Nominations Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014

To honor young integrated marketing professionals age 40 and under who are proving to be “rising stars” in their respective organizations as well as the advertising and marketing field, Marketing EDGE, a nonprofit education organization formerly known as the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, is announcing its call for nominations for the 2014 Rising Stars Awards & Corporate Commitment Award competition.

“This is the merit-based competition that asks, ‘Who is the ultimate Rising Star in your organization?’ and ‘Which organization is setting the standard for education excellence to prepare the next generation of leaders in this field?’” said Terri L. Bartlett, president, Marketing EDGE. “Each June we honor outstanding individuals and one corporation that is setting the bar for all others and each year the slate sets a whole new bar for all of us.  We expect the 2014 winning group to continue this tradition.  Who are the true stars advancing our profession?  We’ll know by March!”

According to the award entry guidelines:

“Individual and corporate award recipients will be honored for their commitment to excellence in the field of marketing education, specifically highlighting service which nurtures and supports the next generation of talent in this field.  These honorees set the standard for leadership and giving back to the marketing community.”

Marketing EDGE invites individuals, companies and organizations to submit nominations for the 2014 Rising Stars and Corporate Commitment Awards here. (There is a distinct link for Rising Stars Awards nominations, and another one for Corporate Commitment Award nominations.)

The deadline for all nominations is Friday, January 31, 2014. 

Each year, Marketing EDGE honors several Rising Stars Awards honorees, among professionals 40 years or younger, and a single Corporate Commitment Award honoree, distinguishing a corporation that has made a positive impact on the field of marketing through mentoring, education and supporting the next generation of marketing leaders.

In 2014, the awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 3, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City during the Marketing EDGE 2014 Rising Stars Awards Dinner. Winners will be announced in March.

About Marketing EDGE

Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing, thereby, expanding and enriching the talent pool of market-ready professionals. In June 2013, in response to the shifts within the marketing field, the organization changed its name from Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) to Marketing EDGE.  The name better reflects how it is serving the dynamic field of marketing; connecting with students, academics, career centers, corporations, and independent professionals; and streaming top talent into the industry.

As a 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax deductible contributions from individuals and corporations are the lifeblood of Marketing EDGE.  Today, we are recognized as the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to students through scholarships, education, career development and job placement, empowering the next generation of marketing leaders.  For additional information about Marketing EDGE, its mission, and its programs, visit: