Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in services category
BALTIMORE (June 26, 2015) — Planit, Baltimore’s top communications, marketing and interactive agency, today announces that co-founders Matt Doud and Ed Callahan have been selected as winners of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the Maryland region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.
“We’re thrilled to be named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners,” said Callahan. “For more than two decades Matt and I have been relentless in pushing the creative envelope for our clients and continually strive to put the Baltimore agency scene on the map. Today, Planit is rife with talent, we’re experiencing unprecedented growth and we’re working with brands on a national and global scale. We’ve done what we set out to do, and it means a lot to be recognized in this way for our success.”
“The truth is, creativity is subjective—it’s not something most people would bank on to succeed in business—but our fearless drive and appetite for innovation have kept us coming back every day for the past 20 years,” said Doud. “We’re honored to receive this recognition, and it’s a great reinforcement that our persistence is paying off.”
Doud and Callahan founded Planit in 1994 with the goal of creating a different kind of ad agency—a place focused on transformative ideas. They envisioned Planit as a partner to clients, on the front lines of solving business problems. Today, Planit provides revolutionary creative solutions to a broad range of global, national and regional clients.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners were announced at a gala on June 25 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel.
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National award winners, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year award in Monaco in June 2016.
We’re Planit. A strategic, digitally minded agency that leads revolutions for national and global clients. Whether that’s through digital media, non-digital media, PR, social or the “next big thing”—if it isn’t both creative and smart, we’re not doing our job. That’s why clients including DeWALT, Marriott International, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Universal Music Group and Royal Building Products continue to trust Planit. And that’s why we are proud to say we’ve been named one of Advertising Age’s Small Agencies of the Year and Best Places to Work.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit ey.com/eoy.