From the publisher

And the winner is . . .

Scott Hack of Peeweeville KY is the winner of the PMQ contest. He won an Inflatable Walk-Around Pizza Slice created by Signs & Shaped and valued at $4,200. Scott plans on opening his first pizza store in October.

PMQ has created an award to recognize marketing innovation that helps the pizza entrepreneur realize success. This May, the first PMQ Marketing Innovation Award was awarded to the U.S. Postal Service for their website development that will help our industry better understand and use direct mail. View this great website athttp://www.uspsdirectmail.com.

John Ward, VP of Marketing for the U.S. Postal Service and Marshall Emery, associate VP of Marketing were both honored. Emery was on hand to receive the awards at a special ceremony in Chicago.

There work came to our attention thanks to a nomination from ZipM. com which had worked closely with Marshall Emery during fieldwork with their company. Nominations are now being accepted for next years award.

PMQ Publisher Steve Green has built, owned and operated pizza stores in California, New York and Mississippi. He consults with many of the nations top pizza operators and vendors and has toured thousands of pizza stores worldwide during the last 20 years. Feel free to contact PMQ with ideas, suggestions or comments. Most of our stories and ideas originate from our readers.