We are lucky enough to be working in media at a time when content is not only plentiful but also provocative, adventurous, thrilling – and available across many platforms and formats. That’s why the 2024 Cynopsis Best of the Best & Rising Star Awards exists – to celebrate the content, how it’s marketed, and the state-of-the-art technology that underpins it.

From daring dramas to stimulating news programs, to smart cooking shows that are so fat with flavor (they inspire even the most timid cooks to approach the stove), we are proud to recognize outstanding achievements across ad tech, programming and marketing. Join us in honoring the trailblazers and rising stars who have accomplished so much this year – including YOU.


The Rising Star Awards 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.


To be eligible, campaigns must have been executed (either partially or in full) between July 2023 and June 2024.



    expires 06/26/2024


  • Brittany Bell

    Sponsorship Deal Lead YouTube
  • Jonathan Berger

    Executive Director, Cross-Platform Programming & Production Fox Sports
  • Michelle Green

    Manager, Insights & Cultural Intelligence Paramount Global
  • Chuck Johnson

    Senior Manager of Social/Digital SHOWTIME/Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios
  • Dave Kaufman

    Senior Director of Global Marketing Meta Reality Labs
  • Allison Nathan

    Sr. Director of Sales Sabio, Inc.
  • Maria Pagano

    Sr. Manager, Marketing Operations FOX Sports
  • Toni Walker

    Coordinator, Partner Marketing Solutions Paramount