Advocate wins APA advertising awards

Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Greenville Advocate won 10 statewide awards for its advertising.

The Alabama Press Association announced this week the winners of its 2013 Advertising Contest.

The Greenville Advocate picked up four first-place awards, a second-place award and five third-place awards. The Advocate’s four first-place awards were the most by any of the newspapers in its division.

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First-place awards included:

Best single black and white ad half-page and under for First United Methodist Church by Tracy Salter.

Best in-paper promotion for “Play the Name Game” by Tammy Faulk.

Best advertising campaign for “Halloween Spooktacular Savings by Tracy Salter.

Best signature page for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” by staff.

Second-place awards included:

Best regularly scheduled special section for “Butler’s Best” by staff.

Third-place awards included:

Best single black and white ad over half a page for Benefit Planners, Inc. by Tracy Salter.

Best regularly scheduled special section for “The Playbook” by staff.

Best one-time special section for “When I Grow Up” by staff.

Best in-paper promotion for “A little birdy told me …” by staff.

Best signature page for “Memorial Day” by staff.

Thirty-five newspapers submitted 1,036 entries in this year’s contest. The entries were judged by members of the Kentucky Press Association.

The awards will be presented at the 2013 APA Summer Convention on June 22.