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BROADCASTING INDUSTRY’S TOP MARKETING PRIZE NAMES 2019 WINNERS AT PROMAX STATION SUMMIT

WTVR, GROUPE TVA, KXAS BRAND MARKETING AND OTHERS WIN BIG AT AWARDS CEREMONY IN LAS VEGAS


LOS ANGELES — June 20, 2019 —Television stations from Richmond, Montreal, Dallas/Fort Worth and New York were some of the big winners at the 2019 Promax Awards at Station Summit, the annual celebration of the best marketing and promotion in the broadcasting industry. The award presentation took place today at the annual Promax Station Summit at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.
 
WTVR of Richmond, Groupe TVA of Montreal, KXAS Brand Marketing of Dallas/Fort Worth and YES Network of New York led the winners list this year. 
 
Other stations taking home multiple awards included KADN News15 of Lafayette, WGN-TV and WCIU of Chicago, KTVT-TV of Dallas, Tribune Media, KVVU-TV of Las Vegas, and WWBT of Richmond.  The full list of winners can be found at: http://promax.tv/ss2019
 
Kevin Frazier, co-anchor for Entertainment Tonight, presided over the ceremony at The Mirage in Las Vegas. 
 
The awards are handed out by Promax, the global trade association for the media marketing profession. The awards honor outstanding achievement in local broadcast marketing — the campaigns that build loyal viewership and create the local television brands that are vital partners in community life in cities and towns across North America.
 
Gold and Silver awards are handed out in categories honoring everything from the best Weather programming spot to the funniest promo. Each year work is entered by individual stations, network in-house creative groups, or station groups and their parent companies.
 
Tribune Broadcasting’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services, Marshall Hites was awarded the 2019 Promax Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the association’s highest honor, bestowed by the Board of Directors in recognition of outstanding achievement over the course of a career dedicated to celebrating excellence, driving talent, and connecting people.
 
Hites is an award-winning broadcast marketing executive with over 50 years in local television. He oversees brand management, advertising, on-air promotion, graphics and design areas for Tribune Media’s 42 broadcast stations. Each of the individual station Creative Directors work directly with Hites on these and other matters related to the station’s branding, competitive positioning, and creative endeavors.
 
Promax Station Summit is the only business event created exclusively for and by Television Station Marketing and Creative Services professionals. The annual event brings together the top broadcast networks, program distributors and station ownership groups under one roof for the most powerful week in the broadcast industry.

About Promax
Promax is the largest member association for the global entertainment marketing profession. Our community represents thousands of individuals working at the world’s leading media brands, marketing and creative agencies, and content providers. Since 1956, Promax members have created the most relevant brands in pop culture, introduced generations of audiences to powerful entertainment content, and inspired passionate fandom. More at: promax.org.


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