Entries Due October 10

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 , 8:53 am

There’s not much time left to submit your most choice work for consideration for a Best of NAMA award! The Best of NAMA awards program honors the most prime work in agricultural communications. You might say it recognizes la crème de la crème, actually, because companies/agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level.

Best of NAMA operates on a regional judging format. Entries are sent directly to the national NAMA office and judged by industry professionals at a regional level for possible advancement to national competition. A minimum point standard will be used at the regional level. If you place first or merit at the regional competition and score above the minimum point standard, you are eligible to advance to the national competition.

Your local chapter receives $25 per regional entry. So, enter your work in Best of NAMA and nourish your local chapter at the same time.

If you’re a NAMA member you’re eligible to serve up your company’s sauciest communications materials, prepared for first use in 2008.
To view the Best of NAMA Call for Entries visit http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/index.htm.

See Some Hot Ideas & Sizzling Solutions

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 , 8:53 am

Would you like to see the industry’s best work? If so, take part in the Regional Best of NAMA Judging, November 10-11, 2008. If you have 3 or more years of experience in the agribusiness industry and are a NAMA member, you’re eligible to be a judge.

The judging will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City. This will be convenient for those of you attending the 2008 Trends In Agriculture at the Hyatt and/or the NAFB Convention at the Westin.

Judging Schedule
Monday, November 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Travel arrangements are to be paid for by the judge, but NAMA will cover one night’s hotel stay. The deadline for signing up to judge is Friday, October 10. If you are selected as a Best of NAMA judge, you will be notified by October 15.

To sign up to be a regional Best of NAMA judge visit, http://www.nama.org/amc/judging.htm.

Win A 2009 Agri-Marketing Conference Registration

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 , 8:53 am

Do you want a free registration to the 2009 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15-17, in Atlanta, Georgia? Simply register for Trends In Agriculture, November 11-12, by the early cut-off date (October 27) and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration to the conference in April.

Join us in November as we explore the burgeoning rural lifestyle market and the decision makers who define it. Sessions will cover some of the new research on this target audience, digging into their purchase drivers and motivations, and a panel will discuss their successes and pitfalls in marketing to rural lifestylers. There will also be speakers outside of agriculture who have faced similar challenges in shifting some of their focus to capturing a new audience in a changing marketplace.

To register for Trends In Agriculture visit http://payment.nama.org/trends.htm.

Social Networking & Mobile Marketing

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 , 8:53 am

NAMA’s second webinar, The Confluence of Social Networking and Mobile Marketing: The Value Proposition for Agribusiness, will take place Thursday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Social networking refers to a broad class of web sites and services that allow people to connect in innovative and meaningful ways with friends, family, and business colleagues, as well as collaborate with people who have similar interests.

Social networking has become a global phenomenon, and going mobile with it is the next big thing. We’re now seeing millions of users of LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook and other social networks interacting with their virtual spaces while they’re on the move.

We’ll spend an hour with John Gilbert, Bader Rutter, examining the place where social networking meets mobile marketing, and understand the possibilities for marketers in the agribusiness space.

Register now for the webinar at http://payment.nama.org/webinar.htm. You will receive a confirmation email with the log in information for the webinar.

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