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Advertising Sales Awards

Someone having a great year at your newspaper?

Nominations for the 2018 awards are due February 15, 2019!

Advertising Sales Manager of the Year

This award will be presented to an individual who has excelled at his/her job during the 2018 calendar year. This individual must supervise at least two sales representatives.

A letter of nomination from the publisher should be submitted on maximum of two pages and should include very specific, thoughtful reasons for nomination. Nomination forms should be completely filled out with thoughtful, specific answers and must be sent to the Illinois Press Association by February 15, 2019.

Criteria to be considered include measurable results of this person/staff’s efforts including year over year sales, development of sales staff, new ideas, products, sections and contests, number of (new) accounts, community/association/company involvement.

In addition to the nomination form, employee and/or advertiser feedback may be submitted with the nomination. You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside supervisors, managers, directors and vice presidents will be considered.

Advertising Sales Representative of the Year

This award will be presented to an individual who has excelled at his/her job during the 2018 calendar year. This individual’s primary responsibility must be selling advertising.

A letter of nomination from the Advertising Manager should be submitted on maximum of two pages and should include very specific, thoughtful reasons for nomination. Nomination forms should be completely filled out with thoughtful, specific answers and must be sent to the Illinois Press Association by February 15, 2019.

Criteria to be considered include measurable results of this person's efforts including year over year sales, number of accounts, special section sales, reduction in errors (credits), how this person impacted sales through presentations and specs and community / association / company involvement, etc.

In addition to the nomination form, employee and/or advertiser feedback may be submitted with the nomination. You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside sales representatives will be considered.

Nomination Form

Click here to nominate someone today! Electronic Nomination Form

You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside sales representatives will be considered.

For additional information or questions, please contact Jeffrey Holman, Illinois Press Advertising Service at 217‐241‐1700.

Official nomination forms and letters of recommendation can either be mailed to the Illinois Press Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703 or e‐mailed to jholman@illinoispress.org by February 15, 2019. You do not have to use the electronic nomination form above, but all of the information on the form must be included with your nomination.

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