Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
RTOHQ: the Magazine has been honored with a Silver Award in the Monthly Trade Association Magazine category in Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest. It was one of nearly 470 entries in the association publications contest.
“We are honored to be in the winners’ circle this year," said APRO Executive Director Bill Keese. "We’re proud of the great work our staff has put into media and communicating with our members. Neil Ferguson, our magazine editor, deserves special praise. His exemplary artistic and design sense contributes greatly to the success of RTOHQ: The Magazine."
APRO is the national trade association for the rent to own industry headquartered in Austin, TX. APRO represents the $8.5 billion dollar rent to own industry with 9,800 stores nationwide. APRO members range from one-store rent to own businesses to public companies such as Rent-A-Center and Aaron's.
The TRENDS All Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2013 competition included a record 467 entries in 22 categories of association communications.
RTOHQ: The Magazine will be honored at the 35th Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 20, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. The winning entry will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS, and online.
The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO), founded in 1980, is the national, non-profit trade association representing the rent-to-own industry in America and is host to the popular consumer website ShopRTO.com.