OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (May 23, 2018) — Winners of the 2018 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. Four emerged from more than 800 entries to take three “Best in Show” honors and the coveted “Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year” award.
One “Best in Show” award was awarded for Print, Digital, and Photography.
The “Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year” was awarded to Steve Bruere, of Peoples Co., in Clive, Iowa, for his company’s “Weidert Property” marketing campaign. The effort magnificently executed and highlighted the company’s vision and full process for pooling experts and marketing tools to uniquely brand the property and its highest-potential areas.
Toni Benysh, of Halderman Farm Management & Real Estate Services, Wabash, Indiana, won “Best in Show – Advertising & PR: Digital/Social” for the halderman.com website. Justin Conway, CAI, of Paul McInnis, Inc., North Hampton, New Hampshire, received “Best in Show – Advertising & PR: Print” for his “2017 Company Brochure” submission. This year’s “Best in Show – Photography” winner was Josh D. Levine, CAI, ATS, of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, for “The Duel.”