The 34th Annual Adweek Media All-Star Awards 

Honoring the individuals who represent the best, brightest and most strategic thinking across the media business. 

As the media and brand marketing ecosystems continue to be transformed by digital technology, media agencies find themselves operating at the crucial intersection of science and creativity. Within this arena, All-Stars rise above the norm — forging new pathways of innovation and leveraging insights to drive results for their clients. Each year, Adweek honors these individuals and their impact on the industry. 

Submissions are accepted in three categories and All-Stars are selected by Adweek’s editors, profiled in the May 13th Media All-Star issue, and honored the annual Media All-Stars Celebration. 

Executive of the Year
Candidate must be at president or CEO level of his or her agency for at least one year. Demonstrable proof must be shown of securing new clients, retaining existing business, generating revenue, creating new avenues of business and fostering an inclusive environment and culture within his or her agency.

Rising Star
Candidate must be a non-VP-level staffer under the age of 30 who has achieved extraordinary success for his or her age. Demonstrable proof must be shown of active involvement and leadership in his or her department, including client work. Whenever possible, examples must be offered.

All Star
Though there are no specific areas or duties that need to be shown (we respect the move of the industry to non-siloed business practices), candidates must have a demonstrable proof of delivering successful results for clients, innovative use of media/content, original approaches to problem solving, and any pro-social efforts.