Best of NAMA Awards Banquet Dates

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:11 pm

NAMA Regions and Chapters are making plans for their individual Best of NAMA Awards events.

We know you won’t want to miss these fun events, so we’re providing the various dates so you can add as many as you’d like to your calendar.  These will be updated on our site as additional information becomes available.

Region II Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 15, 2015 – Click to view the invitation.
Boulevard Brewing Company
6:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Sheraton Crown Center. The cutoff date for the NAMA rate is January 6th at 5:00 p.m. so don’t delay if you want a room.

Midsouth Chapter Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 20, 2015
Jim’s Place East
6:00 p.m.
Collierville, TN
More details, including registration, will be available soon. 

Region III Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 22, 2015 – Invitations will be sent out soon.
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
6:00 p.m.
Des Moines, IA
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown. The cutoff date for the NAMA rate is January 5th so don’t delay if you want a room.

Southeastern Chapter Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 22, 2015
Cinco’s
5:45 p.m.
Suwanee, GA
Click here to register for this event.

Region IV Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 29, 2015 – Invitations will be sent out soon.
Harley-Davidson Museum
6:00 p.m.
Milwaukee, WI
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at one of the following hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel (888) 543-4766, Hilton Milwaukee City Center (414) 271-7250 or DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown (414) 273-2950.

Information for Carolinas/Virginia Chapter winners is not available at this time.

Visit the NAMA calendar frequently (http://www.nama.org/chapter-events) for updated information and links.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (913) 491-6500.

Region II Best of NAMA Awards Invite

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:10 pm

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January 15, 2015 
Boulevard Brewing Company
6:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO

Click on the invite to register or reserve a room!

 

Region I Best of NAMA Awards a Success

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:04 pm

Region 1 kicked off the first regional Best of NAMA event in December!  On December 8, members and award winners gathered at AdFarm’s Sacramento office.  Those attending got to enjoy snacks and networking, along with the presentation of awards.

 

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Carrie Isaacson, Cliff Owen, Linda Romander of broadhead. and Greg Hains, Western Pacific Chapter President.

Reg 1 BoN-WPAC at Adfarm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Mortensen and Brandon Souza of Adfarm and Greg Hains.

Region I Best of NAMA Awards Banquet

Written by NAMA on Monday, December 1, 2014 , 9:23 am

Invite-BestOfNAMAAwardsRegion I Best of NAMA Awards Banquet in One Week!

When: Monday, December 8, 2014

Where: Ad Farm, 1111 16th St., Sacramento, CA

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Send your RSVP to ghains@capitalpress.com.

***Please RSVP by this Wednesday, December 3rd!***

Best of NAMA Call for Entries

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:53 pm

The Best of NAMA Call for Entries deadline is October 10!

The Best of NAMA awards program honors the best work in agricultural communications. Actually, the best of the best, since companies/agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 15, 2015, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.

Make sure you enter your best work to compete for top honors. Visit the Call for Entries website at http://nama.org/amc/bon/index.htm to view the categories and print off a pdf.

Thank you to AdFarm for donating the creative on the Call for Entries.

NAMA Call for Entries

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 , 8:59 am

The Call for Entries is up on the web site. Time to enter your best work to compete for top honors.  Visit http://nama.org/amc/bon/index.htm to view the categories or print off a pdf.  Note the deadline for Best of NAMA is October 10. Thanks to AdFarm for donating the creative on the Call for Entries.

Regional Best of NAMA Winners/Highlights

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 6, 2014 , 11:43 am

Best of  NAMA Regional Winners

Congrats to all the Best of  NAMA winners!  If you placed first or merit at the regional level, you are eligible to advance to the national competition.  You should have received an email from the National office about advancing your entries.  If you have questions, call 913-491-6500.

Please click on a region below to view winners and check out photos at flickr.

Region I

Region II

Region III

Region IV

Region V

Region VI

Best of NAMA Highlights

Region 1 Best of NAMA

The AdFarm office in Sacramento, California, hosted a reception and awards ceremony on January 27 to honor the best work for the Desert Southwest and Western Pacific chapters.  Those attending also got to hear the California Rice Commission’s fascinating marketing story, presented by Jim Morris, Communications Manager for the Commission.

 

Best of Show Advertising

Category:  Premiums/Specialties directed to farmers, growers, ranchers or others serving agribusiness

Company:  Canola Council of Canada (CCC)

Agency:  broadhead.

Campaign:  Canola Meal Calculator Launcher

 

Best of Show Public Relations

Category:  Media Relations

Company:  U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)

Agency:  Ketchum

Campaign:  The Faces of Farming & Ranching are Leading the Food Dialogues

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Region II Best of NAMA

Nearly 150 people attended the awards banquet at the Boulevard Brewing Company on January 16 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The ceremony honored the best work for the Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest chapters.

reg2Best of Show Advertising

Category:  Multimedia Campaigns – Regional

Company:  Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp.

Agency:  Salva O’Renick

Campaign:  Almond Replenish Campaign

Best of Show Public Relations

Category:  Company Publications – Annual Reports
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Company:  Farm Credit National Communications

Agency:  In-house

Campaign:  Producing Excellence Commemorative Book

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Region III Best of NAMA

With over 155 people in attendance at the awards banquet on January 30 at Target Field in Minneapolis, the ceremony honored the Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central and Northern Prairie chapters.

reg3kennaBest of Show Advertising (not pictured)

Category:  Multimedia Campaigns – Local

Company: Bayer CropScience

Agency:  MacLaren McCann 

Campaign:  Folicur Bushels to Bottles Campaign

Best of Show Public Relations (not pictured)
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Category:  Overall PR Program – Directed to farmers, growers, ranchers or others serving agribusiness

Company: RAM Trucks

Agency:  Farms.com, with The Richards Group

Campaign:  Farms.com RAM Truck God made a Farmer Campaign

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Region IV Best of NAMA

The Badger, Chicago, Heartland and Mid-America Chapters celebrated their Best Work on January 23 at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with over 160 in attendance.

reg4winBest of Show Advertising (not pictured)

Category:  Producer or Company-funded
advertising directed to consumers

Company:  Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board/Wisconsin Cheese

Agency:   Shine United

Campaign:  Love Letters

reg4grBest of Show Public Relations (not pictured)

Category:  Social Media

Company:  Wisconsin Milk Marketing

Board/Wisconsin Cheese

Agency:  Shine United

Campaign:  Wisconsin Cheese 2013 Social Media Campaign

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Carolinas/Virginia Best of NAMA

The Carolinas/Virginia Chapter celebrated its annual Best of NAMA awards ceremony on January 21 at the Hamner Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

14carvirgrBest of Show Advertising within the Chapter

Category:  Customer Brochures, Catalogs – farmer directed-1 or more elements

Company:  Syngenta

Agency:  Gibbs & Soell

Campaign:  Grow More Corn Grower Profiles

 

Best of Show Public Relations within the Chapter

Category:  News or Feature Article – Trade Media

Company:  Syngenta

Agency:  Gibbs & Soell

Campaign:  Mystery Solved

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Midsouth Best of NAMA

The Midsouth Chapter gathered at Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 23 to celebrate winners for their work in Midsouth agriculture.

 

Best of Show Advertising within the Chapter

Category:  Television – Single or Series

Company:  Deltapine

Agency:  Brighton Agency

Campaign:  Deltapine Texas TV

 

Best of Show Public Relations within the Chapter

Category:  Company Publications – Annual Reports

Company:  Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

Agency:  In-house

Campaign:  All That Matters

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Southeastern Best of NAMA

Cinco, in Suwanee, Georgia, was the site for the Southeastern Chapter’s Best of NAMA Awards ceremony.  Winners gathered on January 23 to receive awards and congratulations.

 

Best of Show Advertising within the Chapter

Category:  Direct Mail – directed to dealers, distributors, sales reps or others serving agribusiness – three dimensional

Company:  Chemtura AgroSolutions

Agency:  Charleston|Orwig

Campaign:  Rancona® Dealer Follow-Up Direct Mail Series

 

Best of Show Public Relations within the Chapter

Category:  Events – Customer

Company:  South Carolina State Fair

Agency:  Post No Bills

Campaign:  South Carolina State Fair’s Indie Grits 48 Hour Film Blitz

 

 

 

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