Minneapolis, May 2, 2017 (MindShare Strategies Media Services) – The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2017 TMSA Compass Awards Program. In its 65th year of existence, this awards program recognizes marketing and sales best practices by transportation and logistics companies that ultimately demonstrate effective execution and measurable business results.

“The Compass Awards Program plays an important role in raising the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry,” said Elena Izakson, vice president of marketing for Hub Group and the 2017 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee. “This well-respected awards program recognizes the best and most relevant marketing and sales initiatives in our industry.”

According to Izakson, this year TMSA received more than 80 entries from nearly 50 companies. All entries were judged by seasoned marketing and sales executives both from within and outside the industry using a 6-point proven scaling system to evaluate the strategy and execution of each entry. Total points earned determine whether a recipient receives an Award of Excellence (the highest level of the award) or an Award of Merit. This year, 12 entries received an excellence award and 27 received a merit award.

This year’s Compass Awards program featured 15 submission categories: Integrated Campaign, Content Marketing, Single or Multiple Advertisement Campaigns, Events, Direct Marketing Campaign, Marketing and Sales Collateral, Digital Sales and Marketing, Social Media Campaign, Media Relations, Diversity Campaign, CRM Solution, Sales and Marketing Collaborated Effort, New Product Development, and Pricing Process and Analysis.

Recipients earning a 2017 Compass Award of Excellence are: FedEx, Crowley Maritime Corp., YRC Freight, Bison Transport, Realm Inc., SMC3, Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services, GO Transit, MindShare Strategies and the Women In Trucking Association.

Recipients earning a 2017 Compass Award of Merit are: Hub Group, TMW Systems, PeopleNet, CSX Transportation Intermodal, Bison Transport, Celistics Group, FedEx, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Zipline Logistics, PITT OHIO, Navis, FDSI Logistics, LeSaint Logistics, Sol de Naples Marketing, Nimlok Chicago, shark&minnow, James Street Associates, Propecta, Riverside Transit, and San Joaquin Regional Transit District.

“The TMSA Compass Awards Program provides transportation and logistics companies with the opportunity to showcase their best work in marketing and communication strategies and sales performance,” said Brian Everett, CEO of TMSA. “In addition, recipients of this award earn recognition from peers while they benchmark work against others in the industry.” All award recipients will be honored at an awards gala June 12 during the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, near Jacksonville, Fla.

For additional information about the TMSA Compass Awards Program and the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference, visit www.TMSAtoday.org or call 952-466-6270 ext. 208.

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About the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) helps its members and their companies to make sales, marketing and communications strategies more effective, productive, and profitable. The only professional association of its kind serving the transportation and logistics industry, TMSA delivers value to thousands of members through knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions. For more information, visit www.TMSAtoday.org.