So the other day I got an e-mail informing me that I have won an award!
“Our selection of your company is a reflection of the hard work of not only yourself, but of many people that have supported your business and contributed to the subsequent success of your organization. Congratulations on joining such an elite group of small businesses.”
There was of course a link to where I could go and purchase my award and a press release that I could use to notify everyone of my achievement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J Chris Campbell Illustrations Receives 2012 Best of Greenville Award
Greenville Award Program Honors the Achievement
GREENVILLE November 13, 2012 — J Chris Campbell Illustrations has been selected for the 2012 Best of Greenville Award in the Graphic Arts & Related Design category by the Greenville Award Program.
Each year, the Greenville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Greenville area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Greenville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Greenville Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Greenville Award Program
The Greenville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Greenville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Greenville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Greenville Award Program
This is by far one of the most sophisticated e-mail sales techniques I’ve ever seen. I wonder what they’ll come up with in the near future? Until then I’ll just enjoy my award in the virtual realm.