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The Ad Age 40 Under 40 list recognizes talented individuals who have been responsible for helping to advance a business or a brand at an advertiser, agency, media, tech or marketing company in a demonstrable way within the last 12 months. Now, amid the changes brought on by the pandemic, these individuals are even more critical.
This list honors the best of the best: Web3 wizards, digital stars, programmatic geniuses, new-business rainmakers, data scientists and entrepreneurs as well as rising stars in more established companies. Examples might be the brand manager who turned around an ailing business or the creative director who masterminded a campaign that struck a cultural nerve. Looking for more inspiration? View last year’s honorees.
The final deadline for nominations is Monday, July 10, 2023 at 5 p.m. EDT. Honorees will be notified in August.
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Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 recognizes talented individuals in the world of media and marketing. A successful candidate is one that is personally responsible for helping to advance the business or the brand in some demonstrable way in the last 12 months. Honorees will be notified in August. The 2023 Ad Age 40 Under 40 list will be published September 18, 2023.
In 350 words or less, tell us why you believe your entry is a candidate for 40 Under 40. We are looking for people who will be under the age of 40 by September 18, 2023, and who have made a significant contribution to the worlds of media, advertising or marketing within the last year. We are looking for paradigm breakers, smart thinkers and thought-leaders who are really making a difference and who are tipped to climb company ladders. The goal is to identify the people who are reshaping marketing and making important contributions to a company or business, so please be specific in outlining their accomplishments.
International nominations are accepted.
Please note: Past Ad Age 40 Under 40 honorees, regardless of title or company, are not eligible for entry.
Pricing & Deadline
The program has tiered entry fees:
$300 per entry. Ends Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Final Deadline Pricing:
$350 per entry. Deadline Monday, July 10, 2023, at 5 p.m. EDT
There will be no deadline extensions beyond the timeline outlined above.
Please pay strict attention to all the entry requirements as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.
This is not a lifetime achievement award; specifically, we look for meaningful or measurable accomplishments within the past 12 months.
International entrants are accepted; all entries must be made in English. No team entries will be accepted. If you have more than one candidate, please submit them as a separate entry.
You’ll also be able to include examples, such as case studies from work, creative pieces (images, videos) or links to product demos. However, these supporting pieces must be from the past 12 months. Please also be judicious with your selections—it’s better to provide a shorter but dense picture of the entrant’s accomplishments than a laundry list.
Please pay close attention to all the entry requirements as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.
Please keep in mind: Anything you submit, including results of the work, may be published. Do not submit anything you wish to withhold as private information or that you do not have permission to share publicly. This also includes ghost campaigns or imaginary or inflated revenue figures.
As part of Ad Age’s diversity efforts, we encourage all those entering to carefully consider those on your team from diverse backgrounds, as well as the work they have done, when you assess submissions. This is an opportunity to shine a light on all your talents, especially those who may have not received recognition in the past.
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