DES MOINES, Iowa (5/24/11)--The Members Group (TMG) has been recognized by the Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Iowa) for excellence in marketing with two NOVA Awards, including overall best in show. TMG, which also captured best of category in marketing, was recognized for its 2010 quarter white papers showcasing the payments-industry expertise of TMG executives. The company surpassed its white paper download goals by nearly 300% and tripled the number of client prospects it had hoped to earn. Campaign results were triple-weighted in the judging of this year’s awards, according to Georgann Smith, TMG director of marketing and communications. The NOVA Awards credited Smith and two team members, Tana Krumm and Sarah Barthole, and the public relations consulting firm Kelly Moore Consulting, Inc. Established by AMA Iowa, the NOVA Awards recognize marketing programs that achieve results. Competitors for the awards range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The competition is held annually each spring. TMG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Affiliates Management Co., which is owned by Iowa credit unions and their members. A credit union service organization, TMG provides card processing and payment solutions to credit unions and financial institutions across North America.