Daily Journal wins 29 state advertising awards

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal won 29 awards, including the overall advertising Excellence award for its division, in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest recently.
The awards were presented at the MPA’s Midwinter Conference in Jackson.
It was the ninth time in the last 10 years that the Daily Journal has won the overall advetrising excellence award for larger dailies in the state.
Daily Journal first place awards included:
• Overall advertising Excellence
• Retail ad, black and white: Busylad – Ricky Kimbrell
• Service ad, b&w: Miracle Ear – Zina Duncan, Terry Blackmon
• Political ad, b&w: Jimmy Weeks – Sandra Hendrix, Terry Blackmon
• Auto ad, b&w: Dossett – Scott Wilkinson, Matt Nichols
• Political ad, color: Bill Benson – Sandra Hendrix, Judy Bishop
• Editorial Special Section: Toyota
• Classified Section
• Advertising promotion: Super Scramble – Classified
• Magazine ad: Reed’s – Megan Bennett, Shannon Johnson
• Silver Dollar Idea: 40 Days of Honor
Second place:
• Retail ad, color: Busylad – Ricky Kimbrell
• Institutional ad, b&w: B&B Concrete – Megan Bennett, Dale Braddock
• Grocery/restaurant ad, b&w: Christy’s – Megan Bennett, Matt Nichols
• Small space ad, color: Park Heights – Darla Webb, Dale Braddock
• Small space ad, b&w: Snooty Owl – Darla Webb, Matt Nichols
• Editorial special section: Breast Cancer Awareness
• Retail special section: Fall Fashion
• Advertising promotion: Name Our New Press
• Magazine product: Mud & Magnolias – Ellie Turner
Third place
• Grocery/restaurant ad, b&w: Park Heights – Darla Webb, Matt Nichols.
• Retail ad, b&w: Heirlooms Forever – Ricky Kimbrell , Judy Bishop
• Political ad, b&w: Steve Holland – Ricky Kimbrell, Matt Nichols
• Retail ad, color: MLM – Darla Webb, Dale Braddock
• Small space ad, color: Reed’s – Megan Bennett, Matt Nichols
• Editorial special section: Civil War
• Retail special section: High School Football
• Theme page: Shop West Tupelo – Dale Braddock
• Editorial House ad: Fall Bridal – Amy Speck & Shannon Johnson
• Magazine ad: Vee’s Boutique – Darla Webb & Pam Maness