Blog | 23 October 2019


The River Group takes the top spot for the third consecutive year in the company category, along with Healthy For Men Editor, Tom Rowley, who was named one of the FIPP & UPM Rising Star 2019 winners, and Account Manager Emily Maitland, who was Highly Commended.

We’re overjoyed that River has continued its tradition of excellence and gained recognition at an industry level, with two awards for the FIPP & UPM Rising Stars in Media Awards 2019.

Healthy For Men Tom Rowley was named as one of the Rising Stars, which recognise young, talented individuals who have produced outstanding work in the industry and have delivered above and beyond expectations. This follows his nomination for BSME Sport, Fitness & Health Editor of the Year, which will be announced in November. 

Nicola Murphy, CEO of The River Group, says:

‘I’m extremely proud of our team for receiving yet another FIPP Rising Star award for recognising and nurturing young talent. These wins are testament to the quality of work our teams produce and put River and our talented people in the spotlight. Congratulations to both Tom Rowley and Emily Maitland – your recognition is well deserved! Bring on Vegas!’

Tom Rowley, Editor Healthy For Men, says:

‘Working with River over the last few years has been an invaluable experience for me, so I’m very humbled to have been recognised as a FIPP and UPM Rising Star in the Media. I live and love the Healthy For Men brand, and I’m very excited to keep making content that helps men live more fulfilling lives.’

Emily Maitland, Account Manager, says: 

‘I’m absolutely delighted to be Highly Commended in the FIPP Awards. To be recognised by an internationally renowned industry body is a real honour. I’m proud to work at an agency that encourages and implements new ideas from all its employees. Our wins are testament to the talent and creativity River nurtures.’

Tom and River will receive their awards at the FIPP World Media Congress Opening Reception in Las Vegas on 12 November 2019.

River is also celebrating its 25th anniversary, as it continues to produce industry-leading campaigns for 24 brands, including Holland & Barrett, Co-op, Superdrug and WW.

Taimen Zlattner
Taimen Zlattner
Social Media Manager & Marketing Executive at The River Group

Taimen is the Social Media Manager and Marketing Executive for The River Group companies, specialising in social media and marketing strategies. Follow her on Instagram @tai_zlattner

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