Best Marketing Idea Competition date announced

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 21, 2016

Salisbury Sales and Marketing Executives Association (SSMEA) has announced the date of its 2016 “Best Marketing Idea” Competition to be March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Salisbury. Entries are open to any business or organization based in Salisbury and Rowan Count (SSMEA members are excluded).

This long-standing tradition rewards the best marketing idea based on the following criteria: uniqueness, creativity and effectiveness. All entries will be reviewed and reduced to a field of seven finalists, who will present their ideas on March 23, immediately following a reception and dinner. If selected, the entry fee will be $25, which includes dinner. You are also invited to attend if you do not wish to enter for just $25, including dinner.

Members of SSMEA will vote to determine the 2016 winner, who will be presented with a $100 cash prize as well as an SSMEA membership for the remainder of 2016.

To enter this year’s competition, simply write a description of your idea, how it was implemented, the benefits received; and send them via email to:, on or before March 7.

SSMEA is a 65 year-old organization comprised of sales and marketing executives dedicated to uniting professionals, for the distinct purpose of improving techniques in sales and marketing management. For more information, contact Joan Palmer, 704-633-1317 or