NEMMY Awards

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The NEMMY Awards aren’t just another accolade to toss on the shelf. These awards signify dedication to forging powerful and profitable relationships between reps and manufacturers in the electrical industry.

The 7th Annual NEMMY Awards Presentation will take place at the NEMRA25 Annual Conference, during the Opening/Networking Session! This year we’re proud to feature 3 impactful award categories.

Location: Orlando World Center Marriott
Date: Tuesday, February 4th 
Time: 7:00 AM EST

Submissions Open: 09/17/24 (12:00PM ET)

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, 12/06/24 (5:00PM ET), 

Don’t let the opportunity to celebrate your colleagues slip through your fingers. Submit your nomination today!

The Award Categories

Partnership of the Year Award

This award celebrates the Rep-&-Manufacturer team that exemplifies the spirit of Power Pact. The winning team must demonstrate how they developed a more strategic plan/approach to create a more powerful and profitable partnership.

Rep's Choice Award

Nominated by a rep agency, this award recognizes the manufacturer that uses the Power Pact concepts to continually improve their value proposition to their sales force and customers.

Manufacturer's Choice Award

Nominated by a manufacturer, this award recognizes the rep firm that uses the Power Pact concepts to continually improve their agency and its alignment with manufacturers.

Criteria for Nominations

Partnership of the Year Award

Criteria for Nomination:

Using the following criteria, describe how you have been able to work as partners to reach your common business goals, through any combination of two or more of the following:

  • Jointly developing and monitoring an annual business plan
  • Using sales- enablement / support tools and processes to align your activities—technology, territory visits, customer service, new product launches, training, marketing and promotional tools
  • Making mutually strategic investments (compensation plan, sales specialists, additional product training, etc.)
  • Top leadership involvement and a commitment to a win-win relationship

Note: A Rep and Manufacturer should nominate themselves as a team

Rep's Choice Award

Criteria for Nomination:

Describe how the manufacturer you’re nominating generates superior performance through any combination of three or more of the following:

  • Communicating company strategy and value proposition to their sales network.
  • Providing superior levels of sales-enablement tools and service support
  • Utilizing fair and equitable compensation models to drive sales growth
  • Demonstrating understanding and respect of rep value by CEO/top leadership
  • Investing in new products, support tools, technology, and process improvement

Note: A Rep should nominate a Manufacturer

Manufacturer's Choice Award

Criteria for Nomination:

Describe how the rep firm you’re nominating generates superior performance through any combination of three or more of the following:

  • Effectively implementing an annual business plan
  • Building brand preference and demand through effective selling at both the distributor and end user customers
  • Providing superior customer responsiveness through highly trained and organized inside sales and customer service teams
  • Deploying marketing resources to help build brand and end user demand
  • Investing in sales training and professional development of its team
  • Communicating effectively with all people/functions within your company

Note: A Manufacturer should nominate a Rep

Past NEMMY Award Winners

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If you’re on the fence about making a nomination, let last year’s winners and their nominators guide you. NEMRA recently had the chance to sit down and conduct interviews with some of the standout individuals and companies from the previous NEMMY Awards. The takeaways are not just enlightening—they’re downright motivating.

2023-24 Winners

Nominator Notes: RAB’s commitment to fostering strong partnerships and empoweringtheir representatives with cutting-edge sales tools truly sets them apart. When you represent RAB, you become a part of a culture that valuescollaboration and growth. 

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Nominator Notes: A Commitment to Marketing and Strategic Business Development Planning. Demonstrating and Building Brand Preference and Demand Generation through In-Depth Knowledge of the Local Markets, Channel Partnerships and Relentless Focus on the End-User.

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Nominator Notes: Yusen’s proactive approach towards business planning has been the driving force behind MaxLite’s remarkable growth in the New England market, which has surged by over 50% in the past four years. This level of growth is a testament to Yusen’s strategic thinking and ability to execute on a plan. Yusen’s expertise in building brand preference and demand, along with demonstrated investments in marketing, professional development, and product training, has brought a significant “Value Add” to the table when working with distributors and contractors. 

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