NAMM is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Top 100 Dealer Awards, which will be handed out at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville on June 24, 2016. The awards recognize MI retailers for their various contributions to the industry and applaud excellence and innovation in music products retailing.
“Many members have told us that the NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards have become one of the most important educational events of the year,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Every NAMM retailer is unique and we can all learn from each other as this event shines the spotlight on the best practices in retailing and raise the bar for the whole industry. It is also a celebration of the fun and creativity that each member brings to their community as we promote our vision of a world where music is an essential part of daily living for everyone.”
Dealers are evaluated for their innovative approaches to retail and for employing effective strategies in marketing and customer engagement. An independent panel of judges reviews entries to determine winners in each category and to select the Dealer of the Year. Top 100 Dealers will be announced in April 2016. Category winners and the Dealer of the Year are announced during the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on June 24.
Music retailers interested in earning Top 100 recognition can submit their entry now through March 18. Categories include Best Store Turnaround, Best Customer Service, Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, SupportMusic Makes a Difference Award, and Best Emerging Dealer “Rookie Of The Year.” By entering in any number of categories, retailers are automatically entered for consideration as a Top 100 Dealer and Dealer of the Year.
Summer NAMM returns to Nashville’s Music City Center June 23-25, joining thousands of buyers together for a chance to preview the latest music products, gain valuable training, and network with peers. Registration for Summer NAMM opens March 9. Booth space is available now.
For more information, contact NAMM: 760-438-8001, www.namm.org.