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The Daily Leader’s ‘In Memory’ ad wins top ad award of year

The Daily Leader earned second place statewide among all daily newspapers for Brookhaven Magazine in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper advertising contest.

The Daily Leader also earned second place for advertising excellence among the Class C dailies in the contest.

The Enterprise-Journal in McComb took first place among Class C daily newspapers.

The Natchez Democrat, a sister publication of The Daily Leader in Brookhaven, earned first place in advertising excellence among Class A/B daily newspapers.

The Natchez Democrat’s also took first place among all daily newspapers in the state for its publication, Natchez The Magazine.

Luke Horton, former publisher, earned Advertisement of the Year 2019 for an “In Memory” page he designed to remember Cpl. Zach Moak and Officer James White.

Advertising Director Kristi Carney earned first place for best institutional ad for her design of the Goin’ To Town Car Show and for an ad promoting the Chamber’s Christmas Parade.

Carney also won a second place award for an ad promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.

Other awards won by The Daily Leader staff include:

• Kristi Carney, first place for Compost Makes Good Dirt

• Kristi Carney and Claudia Holifield, third place for BeClean

• Kristi Carney, third place for All You Can Eat Breakfast

• Kristi Carney, first place for Stan King Black Friday sales event

• Kristi Carney, first place for The Cutest Thing