PromaxBDA Celebrates Day Three of the 2013 Station Summit With the PromaxBDALocal Awards Including Just Cause Honors

The Third Annual Leadership Summit for Local Station General Managers, Marketing, Promotion and Creative Services Executives Featuring Meetings with Affiliates, Studios, Station Groups, Speakers and Awards June 25-28 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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| Source: PROMAX BDA International

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing the best and brightest in promotion, marketing and design, PromaxBDA celebrated the local stations best creative work by announcing the winners of the 2013 PromaxBDALocal Awards. The multi-day leadership summit for local station general managers, marketing, creative and promotion executives is being held at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas. The PromaxBDALocal Awards was hosted on Thursday by Rachel Smith, co-host, FOX5's MORE and MORE Access, celebrates excellence, creativity and innovation in local television promotion, marketing and design.

As a part of the celebration, the Just Cause Award categories recognize local media leaders in cause marketing and their broadcasters' pro-social commitments to their community. Honored were creative executives who produced distinguished work in small, medium and large markets celebrating their commitment to non-profit partnerships, pro-social causes and local community.

"We congratulate the winners of the 2013 PromaxBDALocal Awards as well as our 2013 Just Cause Awards honorees," said Jonathan Block-Verk, president and CEO of PromaxBDA. "This year's Station Summit has been a great collaboration of syndicators and local leaders to empower and invigorate the community and industry, we are excited that in our third year the support from our community continues to grow."

The top winners overall include Tribune Creative Group; WOAI-TV; WGN-TV; Bell Media; FOX 50; and NY1 News. The top station winners include WOAI-TV; WGN-TV; and FOX 50.

The Just Cause Award recipients were, The NBC2 Giving Tree, Waterman Broadcasting, Save The Augusta Warrior Project (WJBF&WAGT); and "Stand Up For Someone," Campaign, CW50 (WKBD-TV).

* For a complete list of the 2013 PromaxBDALocal winners please go to:

http://promaxbda.org/awards/current-awards/2013-promaxbdalocal-awards--

About Station Summit

The 2013 Station Summit, a leadership summit for local station general managers, marketing, promotion and creative services executives, is designed to specifically focus on the issues, trends and emerging business opportunities driving success in local television. The Summit in Las Vegas and will feature creative and strategic meetings with affiliates, studios, station groups and PromaxBDALocal speakers, sessions and Awards show. ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC and Telemundo will be hosting comprehensive affiliate marketing meetings as part of the event. Syndicators and studios slated to participate to date include 20th Television, CBS Television Distribution, Debmar-Mercury, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Station groups CBS Television Stations, Gannett, LIN Media, NBC Owned Television Stations, Raycom Media, Scripps, Sinclair, Tribune, Young, and other station groups were also in attendance.

About PromaxBDA

PromaxBDA is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors and technology providers around the globe. The goal of PromaxBDA Association is to lead the global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms, inspiring creativity, driving innovation and honoring excellence. With companies and individuals drawn from more than 70 countries, PromaxBDA is a truly international organization uniting the individuals who will pioneer tomorrow's electronic and broadcast media.

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