2021 DAA Quantie Winners Announced

19 Finalists Also Honored

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 18, 2021

The Digital Analytics Association (DAA) yesterday presented the 2021 Quantie Award to nine recipients at an awards celebration, in conjunction with the annual DAA OneConference national conference.
The DAA Quantie Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the field of digital analytics, with nine categories that acknowledge top individuals, companies and teams. Adobe was the title sponsor of the 2021 Quantie Awards.
"It was gratifying to see so many talented members of the digital analytics community be recognized with nominations and awards at this year's Quanties ceremony," said David McBride, DAA Board President. These nominees and winners show passion every day for their business stakeholders, their industry, and their individual customers. We honor this year's winners and encourage all in the industry to continue to strive for excellence, not just for the promise of winning an award one day, but for the sake of advancing the discipline of using data to deliver business growth."
In addition to the nine winners, 19 finalists were also recognized. The award categories, winners and finalists are:
Top Practitioner
Winner: Sharon Machlis, Director, IDG Communications

  • Guarav Randhawa, Microsoft
  • Tushar Mukherjee, Lenovo USA
Best New Technology
Winner: Adobe Analytics Dashboard, Adobe
  • Privacy Compliance, ObservePoint
  • Quantum Metric
Top Analytics Team
Winner: LinkedIn GTM Data Science Team, LinkedIn
  • DIAS - Digital Insights & Analytics Solutions, Lenovo USA
  • GSK CXDI-O, GlaxoSmithKline
Top Consultant
Winner: Jim Gordon, Search Discovery
  • Roland Ferrao, MRM
  • Lindsey Peters, Evolytics
Top New Practitioner
Winner: Brandon Van Wagner, USAA
Difference Maker
Winner: Liam Huffman, Evolytics
  • Courtney Bittelari, Tinuiti
  • Adam Greco, Search Discovery
  • Enrico Pavan, Analytics Boosters
  • Krista Seiden, KS Digital
Top Analytics Educator
Winner: Elea McDonnell Feit, Drexel University
  • June Li, ClickInsight
  • Sam Tomlinson, Warschawski
Top Small Agency
Winner: Blast Analytics & Marketing
  • Course5 Intelligence
  • Evolytics
  • Nabler
  • Search Discovery
Top Large Agency
Winner: MRM
  • Bounteous
  • Neo Media World
  • Tinuiti

Finalists were determined earlier this year by a vote by the organization's membership. Four of the award recipients were selected by a panel of distinguished independent judges who represent all sectors of the digital analytics industry. The other four award recipients were selected by the DAA OneConference audience who voted to select the winners after they made their case via video during the OneConference for the award by demonstrating their work.
“Now in our fourth year, the nominees and winners of Quantie Awards continues to set the bar higher for what constitutes the pinnacle of excellence across the field of Analytics,” said Jeff Allen, committee chair and awards gala host. “This year, we again were blown away by the caliber of innovation happening across the ecosystem—from brand-side practitioners, to consultants and integrators, and among the brilliant technology vendors who participate in our association.”
Two other awards were given at the event. The DAA President's Award, recognizing outstanding volunteer service to DAA in the past year, was given to Donna Treat, Senior Director, Human Resources, Blast Analytics and Marketing for her volunteer work with DAA this past year. The Jim Sterne Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes long-term service and contributions to the industry of digital analytics and DAA was given to June Dershewitz, Head of Data Strategy, Amazon Music.
About the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) The DAA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-powered association whose mission is advancing the use of data to understand and improve the digital world through professional development and community. The DAA vision is a better digital world through data. The organization has more than 6,000 members around the world, representing a broad spectrum of expertise. For more information about the DAA, or to become a member, visit the DAA website at www.digitalanalyticsassociation.org.