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AMA Houston Announces Houston's 26 Best Marketers for 2013 in Marketer of the Year Award Program

2013 Marketer of the Year to Be Announced During March 3, 2014 Awards Ceremony

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/10/14 -- The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Houston) is pleased to announce the companies, organizations and institutions voted as Best Marketers in 26 industry categories in the 2013 Marketer of the Year (MOTY) Award competition. The Best Marketer category winners were selected by chapter members and a local panel of marketing professionals from over 120 nominated companies, organizations and institutions. The chapter will honor these category winners during the March 3, 2014 awards ceremony at the Alley Theatre, with one of these category winners announced at the event as Houston's 2013 Marketer of the Year.

The keynote speaker will be David Bunch, Global VP, Marketing for Retail Shell. Bunch leads a global team in 70 countries and is responsible for the development of all the brand and communications, products, sponsorships, convenience stores and loyalty programs across Shell's 43,000 locations. He is also Chairman of Shell Brands International which oversees the development of the Shell brand globally, recognized as one of the top 75 most valuable brands worldwide. He will speak on the future of brands.

The Marketer of the Year Award is AMA Houston's annual program that honors exceptional marketing efforts by Houston-area companies, organizations and institutions. The chapter established the Marketer of the Year Award in 2005 to recognize overall marketing excellence in the greater Houston area. A panel of marketing professionals from across the nation reviews and scores information about the Best Marketer category winners' marketing programs and selects the 2013 Marketer of the Year winner. A full list of category winners is below.

Prior winners of the top award include: Aliana Development (2012), Discovery Green (2011), University of Houston Athletic Department (2010), Blinds.com (2009), Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2008), the Houston Zoo (2007), Weatherford International (2006) and the Houston Symphony (2005).

The AMA Houston Marketer of the Year Award presenting sponsor for the eighth year is the Houston Business Journal. The platinum sponsor is Aliana Development. The gold sponsor is Dignity Planning (Service Corporation of America). Silver sponsors are Brookwoods Group and CenterPoint Energy. Winners' circle sponsors are Blinds.com and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Event partners include Alley Theatre, Max's Wine Dive, The Tasting Room, TeleReach and Ventures Marketing Group. Chapter partners include AAF-Houston, Bullpen Marketing, ExactTarget, Houston Rockets, Market Wired, Qualtrics, and Seebridge Media.

For more information about Marketer of the Year and registering to attend, visit amahouston.org. A link to purchase tickets is at http://amahouston.net/event/2013-marketer-of-the-year. Individual tickets are $35 for AMA Houston members and $45 for non-members.

AMA Houston congratulates the Best of Category winners for 2013 Marketer of the Year, listed below by category:

Arts: Institutional
Children's Museum of Houston

Arts: Performing
Houston Ballet

Economic Development
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Education: College/University
Houston Community College System

Education: Elementary/Secondary
St. Pius X High School

Energy
Valerus

Engineering/Construction
T-REX Engineering + Construction

Financial
PULSE

Healthcare
Texas Children's Pavilion for Women

Hospitality and Hotels
Royal Sonesta Houston

Manufacturing
Technetics Group

Media
Houstonia Magazine

Real Estate: Commercial
Camden Property Trust

Real Estate: Residential Builders and Developers
Aliana Development Company

Real Estate: Residential Realtors
Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS

Restaurants: Multiple Locations
James Coney Island

Restaurants: Single Location
Frank's Americana Revival

Services: Business-to-Business
MATCHSTICK

Services: Business-to-Consumer/Retail
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

Services: Marketing/Communications
Bullpen Marketing

Social Services
YMCA of Greater Houston

Sports: Amateur
University of Houston Athletics Department

Sports: Professional
Houston Dynamo

Technology Products and Services
FuelQuest, Inc.

Transportation
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Venues and Arenas
Miller Outdoor Theatre

About AMA
AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was named Chapter of the Year six times in the past nine years by AMA's international headquarters.

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