Marking excellence: The Gold Book Awards

ADP’s Gold Book Awards competition is a jury and peer voted recognition of the best of the best in the Yellow Pages industry in both directory production and marketing expertise. The Association presents the awards to the deserving publisher and partner book award winners during its Annual Convention in recognition of their outstanding directory products and marketing innovations.

You know what great Yellow Pages marketing is and now it’s time to cast your vote for the “best of the best” entries in the 2018 Gold Book Awards competition. Online voting for your favorite entries in the Marketing and Promotion Division begins today February 20 and ends on March 23, 2018.

If you have not done so already, please click “Login” at the top of the screen to create a new username and password. There is only one vote per Publisher member company. If you need help logging in, call Lisa at 800.267.9002, ext. 202.

Once you have logged in, there are 10 Marketing and Promotion Division categories for you to judge. In each category, there is an Entry Description Form for each submission along with the images and applicable television, radio or video spots. At the top of each category page, you will see the criteria to use when judging. For the best viewing of the entries, we suggest you use a computer or laptop.

For each category, you must select a first, second and third place (if applicable) in order to move on to the next category. After you choose your three winners, click on the Vote button at the bottom of the page. Once you have clicked the Vote button in each category, your decision is final. When you have chosen your three winners in MP10, click the Finish button at the bottom left of the page.

We estimate the online voting will take less than one hour to complete. If you don’t have enough time to complete the entire voting process, you may log out and log back in to finish. You must vote on all 10 categories by March 23rd for your ballot to qualify. The Directory Division entries will be judged onsite at the Marriott University Park in Salt Lake City during ADP’s Annual Convention.

Thank you for taking the time to help us recognize excellence in the Yellow Pages industry. If you have any questions regarding the voting, please contact Lisa at 800-267-9002, ext. 202 or email


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One of the categories that has increased in popularity is the Directory of the Year. This category offers all publishers big and small the opportunity to receive special recognition for producing a directory that their peers and the judges consider this year’s best.

In early spring, members will vote on the Marketing and Promotion categories electronically, allowing them more time to judge the entries at their convenience. Directory Division entries will be judged onsite April 16 – 18 at the Marriott University Park in Salt Lake City during ADP’s 2018 Annual Convention and Partners Trade Show.

ADP wants to thank Gold Book Chairman Tom Surnbrock and the Gold Book Committee for the many hours they devoted to ensuring a successful awards competition. Tom recently resigned after serving as committee Chairman for three years and Mark Smith of TXPAGES has been named Chairman.

If you have any questions regarding the Gold Book Awards, call + 1800.267.9002 or email We look forward to receiving all the members’ directory and innovation entries.


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