February 16, 2013 11:13:16 PM
The Commercial Dispatch advertising department picked up 13 awards at the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet, held Feb. 2 in Jackson.
The Dispatch was awarded third place in Overall Advertising Excellence after collecting one first place, five second places and six third places in its circulation category (9,000 to 15,000).
■ Best Series of Ads, first place, Jay Armstrong (Shelton's Cleaners)
■ Best Single Retail Ad (black and white), 2nd place, Jay Armstrong (DC Music); third place, Jackie Taylor (Rejuvenation)
■ Best Classified Ad, second place, Ernest Rogers (Premier Ford)
■ Best House Ad (circulation), second place, Jackie Taylor.
■ Best Magazine Periodical Ad, second place, Stacy Clark, Jackie Taylor, Ernest Rogers, Peter Imes (Catfish Alley).
■ Best Single Magazine Ad, second place, Jackie Taylor (Lowndes Funeral Home).
■ Best Retail Ad (color), third place, Jackie Taylor (Jim's Clothing)
■ Best Service Ad (color), third place, Ernest Rogers, Bobbie Perry (Hearing Aid Services)
■ Best Advertising Promotion, third place, Jackie Taylor (Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity Great Tombigbee Duck Race)
■ Best Classified Section, third place, The Dispatch staff.