|[November 07, 2012]
Custom Content Council Presents TMG's Jane Ottenberg with John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
TMG co-CEO Jane
Ottenberg was this year's recipient of the Custom Content Council's John
Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York Monday
evening. This prestigious award is presented to someone who has made
significant contributions to the custom content industry through
leadership and by successfully using custom media as a marketing channel
and demonstrating a standard for work that exhibits excellence in custom
TMG Custom Media co-CEO Jane Ottenberg accepts the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Custom Content Council (Photo: Custom Content Council)
It's almost impossible to measure Jane's contribution to and influence
on the industry. She started TMG Custom Media with her partner Richard
Creighton in 1981 with one client and one magazine, long before
"custom content" became a popular term. Today, TMG employs more than 100
people and serves more than 50 clients in its Washington, D.C., and New
York City offices.
"Jane is the perfect example of someone motivted by passion, whose
leadership has built and sustained a thriving company that continues to
lead in the custom content space," said Kate Ottenberg, TMG's head of
video, who presented Jane the award.
TMG is recognized by its clients and competitors as one of the country's
top custom content agencies because of its outstanding quality;
strongly measured results in digital, print and social media; and
unusually long-term relationships. Most of the clients who worked with
TMG during its first year of business are still clients today.
"Jane has an incredible understanding of clients and content and an
exceptional eye for design," said TMG co-CEO Richard Creighton. "Today,
she continues to energize client, employee and personal meetings in a
way that engages all around her. It's impossible not to like her, yet at
the same time, she demands excellence and stretches her co-workers to
produce their best," Creighton continued. "On top of that, she has been
an astute businesswoman, building financial returns for TMG's clients
and for the company itself."
"Even 30 years later, Jane never settles for what is; she's always
searching for what's next. In a world where women and men are challenged
to have it all, she has managed to be there for her family, TMG, its
clients and numerous charitable organizations," said Kate Ottenberg, who
is Jane's daughter, in her remarks.
"Looking back," continued Kate Ottenberg, "I think Jane must have had
some secret super-human strength to be this powerful, smart and savvy
businesswoman by day, then rush home every evening to make a gourmet
meal for four unsuspecting children, complete with music and votive
candles-and then proceed to talk about their lives, sports, school,
etc., all evening long."
"I was fortunate enough to have known John Caldwell as a friend and
colleague and am so honored to help carry on his legacy with this
award," said Jane Ottenberg. "I share this award with my amazing partner
in business and in life, Richard Creighton."
TMG staff also surprised Jane with a video that aired at the ceremony.
View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=aIwSb7944KI&feature=youtu.be
TMG Custom Media:
TMG creates award-winning content marketing programs across all media
channels for 50 corporations, associations and nonprofits. Its clients
include corporations such as WebMD, Hilton, Northwestern Mutual, Reed
Exhibitions and CDW (News - Alert); associations such as ASAE: The Center for
Association Leadership, the Consumer Electronics Association and the
American Council of Engineering Companies; health organizations such as
the American Diabetes Association, the Lupus Foundation of America and
Cleveland Clinic; educational organizations such as the American
Association of Community Colleges, Georgetown University and EDUCAUSE;
and scholarly institutions such as the Brookings Institution and the
Aspen Institute. TMG is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has an
office in New York. The firm has won more than 750 awards for its print
and online products.
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