LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY recently announced that Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and Owner of Hawthorne Direct, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Awards in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Hawthorne-Castro was selected as a semifinalist from 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced May 11 and award recipients will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
"I am thrilled and flattered to have been selected as a semifinalist for such a prestigious award," said Hawthorne-Castro. "As most entrepreneurs understand, success is a reflection and result of the collaborative efforts of an entire team. I am honored and grateful to have the chance to work with, and share this recognition with my talented Hawthorne-Direct staff members."
For 29 years, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015® Award program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries around the globe.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Hawthorne Direct
Hawthorne Direct, a creative, analytics and technology-driven advertising agency, specializes in strategic planning, creative development, production, media planning, buying and analytics, and campaign management for integrated marketing campaigns. With nearly 30 years of proven excellence, the agency combines persuasive brand messaging with best-in-class analytic systems to create accountable, high performance advertising campaigns.
Hawthorne helps brands efficiently target their consumers, improve cost per acquisition, optimize the lifetime value of a brand's customers, and even drive consumer response to key retail outlets or corporate locations. As a leading analytic and data driven, accountable brand advertising agency, Hawthorne specializes in integrated campaign solutions. The company offers a full suite of integrated solutions with creative, media, digital and mobile services. Hawthorne maintains brand integrity and metrics to efficiently and effectively optimize the results of its clients' integrated media budgets via leading edge and proven data analytics.
Hawthorne has developed successful award-winning campaigns for countless Fortune 500 brands. For more information, please visit www.hawthornedirect.com and http://www.linkedin.com/company/hawthorne-direct
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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