition 6's unified marketing strategy," said Michael Kogon, CEO of Definition 6.  "As a unified marketing agency, our approach identifies engagement opportunities for our clients to connect with their most valuable customers through meaningful brand experiences and smart technology. Given the outstanding quality of fellow nominees, we're proud that our contributions to client work and internal growth initiatives have been acknowledged.  Both Chris and Paul are forward-thinkers who share a vision for creating exciting, new ways to engage audiences in this ever-evolving technology and marketing industry."  

The first-ever TAG Marketing Awards recognizes ingenuity, vision, leadership and foresight within the technology industry that leads to marketing success. Open to all Georgia-based technology marketers, the 'Chief Marketing Officer of the Year' award specifically acknowledges leadership in marketers that are passionate about technology and included nominees from GMT and IHG.

Chris Thornton, CMO of Definition 6, was named 'Chief Marketing Officer of the Year' for companies with over $10M in annual revenue for his outstanding leadership and achievements in the fusion of marketing and technology.  In his 10 year career at Definition 6, Chris has led strategic efforts for several Fortune 500 customers in a variety of industry verticals including the homebuilding, automotive, retail and consumer packaged goods industries.  Responsible for promoting and developing the Definition 6 brand, Chris also drives marketing innovation for customers, expanding interactive marketing solutions, delivering social initiatives for customers, and strengthening the company's interactive marketing presence.

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is Georgia's premier organization for economic development in Georgia's technology community. TAG is made up of over 10,500 members representing technology leaders from over 1,400 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations.

About Definition 6

Definition 6 is a Unified Marketing Agency that creates brand experiences that unite brands and people in motion. Through imagination, innovation and insight, we execute ideas that deliver continued value across all brand interactions. Since 1997, Definition 6 has been helping clients redefine brand experiences by unifying the disciplines of marketing and technology.

With offices in Atlanta, New York and Dallas, Definition 6 supports a fast-growing client base that includes The Coca-Cola Company, HBO, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Verifone, Cox Enterprises, Nickelodeon, Mitsubishi and Cinnabon. For more information on Definition 6's Unified Marketing Services, or to learn more about the agency's award-winning work, please visit http://www.definition6.com.

About Technology Association of Georgia

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. By forging strategic alliances, TAG serves as a primary catalyst to foster a rich environment for economic development in Georgia's technology community. TAG is made up of over 10,500 members representing technology leaders from over 1,400 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations. For more information on TAG, visit www.tagonline.org.

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