Port Wins Communication Awards
September 23, 2011
The Port of Long Beach won several awards in the communications field in September. Director of Communications and Community Relations Heather Morris accepted the prestigious Dan Maynard Award for Excellence in Communications at the American Association of Port Authorities conference in Seattle on September 15. The Dan Maynard is presented annually to the AAPA member seaport that wins the most awards in AAPA's communications awards program. This year the Port of Long Beach won more awards than any other seaport, including; community testimonial advertising campaign, Centennial celebration advertising campaign, the 2011 Centennial calendar, the 2011 Centennial celebration launch, educational outreach campaign, Re:Port community newsletter, Dock Talk employee newsletter, promotional fact pen, social media campaign, Green Port Fest 2010, Let’s Talk Port 2 workshop series, "Pulse of the Port" video series, “On the Go” video series, 2011 State of the Port presentation, community impact photography, Centennial Web site and Centennial forum blog.
The Port was also a big winner at the national 3CMA (City-County Communications and Marketing Association) conference in Austin, Texas on September 9. Competing against all government agencies nationally, the Communications Division won first place (the “Savvy” award) for the Port’s community newsletter Re:Port, the Annual Report and photography. Second place awards (“Silver Circle”) went to the Centennial web site, the Pulse of the Port video program, and the Dock Talk employee newsletter.