NAA, Auctioneer magazine honored with pair of gold awards in 2018 MarCom competition

The honors mark five consecutive years of award-winning magazines, including nine gold and four platinum trophies.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Nov. 2, 2018) – Auctioneer magazine, the official publication of the National Auctioneers Association, earned two golds and two honorable mention awards in the 2018 MarCom Awards competition.

The result marks the fifth-straight year NAA’s signature publication has earned multiple-award recognition. In fact, since 2014, every one of NAA’s 20 total entries in the contest have received honors, earning a total of four platinums, nine golds, and seven honorable mentions.

The December 2017/January 2018 “Hacked!” and June/July “Marketing Competition Winners” issues were deemed gold worthy. The August 2018 issue, featuring NAA President Tim Mast, and the September 2018 issue, featuring the NAA IAC Men’s and Women’s Champions, both were awarded honorable mentions

Other gold winners in other categories this year included groups such as AARP, Aflac, IBM, Fidelity, and PepsiCo.

“We never take for granted what it means to earn one MarCom award, let alone multiple awards in the same year,” said Curtis Kitchen, CAE, NAA Director of Communications. “We are thrilled to see that NAA’s signature publication again has been recognized as one of the benchmarks in the media and publishing industry, and we will continue to strive for publication excellence as we meet our members’ needs.”

MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). It is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. In 2018, about 17 percent of entries won Platinum, and around 24 percent the Gold Award. Approximately 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. In 2018, more than 6,500 came from 20 countries, including throughout the United States, Canada and dozens of other countries.

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