NAMM has announced the start of this year’s Top 100 Dealer Awards process. Now in its ninth year and held during the Summer NAMM Show (July 18-20) in Nashville, the annual awards honour retailers who have ‘demonstrated a commitment to best-practices, creativity, and innovation in music products retail’. The submission process will open on Friday, 15th March to current NAMM retail members and will close on Friday, 5th April
‘NAMM retail members are at the forefront of creating more music makers and in my opinion, are the heartbeat of our industry in communities around the world,’ says Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. ‘We look forward to an exciting evening in Nashville to honor and celebrate the Top 100 Dealers and to learn the secrets of how they are adapting to the changing retail environment and succeeding in the marketplace.’
Three new submission categories are being added to the the Top 100 Awards: the “Innovation Award,” “Best Community Retail Store,” and the “Top 100 Customers’ Choice Award.” At the announcement of the Top 100 nominees in May, the category of the “Customers’ Choice Award,” will open and offer the Top 100 honorees a chance to engage their audiences to vote online for their favourite retail store. Other categories include “Best Customer Service;” “Best Store Design;” “Best Marketing and Sales Promotion;” “Best Online Engagement;” and the “Music Makes a Difference Award.” All submissions will be evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail by a panel of independent judges, NAMM says.
The list of Top 100 Dealer nominees will be announced at the end of May with the “Best of,” “Customers’ Choice,” and “Dealer of the Year” awards to be announced during the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on Friday, 19th July at the Summer NAMM Show.
The 2019 Summer NAMM Show returns to Nashville’s Music City Center July 18-20.Registration for Summer NAMM opens in April at NAMM.org.