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Pace Honored with Six SAM Awards by NJ Builders Association


New York, NY, April 2016: Pace, one of the longest-standing and most honored agencies serving the New Jersey homebuilders’ market, was the recipient of six awards at this year’s annual SAM (Sales & Marketing) Awards celebration, held March 31st at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The SAM Awards, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), are the most coveted honors within the state to recognize creative achievement in new home sales and marketing. The presentation of the SAM Awards caps off another outstanding awards season for Pace. Last month, the agency was recognized by the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ) with nine FAME Awards for excellence in marketing accomplishments in the homebuilding industry.

Pace, a full-service advertising, marketing and branding agency based in New York City, won SAM awards in a variety of categories for clients, as well as for the agency itself, recognizing the firm’s work across a broad spectrum of marketing initiatives. Awards included: Best Color Ad (One-half Page and Under, Sharbell Development – Springside at Robbinsville); Best Billboard Print or Electronic (Sharbell Development – Union Lofts at Town Center); Best Overall Use of Social Media (Associate Member – Pace); Best Marketing Strategy (Associate Member Pace); and one of the evening’s top honors, the Grand Award for Associate Member Marketing Program. Additionally, as the ad agency for K. Hovnanian® Homes, Pace shared in another of the evening’s top wins: Community of the Year (Attached, Over $350,000 – Montgomery Ridge).

“What an honor to receive these prestigious awards from the NJBA, following so quickly on the heels of our recent FAME Award wins,” said Holly Kingsley, Senior Vice President of Pace. “We’ve been a part of the New Jersey building community for so many years, so it’s always special to spend time with our friends and peers in Atlantic City every year – and even more meaningful to be honored by them. We’re proud of the work we’ve done for all our clients this year. Receiving these awards validates our commitment to serving the New Jersey homebuilder community. It also solidifies our standing as one of the leading agencies in the tri-state area, committed to excellence in traditional and digital marketing and advertising.”

Founded in 1949, Pace is based in New York City, with offices in Boca Raton and Orlando, Florida. In addition to specializing in residential real estate and serving numerous builder clients in New Jersey, the agency also serves a variety of other sectors including commercial real estate, hospitals and healthcare, hospitality, education, and non-profit organizations. In 1986, Pace was the first U.S. acquisition of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications organizations and parent to some of the most prominent and successful firms in the field, including agencies such as Young & Rubicam, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Mather, Grey and Hill & Knowlton. Pace is also parent company to Green Advertising in Boca Raton, Florida; and Stalder/Green Advertising in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit



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