Do you have what it takes for the AdNews 40 under 40?

Do you know a younger achiever whose passion and talent not only results in amazing work but inspires all those around them to do better? Nominate them for our annual 40 under 40, a list of rising stars in media, marketing and advertising.

In an industry which relies on ideas, creativity and dedication, it's people who drive their companies and their clients' business forward.

AdNews' 40 under 40 list recognises brilliant minds in the industry who still have plenty of career left ahead of them. Those who have either made their mark or had an impact on a business, generated barrier-breaking concepts, led and inspired a team, controlled significant budgets and earned the respect of both those above and below them. Or maybe they've shown spark, spunk and courage in their thinking and are on their way to accomplish great things in and for our industry.

The list has been a great barometer of young talent since its inception in 2007. Heavy-hitters who have previously been featured on the list include Mediabrands executive chairman Henry Tajer, Mi9 chief executive Mark Britt, Seven's Kurt Burnette, Leo Burnett creative bosses Andy DiLallo and Jason Williams, M&C Saatchi managing director David Whittle, McDonald's Helen Nash and Toyota marketer Scott Thompson.

If your colleague, client, agency partner, account contact or friend impresses you, put their name forward or tell them to enter. They must be under 40 years of age on 19 October 2012.

Please send nominations to damianfrancis@yaffa.com.au by 4 October. It must include the person's name, age, title and company, and a short biography (maximum 250 words) of their achievements and why they should be included in the 40 under 40.

Note: Those previously featured aren't eligible for admission again.

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