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Brooklyn Auctioneer Earns Top Awards in NAA National Marketing Competition

Wed July 11, 2018 - Southeast Edition
Jeff Martin

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

Additionally, Britney Ross, Brooklyn, with Jeff Martin Auctioneers, took first & second place in the Print- Automobiles & Trucks Brochure category, tied for first in the Print- Machinery & Equipment Brochure category, first place in the Photography- Auction Crowd category, and first place in the Photography- Equipment Auction category.

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, Ind., won “Best in Show – Advertising & PR: Digital/Social” for the website. Justin Conway, CAI, of Paul McInnis, Inc., North Hampton, N.H., 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, Ariz., for “The Duel.

All award recipients in the 2018 contest will be formally recognized during the NAA Marketing Competition Awards Reception in Jacksonville, Fla., at the 69th International Auctioneers Conference and Show, July 17-21. Recipients will be presented with their awards at that time.

Overall, the annual NAA Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, continues to be the premier contest for NAA members to showcase their marketing efforts. The total number of entries again showed healthy member participation as seen over the past several years, and the quality level of those entries again was impressive. This year, top-level marketing efforts came forth from 23 states ranging coast-to coast.

The competition featured 56 sub-categories in seven categories across three divisions. Categories included but weren't limited to: Postcards, Brochures & Catalogs; Newspaper/Magazine Print Advertising; Public Relations & Marketing; Photography; and Digital & Social Media.

The task of determining winners was given to a panel of marketing and advertising professionals who represent backgrounds in branding, promotion, media, public relations and graphic design. Judging criteria includes but isn't limited to considerations such as creativity, message, ad effectiveness, clarity and visual appeal..

About Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.

At Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc., we specialize in conducting absolute and public auctions. Our auctions contain construction equipment, industrial machinery and equipment, farm equipment, and transportation assets.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. is here to fully service all your auction needs. No auction is too big or too small for us to handle! Our corporate headquarters is located in Brooklyn, Miss., 20 miles south of Hattiesburg, 45 miles north of Gulfport along Hwy. 49. This permanent 22-acre auction site, with an all-weather climate controlled auction arena, is where Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. holds several auctions throughout the year. We also host numerous auctions at customer sites throughout the US. Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. even offers online bidding for most of our auctions. This allows you to participate in our auctions from anywhere around the world.

About the National Auctioneers Association

The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of Auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The NAA's mission is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan. and was founded in 1949. To learn more about the auction method of marketing or find an auction or NAA auction professional, please visit

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