DL staff again claims General Excellence

Published 7:00 pm Sunday, January 23, 2011

LEADER Staff Report

The DAILY LEADER staff came home with 28 awards from theMississippi Press Association’s Mid-Winter Conference including thecoveted first place award for General Excellence for DailyNewspapers with circulations below 9,000.

“Winning the Mississippi Press Association General Excellence inadvertising for five straight years and seven years of the lasteight puts The DAILY LEADER in some very exclusive territory. Ofwhich we are very proud and humbled,” said Bill Jacobs, publisher.”It takes a very dedicated effort by some pretty talented folks tocontinually take the top honor.”

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The Better Newspaper Contest for 2010, Advertising Division, washeld Thursday through Saturday at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson.During the luncheon held Saturday, The DAILY LEADER’s advertising,graphics and pressroom staff were presented with nine first-placeawards, six second-place awards, six third-place awards and sevenhonorable mentions.

“Each of the 28 awards the Leader staff won Saturday has thefinger prints of our entire staff on them,” Jacobs explained.”Starting with the sales staff to graphic artists who join forcesto write the copy, create the artwork and design the layout to theguys in the press room whose magic puts everything on paper for ourreaders to enjoy and all areas in between, it takes a group effort.I am very proud of them.”

Staff members receiving first-place awards include: GlynnaBroxson and Jason Reeves, Best Spot or Process Color AutomobileAdvertisement, for Stan King GM Superstore; Broxson and JocelynJackson Robinson, Best Spot or Process Color Grocery or RestaurantAdvertisement for It’s Serendipity; Reeves, Best House Ad -Editorial, 126 Years Serving Brookhaven; Carol Teasley and Reeves,Best Single Magazine Advertisement for Easthaven Baptist Church;David Culpepper, Best Black and White Single Retail Advertisement,for Ooh La’ Poochez; DAILY LEADER staff, Best Theme Page,Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Open House;Teasley and graphics, Best Series of Ads for the Animal MedicalCenter’s The Pet Resort; Carrie Northam and Reeves, Best SmallSpace Ad, for a Happy 40th Birthday advertisement.

Second-place awards went to Culpepper and Regan Barksdale, BestOverall Newspaper Promotion – All Dailies, for Kids’ Design An Ad;Best Theme Page, DAILY LEADER staff, Dining Guide; DAILY LEADERstaff, Best Section or Edition Dedicated to An Editorial Topic, forGridiron 2010; Broxson and Reeves, Best Spot or Process ColorService Ad, for King’s Daughters Fitness Center; Culpepper, BestSpot or Process Color Institutional Advertisement, for Taste of theTrust; and Broxson and graphics, Best Black and White ServiceAdvertisement, for King’s Daughters Medical Center ChildbirthClasses.

Third-place awards went to the DAILY LEADER press crew for BestPrint Quality – All Dailies; Northam, Best Classified Page orSection – All Dailies; Broxson and graphics, Best Series of Ads,for “Football Battle” between Sullivan Ford Lincoln Mercury andStan King GM Superstore; Mathis and Robinson, Best Spot or ProcessColor Retail Ad, for Expectations; Culpepper and Reeves, Best Blackand White Auto Advertisement, for Barker Honda.

Honorable mention recognition went to The DAILY LEADER staff forBest Niche Publication – All Dailies, for the 32nd Annual WoodenSpoon spiral cookbook; Culpepper, Silver Dollar Idea – All Dailies,for athletic tickets; Reeves, Best House Circulation Ad – AllDailies; DAILY LEADER staff, Best Section or Edition Dedicated toRetail Sales Promotion for In Love With Fall special section;Broxson and Reeves, Best Spot or Process Color AutomobileAdvertisement, for Stan King GM Superstore; Mathis and Robinson,Best Spot or Process Color Retail Ad, for Liz-Beth Pageants; andBroxson and Michael Granger, Best Black and White AutoAdvertisement, for Sullivan Ford Lincoln Mercury.