Awards & Achievements

Recent Southwestern Advantage awards and achievements include: 

2016

2015
  • Top Workplace - presented by The Tennessean
  • BBB Torch Award for Ethical Commerce (Middle TN & Southern KY region)
  • Public Service Award for Share The Advantage presented by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Nashville chapter)
  • DSN Global 100 (#63) – The Top 100 Direct Selling Companies Worldwide 

2014

2013


2012
  • Public Relations Society of America (Nashville Chapter): Parthenon Award in the Public Service category for 'Share The Advantage' program
  • Director of Communications Trey Campbell recognized by the PRSA (Nashville) as the 2012 Hercules Award winner for excellence in public relations
  • 2012 Digital Media Award for Best Blog by the Direct Selling Association

2011
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee: Southwestern Advantage honored as a founding charter member; 50 years - 1961-2011; holds A+ rating
  • Named a 'Fastest Growing Private Company' by the Nashville Business Journal; ranked #23 with over 20% growth from 2007-2010
  • Dir. of Communications, Trey Campbell: finalist for the Chamber of Commerce 2011 Nashville Emerging Leaders Award in Public Relations/Advertising
  • Trey Campbell recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a "Forty Under 40" winner for 2011
  • Nashville American Marketing Association: www.southwesterndifference.com was recognzied as an Achievement in Marketing Award winner for "Online Blog" category
  • PRSA (of Nashville) - 2 Awards of Merit at the 25th Annual Parthenon Awards: New Media & Blogs category for www.southwesterndifference.com and Media Relations & Media Kits for company media kit
  • Direct Selling Association (DSA) recognition for DSA's Code of Ethics Communication Innitiative
  • www.CollegeGrad.com ranks Southwestern Advantage the #2 nationwide internship for college students

2010
  • United Way of Metro Nashville (2 awards) - Innovation Award for innovative campaign ideas and strategies; Corporate Champion Award
  • International Association of Business Communicators: www.southwesterndifference.com wins Golden Pen Award
  • Direct Selling News: Top 100 Global Direct Selling Companies (ranked #39)
  • www.CollegeGrad.com ranks Southwestern Advantage the #1 nationwide internship for college students
  • DSA: Century Award - lifetime achievement award in the direct selling industry
  • PRSA (of Nashville): 2 Awards of Merit: 'Brochures & Booklets' and 'Displays or Exhibits' categories
  • Safe Haven Family Shelter: CEO Henry Bedford honored with Safe Haven Hero Award for Lifetime Achievement

2009

  • National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators: www.southwesterndifference.com wins Achievement in Consumer Education Award
  • www.CollegeGrad.com ranks Southwestern Advantage #2 nationwide internship for college students
  • PRSA (of Nashville): 2 Parthenon Awards and 1 Award of Merit - 'New Media - Websites' and 'New Media - Blogs' categories
  • Award of Merit for the Feature Writing category: "Your PR Radar: Blips and Tips" published in Direct Selling News


ACHIEVEMENTS

2012

  • Take The Stairs by Southwestern's Rory Vaden hits #1 on Amazon, WSJ, Barnes & Noble, #2 New York Times Best Sellers List
  • Sister company Great American acquires QSP fundraising company, becoming largest school fundraising company globally
  • Southwestern Advantage donates over $10,000 of College Prep Pack SAT/ACT software to Hunters Lane High School

2011

  • Southwestern Advantage donates over $1 million in company products to TODAY Show Toy Drive; product manager Haley Price makes appearance on show
  • 'Share The Advantage' service projects first coordinated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; 2 orphanages, 2 schools, and a center for the deaf and mute received product donations, maintenance, and financial assistance by both company and student reps
  • One Nashville: Southwestern Advantage signs on as an endorsing partner for the citywide awareness campaign for city schools

2010

  • TODAY Show: donation of $602,798 in company products to TODAY Show Toy Drive; company president Dan Moore makes appearance on show


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