TMG Honored with NOVA, Davey Awards

Kelly Moore (for TMG)

(Des Moines, Iowa – May 23, 2012) – The Members Group (TMG) has received recognition from the Iowa Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Iowa) with three NOVA Awards and the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) with a Davey Award for excellence in its 2011 marketing programs.

AMA Iowa created the NOVA Awards to honor marketing programs that deliver results. A record number of entries were judged on the strategy, tactics and the results achieved that supported the marketing objectives. Competitors for the NOVA awards range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

In this year’s NOVA competition, TMG received Best of Category distinction for its media relations campaign. This category recognized excellence in all elements of TMG’s public relations efforts intended to gain earned media and increase awareness of its expertise in the payments environment. The agency behind the NOVA award-winning efforts for TMG is Kelly Moore Consulting, Inc., of Des Moines.

TMG also received third-place honors in two NOVA categories: Marketing Communications (2011 white paper series) and Interactive Marketing (2011 webinar series).

As well, TMG’s advertising campaign, “Be a Superhero,” received a silver award from the 2011 International Davey Awards. The Davey Awards are focused on honoring outstanding creative work that exemplifies fresh ideas and exceptional execution, not the biggest budgets. The competition, sanctioned by the IAVA, is the largest and most prestigious awards competition exclusively for smaller creative agencies.

The agency behind the Davey award-winning campaign for TMG is Cooper Smith & Company of Des Moines.

“Both the NOVA and Davey award competitions acknowledge efforts that have met very high standards of excellence,” says Georgann Smith, TMG director of marketing and communications.  “At TMG, we strive to produce effective, quality work that inspires our clients and prospects to act, and it is an honor to receive praise from such prestigious organizations.”

About TMG
The Members Group (TMG) is dedicated to creating customized, technology-driven card processing and payment solutions for credit unions and community-based financial institutions across North America. Innovations in fraud management, loyalty programs, alternative payment systems and analytic reporting, and the competitive advantages they create, have helped TMG forge a new standard in offering cutting-edge credit, debit, ATM, prepaid card products and a P2P payment solution. For more information, visit

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