Fixation Marketing Wins Awards in Three Categories in Association TRENDS 2011 All-Media Contest

Bethesda, MD—Fixation Marketing has been recognized with awards in the Association TRENDS 2011 All-Media Contest in the following categories:

  • Direct Marketing Piece/Promotion Gold:
    VIP Reception Invitations
    Client: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International
  • Exhibitor Sales Kit Gold:
    “Know Your Customer” FMI2012 Digital Exhibitor Prospectus
    Client: Food Marketing Institute
  • Convention Promotion Package Silver:
    “Packaging. Processing. Powerful.” PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 Attendee Promotional Materials
    Client: Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

“I’ll just say it…I love it when Fixation’s work is recognized for excellence and our clients love it too!” said Jean Whiddon, Fixation’s President and CEO. “Our staff is positively obsessed’ with creating strategies and campaigns that help our clients meet and exceed their goals. This recognition is another way to show appreciation for their dedication.”

The TRENDS All-Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2011 competition included more than 450 entries in 22 categories of association communications.

Winners will be honored at the 33nd Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 10, 2012, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The winning entries will be on display at the event and will be featured in the January 2012 issue of TRENDS in print and online.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Fixation Marketing is a full-service agency specializing in creative strategy, design and interactive solutions for events and trade shows, as well as for private, nonprofit, educational and philanthropic organizations. Fixation’s clients include the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO International Convention), International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA Attractions Expo and Asian Attractions Expo), Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PACK EXPO), Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBExpo), Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (National RV Tradeshow) and Solar Energy Trade Shows (Solar Power International and PV America). Visit

Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations. Visit