AMA Houston Announces Marketer of the Year Award Best of Category Winners

AMA Houston Announces Marketer of the Year Award Best of Category Winners 
2012 Marketer of the Year to Be Announced During March 18 Awards
HOUSTON TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 --  The Houston Chapter of the
American Marketing Association (AMA Houston) is pleased to announce
the 33 organizations selected as Best of Category Winners for the
2012 Marketer of the Year (MOTY) Award. The Best of Category Winners
were selected from over 130 nominated companies, organizations and
institutions. These category winners will be honored during the March
18, 2013 awards ceremony at the Alley Theatre. One category winner
will be announced at the event as the 2012 Marketer of the Year. 
The Marketer of the Year Award is AMA Houston's annual program that
honors exceptional marketing efforts by Houston-area companies,
organizations and institutions. The Chapter established the Marketer
of the Year Award in 2005 to recognize overall marketing excellence
in the greater Houston area. The category winners are determined by a
vote of chapter members combined with scoring by a panel of local
marketing experts. The top award winner is determined from the Best
of Category winners by a panel of marketing professionals from across
the nation. A full list of category winners is below. 
Prior winners of the top award include: Discovery Green (2011),
University of Houston Athletic Department (2010), (2009),
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2008), the Houston Zoo (2007), Weatherford
International (2006) and the Houston Symphony (2005). 
AMA Houston would like to recognize and thank the following 2012
Marketer of the Year Award sponsors for their support. For the
seventh year the presenting sponsor is the Houston Business Journal.
This year's platinum sponsor is Insperity. Gold sponsors are:
Brookwoods Group and Dignity Memorial. The silver sponsor is Atlantic
Communications Media. Winner's circle sponsors are and MD
Anderson Cancer Center. Event partners are: the Alley Theatre,
Bullpen Marketing, ExactTarget, Getty Images, Houston Rockets,
Seebridge Media and TeleReach. 
For more information about Marketer of the Year and other AMA Houston
events and programs, visit Tickets to the award event
can be purchased at Individual
tickets are $35 for AMA Houston members and $45 for non-members.  
AMA Houston congratulates the Best of Category winners for 2012
Marketer of the Year, listed below by category: 
Arts: Institutional
 Children's Museum of Houston 
Arts: Performing
 Houston Ballet 
 Land Rover Houston  
Economic Development
 Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce 
Education: College/University
 University of Houston 
Education: Elementary/Secondary
 Cristo Rey Jesuit College
Preparatory School of Houston 
Energy: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
 Apache Corporation 
Energy: Oil and Gas Products and Services
Energy: Transportation/Transmission/Utilities/Marketing
Engineering/Construction Products/Services
 Hoar Construction
 Smart Financial Credit Union 
Financial/Services (non-banking)
 Whitley Penn 
Food Processing, Packaging and Distribution
 Three Brothers Bakery 
Healthcare Hospitals/Institutions
 Texas Children's Pavilion for
Healthcare Products/Services
 Dialyspa Dialysis Centers 
Hospitality and Hotels
 Hotel Granduca 
 NCI Building
Media: Broadcast
 Houston Public Media 
Media: Print
 McElvy Media/The Leader News 
RealEstate: Commercial
 CBRE - CB Richard Ellis 
RealEstate: Residential Builders and Developers
 Aliana Development
RealEstate: Residential Realtors
 John Daugherty, Realtors  
Restaurants: Multiple Locations
 Becks Prime 
Restaurants: Single Location
Services: Business-to-Business
 Waste Management 
Services: Business-to-Consumer/Retail
 Houston Ballet's The
Nutcracker Market 
Services: Marketing/Communications
Social Services
 Star of Hope Mission 
Sports/Entertainment: Amateur
 Rice University Athletics 
Sports/Entertainment: Professional
 Houston Dynamo 
Technology Products/Services
 Dexa Systems, Inc. 
Metropolitan Transit Authority 
Venues and Arenas
 BBVA Compass Stadium 
About AMA 
 AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing
organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA
Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in
today's business environment through networking events, special
interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was
named Chapter of the Year six times in the past eight years by AMA's
international headquarters.  
Tara Johnson
VP, Marketing Communications
American Marketing Association 
Houston Chapter
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