Bloomberg Media Group and New York Media take top honors in the Digiday Worklife Awards

New York Media took the top spot in two categories in this year’s Digiday Worklife Awards, which recognize media and marketing’s top employers as well as the cultural initiatives that make them unique. The company has been awarded Best Onboarding Process and chief HR officer, Lou Gretta, was named HR Leader of the Year.

Since joining New York Media in 2017, Gretta has focused on subcultures in the organization, resulting in positive employee feedback in the areas of management, communication and recognition.

Also taking top honors is Bloomberg Media Group, which won for Employer of the Year – Publisher. Bloomberg Media established workflows that consistently lead to new product creation across its global footprint.

Each winner will be celebrated at the Digiday Awards gala, which will be held Nov. 14 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in NYC. Tickets to the gala are available for purchase here.

See the full list of winners below.

Most Innovative Culture 
Small Agency

Large Agency


Tech Provider
Epsilon and Conversant

Most Passionate Employees 


Tech Provider

Most Committed to the Community/Social Good 
Small Agency

Large Agency
72andSunny Los Angeles

Tech Provider

Most Dedicated to Employee Growth 

Tech Provider

Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion 
Publicis.Sapient / Second Story

Consumer Reports

Most Collaborative Culture 
Small Agency
Big Spaceship

Large Agency
M Booth


Tech Provider

Consumer Brand
XO Group, Inc.

Best Onboarding Process 
New York Media

HR Leader of the Year 
Lou Gretta, chief HR officer, New York Media

Employer of the Year 
Elite SEM

Bloomberg Media Group

Tech Provider

Top Boss 

Zach Morrison, President, Elite SEM

Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO, Future PLC

Best Employee Appreciation Initiative 
Critical Mass

Best Employee Engagement Initiative 
Financial Times

Best Employee Empowerment Initiative 

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