Call for Entries Now Open for BIA/Kelsey GOLOCAL Awards, Celebrating the Local Marketing Initiatives of National Brands

National brands are invited to nominate their local marketing successes; finalists will be showcased and category winners announced at BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL, March 25-27, in Dallas

CHANTILLY, Va. (Jan. 9, 2015) – BIA/Kelsey today announced a call for entries for the 2015 GOLOCAL Awards, a competition to identify and celebrate the most successful local marketing initiatives deployed by national brands.

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National brands are investing substantial dollars and resources to deploy local marketing programs. By 2018, BIA/Kelsey estimates national brands will spend more than $68 billion on their local marketing initiatives. The GOLOCAL Awards will recognize the most effective national-to-local marketing strategies.

“The GOLOCAL competition is an exceptional way to highlight brands and agencies that are executing successful digital marketing programs at the local level,” said MacKenzie Lovings, VP of marketing, BIA/Kelsey. “As we lead our clients in their local endeavors, this competition gives our community an opportunity to learn from the latest local targeting innovations and best practices being deployed by national players. We’ve designed the program so it offers a terrific opportunity both for participants and the local community to learn about business initiatives that are having an impact and generating revenue.”

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, based on how effectively their marketing program fulfilled their stated objectives. Categories include sales/revenue, innovation and strategic use of digital marketing.

Last year’s category winners were YP/Quiznos (sales/revenue), Eventful/FOX’s Sleepy Hollow (strategic use of digital marketing) and Tribune Broadcasting/Walmart (innovation).

Deadline for 2015 entries is Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Finalists will be notified by March 4, 2015 and showcased at the upcoming BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL conference, March 25-27, in Dallas, where category winners will be announced.

There is no fee to enter. Entry guidelines and online entry form are available at http://www.biakelsey.com/National/golocal.asp.

BIA/Kelsey NATIONAL features more than 20 sessions focused on the local targeting initiatives of national brands, franchises and multi-location businesses, across mobile, social, search, loyalty, video, verticals and more. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.biakelsey.com/National.

About BIA/Kelsey

BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research and forecasts, Custom Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey’s annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at http://www.biakelsey.com, on the company’s Local Media Watch blog, Twitter (http://twitter.com/BIAKelsey) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/biakelsey). Stay connected by subscribing to the firm’s bi-monthly newsletter.

For more information contact:

Eileen Pacheco
For BIA/Kelsey
(508) 888-7478
eileen@tango-group.com