Target Marketing Award Winners Hit Their Mark

More than 80 guests and employees attended SouthComm Publishing and Targeting Marketing’s first annual awards banquet held on April 11.

Online PR News – 22-April-2015 – Florence, KY – Tyler Shepard, of Union, KY, was the 2014 Sales Associate of the Year. It was one of several awards announced by Target Marketing Inc. (TMI) and SouthComm Publishing (SCP) at its first annual awards banquet at the Double Tree Hilton Airport Hotel held on April 11.

“The recipients of our awards were great examples of professionalism, outstanding sales and marketing achievements in 2014,” stated Philip Hageman, President and CEO of Target Marketing and SouthComm Custom Publishing. Hageman continued, “We haven’t had or focused on recognizing our people and an amazingly vested team that takes great pride in their work. It was long overdue, but also a long road to setting standards and exceeding our goals. I am proud of our work and our companies and the standards and reputation we have in the industry as well as the community.”

Award Recipients
The Rob Lischer Award: Most companies have the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. Rob Lischer has been with the company for more than 20 years and he continually sets the bar high for his dedication, integrity, work ethics and being the best team player for Target Marketing. Lischer was shocked and honored to have his name attached to this award. This year, the Rob Lischer Award was presented to Rachel O’Hara, of Erlanger, KY.

Designer of the Year: Darren Hinerman from SouthComm Publishing, of White, GA, received this high honor for numerous magazine layouts and designs recognized by several state and local organizations.
2014 Sales Associate of the Year: Tyler Shepard, of Union, KY. In 2014 Shepard set the sales standards for Target Marketing. He won a well-deserved week long trip for two to an exclusive and “all inclusive” to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

2nd Place Sales Associate of the Year: Jason Anderson, of Hebron, KY
3rd Place Sales Associate of the Year: Jamen Purvis, of Independence, KY
4th Place Sales Associate of the Year: Danielle Foltz, of Newport, KY
5th Place Sales Associate of the Year: Malisa Smith, of Bellevue, KY
Shooting Star Sales Associate: Gary Vaughn, of Hebron, KY
Most Improved Sales Associate: Allen Reed, of Villa Hills, KY
Support/Production Associate of the Year: Christine Celsor, Cincinnati, OH

About SouthComm, Inc.
SouthComm, Inc. owns Target Marketing and SouthComm Publishing, custom publishing companies serving chambers of commerce and other associations around the country. SouthComm was formed in 2007 and operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce, and with the Cygnus purchase, a significant player in the B-to-B publishing world. The Nashville-based company now owns more than 30 titles targeting B-to-B and consumer audiences around the country. The company has offices in Nashville, Fort Atkinson, WI, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Louisville, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Tampa, Arlington Heights, IL, and Florence, KY. For more information about Target Marketing & SouthComm Publishing, pleases visit For additional information about SouthComm, please visit