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2023 Marketer of the Year Awards Gala – SOLD OUT

June 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2023 AMA DFW Marketer of the Year Award Gala

Join us for one of the most engaging and memorable marketing celebrations in Dallas-Fort Worth at AMA DFW’s annual Marketer of the Year Awards! This can’t-miss event shines a light on the accomplishments of local marketing professionals, showcasing a range of talents from industry leaders to innovative independents. Get ready to be inspired by creativity, innovation, and passion as we recognize and honor the best in marketing. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be part of this special occasion!

The finalists this year are:

Campaign of the Year

  • #MissionToUranus for Colon Cancer Coalition by BeautifulBeast (winner)
  • C.C. Pazinni Endless Pizzabilities for Cicis Pizza by 3Headed Monster
  • Kids are Superheroes for Buckner International by Internal Marketing
  • TrinityRail – Solving Business Matters for TrinityRail by Spire Agency
  • Partnership Powered by Pure Joy: Mendocino Farms X La La Land Kind Café for Mendocino Farms by Jackson Spalding

CMO of the Year

  • Marissa Henderson Jarratt, Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer, 7-Eleven, Inc (winner)
  • Brad Pritchett, CMO, The Dallas Museum of Art
  • Greg Goyne, Chief Brand and Experience Officer, Mr. Cooper Group
  • Melissa Miranda, VP & CMO PepsiCo Beverages – Central Division, Pepsico
  • Tricia Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Twisted X Global Brands

Marketing Mavericks (winners)

  • Howard Terry, Golden Chick
  • Jose Torrens, Tenet Healthcare
  • Raji Behniwal, Captiv8
  • Shawna Guevara, VMLY&R
  • Cimone Key, Cimone Key Creative Studio
  • Chris Bellinger, PepsiCo
  • Simon Bennett, AOE CREATIVE
  • Ana Xavier, The Podcast Space
  • Bridget Ahr, McKesson
  • Angela Vargo, Breeze Airways
  • Marissa Eddings, 7-Eleven

Advertising Agency of the Year

  • Spire Agency (winner)
  • LERMA/ Agency
  • Raze Media
  • Accenture Song
  • Tegan

Collegiate Excellence

  • Venture College – Texas A&M Commerce (winner)
  • AMA UTD – The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Collin College Marketing Program
  • Eric Aaberg  – The University of Texas at Dallas


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Winners will be recognized at the AMA DFW Marketer of the Year Awards Gala on June 29, 2023, at Arlington Hall in Dallas.

The signature event will bring together the brightest marketing minds from across the Metroplex to network, learn, and celebrate under the theme of “UNITY,” highlighting the Chapter’s mission to unite the marketing community in one of the fastest-growing marketing hubs in the country.

We’re also thrilled to have Michael Pratt of Digital Fight Club involved as our Marketer of the Year Awards Gala emcee this year and also to have him bring his energy, experience, and creative genius to the organization of this event. If you’ve ever attended, you know that nobody can bring the energy to a room of marketers like Michael.

In addition to a night filled with celebration, networking, and inspiration, we will be honoring our Lifetime Achievement Award winner Pedro Lerma CEO & Founder, LERMA.

Learn more about the Gala




Contact AMA DFW at info@amadfw.com.






June 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arlington Hall
3333 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, 75219 United States
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