It’s been an award-winning year for several members of the Forbes Agency Council. For their stellar campaigns, outstanding leadership and impressive products, our members have been bringing home awards left and right. Below, we highlight five members and their big news.

AE Marketing Group’s Popular Podcast Awarded For Excellence

Brian Walker

Brian Walker, CEO of AE Marketing Group, announced recently that the group’s Brand Lab Series™ has been recognized for Excellence in Podcasting by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Taking home the trophy in both the Business and Technology categories, AE Marketing Group keeps company with organizations like ESPN, ABC Radio and Brookings Institution as award winners. The Brand Lab Series provides C-level executives insights on business, marketing and technology and is currently in its third season. See all episodes here.

“We set out to have conversations unlike any other marketing podcast by bringing together c-level executives and entrepreneurs,” Walker said in a press release. “Seeing the AIVA recognize the Brand Lab Series for excellence in business and technology podcasting is incredibly gratifying.”

Drive Social Media Named to Top 50 List in St. Louis

Josh Sample

Operating Partner of Drive Social Media Josh Sample has announced that the organization has been named one of the top 50 fastest-growing companies in St. Louis, MO. Recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal for its rapid expansion over the last year, the agency is expanding on a national scale and expecting to generate $15 million in revenue this year. Read the top 50 list in full here.


KEO Marketing Cleans Up at the Stevie Awards

Sheila Kloefkorn

In the 16th Annual Stevie Awards, presented by the American Business Awards, Phoenix-based B2B marketing agency KEO Marketing took home an impressive three achievements. The agency, led by CEO and President Sheila Kloefkorn, took home the Marketing Campaign of the Year, Small Budget Marketing Campaign of the Year and Online Marketing Campaign of the Year awards.

“I am really proud of and excited for our team. Their hard work, dedication, and creativity made these Stevie Awards possible,” Kloefkorn said in a press release. “The prestigious Stevie Awards recognize outstanding results and represent the country’s top business achievements.”

Outward Media Founder Wins Bronze Stevie Award from ABA for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

Paula Chiocchi

Paula Chiocchi, CEO of Outward Media, has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” Bronze Stevie Award winner by the 2018 American Business Awards. More than 3,700 organizations of all shapes and sizes across all industries were considered in this year’s 16th annual awards. Outward Media helps B2B and B2C clients navigate and execute successful email marketing campaigns, and has since Chiocchi founded the agency in 1998.


Logical Position and its Leadership Take Home Multiple Awards

Michael Weinhouse

Logical Position, founded and helmed by CEO Michael Weinhouse, has been recognized by the 2018 Global Bing Partner Awards, presented by Microsoft. LP was named Growth Channel Partner of the Year, an award Weinhouse called “an honor.” The agency has also been included in the Portland Business Journal‘s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the fourth consecutive year. And in even more good news, Weinhouse and co-CEO John Ganey were named #4 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies in 2018. Weinhouse said, “We are humbled and honored as this award is based on employee feedback.” See the full press release here.

Logical Position CEOs John Ganey, Michael Weinhouse

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team by visiting the “get media exposure” page in your member dashboard.


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