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Bowling Green, Ky.—November 20, 2019—The Professional Marketing Association of Bowling Green (PMA) held its premier annual event at Mariah’s Restaurant last night. The 2019 Markies Awards honored PMA members who excelled in their profession and created exceptional work across 12 categories.

“We like recognizing all the hard work our members put into their marketing throughout the year. We also use it as a learning opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another,” Katie Ellison, current PMA President, said.


More than 80 entries were received and awards were given for Silver and Gold. Congratulations to the 2019 Markies Awards winners in their categories.

-Marketing or PR Campaign: Gold, WKU Campus Recreation; Silver, Imagewest

-Event or Fundraising Campaign: Gold, Imagewest; Silver, National Corvette Museum

-Logos/Branding: Gold, WKU Athletics; Silver, Imagewest

-Rackcard/Brochure/eBrochure/Mail: Gold, National Corvette Museum; Silver, Imagewest

-Newsletter/Magazine/Booklet/Email News: Gold, Gerald Printing; Silver, WKU Libraries

-Sales Material/Pitch/Sponsorship Packet: Gold,  Gerald Printing; Silver, Imagewest

-Specialty or Promo Item: Gold, WKU Communications; Silver, National Corvette Museum

-Out of Home, Digital or Print Ad: Gold, Imagewest; Silver, WKU Communications

-Commercial / Video (Short): Gold, Vid Monster Productions; Silver, WKU Communications

-Long Format Video: Gold, Vid Monster Productions; Silver, WKU Athletics

-Social Media: Gold, Courtyard Marriott Bowing Green; Silver, Vid Monster Productions

-Anything Goes: Gold, Imagewest; Silver, Vid Monster Productions


Three awards were also presented in unique categories:

-Best of Show: National Corvette Museum’s Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood brochure

-Most Innovative: Imagewest’s rebrand of the International Center of Kentucky

-Marketer of the Year: Telia Butler, Director of Sales, Courtyard Marriott Bowling Green


The event was sponsored by Vid Monster Productions, the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association, Gerald Printing, Mariah’s Restaurant, Bowling Green Young Professionals, Conundrum Workshop and Barbara Stewart Interiors.

PMA is made of over 70 members and conducts monthly professional development and networking lunches about sharing the latest marketing trends.


PMA’s 2020 Board of Directors was also announced:

-President: Telia Butler, Courtyard Marriott Bowling Green

-VP Programs: Christy Vickery, Community Education

-VP Communications: Rachel McDivitt, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

-VP Membership: Laura Schuette, Home2 Suites by Hilton

-VP Sponsorship: Kim Phelps, WRECC

-VP Finance: Joy Jolly, Anderson Hospitality Group

-Secretary: Jennifer Martin, Vid Monster Productions

-Past President: Katie Ellison, National Corvette Museum


Here’s the award video recap for anyone who missed it.


For more on PMA, check out www.pmabg.org. The group meets every third Tuesday at lunch. Follow PMA on Facebook (/PMAbg) and Instagram (@pmabg) to keep up with programming and special activities.



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