NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Media, the largest privately held media services agency in the world, is pleased to announce that its President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Koenigsberg, will be honored as an industry luminary with the prestigious Cynopsis "Champion Award" at a special Cynopsis Media reception tonight, held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. During the evening, three Horizon Media employees will additionally be recognized as Top Buyers and Planners by Cynopsis.
Bill Koenigsberg will be presented with the top award of the evening – the esteemed Cynopsis Champion Award – for his extraordinary contributions to the industry throughout his career. Under Koenigsberg's leadership, Horizon has evolved into world class data-driven marketing organization. He has also focused on moving the industry forward for the past two years as Chairman of the 4A's Board of Directors. John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia, will present Koenigsberg with his award.
Koenigsberg has received numerous industry accolades for his vision and leadership. He was named to Variety's Gotham 60: Influential New Yorkers in Entertainment and Media list in 2015. The esteemed list profiles Variety Magazine's pick of New Yorkers who have made an impact in the past year on the city's entertainment and media scene. In 2014, he was inducted to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, which honors pioneers and innovators of the electronic arts. Koenigsberg is the only person to receive the prestigious Advertising Age Media Maven Award twice. He has also been honored as Media Executive of the Year by Mediaweek and featured as one of its top 50 most influential executives in the industry.
In addition to Koenigsberg's Champion Award, three of the agency's star employees will be recognized by Cynopsis as "Top Buyers and Planners": Niki Decou, VP, Associate Managing Director; Sam Rose, Vice President, Director of Video Investment; and Kyle McAteer, Senior Media Planner. The Cynopsis Buyers and Planners Awards recognize the most creative and dynamic media buyers and planners working in linear digital content. Honorees are recognized for their forward thinking approach, superb communicating skills, industry leadership, and strategic executions of successful campaigns.
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 $7.5 billion and over 1,500 employees.
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