Minneapolis, Jan. 9, 2018 (MindShare Strategies Media Services) – The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) is accepting entries in its 2018 Compass Awards Program. In its 66th year of existence, the program encourages excellence in marketing, communications, and sales practices in the commercial freight transportation and logistics industry.

“The goal of the Compass Awards Program is to highlight the most innovative marketing and sales programs in the transportation industry,” said Austin Browne, senior manager marketing communications and brand for CSX, and current chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee. “The coveted awards program aims to raise the standard and provide well-deserved recognition to our industry's top marketing and sales practitioners.”

This year's Compass Awards program will feature 15 submission categories: Integrated Campaign, Content Marketing, Social Media, Media Relations, Advertising, Events, Direct Marketing, Sales and Marketing Collateral, CRM Solution, Sales and Marketing Collaborated Effort, New Product Development, Pricing Process and Analysis, Recruiting or Retention Campaign, and Corporate Social Responsibility or Diversity Campaign.

Entrants in the program are required to prepare a program blueprint that is a written description of their marketing or sales strategy, and any related work samples. Entries then are judged by industry peers and other well-respected marketing and sales experts nationwide. The regular deadline to submit entries is Feb. 9, although an early bird deadline of Jan. 26 allows entrants to save U.S. $25 per entry.  Recipients of the award will be recognized during a special program at the 2018 TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference, to be held June 10-12 in Fort Myers, Florida.

For additional information about the TMSA Compass Awards Program and the TMSA Annual Conference, visit www.TMSAtoday.org or call 952-466-6270 ext. 208.

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About the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) helps its members and their companies to make sales, marketing and communications strategies more effective, productive, and profitable. The only professional association of its kind serving the transportation and logistics industry, TMSA delivers value to thousands of members through knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions. For more information, visit www.TMSAtoday.org.