As a subscriber to OMMA magazine, you are also a member of the MediaPost community, which boasts more than 100,000 media and marketing professionals.

For years now, the People Finder feature of has enabled you to look up and connect with this rich group of your professional peers. Starting this month, we’re putting the People Finder on steroids and adding more social networking tools that make it easier for you to communicate with each other and to personalize your online experience with us.

This is just the first in a series of enhancements planned for the coming months. We’ll be looking for your feedback as we continue to evolve this robust social and professional tool. So be sure to check it out soon at

Speaking of people, this is also the month we recognize and celebrate nine stars of the online industry who made their mark this year by breaking new ground in online marketing, media and creative.

Our choices were made after picking the brains of everyone we know, and evaluating dozens of formal nominations submitted by readers.

Congratulations to Jason McDonnell of Frito-Lay’s Doritos, Carol Kruse of Coca-Cola, Mark Templin of Toyota’s Scion, Scott Sorokin of Carat, Elias Plishner of Universal McCann, Curt Hecht of Starcom MediaVest Group, Nick Law of R/GA, Dorian Sweet of Tribal ddb and Jay Suhr of T3.

The winners’ stories speak for themselves in this issue. We honor them in person at an awards gala at OMMA New York during Advertising Week.

If you are reading this issue at the OMMA New York show, please do look for me there and make sure to introduce yourself. There’s still something to be said for face-t0-face communication, so I hope to meet you over the course of the two days.

Laurie Petersen, Executive Editor

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