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Newspaper staff recognized for advertising excellence by NCPA

Originally published: Apr. 3, 2013
Last modified: Apr. 3, 2013

Kellen Moore

The advertising and graphic design staffs of Mountain Times Publications are the proud recipients of 14 awards from the N.C. Press Association for outstanding work in advertising.
Among the highest honors was a “Best in Show” award presented to Jennifer Canosa for Best Color Restaurant/Entertainment Ad. The winning design, which judges called “a masterpiece,” was created for Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and appeared in The Mountain Times.
Staff members also won eight other first-place awards, two second-place awards and three third-place awards for their work in The Mountain Times, Watauga Democrat and The Blowing Rocket.
“We would be remiss in announcing these awards if we didn’t first acknowledge our advertisers who trust us with their advertising,” advertising director Charlie Price said. “It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. We know that our stewardship of local businesses’ ad budgets will impact many people and contribute to their lives.
The Mountain Times and Watauga Democrat competed in Division C, which includes community newspapers with more than 10,000 circulation. The Blowing Rocket competed in Division A, for community newspapers with less than 3,500 circulation.
“The 2012 awards reaffirm the high standard of excellence that our staff produces — and will continue to produce — every day,” Mountain Times Publications group publisher Gene Fowler said.
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