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AMEC 2023 Rising Stars announced

Following the success of the 2022 AMEC Rising Stars, marking the AMEC’s 25th Anniversary, we are ready to celebrate the 2023 AMEC Rising Stars—those with this distinction represent the future of data, measurement, evaluation and analytics. This year, we honour and celebrate the upcoming measurement leaders, recognizing individuals making remarkable progress in their communication measurement journey.

This year’s response to the Rising Stars campaign was exceptional, with winners from 13 organizations representing all 5 AMEC Chapters, a testament to the diverse and inclusive global community. After a rigorous selection process, 18 winners rose to the top of their class based on their demonstrated excellence and potential in the industry, making them AMEC 2023 Rising Stars in communication measurement and evaluation.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in judging the Rising Stars initiative, getting the opportunity to glimpse the measurement leaders of tomorrow. It is incredibly encouraging to see so many individuals who are showing such huge potential, demonstrating tenacity and desire to improve their own skills while also driving best practice within their organisations. A huge congratulations to all the winners – I look forward to seeing what you all do next!,” Daniella Graham, Senior Strategist, Hanover.

2023 AMEC Rising Stars_announced


Rising Stars key highlights:

  • Display immense potential, lead innovation and drive news ideas forward;
  • Have experience in PR or measurement, particular interest or skill in measurement and evaluation;
  • Take initiative to educate clients or colleagues on measurement related issues;
  • Posseses a strong interest in data and analytics;
  • Show a continuous desire to improve processes and insights;
  • Achieve increased revenue or profitability for the organization;
  • Build strong and lasting client relationships;
  • Support and collaborate with other team members;
  • Encourage the use of AMEC best practices, such as the Barcelona Principles or the Integrated Evaluation Framework;
  • Not limited by position, from a junior level role to a very senior role diversifying and showing incredible talent.

 “This year’s Rising Stars all had one thing in common – a real passion for improving comms measurement. It was a joy to read all the Rising Stars entries and see the amazing talent across our industry,” Marianne Morgan, Director of Research & Analytics, Citypress.

About the Rising Star initiative

The Rising Stars campaign originated from the celebration of AMEC’s 25th Anniversary in 2021. It aims to showcase the next generation of leaders in the industry. Led by AMEC Board Directors Steph Bridgeman (Experienced Media Analysts) and Amrita Sidhu (Medianet), the initiative is an AMEC-led collaboration with the AMEC Gen Hub SIG. Its purpose is to recognize and promote new and emerging talent in the field, and to provide an opportunity for young professionals to be acknowledged for their exceptional work.

“We started the #amecrisingstars campaign last year as part of AMEC’s 25th birthday celebrations to shine a light on the future generation of expert measurement practitioners. This year the initiative returns to highlight the many talents in our industry, the diversity of skills and achievements within our network and is reflective of AMEC’s global reach. Well done to those who were nominated this year, and to these 18 winners,” Steph Bridgeman, Founder and Lead Consultant, Experienced Media Analysts.