Awards of Excellence Voting Procedures

The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media wishes to recognize DFW media professionals for their outstanding achievements and service in the previous year, 2017.

AWM GALA Nomination and Voting Process

Nomination:

Each company receives a ballot of pertinent categories (for example, agencies will nominate in their category only).

Each company will nominate one person from within the company for each category (only one name per category).

Round One Vote:

Each company will have a designated list of voters (each Designated Voter must work full-time at the company and must be located in DFW).

  • Agencies will have 10 voters per company. 
  • Rep firms will have 10 voters per firm.  
  • Radio Station groups and TV stations will have 20 voters each.
  • OOH, Print, Digital, and Sports Marketing companies will have 10 voters per firm

 

Ballots with every single nominee across all categories will be sent to each Designated Voter in DFW.

CPA tabulates the top 5 names in every category.

Round Two (Final) Vote:

The top 5 names in every category will submit essays and will be judged anonymously by media organizations outside DFW (Austin and Houston).

The top 5 names in every category will also appear on a ballot which will be sent to each designated voter from all companies.

Final Determination:

CPA weights judges’ ballot results (60%) and in-market Designated Voters from all companies (40%).

Recipients will be announced at the 35th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala on Thursday April 5, 2018.

Awards of Excellence Categories:

  1. Television/Cable: Local Account Executive
  2. Television/Cable: Local Sales Manager or National Sales Manager
  3. Television/Cable: Local General Manager or Director of Sales
  4. Television: Traffic - Continuity Management
  5. National Television/Cable Rep Firm:  Account Executive
  6. National Television/Cable Rep Firm:  Team Manager
  7. Radio: Local Account Executive
  8. Radio: Local Sales Manager or National Sales Manager
  9. Radio: Local General Manager or Director of Sales
  10. Radio: Traffic - Continuity Management
  11. National Radio: Account Executive
  12. Digital Media Sales:  Account Executive – TV, Radio, Print, Digital Property
  13. Digital Media Sales:  Sales Manager – TV, Radio, Print, Digital Property
  14. Digital Media:  Agency Leadership of Digital Strategy
  15. Digital Media:  Agency Digital Account Manager
  16. Sports Marketing: Sales
  17. Sports Marketing: All Other
  18. Out of Home:  Account Executive – Outdoor, Transit and Direct Mail, Experiential
  19. Out of Home:  Sales Manager – Outdoor, Transit and Direct Mail, Experiential
  20. Print Media:  Account Executive – Newspaper, Magazine
  21. Print Media: Sales Manager – Newspaper, Magazine
  22. Rising Star (3 years or less in position/industry) – Agency, Television, Radio, Out of Home, Print, Digital
  23. Local Agency: Regional or National Spot Broadcast Buyer
  24. Local Agency: DFW Spot Broadcast Buyer
  25. Local Agency: Regional or National Broadcast Planner
  26. Local Agency: Traffic Management
  27. Local Agency: Media Director or Media Supervisor
  28. Agency Owner, President, Principal or Vice President
  29. Agency of the Year

(revised 1/12/18)