SOURCE: American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

October 28, 2011 12:27 ET

Houston's Top Marketing Award Competition Opens for Nominations

Nomination Deadline Is November 11, 2011 With Awards Event March 12, 2012

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - The American Marketing Association Houston Chapter (AMA Houston) is now accepting nominations for AMA Houston's Marketer of the Year. With this year's event scheduled for March 12, 2012 at the Alley Theatre, AMA Houston's Marketer of the Year program recognizes exceptional marketing by Houston area companies, organizations and institutions. Any individual may nominate Houston area companies, organizations or institutions in any of 41 industry categories. The extended nomination deadline is November 11, 2011.

The 41 Best of Category winners for Marketer of the Year, selected by a vote of chapter members combined with scoring by a panel of local marketing experts, will be honored at the March 12th awards event during which the 2011 Marketer of the Year will be announced. A panel of judges from outside the Houston area selects the 2011 Marketer of the Year from among the 41 Best of Category winners.

Keynote Jim Compton of United Airlines to discuss Marketing the World's Largest Airline
This year's Marketer of the Year keynote will be United Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Jim Compton who was formerly the executive vice president and CMO for Continental Airlines prior to the merger. Compton will speak on the marketing challenges and strategies of the combined airline, now the world's largest.

The 2010 Marketer of the Year, the University of Houston Athletic Department (University of Houston Cougars), will be on hand to announce this year's winner. Prior Marketer of the Year winners include (2009), Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2008), the Houston Zoo (2007), Weatherford International (2006) and the Houston Symphony (2005). Marking the sixth year for this awards event, AMA Houston was named AMA's 2009-2010 Chapter of the Year, winning this top award for the fifth time in the last seven years from among AMA's 75 national chapters. The chapter was named first runner up for 2010-2011.

For the sixth year, Houston Business Journal returns as the presenting sponsor. For information on Marketer of the Year, including a link to the online nomination form, visit and go to Events.

About AMA
AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing organization and the nation's second largest chapter. 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. Named Chapter of the Year five times in the last seven years by AMA's international headquarters, AMA Houston serves more than 1,100 members with diverse marketing expertise from a variety of industries.

Contact Information

    Gary Carson
    AMA Houston
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    Equamark, Inc.
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