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Newspapers feted for Advertising Excellence

Saturday, January 31, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Newspapers in Natchez, Greenwood, Grenada, Magee and Clarksdale were feted for Advertising Excellence in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards presented Saturday, Jan. 31, in Jackson.


The awards were handed out by the Mississippi Press Association at the conclusion of its Mid-Winter Conference at the Hilton Jackson.


Natalie Perkins of the Deer Creek Pilot in Rolling Fork was singled out as the winner of the Advertisement of the Year for Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital. The award came with a cash prize of $500.


Honored in the Advertising Excellence, also known as the "Best in Show" category for newspapers overall, were The Clarksdale Press Register, Magee Courier, GrenadaStar, The Greenwood Commonwealth and The Natchez Democrat.


The Clarksdale, Magee and Greenwood papers are owned by Jackson-based Emmerich Newspapers. Natchez is owned by Tuscaloosa-based Boone Newspapers, Inc., while the GrenadaStar is owned by Lee Newspapers of Grenada.


Honored for distinction in the Silver Dollar Award category, which recognizes unique ideas in promotion, marketing and revenue were The Oxford Eagle and The Columbian-Progress, winners in the daily and weekly divisions, respectively.


Awards for editorial excellence will be handed out in June at the 2015 Joint LPA-MPA Convention in New Orleans June 20.


Founded in 1866, MPA is the trade association for 110 member newspapers and over 70 associated websites.


See a complete list of the winners

See photos from the BNC awards ceremony

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