Lighthouse & Media Week launch search for Media Leader of the Year

The Lighthouse Company is delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural ‘Media Leader of the Year’ award at the Media Week Awards. Open to media leaders at agencies, media owners or other organisations (e.g. chief media officer at a brand or head of trade body), the award will recognise those who drive business performance, express great leadership and growth, lead the development of company culture, show the ability to drive transformation and demonstrate their personal contribution to the wider media industry.

Nominations can be submitted via the Media Week Awards website after which an industry jury will shortlist eight leaders who will be part of a public vote. The public vote will then be handed back to the awards jury for a final decision with the winner announced on the evening of the Media Week Awards on Thursday 11th October 2018.

Speaking about the awards, Kathleen Saxton, founder of The Lighthouse Company said, “Ever since launching the Lighthouse in 2009, we have made it our business to find the brightest, bravest, boldest leaders capable of navigating the constant disruption faced by the media sector. To this end, we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Media Week to launch this brand new gold standard award that will recognise those who have persisted and pioneered for the greater good of our industry. The Media Week Awards have always been a barometer for the great work delivered by media agencies and owners alike, and we are absolutely certain that this brand new award will set the standard for bold, decisive leadership.”

Daren Rubins, CEO of the Lighthouse, added, “The Media Leader of the Year award is an integral part of our ongoing relationship with the team at Haymarket, which launched earlier this year with our partnership centred on The A List, the industry’s who’s who guide to the leaders in the media and advertising sector.We previously asked our A Listers to identify who has impressed them most with the ability to transform a business, and with the creation of this new flagship award we now have an additional platform to recognise and honour one individual who drives the agenda and delivers outstanding results within the media sector.”

For more information on the entry process, please visit the Media Week Awards website.