SALES MANAGER & SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

Someone having a great year at your newspaper? 

Nominations for the 2017 awards will be due early 2018 – Please check back then for more details.

 


ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER OF THE YEAR

(Two awards, one for weeklies and one for dailies)

This award will be presented to an individual who has excelled at his/her job during the 2016 calendar year. This individual must supervise at least two sales representatives.

A letter of nomination from the publisher should be submitted on maximum of two pages and should include very specific, thoughtful reasons for nomination. Nomination forms should be completely filled out with thoughtful, specific answers and must be sent to the Illinois Press Association by March 31, 2017.

Criteria to be considered include measurable results of this person/staff’s efforts including year over year sales, development of sales staff, new ideas, products, sections and contests, number of (new) accounts, community/association/company involvement.

In addition to the nomination form, employee and/or advertiser feedback may be submitted with the nomination. You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside supervisors, managers, directors and vice presidents will be considered. Those who work and sell for both daily and weekly publications will be moved into the daily classification.

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

(Two awards, one for weeklies and one for dailies)

This award will be presented to an individual who has excelled at his/her job during the 2016 calendar year. This individual’s primary responsibility must be selling advertising.

A letter of nomination from the Advertising Manager should be submitted on maximum of two pages and should include very specific, thoughtful reasons for nomination. Nomination forms should be completely filled out with thoughtful, specific answers and must be sent to the Illinois Press Association by March 31, 2017.

Criteria to be considered include measurable results of this person efforts including year over year sales, number of accounts, special section sales, reduction in errors (credits), how this person impacted sales through presentations and specs and community / association / company involvement, etc.

In addition to the nomination form, employee and/or advertiser feedback may be submitted with the nomination. You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside sales representatives will be considered. Those sales representatives that sell both daily and weekly publications will be moved into the daily classification.


NOMINATION FORM

Click here to nominate someone today! Electronic Nomination Form

You do not need to submit the nomination according to a specific circulation class; only daily (publishes at least five days per week) or weekly. All retail, display, classified, inside and outside sales representatives will be considered. Those sales representatives that sell both daily and weekly publications will be moved into the daily classification.

For additional information or questions, please contact Jeffrey Holman, Illinois Press Advertising Service at 217‐241‐1700.

Official nomination forms and letters of recommendation can either be mailed to the Illinois Press Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703 or e‐mailed to jholman@illinoispress.org by March 31, 2017.You do not have to use the electronic nomination form above, but all of the information on the form must be included with your nomination.