If you're a business-to-business marketer, adding a Business Marketing Association to your resume looks mighty fine. We've contacted the BMA divisions throughout the US to find out which host awards and get entry details for you. (Note: There were no non-US BMA clubs with awards or we would have added them too.)
Generally, you can enter if either your agency and/or your client is located in the specific region the award is held in. This means agencies with clients across the US should consider entering for various client campaigns in different regions.
These are in alpha order by chapter name:
Carolinas' Pro Ad Awards
Categories: Total Communications Program; Space Advertising Campaigns; Space Advertising/Single Ads; Direct Mail; Newsletters; Promotional Material; Corporate Identity; Annual Reports; Broadcast Media; Audio-Visual Presentations; Multimedia/Computer Based Presentations; Interactive Marketing; Agency Promotion Materials; Exhibitions/Trade Show; Event Marketing; Outdoor; Too Creative; Public Relations
Indianapolis Circle Awards Categories: Total Integrated Campaign; Print Advertising; Collateral; Direct Marketing (Print or Email); Trade Show/Events; Internet Marketing; Global Communications; Public Relations; Coporate Communications; Self Promotion; "Outside the Circle"
Categories: Printed, Broadcast, Multimedia or Web-based business-to-business marketing communications: Advertising, Direct Mail, Public Relations, Brochures, Newsletters, Web sites, Trade show exhibits, Corporate identity programs, Audio visual presentations, Special events
Categories: Print advertising, Broadcast, Interactive Media, Direct Mail, Promotional Materials, Event Marketing, Corporate Identity, Video, Public Relations, Photography, Illustration, Magazine Covers, Custom Publishing, Integrating Programs; Best ideas killed by the client, Best In Show
2005 entry fees: 1st: $100 2-10: $75 11+: $65 2005 Contact: Ned Clausen 973-962-6300 clausenandpartners AT msn.com Next entry deadline: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 http://www.bmanyc.com/ace.html
Northern California Beacon Award
Categories: Integrated Marketing Program; Print Advertising; Direct Mail; Promotional Material; Corporate Identity; Logo; Annual Report; Event Marketing; Interactive Marketing; Multi Media/Video; Public Relations
2005 entry fees: Early M) $40 (NM) $65 ; Regular: (M) $60 (NM) $85: Multiple Entry: 2: (10% off); 3+: (15% off) 2005 contact: Tom Lauck 408-266-3162 tlauck AT imagination-at-work.com Next entry deadline: tba, usually late September http://norcalbma.org/Events/awards.htm
St. Louis' TAM Awards
Categories: Space Advertising; Direct Mail; Trade Show Exhibits, Graphics, Promotions & Business Meetings; Outdoor or Grand Format Public Area Graphics; Broadcast Media; Promotional Materials; PR and HR Communications; Corporate Identity Graphics; Annual Reports; Newsletters; Electronic Media; They Didnít Buy It!; Total Communications
2005 entry fees: (M) First/Second Entry $75 ea; 3+ Entry $55 ea; (NM) First/Second Entry $80 ea; 3+ Entry $75 ea 2005 contact: Russell Kroeker 314-997-6333 rkroeker AT revealexhibits.com Next entry deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2005 http://www.bma-stl.org/tamAwards.asp
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