Today Brand Innovators has announced the winners of their second annual “40 Under 40”, honors the 40 most influential brand marketers under age 40 in America.
According to the news from Brand Innovators, the winners are scheduled to be honored this evening at the “40 Under 40” Celebration at Del Posto in New York set to coincide with Internet Week. Selected based on industry accomplishments and excellence in driving digital marketing and innovation for Fortune 500 companies, this year’s winners include brand evangelists such as: Will Ferguson, Vice President of Online Marketing, 1800 Flowers; Carlos Zepeda, Vice President Marketing, Alpargatas USA/Havaianas; Shari Forman, Vice President, Global Digital Partnerships & Platform Strategy, American Express; Aniket Gune, Director of Social Media Acquisition, American Express; Michael Ma, Chief Growth Officer, Betterment; Katherine Bahamonde, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of E-Commerce, C. Wonder; and Zach Barkus, Manager, Mobile & Emerging Media, Campbell Soup Company among the celebrated others.
Marc Sternberg (above left), co-founder of Brand Innovators offered this comment:
“This year’s ’40 under 40’ are driving innovation in brand marketing by leveraging digital media and mobile to transform the way their brands interact with their consumers. We’re honored to recognize these individuals for their contributions to the marketing industry.”
Set to take place also at tonight’s ceremonies, a panel of distinguished winners will be on hand to discuss; “The art and science behind being a brand leader”. The panel will be moderated by Rum Ekhtiar, executive vice president, Ruder Finn, Inc. and will feature:
- Bonin Bough, vice president of global media and consumer engagement, Mondelēz International
- Nicole Fraley (featured image), director of digital advertising & email strategy, Office Depot
- Marc Fonzetti, director of media strategy & investment, Verizon Wireless