Newspapers honored for Advertising Excellence

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> JACKSON – Five newspapers have been recognized for excellence during the annual Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards Advertising Division.
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> The Natchez Democrat, The Greenwood Commonwealth, The Panolian of Batesville, The Magee Courier and The Sun-Sentinel of Charleston were singled as for distinction among their peer publications at an awards luncheon Saturday held during MPA’s Mid-winter Conference.
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> “These winners represent the best in advertising service provided to customers and readers for 2015-2016,” said MPA Executive Director Layne Bruce. “The Advertising Excellence Awards are presented for the cumulative body of work of these newspapers over a year’s time, and honors their efforts in print newspaper, magazine and digital advertisements.”
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> Greenwood Commonwealth Editor and Publisher Tim Kalich and graphic artist DeMario Greer won the Advertisement of the Year Award in recognition of an ad promoting an interview with 91-year-old jailed felon Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers.
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> Honored for distinction with the Silver Dollar Idea Award, which recognizes unique ideas in promotion, marketing and revenue were The Sun-Sentinel of Charleston and the Enterprise-Journal of McComb, winners in the weekly and daily divisions, respectively.
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> ​Thirty-two newspapers entered nearly 1,700 entries in 35 categories of the advertising contest.
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> Awards for editorial excellence will be handed out in July at the 2017 Joint LPA-MPA Convention in Biloxi July 8.
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> Founded in 1866, MPA is the trade association for newspaper media and affiliated online and digital publications in the state.
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> CLICK HERE to download a complete list of winners
> CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the BNC Awards slide show
> CLICK HERE to see a photo album from the awards show
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