Jon Burgess Wins Agency Professional of the Year

Jon Burgess honored as “Agency Professional of the Year” at the Inland Empire Media Awards Gala on October 15th at the Mission Inn in Riverside.

Peter Mobley, President of AAF-Inland Empire presenting Jon Burgess the "Agency Professional of the Year" Photo Credit Robert Swapp.

Peter Mobley, President of AAF-Inland Empire presenting Jon Burgess the “Agency Professional of the Year” award at the Inland Empire Media Awards. Photo credit Robert Swapp.

The “Agency Professional of the Year” is given to an individual from the Inland Empire who works in advertising, marketing or public relations, and provides outstanding services and professionalism to the Inland Empire, beyond the normal requirements of their position.

The finalists for the Agency Professional of the Year were: Adrian Hyatt-Ward, President of HyattWard Advertising, Russ Cornelius Founder of Brand Savants, Victor Suarez owner of Your Silent Outburst, Mary Winter founder of Winter Advertising Agency, Mark Landon, partner at Figlo & Landon and Jon Burgess, Co-Founder of RedFusion Media.

“I was a bit shocked when I heard my name, knowing that a number of the finalists are people I look up to in the advertising industry,” said Jon Burgess. “It is real honor. I am very thankful that our work for clients and the time spent supporting the area and media industry has been recognized by other professionals.”

Eighteen winners were announced at the signature event for the American Advertising Federation – Inland Empire, to honor those who provide outstanding service to the advertising and media industry. Nominations were presented to an out-of-area panel of advertising and media industry judges.  More than 100 nominations were cut down to finalists in fifteen professional categories.

The criteria included demonstrating integrity and character that is recognized throughout the industry while providing service to professional organizations benefiting those in the Inland Empire. Maintaining a high level of performance with a focus on outcomes that are a recognizable benefit to the industry was considered.

RedFusion Media was also a finalist for the Inland Empire “Agency of the Year” won by Firm Media for their community work events.

Jon’s recent marketing work within the Inland Empire includes being an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Redlands, giving marketing speeches and seminars to local community groups such as the Riverside Chamber, CSUSB, SBETA, AMA and various businesses and organizations.  Jon has been very involved at the board level of American Advertising Federation (AAF) for more than 6 years, serving as the AAF-Inland Empire President in 2011, and serving as the District Governor with a seat on the national board of the AAF in 2013-2014.  Jon also spends countless hours supporting and coaching youth sports and is the flag football coach at Inland Leaders Charter School in Yucaipa.

Jon is a co-founder of RedFusion Media, the Inland Empire’s leading strategic marketing company. Started in 1998, RedFusion has been “Your Marketing Department for Hire” and specializes in executing Inbound marketing campaigns that focus on building relationships.

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