Local Sales Manager Ben McWhorter sent an email to his staff pointing out that several Journal employees, including “Big Bank Frank Murphy,” had been nominated for Big Wig Awards. He mentioned me because I was put in the Best Radio Rep category, which is unusual.
Although I am not a salesperson, I do sometimes go on sales calls, especially if I have some familiarity with the client’s business. My best guess is that a WNOX client who I visited and who is a member of the American Advertising Federation’s Knoxville chapter nominated me.
To the best of my knowledge, all the other nominees are salespeople. Here’s the list of nominees:
- Cory Dickson – Cumulus
- Lori Stooksbury – Journal Broadcast Group
- Alex Carroll – WKVL Talk Line
- Frank Murphy – Journal Broadcast Group
- Jad Farmer – South Central Media
- Josh Cantwell – Journal Broadcast Group
- Julie Small – Cumulus
- Kristina Killebrew Journal Broadcast Group
- Phil Jarnigan – Merle 96.7
- Sarah Watson – Journal Broadcast Group
The Big Wig Awards Gala will be held October 22 at Club LeConte.