HIGH HONOR: Nina Jackson, regional director of marketing and public relations for ASM Global’s NRG Park in Houston, was inducted into the EAMC Hall of Fame. (Lee Engebretson Photography)
EAMC Honorees Include Venues Industry Stalwart Nina Jackson
The Event & Arena Marketing Conference bestowed its awards in Seattle today for some of the most creative marketing work done in the venues industry in 2022.
This year’s conference drew a record attendance of more than 450, event organizers said.
At a ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Seattle, honors were handed out to:
–the Overland Park (Kansas) Convention Center, which won in the category of marketing and publicity campaign with a budget under $10,000 for its “Events for All – Sensory Room.”
–the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, winner in the budget over $10,000 category, for its “Grand Opening Campaign.”
–the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, which was hailed for most creative artist welcome for its
“Luke Combs Welcome Campaign”
–Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, for the most creative artist give under $1,000; “Karol G, Terrarium Heels.”
–United Center in Chicago, for the most creative gift over $1,000, for “Nile Rodgers Skates.”
The campaigns were chosen from among venue marketers, promoters, and publicists from across North America. Industry experts judged the campaigns, and then the top entries per category were selected by EAMC attendees.
Honors were also handed out to individuals from across the venues industry.
Tami Allen, senior director, winter sports events for IMG, received the Gigi Award of Excellence, the EAMC’s top award, named after the late Gigi Pilhofer, one of the founders of EAMC.
Nina Jackson, regional director of marketing and public relations for ASM Global’s NRG Park in Houston, was inducted into the EAMC Hall of Fame.
This year’s Impact Award recipient was Chanell Thomas, director of marketing and sales for Colonial Life Arena, was honored with this year’s Impact Award for her positive influence and commitment to mentorship.
Samuel Guerrero, social media and digital marketing manager for Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center, was named EAMC’s Breakthrough Professional of the Year.