tED magazine opened the 2019 Best of the Best Marketing Awards on Monday, January 21 for all distributors and suppliers that serve the electrical products industry. This year, as has been the case in years past, the awards will be handed out at the NAED Adventure Conference in Nashville July 29-August 1. The overall Best of the Best distributor and supplier will be featured in a cover story in tED magazine’s August issue.
Crescent Electric Supply picks up its 2018 Overall Best of the Best Award during the NAED Adventure Conference.
All entries must be submitted electronically through the portal on tedmag.com. Entries are being accepted now through March 1. All completed entries received before February 1 will be charged the Early Bird fee of $125. Completed entries received between February 2 and March 1 will cost $150 per entry. And late submissions will be accepted until March 15, but they will cost $200 per entry.
This year tED magazine has selected 11 categories for marketing departments to enter. Each category is divided by the revenue, so smaller distributors and suppliers will not have to directly compete with large distributors and suppliers.
This year’s categories are:
- Brand Awareness
- Digital/Social Media Campaign
- Integrated Promotional Campaign
- Literature/Selling Tool
- Print Ad
- Product Launch
- Promotional Campaign-Community Outreach
- Promotional Campaign-Corporate
All entries will be judged by a team of industry and marketing experts, and winners will be notified in May of 2019. Marketing programs that saw a bulk of the effort happen in 2018 are eligible for this year’s Best of the Best Awards.