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.



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.



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.