2012-06-07Vitaly Fedko ranks second for “Media Manager of Russia-2012” award

Vitaly Fedko, General Manager of War and Peace Media group, ranked second for the “Digital Mass Media Production” nomination within the bounds of the “Media Manager of Russia-2012” annual national award.

The organizers of the "Russian Media Manager 2012" national award were ​​the MediaHaus publishing house and the professional News Media business magazine with the support of such professional public organizations as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAT), the Guild of Press Publishers (GIPP), the Regional Advertising Federation (RFR), the Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) and others.

The official award ceremony took place at the Modus-CAFE restaurant on July 5, 2012. One of the most significant events of the media business was broadcast in real time by electronic media (radio, TV, the Internet). The event was attended by about 500 guests: government leaders, corporation leaders, TV channel and radio managers, publishing houses directors, media holdings CEOs, the largest PR-and advertising agencies managers. Among the ceremony guests were Rafael Akopov, President of ProfMedia, Alexander Akopov, general manager of AMEDIA, Sergei Piskarev, general manager of Gazprom-Media, Alexander Gorbenko, media, inter-regional cooperation, sports and tourism Deputy Mayor of Moscow of the Moscow Government, Anton Zlatopolsky, General Manager of TV Channel Russia, Svetlana Mironyuk, editor in chief of RIA Novosti, Andrey Malakhov, Tina Kandelaki, as well as other cultural and show business personalities.

The long-awaited award - the elegant statuette in the shape of a golden seagull, symbolizing freedom and unlimited possibilities in the field of media business - was received by 13 top managers. Vitaly Fedko, General Manager of War and Peace Media group, ranked second in the “Electronic Media Production” nomination. The organizing committee nominated the top company manager to include him in the number of the finalists in the nomination "For the creation of world-class content for Russia and the West". The first prize was received by Sergey Karataev, Producer and President of Intra Communications, Inc.

"It’s the first time I’ve been nominated for the title of Media Manager of Russia and the fact that, according to the solution of the grand jury of the national award and the national independent voters, I ranked second in my nomination, suggests our moving in the right direction. For me it is a real victory! But without the support of my colleagues, partners, friends, and comrades this victory wouldn’t have been gained,"- said Vitaly Fedko, General Director of War and Peace Media group.

Supplementary information:

The National Award of "Russian Media Manager" is an industry award for top managers in the field of mass media, advertising and PR-industry. It has existed since 2001. The award was established to promote the most significant events and developments in the media business due to managers’ professionalism and skills.