November 3rd was the Eagle Newspapers – Eagle Media Northwest meeting for sales teams and managers in Hood River, Oregon.

It was a beautiful fall day to be in the spectacular, Columbia River Gorge, with nearly 60 Eagle team members in attendance.

Each Eagle property was invited to present their “best of” ideas for innovative and creative sales and marketing campaigns, run at their location.  A panel of judges deliberated thoughtfully over each entry, in each category, and there were many happy winners who received accolades from fellow Eagles as well as some cash prizes.

Congratulations to all the winners!  To all properties – THANKS – for participating!


Best Special Publication

1st           Total Eclipse – Itemizer Observer

2nd          Valley Sportsman – MoneySaver – Lewiston


Best Self Promotion

1st           It’s Your Business – Idaho County Free Press

2nd          News article suitable for framing – Northwest Boomer &  Senior News


Best Specialty Page or Pull-Out Section

1st           Retirement Community/Medicare Guide – Northwest Boomer & Senior News

2nd          Monthly Winery Guide – Hood River News

Honorable Mention       Seattle Seahawks Section – Daily Sun News


Best Ad Series

1st           Sunrise Chevrolet – Omak Chronicle

2nd          Artisan Jewelers – Hood River News


Best On-line and Print Promotion – combination

1st           Holiday Showcase – Idaho County Free Press

2nd          Winter Auto Care/Tires –  Daily Sun News


Best On-line Media Ad

Honorable Mention        Anytime Fitness – animation/rotating ads – Daily Sun News


Best Ad Idea

1st           Taco Wagon Promotion – Daily Sun News


Wild Card (Sales Enhancing Idea)

1st           Fitness/Health/Lifestyle Section – MoneySaver – Lewiston

2nd          Brainfit puzzle publication – Northwest Boomer & Senior News


Best New Project Planned for 2017/2018

1st           Alexa….give me my news! –  Daily Sun News

Honorable Mention        Organic chocolate bar wrappers –  Columbia Gorge Press

Honorable Mention       Cool Schools – The Dalles Chronicle