NFPW Award Winner 2015

NFPW Three Time National Marketing 2015 Award Winner

Raleigh CMO Brings Home Three First Place Awards from National Federation of Press Women

The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) has announced Christina Motley of Raleigh, NC as a national winner of three awards in its annual NFPW Communications Contest. The awards will be presented at the NFPW National Conference on September 12 in Anchorage, AK.

Christina Motley’s national wins include:

  • First place for a marketing campaign done for a Raleigh-based, large nonprofit organization
  • Third place for graphics for a new product brand
  • Honorable mention for a media kit that earned national press coverage

Motley won 11 awards at the state level earlier this year. (Three first place awards of which on to compete nationally as mentioned above for the final national placement.)

A distinguished group of professional journalists, communications specialists and educators judged 575 entries in multiple categories for marketing, public relations and communications. Motley, formerly of Roanoke, Virginia, swept the NCPC contest last year and was the overall winner in the Virginia Press Women’s (VPPW) annual statewide contest three consecutive years from 1999-2001.

“I joined NFPW in 1991 for two primary reasons,” explained Motley, who owns a marketing firm in Raleigh that offers fractional Chief Marketing Officer services. “As a former journalist, I’m an advocate for the First Amendment and Code of Professional Ethics. Secondly, Norma Lugar (now deceased) advised me that I needed to compete every once in a while when I thought I had produced high caliber work to ensure it consistently withstood the comprehensive critique of some of the most notable colleagues and competitors in the country and that if it did, it would be deemed award worthy.”

Christina Motley is one of 257 recipients from across the country who will receive awards for excellence in communications at the national conference in September.

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ABOUT NFPW

NFPW is a nationwide organization of both women and men who have dedicated their careers to making a difference through their work as journalists, public relations practitioners, new media strategists, marketers, photographers, art directors, broadcasters, authors and graphic designers, to name a few. http://www.nfpw.org/

 

ABOUT CHRISTINA MOTLEY

Christina Motley, CEO of Christina Motley & Associates is a veteran integrated Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)-on-Demand, award-winning creative director, published author, dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, successful serial entrepreneur, marketing thought leader, and according to her Columbia University daughter, “World’s Best Mom.” Her book, Leadership Philosophies of Unsung Leaders, is available on Amazon and Kindle. Her latest book – a limited edition, full-color, hardbound coffee-table book – 150 Year Reflections of Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is also now available.

NFPW NC Women's Club Award Winner 2015

NFPW NC Regional Award Winner 2015

Raleigh Entrepreneur Brings Home 11 NFPW Awards from the North Carolina Press Club

Christina Motley swept the annual communications contest for the second year in a row, putting her work up against peers across the state, winning 11 awards, three  to compete nationally.

Raleigh, NC (April 15, 2015)  CEO/CMO Christina Motley’s three First Place Award wins by the North Carolina Press Club ensures her place among top marketing firms in the state of North Carolina.  Motley’s first place wins include developing a Media Kit, producing award-winning Graphics and creating and implementing a Marketing Program for an existing product or service. The awards will compete nationally against peers across the country as part of the National Federation of Press Women’s annual communications contest.

Motley was also won second place awards for website development, electronic newsletters, and multiple press releases. Third place wins include infographics, a marketing and rebranding campaign and her third book, A Reflection of 150 Years for Roanoke County Virginia Fire and Rescue. She won honorable mentions in the categories of social media and for her latest book, Leadership Philosophies from Unsung Leaders, available on Amazon.National Federation of Press Women, Inc Affiliate of Christina Motley, LLC

“It is rewarding and humbling to see something you created and are passionate about receive national coverage and appreciation. I plan to use this experience as a challenge in my practice to lead the way for other marketing firms and provide my clients with one of a kind services and deliverables,” said Motley.

Motley has been a member of NFPW since 1992, and is a former three-time Virginia Sweepstakes Communications Contest Winner.  She holds nearly 300 awards and accolades for her leadership, creativity, writing, marketing and public speaking skills.

In June 2015 Christina came home with three wins on the national level from the NFPW Conference 2015. 

 

ABOUT CHRISTINA MOTLEY

Christina Motley is a veteran, integrated Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)-on-Demand and CEO of Christina Motley & Associates. Known as an award-winning creative director, published author, dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, marketing thought leader and, according to her daughter – a freshman at Columbia University –  “World’s Best Mom.”

Her knowledge, understanding the importance and successful implementation of solid integrated marketing strategies has resulted in her servicing multiple clients in a variety of industries since 1992 and earning over 300 creative, marketing, business, leadership and civic awards. A popular keynote speaker, she successfully engages her audience on a variety of topics including leadership, marketing strategy, team building, content marketing and social media.

 

ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA PRESS CLUB

North Carolina Press Club was chartered on June 10, 1978 and today is an affiliate member of the National Federation of Press Women. The co-ed organization is dedicated to connecting communicators across the state, promoting the highest ethical standards and protecting First Amendment rights.

Chief Marketing Officer C hristina Motley Presents at ProductCamp RTP Un-Conference

Chief Marketing Officer Christina Motley Presents Agile Marketing at ProductCamp RTP

Triangle professionals gather to share and learn about best practices in product marketing and development at the 2015 ProductCamp RTP.

Raleigh, N.C. — Christina Motley is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) on-demand and multi entrepreneur in Raleigh, NC and has been honorably chosen to speak on the topic of Agile Marketing at the 7th annual ProductCamp RTP “Un-Conference” on Saturday, April 11, 20215. She will educate and entertain attendees with her 2:30 p.m. presentation “Agile Marketing: A New Way of Thinking that Pays Dividends.”

The “Un-Conference” will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cree, 4408 Silicon Dr., Durham. NC 27703. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.

 

ABOUT PRODUCTCAMP RTP

ProductCamp RTP - Learn about Agile Marketing

 

ProductCampRTP serves Triangle and professionals in the surrounding area by providing them with a fun, laid-back environment where volunteers share their skills and knowledge with other interested participating volunteers from a variety of industries and backgrounds. This year, Mark McClear, Vice President of Cree, will be the keynote speaker. ProductCamp conferences are free to attend, and are typically held on Saturdays as to be a low-risk way to for individuals to expand their skills and personal networks.

 

ABOUT CHRISTINA MOTLEY

Christina Motley is the CEO of her third successful business, having sold two firms still in existence in Virginia. Her team partners with national clients to deliver Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) on-demand and on-point marketing strategies. Christina has achieved nearly 300 awards and accolades for leadership, creativity, marketing, writing and editing. As a published author, her writing has been featured in regional, national and international publications. As a dynamic speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, Christina has delivered keynotes and workshops to diverse audiences, conferences, associations and classrooms. Her fourth book is scheduled for release in 2015.

 

Christina Presents at Wine Down Wednesday

Join us as Christina Motley presents at Wine Down Wednesday

As a professional integrated marketer, Christina Motley shares steps to building successful personal and professional relationships using LinkedIn at Wine Down Wednesday.

Christina Motley, CEO of Christina Motley & Associates, a Triangle-based marketing consultancy, will present “Discover the Power of LinkedIn to Build Personal & Professional Relationships.” Her TED-Style presentation on February 18, 2015 is hosted by Wine Down Wednesday, a popular Triangle after-hours group organized by Kevin Snyder. Attendees will walk away with tools they can immediately implement for greater social media and business success.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at SB Financial Group, 2000 Arial Center Parkway in Morrisville and begins at 6pm.

An award-winning marketing coach and serial entrepreneur with 300+ creative, marketing, business, leadership and civic awards, Motley will share best practices and advanced techniques for using LinkedIn to not only distinguish personal and professional brands on LinkedIn, but show participants how to use the platform for business networking and prospecting.

“I am excited to speak at Wine Down Wednesday,” said Motley. “It is crucial for business owners and executives to be aware of social media best practices and trends today. I am happy to share my knowledge and first-hand experience with LinkedIn in order to help people realize their personal and professional goals.”

 

ABOUT WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

Wine Down Wednesday MeetupThe brainchild of popular author and keynote speaker, Kevin Snyder ,’Wine Down Wednesdays!’ is a social group that combines short ‘TED-style’ presentations in between wine tastings. The popular Meetup group visit local wine bars/wineries all over the Triangle area while hearing motivational/expert speakers present their leadership expertise for 10-15 minutes (6:15pm-7:30pm). Before, in between, and following the speaker(s), we enjoy several wine tastings!

 

ABOUT CHRISTINA MOTLEY

Christina Motley is a published author, dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, serial entrepreneur, and according to her Columbia University daughter, “World’s Best Mom.” Her successful implementation of integrated marketing strategies has resulted in her servicing multiple clients – from start-ups to publicly-held enterprise – across a variety of industries, including working on top Fortune 500 brands, including Aetna, Advance Auto Parts, BB&T, Dell, HSBC, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Smithfield Foods, Waste Management and others since 1992. She instructs for North Carolina’s community colleges and ASPE-ROI, a division of Fortis College and has authored three books, as well as published hundreds of articles and earned media coverage for clients from AP, Forbes, Media General, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, NPR, ABC, NBC and CBS. A dynamic presenter, college instructor and member of the National Speakers Association, Christina has delivered keynotes and workshops to diverse audiences of up to 500 at conferences, associations and in classrooms.

 

Join us for your Business Growth WorkOUT with Ascend Training Series

Dynamic Business Duo Bring ASCEND Training Series To Take Your Business Growth Higher

A three-part small business training series beginning in January addresses the common challenges business owners face when it comes to marketing, management and money.

Raleigh, NC (December 12, 2014) – International management consultant and speaker, Maribel Mañibo Lazzarino joins with Raleigh, NC Chief Marketing Officer and serial entrepreneur Christina Motley to launch ASCEND Training Series™. This unique, three-part training series will address the common challenges for business growth that business owners face when it comes to marketing, management and money.

Participants will get direct access and hands-on experience with the latest best practices, proven techniques, practical tips and expert advice and insight for successful business growth and reduce wasting resources by working smarter and strategically, without overwhelm and burnout. The three part Training Series are highly interactive and participants will walk away with action plans, resources and a strong start in using effective strategies in their respective businesses.

 

Registration

Join us every third Tuesday of each month during the first quarter (January 20, February 17 and March 17) from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We will meet at Dynamic Worldwide Training Facility in Cary, NC. Coffee, lunch and refreshments are provided.

The business workOUT™ is open to small business owners and welcomes everyone from start-up solopreneurs to executives operating up to $5 million in annual revenues. for more information, email ascend@yourrighthand.co

Seats are limited. Register here: http://bit.ly/1Agf90n

 

A Word from Mañibo Lazzarino

“Like most business owners, I have invested in numerous training series and rarely found enough time to implement what I learned or if I did, I would get stuck and confused because the training was too long ago.” says Mañibo Lazzarino, a corporate trainer for a decade. “People learn successful business growth best through practice, a way to try and fail safely. These trainings provide condensed, laser-focused lessons with ample time to apply them to their business right then and there.” She adds, “With the Ascend Training Series™, the participants are learning while working. They get to work things out with us right by their side… it’s a business workOUT™ instead of a workshop.”

 

A Word from Christina Motley

“Very few business owners actually have a business degree,” says Christina Motley, a former adjunct faculty member for Virginia Tech and current instructor for ASPE-ROI (a division of Fortis College). “As a three-time business owner I relate with fellow entrepreneurs who have grown and sold businesses, and everyone knows that it is not always easy.  Business owners want and need continuous education and training to stay up to date with the latest best practices. We want to give business owners the tools and capacity to take their business growth to the next level. We believe this first series fills a gap in the marketplace.”

 

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ABOUT MARIBEL MAÑIBO LAZZARINO

Maribel Mañibo Lazzarino is a professional speaker, management consultant and CEO of Right Hand Partner, LLC (RHP), helping business owners and leaders “get out of their own way” and grow their organizations without sacrificing personal values, mental and physical health, and quality of life. She focuses on “growth and positive change that sticks” using evidence-based methods for motivation, systems and continuous improvement and developing unique, individual and organizational “operating systems” for clients. Maribel has 15 years experience in business operations, including a decade in international training, systems and organizational development at non-profits and private companies in the areas of finance, health, and information technology. Her work in research and evaluation contributed to national law reform in Africa and authorship in peer-reviewed journals. RHP provides action-based trainings, consulting, and management services on an ongoing or project basis.

Learn more at http://www.yourrighthand.co/.

 

ABOUT CHRISTINA MOTLEY

Christina Motley is the CEO of Christina Motley & Associates, her third successful business, having sold two firms still in existence in Virginia. Her team partners with national clients to deliver Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) on-demand and on-point marketing strategies. Christina has achieved nearly 300 awards and accolades for leadership, creativity, marketing, writing and editing. As a published author, her writing has been featured in regional, national and international publications. As a dynamic speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, Christina has delivered keynotes and workshops to diverse audiences, conferences, associations and classrooms. Her third book, Leadership Philosophies from Unsung Leaders, was released in April, 2014.

Read her bio at https://www.christinamotley.com/christina-motley-bio.

 

 

Is Twitter a Part of Your Business? - Christina Motley LLC

Triangle CEO/CMO Christina Motley Featured Speaker on Building Thought Leadership

Christina Motley will present thought leadership best practices using Twitter to 

Triangle-based Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Christina Motley will deliver a seminar on how professionals can build thought leadership through Twitter. She will be speaking on August 26th, at the Downtown Raleigh Capital City Club  from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

 

A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as
an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought after and often rewarded.

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Thought leadership is a powerful business tool to build and promote brand awareness and even to generate leads. There are many effective marketing strategies and a variety of channels to establish thought leadership when it comes to social capital. Twitter is one such platform to consider when creating an online presence.

According to Jeremy Waite, head of digital strategy at Salesforce ExactTarget, many top CEOs and even investors tweet less than once per day. Best practices recommend 4-7 tweets per day for the best results.  Christina Motley will explain why establishing your personal brand on a heavily trafficked social media site like Twitter is one of the best ways for a professional to be seen as an influence in their field.

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Attendees will receive an overview of Twitter best practices and personal branding, as well as learn practical ways to begin building a thought leadership presence on Twitter.

Interested parties can register through the group Professional Networking on the Web at http://www.professionalnetworkingontheweb.com/.