In addition, three companies were awarded for the high standard of their entries this year.
The FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars 2018 winners are:
Helen O’Donnell, Talentworks, BBC Studios (Overall Winner)
Hannah Gelbart, BBC News
Rebecca Dale, Immediate Media
Tasnim Nazeer, Freelance Journalist
Andy Greening, The River Group
Ellie Cawthorne, Immediate Media
Special Jury Award
Charlie Robinson, Inside Out Publications
Ellen Hoffman, Insider
Thomas Deléchat, Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz
Chris Clemo, Immediate Media
Rachel Lawler, Pre-School Learning Alliance
Skye Rubel, MPA
Rachel Arthur, Boom Salon
The overall winners get tickets to attend the FIPP World Media Congress, taking place on 12-14 November 2019 in Las Vegas.
In addition to the four overall Rising Stars winners, the judges recognised Immediate Media, BBC and The River Group for the overall high standard of their entries.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce this year’s Rising Stars winners. We had a record number of entries this year and the judges had a tough time selecting the six worthy winners. The FIPP UPM Rising Stars represent the best and brightest new talent in our industry and I look forward to seeing them continue to grow our industry with their innovative approaches and ideas,” said James Hewes, president and CEO of FIPP.
"UPM was very happy once again to take part in recognising the drive and talent of young executives who are putting their ambition into developing the media industry. Every year we are overwhelmed by the scope of the entries and impressed by the enthusiasm, innovation and determination that these young stars have," said Ruud van den Berg, senior vice president of magazines, merchants and office of UPM Communication Papers.
UPM is the partner of FIPP’s Rising Stars in Media for the fourth year running.
The judging panel was:
Ruud van den Berg, senior vice president magazines, merchants and office, UPM Paper ENA
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing
Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief, Parents
Yanna Wilson-Fischer, marketing director, acquisition experiences, The Economist
Ralph Büchi, COO Ringier, CEO Ringier Axel
James Hewes, president and CEO, FIPP