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CHICAGO, September 22, 2016 — AE Marketing Group, CEO Brian Walker has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies. This latest recognition comes just a month after Inc. named AE Marketing Group to the Inc.5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US. Since 2011, Walker has led AE Marketing Group to multi-million dollar growth and 22 consecutive quarters of profitability.

Forbes Names AE Marketing Group CEO to Agency Council

Brian joins other Forbes Agency Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

“The recognition by Forbes as a leader in the marketing industry is another milestone in AE Marketing Group’s incredible journey,” said Brian Walker, “I continue to be humbled by our success in building brands beyond traditional marketing through co-creation, consumer movements and customer experience.”

Scott Gerber, the founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Brian Walker and AE Marketing Group into the community. Our mission is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

Abby Ross, a Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council Member, says “Brian and the work of AE Marketing are a great fit for the Council and will add tremendous value as a thought partner,”  The Co-Founder and Chief Partnership Officer at ThinkCERCA™ added, “Members will greatly benefit from AE Marketing’s innovative approach to building brands through co-creation.”

“The ability to share thought leadership with Forbes’ audience builds on our momentum with the Brand Lab Series™ featuring podcast. journalism and video interviews with today’s most innovative brands, executives, and entrepreneurs,” said Walker.

About AE Marketing Group

AE Marketing Group regularly advises F2000 executives on how to build brands beyond traditional marketing. The Chicago-based company is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, 1871 Member and Inc.5000 Company. Since 2011, AE has fueled growth and strengthened customer relationships for over two-dozen brands. Branding Magazine, The Huffington Post, CustomerThink, the Insight Innovation Exchange, the American Marketing Association, MSNBC and more have featured their expertise on brand, co-creation, and customer experience. For more information, visit aemarketinggroup.com.

About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes Agency Council or to learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

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