Advertiser wins advertising awards

Published 12:34 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Clanton Advertiser won several advertising awards in the 2012 Alabama Press Association contest.

The awards were announced last week by DeeAnn Campbell, chairman of the APA advertising contest committee.

Thirty-five newspapers submitted 764 entries in this year’s contest, which was judged by the Nebraska Press Association.

The Clanton Advertiser competes in Category B, against other community daily newspapers.

The Advertiser won the following awards:

•First place, Best Use of Humor for “Active Air, Inc.” ad.

•Second place, Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section for “Progress 2011: Take a Look Inside.”

•Second place, Best Signature Page for “Sisters, Daughters, Mothers, Wives, Early Detection Saves Lives!” dealing with breast cancer awareness.

•Second place, Best Single Ad over one-half page black and white for “Ellison-Mims Funeral Home” one-year anniversary ad by Kim McCulla and Alan Brown. The business is now Ellison-Cleckler Funeral Home.

•Third place, Best Advertising Campaign for “Ellison Mims Funeral Home” campaign by Kim McCulla and Alan Brown.

•Third place, Best Classified Display ad for “Reinhardt Toyota” ad.

•Third place, Best Use of Humor for “Active Air, Inc.” ad.

“Producing eye-catching ads across all our products, in print and online, is an important benchmark in serving our marketing customers,” said Sales Manager Alan Brown. “We are proud of these awards, and customers can expect us to continue working in the coming year to deliver even more impressive results for their businesses. Doing so is the best award we can hope to achieve.”

Winners of the Sweepstakes Award, the top advertising prize, will be announced in July at the 2012 Southeastern Press Convention in Destin, Fla. Other awards will be presented there too, along with winners from the editorial contest (still to be announced).