EVP of Baltimore-based idfive Receives National Award from American Marketing Association

Andres Zapata Honored with Prestigious 4 Under 40 Marketing Emerging Leaders Award

Baltimore, MD (October 3, 2014) — The American Marketing Association’s (AMA) Marketing Insights Council named Andres Zapata, EVP of Strategy at idfive, an integrated, interactive advertising, web design, and brand consulting agency based in Baltimore, as a recipient of the 5th annual 4 Under 40 Marketing Emerging Leaders Award.

According to the AMA, this award recognizes individuals, throughout the United States, who have made significant contributions to the field of marketing and its sub-fields while demonstrating sound leadership and a continuing commitment to service. Zapata was one of four recipients from across the United States of this year’s award.

“I’m thrilled to have been chosen for this prestigious award,” commented Zapata. “It says volumes about the culture of learning, support and success that we have cultivated at idfive. We truly have found the balance between doing great work and the relentless pursuit of professional development.”

Zapata will be presenting on some of the marketing strategies utilized by idfive at the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education starting on November 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

About Andres Zapata and idfive

In his primary position, Zapata serves as a partner and EVP, Strategy at idfive, an award-winning, integrated, interactive advertising, web design, and brand consulting agency. Founded in 2005, the Baltimore-based agency creates working solutions for clients throughout the United States. Specializing in strategic marketing and web solutions for clients in the fields of higher education, not-for-profit and anyone else whose mission is to do good, idfive brings an unparalleled level of expertise in cutting-edge technologies and informed design to its marketing strategies. idfive utilizes the principles of informed design to focus real knowledge of market, audience, competitiveness, design and technology to create strategies that work.

In addition to his work at idfive, Zapata teaches User Interface and Experience Design and Interactive Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as for the MA/MBA in Design Leadership offered by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and MICA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Wide Angle Youth Media.

About the American Marketing Association

With a global network of over 30,000 members, the American Marketing Association (AMA) serves as one of the largest marketing associations in the world. The AMA is the leading professional association for marketers and academics involved in the practice, teaching, and study of marketing worldwide.

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