2023 Winners


Best Ad Integration Ad Tech

Winner From Dream to Reality - The Unforgettable Home Transformation
  • July Color of the Month
  • Weather Channel & Brightline

Best Ad Targeting Solution Ad Tech

Winner D/Cipher
  • CTV AppDiscovery
  • How TelevisaUnivision Manages Multi-Currency Linear & Cross-Platform Deals: Forecasting & Optimization
  • Persuadable Precision: Targeting the Digital Footprint of Culture
  • Spectrum Reach's Superior Audience Targeting Drives a 25% Increase in Website Visits for Pella Windows & Doors

Best Data Privacy Solution Ad Tech

Winner Spectrum Reach & Cadent's First-Party Data Onboarding Portal
  • Arity Marketing Solutions
  • Google's Ad Manager

Best DSP Ad Tech

Winner Adform Reduces Carbon Emissions, Increases Performance for Audi
  • Future-Proofed Platform
  • Nexxen DSP

Best New Ad Experience Ad Tech

Winner Dynamic Destination
  • "Roku City" Screensaver
  • Spotlight+

Best SSP Ad Tech

Winner Nexxen SSP
Winner Expanding Beyond a SSP: FreeWheel Boosts Demand Through Unified Yield Capabilities
  • PulsePoint

Most Creative Ad Messaging Ad Tech

Winner 'Tis the FIFA World Cup on FOX
  • 2023 Something In The Water Music Festival
  • x LEGO Super Mario Universe


Best Branded Campaign for a Series, Special or Movie Marketing

Winner 2023 Something In The Water Music Festival
  • From Dream to Reality - The Unforgettable Home Transformation
  • 'Tis the FIFA World Cup on FOX

Best Marketing Campaign for a Series, Special or Movie Marketing

Winner 'Tis the FIFA World Cup on FOX
  • Marvelous Mile
  • Tournament of Champions IV

Best Multiplatform Branded Campaign Marketing

Winner Ryan's World Island Adventures
  • Beauty Without Secrets
  • Chipotle Levels Up with the Fighting Gaming Community (FGC)


Best Comedy Programming Programming

Winner Animal Control
  • Shrinking
  • The Bear

Best Cooking/Food Programming Programming

Winner Family Style with Al Roker
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Guy's Grocery Games
  • Summer Baking Championship
  • The Pioneer Woman

Best Cooking/Food Programming Host Programming

Winner Vme TV - David Rocco
Winner Guy Fieri
  • Al Roker
  • Bobby Flay for Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown
  • Darnell Ferguson
  • Molly Yeh

Best Holiday Programming Programming

Winner Holiday Wars
  • Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge
  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock - Night of the Lights
  • The Great American Cookie Swap

Best Holiday Programming Host Programming

Winner Jesse Palmer for Holiday Baking Championship
  • Amber Ruffin for Countdown to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Jeff Mauro for Holiday Wars

Best Lifestyle Programming Programming

Winner Sister Wives
  • 1000-lb Sisters
  • Vme TV - ¡Espléndida!

Best Lifestyle Programming Host Programming

Winner Sukanya Krishnan
  • Melissa Maker
  • Tracy Moore

Best News Programming Programming

Winner Pattrn Show
  • Market Day Report
  • The Hill on NewsNation
  • The Weather Channel en Español

Best Preschool Programming or App Programming

Winner Kids Street - Chocolix
  • HappyKids
  • Slumberkins
  • Vme Kids - Calle 16 Hudson

Best Programming or App for Kids 5-11 Programming

Winner Harriet the Spy
  • Camp TV
  • Kids Street - Rainbow Ruby
  • Kids Street - The Fox Badger Family
  • Primo TV - Mind Blowing Breakthroughs

Best Reality Programming Programming

Winner 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way
  • Indian Matchmaking
  • Aleeza Ben Shalom, "Jewish Matchmaking"
  • MILF Manor

Best Reality Programming Host Programming

Winner Aleeza Ben Shalom, "Jewish Matchmaking"
  • Indian Matchmaking
  • Shaun Robinson

Best Short Form Programming (up to 5 minutes) Programming

Winner Primo TV - Citizen Code
  • Ready Jet Cook
  • The Kwanzaa Menu

Best Social Good Programming Programming

Winner Nexstar's Remarkable Woman of the Year
  • Cyberchase
  • Vme TV - Un Cafecito Sin Nervios
  • We're Here

Best Sports Programming Programming

Winner 100 Rodeos in 100 Days Pre Show
  • Full Swing
  • Pickeled

Best Streaming News Service Programming

Winner Local Now
  • Pattrn FAST Channel
  • The Weather Channel CTV App
  • The Weather Channel en Español
  • TODAY All Day

Best Talk Show Programming

Winner Talking in Circles with Clint Black
  • Sherri
  • The Talk

Best True Crime Programming Programming

Winner The Curious Case of Natalia Grace
  • Jared from Subway: Catching a Monster
  • Undercover Underage

Best True Crime Programming Host Programming

Winner In Pursuit with John Walsh
  • American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda
  • ICrime with Elizabeth Vargas

Rising Stars

The Rising Star Award honors stand-out performers, innovators, and emerging leaders in the media industry – 35 years old or younger – who have the passion, talent and creativity to take the industry to new heights.

  • Kelsey Balance

    Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming
    Universal International Studios
  • Brittany Bell

    Sponsorship Deal Lead
  • Jordyn Bensyl

    Associate Manager, Trade & Communications
    Paramount Global
  • Jonathan Berger

    Executive Director, Cross-Platform Programming & Production
    Fox Sports
  • Rebecca Bergman

    Director, Global Franchise Planning
  • Melissa Conlon

    Manager, Paramount Brand Studio
    Paramount Global
  • Emily Crowley

    Consumer Marketing Manager
    SHOWTIME/Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Christina D'Ambrosio

    Manager of Social/Digital
    SHOWTIME/Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Donna Fintzi

    Product Lead, eCommerce
  • Ashley Fleming

    Senior Customer Success Manager
  • Nikki Frangella

    Sr. Programming Manager
    Pluto TV
  • Erin Friend

    Sr. Manager, TV Group
    Screen Engine ASI
  • Ian Fuller

    Sr. Director of Marketing
  • Michelle Green

    Manager, Insights & Cultural Intelligence
    Paramount Global
  • Nikki Grenoble

    Programming Director
    Pluto TV
  • Alexander Groysman

    VP, Product Management
    Spectrum Reach
  • Will Hathaway

    VP, Strategic Partnerships
  • Ayanna Haynie

    Account Executive - Multicultural Publicity
    Allied Global Marketing
  • Chuck Johnson

    Senior Manager of Social/Digital
    SHOWTIME/Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Emily Johnston

    VP of Public Relations
    Cartwheel and Co. Marketing
  • Shaina Rae Julian

    Manager, Events & Talent Relations
    Hallmark Media
  • Dave Kaufman

    Senior Director of Global Marketing
    Meta Reality Labs
  • Madeline Kissel

    Vice President of Affiliate Relations and Business Development
  • Joseph Kiwanuka

    VP, Director, Cultural Connections & Strategy
  • Megan Macmillan

    Senior Vice President, Comedy Development
    Universal Television
  • Amelia Mysko

    Director of Development in International
    Stampede Ventures
  • Allison Nathan

    Sr. Director of Sales
    Sabio, Inc.
  • Carlye Nealon

    Director, Screenplay Group
    Screen Engine ASI
  • Maria Pagano

    Sr. Manager, Marketing Operations
    FOX Sports
  • Marta Planells

    Senior Director, News Digital
    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Matthew Pollack

    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    AMC Networks
  • Nick Rago

    Executive Director, Digital & Social Production
    FOX Sports
  • Max Rivera

    Global Partnerships
    Snap Inc
  • Lizette Rodriguez

    Senior Coordinator, Social Media
    Hallmark Media
  • Tucker Santoro

    Account Executive
    Horizon Sports & Experiences
  • Julia Scaglione

    Creative Strategist
    CSM Sport & Entertainment
  • Paige Sherman

    Director, Video Programming
    Shout! TV
  • George Stacy

    Vice President of Digital Operations
  • Alex Strickland

    Senior Director, Strategic Marketplace Relationships
  • Alexis Sweeting

    Project Manager
  • Megan Van Tine

    Director, Corporate Communications
    Hallmark Media
  • Toni Walker

    Coordinator, Partner Marketing Solutions
  • Shawn Wong

    Senior Manager, Animation Development
    Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon Animation
  • Grant Torre

    Vice President of Film Development and Production
    Stampede Ventures
  • James Zehren

    Social Media Manager
    Athletes Unlimited


  • Susan McPherson

    Founder & CEO
  • Laura Brounstein

    Brounstein Ventures
  • Michelle Zoni

    SVP of Paramount Brand Studio
  • Karen Vega

    VP of Marketing & Operations, Audience Impact & Intelligence
  • Ivel Alfaro-Calvo

    Vice President of Programming & Production
  • Verna Coleman

    VP of Brand Partnerships and B2B Marketing
  • Amanda Klecker

    SVP, Marketing & Franchise



For questions regarding sponsorship and program ad opportunities: 
Albert Nassour – Executive Director of Sales, [email protected]

For questions about entering
please contact: 
Lauren Toolen – Marketing Coordinator, [email protected]