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Christina Motley Takes Third Place Nationally as NFPW Sweepstakes Winner

A NFPW member since 1991 and frequent award-winner, Motley received seven national awards at the annual NFPW Conference, including special recognition as the third highest award-winner in the country.

"Producing award-winning work validates that my team creates and delivers valuable marketing strategies, solutions and most importantly, results for our trusted clients," said Motley.

    RALEIGH, NC, September 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) presented Christina Motley of Raleigh, NC seven national awards at the 2014 NFPW Communications Contest awards banquet Saturday, Sept. 6, during the organization's annual conference held in Greenville, SC at the Marriott on Parkway Center.

Motley's wins include:

- Third place nationally as the highest-award winner, along with a $100 check,
- Three first place awards: marketing a new service, direct mail marketing and a media kit,
- Two third place awards for community relations and writing for the web, and
- An Honorable Mention for a corporate social media campaign.

Over 1,500 first place state affiliate entries, including 11 of Motley's North Carolina wins, competed in multiple categories for marketing, public relations and communications. Motley, formerly of Roanoke, Virginia, swept Virginia Press Women's (VPPW) annual statewide contest three consecutive years from 1999-2001.

"I joined NFPW in 1991 and for two primary reasons," explained Motley, who owns a marketing firm in Raleigh that offers Chief Marketing Officer services on demand. "As a former journalist, I'm an advocate for the First Amendment and code of professional ethics. Secondly, Norma Lugar (now deceased) told me I needed to compete every once in a while when I thought I had produced high caliber work to ensure it consistently withstood the comprehensive critique of some of the most notable colleagues and competitors in the country and that if it did, it would be deemed award worthy."

Motley was one of 227 recipients from across the country to receive a total of 372 awards for excellence in communications. A distinguished group of professional journalists, communications specialists and educators from 17 states judged 550 entries in a wide variety of categories. Only first-place winning entries at the state level were eligible to enter the national contest. All entries were published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.

"Producing award-winning work is a nice accolade for sure and keeps me on my toes, but it is really evidence that I continue to employ the right people in the right position and that together, we create and deliver valuable marketing strategies, solutions and most importantly, results for our trusted clients," said Motley.

NFPW is a nationwide organization of both women and men who have dedicated their careers to making a difference through their work as journalists, public relations practitioners, new media strategists, marketers, photographers, art directors, broadcasters, authors and graphic designers, to name a few.

Christina Motley, CEO of Christina Motley, LLC is a veteran integrated Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)-on-Demand, award-winning creative director, published author, dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, successful serial entrepreneur, marketing thought leader, and according to her Columbia University daughter, "World's Best Mom." Her book, Leadership Philosophies of Unsung Leaders, is available on Amazon and Kindle. Her latest book - a limited edition, full-color, hardbound coffee-table book - 150 Year Reflections of Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is available on her website at Contact:


Suzanne Hanney, NFPW Contest Director
773-334-6600, ext. 19

Julie Hoffman, Assistant NFPW Contest Director

Gloria J. Watkins, NFPW Contest Manager

Eileen Batson, Publicist, Christina Motley, LLC

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