Dmitry Chernyshenko receives Grand Prix at Media Manager of Russia 2016 awards
08 July 2016

The winners of the 16th Media Manager of Russia 2016 awards were celebrated on July 7 in Moscow. The Grand Prix of the awards went to Dmitry Chernyshenko, chief executive officer of Gazprom-Media Holding.

Another six managers of Gazprom-Media Holding were also recognized with awards in the field of media business.

“This is a shared victory of our entire team, each of the 9,000 employees of Gazprom-Media. The recognition of the media community is excellent motivation for us not to dwell on our achievements, but to continue to move forward and set more and more ambitious goals for ourselves,” said Gazprom-Media CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The general manager of Gazprom-Media Radio Yuri Kostin won an award “For contributions to the development of the industry.”

Artur Janibekyan, general manager of Gazprom-Media Entertainment TV, won in the category “Electronic media” in the nomination “On-air TV” for the creation and effective management of the company’s entertainment TV channels.

In the category “Advertising and marketing communications,” the award went to the general manager of the Gazprom-Media Sales House Sergey Piskaryov for his effective restoration of the holding’s ad sales and its return to strong market positions. This category also saw the awarding of the marketing director of Friday! TV channel, Kira Laskari, for her successful implementation of a 360-degree marketing strategy.

Other award winners included the general producer of Gazprom-Media Radio Denis Serikov, who received the honours for launching the radio station Like FM - the most successful radio start-up in the last five years.

The national award Media Manager of Russia was established in 2000 by the MediaBusiness publishing house and Novosti SMI, an industry magazine about the media business. This is an industry award for top managers in mass media, advertising and PR companies.