Members In The News

Meet 2022 Silver Apple Award Honoree: Andrew Yost

MCNY -- November 3, 2022 -- The Marketing Club of New York (MCNY) is profiling honorees  leading up to the Silver Apple Awards Gala (November 10, 2022) in New York. 

"I believe in the power of innovation coming from deep within the organization not simply from your leaders. When I was the CMO at Gannett, we needed to quickly revamp a corporate social responsibility program and I enlisted several talented junior level employees to help develop the strategy. They ended up creating a next-gen, social-first engagement program that allowed our brand to appeal to a younger, more socially conscious audience…a win for the brand and our consumers!" 

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Industry vet Mitch Gross co-founds accessibility consultancy

Travel Weekly -- February 28, 2022 -- A new consultancy, Accessio, has launched to help the travel industry better serve people with disabilities.

"Corporate leaders are focusing on accessibility as an important part of their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The segment is large, growing and profitable, and technology has made it easier, faster and less expensive to bring great solutions to market," Gross said in a statement."

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Market Research Technology Platform Suzy Introduces MRX Industry Advisory Board

New York, NY -- January 20, 2022 -- Suzy, a leading agile market research software platform, today announced a new industry advisory board composed of executives from distinguished brands to guide the company’s continued growth.

"I’m honored to announce that I have joined the Suzy MRX Advisory Board — a powerhouse of business leaders and pioneers on a mission to guide Suzy in transforming the market research industry. Together, we're helping Suzy build its strategic roadmap that will lead to exciting new possibilities in the world of consumer research, data, and business intelligence."


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Sunless, Inc. Announces New CEO focused on Innovation and Growth

MACEDONIA, Ohio, Dec. 8, 2021/PRNewswire/ -- Sunless, Inc., the preeminent manufacturer and marketer of spray-tanning equipment, spray-tanning solutions, and other spray-tanning and personal care products, announced today the appointment of Randy Zeno as its next Chief Executive Officer and Board Member effective January 3, 2022. Mr. Zeno succeeds Susan Copperman, who will remain Chair of the Board.

"I am thrilled to join the Sunless team," said Zeno. "As the beauty industry continues to evolve and innovate, so has Sunless, and I am excited to have the opportunity to use my experience and relationships to further develop the company as it moves into its next chapter."

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Martin Guitars Names New CEO

C.F. Martin & Co. announced that it has named Thomas Ripsam as its new CEO. The news came in a June 14 press release, which stated that long-term CEO and Chairman Christian Frederick Martin IV would assume the role of Executive Chairman, while Ripsam steps into the CEO role immediately.

“My first real acoustic was a Martin guitar, and it has been a close companion to me since,” Ripsam says. “Martin has always been an iconic fretted instrument builder and I have a deep appreciation for the company’s continued focus on quality, craftsmanship, and innovation, as well as its unique culture and history. I am honored and humbled to join the Martin family and to carry on the legacy of Chris Martin and his predecessors.”
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