MANHATTAN, Kan. (May 28, 2009) – Purple Wave has been awarded the best in Online-Only Auctions and five additional honors in the 2009 National Auctioneers Association-USA Today Marketing Competition. The Online-Only Auction award was also presented to Purple Wave in 2007 and 2008, making the firm the only company in the history of the award to receive it.
“We’re excited that the innovation and hard work of our team has been consistently recognized on a national level,” said company CEO and founder Aaron McKee. “The Online-Only Auction section does not include any sub-categories, so the sale we entered competed against Internet-only auctions of all sizes and including all types of assets. We feel very honored to be named the best.”
In addition to the Online-Only Auction award, Purple Wave was also named the third-year winner of the Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment award in the Online Catalogs category. In the same category, the company was the second-year winner of the Farm Real Estate award, and named best in General Household/Estate Liquidation, Livestock and Residential Real Estate.
The company will be formally recognized for its achievements during an awards reception at the 60th International Auctioneer Conference and Show on July 16 in Overland Park, Kan.