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Recognize a Rising Star

Chicago is honoring young talent through its new Rising Star Award. Managers and supervisors can nominate members of their teams who demonstrated the Best Contribution in Business-to-Business Marketing. Representatives from all marketing disciplines—Creative, Media, Strategy, Results and Analysis—are encouraged to submit nominations now through July 30, 2012.
Access the nomination form here.


  • Recognize and engage Young Professionals (age 30 and under) in b-to-b marketing
  • Encourage BMA audience to encourage additional participation from Young Professionals
  • Honor and retain top talent in b-to-b marketing
  • Best Contribution to Business-to-Business Marketing in 2011-12
  • Disciplines include: Creative, Media, Strategy, Results and Analysis
  • Winner receives the following: recognition during September Recognition month events and seat at the speaker table September 2012 BMA Marketing Innovators Luncheon with the BMA Chicago president; an award to show off to colleagues, family and friends; participation on the Young Professionals committee (if member) and a press release created and distributed by BMA announcing the winner in September that can be added to your portfolio.
Entry Criteria
Supervisors/managers will submit three paragraphs to explain how their nominee(s) achieved one or more of the following:
  • Developed markedly in their marketing/creative/project management/media/analysis skills
  • Proved to be instrumental in problem solving/creative brainstorming that led to eventual client solution
  • Overcame a difficult marketing problem/question for a client
  • Went above and beyond in training/mentoring a new or more junior team member
Target Audience for Marketing of Award
  • Young Professionals for self-involvement
  • Mid- to senior-level management for nomination purposes
  • Executive-level management for BMA PR and/or endorsement of award
Entry Fees
  • $50 per entry for members; $40 each for two or more entries
  • $75 per entry for non-members; $65 each for two or more entries
Entry Deadline
Monday, July 30, 2012
Access the nomination form here.


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