Brian Fetherstonhaugh accepting the Marketing EDGE Corporate Leadership Award presented by Matt Blumberg, DMA Chairman
CHICAGO, October 13, 2013 — OgilvyOne Worldwide tonight received the 2013 Corporate Leadership Award by Marketing EDGE, formerly known as the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF). Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Chairman & CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, accepted the award on behalf of the world's leading customer engagement agency.
The Corporate Leadership Award honors businesses that champion education on all levels — including internal and external audiences — as they consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence industry-wide. OgilvyOne Worldwide has been a long-time supporter of education and skills development both in-house and beyond their internal initiatives to support the industry as a whole, as part of a broader commitment to prevent future skills shortages and to contribute to long-term economic prosperity in the countries where they operate.
Upon accepting the award, Brian Fetherstonhaugh expressed his gratitude to Marketing EDGE and offered some advice for people starting their careers: "It's a marathon, not a sprint. It's more important to have great choices in your 40s than to drive at BMW to your fifth year college reunion."
More than 400 business executives attended the Marketing EDGE Annual Awards dinner and presentation. Proceeds from the evening benefit thousands of students through cutting-edge resources in education and job placement programs among colleges and universities nationwide. Harold "Hal" M. Brierley, Executive Chairman of Brierley+Partners, was also honored by Marketing EDGE, receiving the Edward N. Mayer, Jr. Education Leadership Award.
"In the same way that our field is seeing a convergence of marketing disciplines, this year's honorees represent all that is unique about our field," said Craig Wood, Marketing EDGE's Chair. "Both Hal Brierley and OgilvyOne Worldwide have rich histories embedded in the direct marketing world, and each have forged dynamic new territories as this field continues to evolve and transform before our eyes."
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. It is 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: www.marketingEDGE.org.