Ally, Columbia Threadneedle, New York Life Named to Shortlist for the 2021 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year

On November 4, 2021, the FCS announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2021 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award (FMY).  Listed alphabetically by company, they are:

  • Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing & PR Officer, Ally Financial
  • Andrew Most, Head of Global Brand, Creative, & Content Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • David Williams, CVP Advertising, Sponsorships, Creative Services, New York Life

All three finalists have been recognized in past years as either an FMY winner or runner-up.

FMY recognizes innovation, creativity and impact in the financial services marketplace and rewards the brand and the marketing leader responsible. Trophies for the winner and runners-up will be presented at an in-person Awards Gala on December 1st at 6:00pm ET. Sponorships are available for the Gala, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and afterparty.

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Our judging panel, recruited by FCS Vice Chair Tom Jago of The Ward Group, considered entries from an array of financial brands -- from wealth managers and consumer bankers to fintech firms and insurance companies. The final judging discussion was moderated by FCS Board Director Melissa Scauri of Morgan Stanley. This year's judging panel included 12 senior executives from leading financial companies:

  • Alicia Curry, Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management Americas
  • Karyn DiMattia, SVP, U.S. Brand and Creative, TD Bank
  • Cheryl Gilberg, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Mizuho
  • Stephanie Glashow, CMO of Morgan Stanley at Work, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley
  • Vince Grogan, Director of Marketing, Lord Abbett
  • Jon Holding, Head of Brand, Content & ETF Marketing, Invesco
  • Andrew Most, Head of Global Brand, Creative, & Content Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle
  • Kirti Naik, Head of Marketing & Communications, BNY Mellon
  • Anna Papadopoulos,VP, Media and Sponsorships and Marketing Business Ethics Officer, Prudential
  • David Thuma, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, PNC
  • Damon Webber, Senior Vice President - Head of Business Banking Marketing, Bank of America
  • Ilana Wiles, Director, Strategic Media Planning, Ally Financial
  • David Williams, CVP Advertising, Sponsorships, Creative Services, New York Life

Now in its 16th year, FMY celebrates how great marketing and communications can advance a firm’s business objectives and elevate the standard for exceptional work in the marketplace.  Year after year, we've recognized the brands and the leaders who have stood out among the competition.

Past Winners

  • 2020  State Street Global Advisors; John Brockelman
  • 2019  Ally Financial; Andrea Brimmer
  • 2018  E*TRADE; Lea Stendahl
  • 2017  Ally Financial; Andrea Brimmer
  • 2016  Prudential; Niharika Shah
  • 2015  Citi; Elyssa Gray
  • 2014  Edward Jones; Brad Iversen
  • 2013  TD Bank; Vinoo Vijay
  • 2012  Prudential; Colin McConnell
  • 2011  Liberty Mutual; Paul Alexander
  • 2010  MetLife; Beth Hirschhorn
  • 2009  Fidelity Investments; Jim Speros
  • 2008  E*TRADE; Nick Utton
  • 2007  Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management; Rich Aneser
  • 2006  Smith Barney; Barbara Glasser

Any questions about FMY or the virtual awards ceremony can be sent to [email protected].

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