Commonwealth Journal

June 15, 2013

CJ ad staff wins General Excellence Award at KPA

Staff Report
Commonwealth Journal

Somerset —

The Commonwealth Journal’s Advertising Staff has won Kentucky Press Association’s (KPA) coveted first-place 2013 General Excellence Award for Advertising. In addition to the prized General Excellence Award, the CJ staff swept almost all classes of the competition taking home 44 other top awards in KPA's 2013 Excellence in Advertising competition.
“I am proud, pleased and gratified with the effort of our advertising staff during the year,” said Commonwealth Journal Publisher Rob McCullough who noted that due to the Commonwealth Journal’s high circulation, it competes in KPA’s Daily Class 1 Division against some of the commonwealth’s larger newspapers, including the Ashland Independent and the Murray Ledger & Times, 
McCullough’s sentiments were echoed by CJ Advertising Director Mike Hornback who lead his department to victory.
“Winning KPA’s General Excellence Award is a testimony to the professionalism of our dedicated staff. I congratulate all of our staff members for their contributions during the past year, and look forward to another successful year at the end of 2013.”
Following are awards won:
General Excellence Award - Daily Class 1
First Place
Common-wealth Journal
Best TMC
Saturday Life Section
Certificate of Merit
First Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
Second Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
Third Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
First Place – Hyundai Of Somerset, Craig Wesley
Second Place – Alton Blakley Honda, Mary Ann Flynn
Honorable Mention - Hyundai of Somerset
First Place – Wheeldon Appliance, Janie Gumm-Wright
Financial Services
Honorable Mention – First Insurance Group, Mary Ann Flynn 
Professional Services
Second Place – The Wood House, Craig Wesley
Honorable Mention – Ready Mix Concrete, Janie Gumm Wright
Food and Alcohol
Second Place – Food Fair, Mary Ann Flynn
First Place – Buyers Paradise, Mary Ann Flynn
Second Place – Ashley Furniture, Mary Ann Flynn
Third Place – Ashley Furniture, Mary Ann Flynn
Clothing Store
Second Place – Kidsignment, Janie Gumm Wright
Signature Page
Second Place - Marketplace, Debbie Gossett
Honorable Mention – Lady Warriors Volleyball State Champs, Staff
First Place – Kentucky Breast Care, Kate Smith
Third Place – Kentucky Breast Care, Kate Smith
First Place – Gatti’s Pizza, Janie Gumm Wright
Honorable Mention – 27 Twin Drive-In, Mary Ann Flynn
Special Section
First Place – Veterans Day Tribute, Advertising Staff
Third Place – Health and Family, Advertising Staff
First Place – Chris Girdler, Kathy Lee
Second Place – Olivia Minton, Kathy Lee
Third Place – Vote No, Kathy Lee
First Place – Owens’s Garden Center, Janie Gumm-Wright
Second Place – K & T Saw, Mike Hornback
Third Place – K&T Saw, Mike Hornback
Honorable mention – K&T Saw, Mike Hornback
Classified Section
First Place – Advertising Staff
Second Place – Advertising Staff
Third Place - Advertising Staff
Best Use of Color
Second Place – Alton Blakley Collision Center, Mary Ann Flynn
Third Place – Avante Garde, Mary Ann Flynn
Best Ad Series
First Place – Alton Blakley Ford, Mary Ann Flynn
Second Place – Don Franklin, Craig Wesley
Third Place – Citizens Bank, Athletes Of The Week, Craig Wesley
Holiday Greetings
Second Place – Bluegrass Oxygen, Mike McCollom
Third Place – First & Farmers National Bank, Craig Wesley
Special Events
Third Place – Businesses of the Year, Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Newspaper Promotion
Second Place – Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Contest, Advertising Staff