SOURCE: American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

May 02, 2013 09:06 ET

AMA Houston Announces 27th Annual Crystal Awards Finalists

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association has announced the finalists for the 27th Annual AMA Houston Crystal Awards, with the awards gala event to be held on May 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston. The Crystal Awards is one of the largest and most prestigious marketing awards competitions in the country and is the largest marketing awards program in the Texas region. It is AMA Houston's premier event, honoring the city's best marketing work.

The judges evaluated and scored the entries on criteria that included situational challenges, marketing strategy and results, and selected finalists in 63 categories to be honored at the awards event. To view this year's finalists, visit 2013 Crystal Awards Finalists.pdf. Tickets and tables are available online at

"Great marketing is about making an impact," said Robin Tooms, AMA Houston president. "That is at the heart of the Crystal Awards, recognizing those organizations and business that have been able to demonstrate marketing excellence by achieving real-world results." 

"We are very excited about this year's 2013 Crystal Awards Finalists and are so appreciative of our Crystal Award sponsors," said Tooms. "With the help of our sponsors, we are able to not only honor Houston's best marketers, but also provide financial support to our charitable mission, AMA Houston Gives Back." One-third of the net proceeds from the Crystal Awards is dedicated to AMA Houston Gives Back, a charitable program within AMA Houston that helps provide financial marketing and promotional support for local non-profit organizations. 

Crystal Awards Happy Hour Reception:
Prior to the Crystal Awards event, AMA Houston will host a Crystal Awards Happy Hour on Thursday May 16th at Blanco's Bar & Grill at 3406 W. Alabama St in Houston, where the 2013 sponsors and finalists will be the special guests of honor. The special networking event is complimentary, and open to all AMA members and non-members.

About AMA
AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was named Chapter of the Year six times in the last eight years by AMA's international headquarters.