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The American Marketing Association Houston Chapter Announces the 28th Annual Crystal Awards Finalists

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- The American Marketing Association (AMA) Houston Chapter, the city's premiere marketing organization, has announced the finalists for the 28th Annual Crystal Awards. Award recipients will have demonstrated outstanding results, and will be honored at the Crystal Awards Gala held on Thursday, May 29th at the Hyatt Regency Houston downtown. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. during which the finalist gallery, exhibiting 294 entries in 77 categories, will be open to attendees followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The 28th Annual Crystals Awards is one of the largest marketing competitions in the country, and represents a diverse cross-section of Houston's best marketing work. "AMA Houston recognizes the talent and dedication marketers bring to Houston businesses," said Dominique Shu, president, AMA Houston. "Each business and organization is backed by a team that helps tell its story and deliver bottom-line results. We are excited to honor the 2014 Crystal Award winners as both creative and strategic forces in our community."

A select team of judges from around the country were flown into Houston to score hundreds of entries. Criteria review included situational challenges, marketing strategy and results. To view this year's finalists, visit 2014 Crystals Awards Finalists. Tickets and tables are available online at www.crystalawards.org.

"As marketers, we go to great lengths to ensure our work achieves its objective and generates measurable results, this is mission that lies at the heart of the Crystal Awards," said Shu. "We are very excited about this year's program and are so appreciative of our Crystal Awards sponsors. With their help we are also able to provide financial support to our charitable mission, AMA Houston Gives Back." One-third of the net proceeds from the Crystal Awards is dedicated to AMA Houston Gives Back, helping to provide financial marketing and promotional support for local non-profit organizations.

About AMA Houston
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 last nine years by AMA's international headquarters.

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