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Rising Marketing Stars EntriesSince 2010, the ANA Rising Star Awards offer the next generation of top marketers recognition of their valuable contributions to their marketing organizations. The winners are nominated each year for demonstrating leadership, innovative forward thinking, and the ability to elevate their marketing teams.

During each Masters of Marketing Week, we present the Rising Marketing Star Award to the future leaders of the marketing community. The winners of the Rising Marketing Star Award act as role models for other up-and-coming marketers across the industry. It is a terrific opportunity for someone at your company, as the winners carry the recognition this award conveys throughout their careers.



"You have to be willing to work hard, adapt to a constantly changing media landscape, and take on whatever comes your way. I’ve also had the privilege of working with great people who invested in my growth and development."

- Previous Rising Marketing Star Winner Courtney Buckley, Marketing Manager, Allstate Insurance Co.

Rising Stars FAQs

Who qualifies for a Rising Marketing Star Award?
To be considered, nominees must be:

  • 30 years of age or younger by December 31, 2021
  • Currently employed by an ANA member company
  • Nominated by a senior executive in their marketing organization
  • Regarded as an emerging leader by senior members of their company

What does the ANA look for in a nominee?
Rising Marketing Star Awards nominees are the future of the marketing industry. They are highly talented marketers, innovators, disruptors, and leaders. Rising Stars have contributed materially to the overall excellence and effectiveness of the marketing organization in their companies. Their work is measurable and accountable. They are skilled in integrating marketing with other departments and are conversant in many of the issues of our industry.

When will the winners be announced?
Awards will be presented during 2021 ANA Masters of Marketing Week (October 5–8, 2021). Winners of the Rising Marketing Star Awards will be recognized and presented with their awards by ANA CEO Bob Liodice.

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"The award itself was such a momentous moment for me, and the ANA Masters of Marketing conference and the organization have really helped shape my career. I have been so inspired by seasoned — and up-and-coming — professionals around the world and from all industries."

- Previous Rising Marketing Star Winner Lisa Wang, State Street Global Advisors