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SMC³ Collects Three TMSA Compass Awards

Peachtree City, GA. – SMC³ has won three Compass Awards of Excellence from the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association for its marketing work on the Connections and Jump Start conferences.

TMSA recognized SMC³ for the marketing campaign strategy, execution, and results for Jump Start 2015 and Connections 2014, as well as a single advertisement for Jump Start 2015’s Ignite Speed Meetings sessions.

SMC³ is committed to supporting the transportation industry by creating opportunities for learning, relationship building and the exchange of ideas. Jump Start and Connections are educational conferences produced annually by SMC³ as the primary means of providing this support.

Counting this year’s three awards, SMC³ has received 11 awards since it started entering the Compass competition in 2013. Last year, SMC³ was also awarded Best in Show for its Jump Start 2014 campaign. The Best in Show award, which celebrates the highest scoring submission across the entire field, is announced annually during the TMSA awards ceremony. This year’s event will be held June 9 during TMSA’s Logistics Marketing and Sales Leadership Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by TMSA for our conference marketing achievements, and I’d like to extend my congratulations to our marketing team,” stated SMC³ CEO Jack Middleton. “Providing unique educational services that optimize our customer’s supply chain is one of the foundational missions of SMC³.”

This year, the TMSA judged 80 entries from more than 35 companies on the written strategies and actual creative work of each marketing campaign. The total number of points earned based on a six-point scale determine if a recipient receives an award of excellence (the highest level of the award) or an award of merit. SMC³ joined 10 other companies – ranging from CSX Transportation Intermodal to the Reliance Network – in receiving Awards of Excellence. Fifteen companies were recognized with Awards of Merit.

“The Compass Awards Program provides transportation and logistics companies with the opportunity to showcase their best work in marketing and communication strategies, and sales performance,” said Brian Everett, CEO of TMSA. “In addition, recipients of this prestigious award receive recognition from peers while they benchmark work against others in the industry.”

About SMC³

SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability. For more information about SMC³, visit

About the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association

The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association provides knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions to marketing, sales and communications professionals in the transportation and logistics industries. Member companies include motor carriers, railroads, air carriers, ocean lines, 3PLs, OEMs, media and suppliers, and account for more than $300 billion in revenue each year. For more information, visit

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