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ANA Names Four Honorees from Member Companies in Rising Marketing Star Program

Employees from International Speedway Corporation, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's USA and Samsung Honored at Annual "Masters of Marketing" Conference

Phoenix, AZ - October 22, 2011 - The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today recognized four new Rising Marketing Stars from member companies.  These individuals were nominated by senior executives in their companies for having met the following criteria:

"The individuals being recognized as Rising Marketing Stars demonstrate a high level of competence, leadership and professionalism in the field of marketing," said Bob Liodice, ANA President and CEO. "We are delighted to continue this program and congratulate these four individuals for their accomplishments and the bright futures they have in the marketing industry."

The 2011 Rising Marketing Stars are:

Honorees were recognized in front of nearly 1,700 fellow marketers at the ANA's Annual "Masters of Marketing" Conference, currently being held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Rising Marketing Stars program was enacted in 2010 to help commemorate the ANA's 100th Anniversary.  This will be an annual recognition program at the Masters of Marketing Conference. Submissions for the 2012 class will be solicited beginning in the summer of 2012.


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