City Convention & Visitors
Authority is Recognized with Multiple Awards for Publicity Campaign and
(Atlantic City, NJ, February 1,
2006) -- The Media
Relations team from the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
(ACCVA) has been recognized with awards by the League of American Communications
Professionals (LACP), the international Communicator Awards 2005 Video
Competition, and from the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of
Business Communicators (NJ/IABC).
“I’m proud that our Media Relations team has been
recognized by their peers and rewarded for all the outstanding work they do for
the Authority in promoting Atlantic
City,” said Jeffrey Vasser, executive director, Atlantic
City Convention & Visitors Authority.
The ACCVA won Honors in the LACP’s 2005 Magellan Awards for its Top 10s
Publicity Campaign – a series of press releases distributed the 10 weeks leading
up to Memorial Day weekend 2005 promoting the non-gaming elements of Atlantic
Magellan, IRIS and Communicator Awards,
Of the 475 entries accepted for the 2005 Magellan
Awards, less than one out of four received awards. According to the competition,
the ACCVA’s “submission demonstrated exceptional characteristics which set it
apart as one to be truly celebrated.”
The ACCVA’s Media Relations team also won The Communicators Awards’ most
prestigious distinction, the Award of Excellence, for the
Atlantic City… Always Turned On
“Experience It” DVD.
Of the 3,059 entries submitted throughout the
and five other countries to The Communicator Awards 2005 Video Competition, only
about 15 percent of the entries won the Award of Excellence.
City… Always Turned On “Experience It” DVD also won a
2005 IRIS Award of Merit from the NJ/IABC. The DVD was one of 120 entries
evaluated in the IRIS Awards program, which celebrates excellence in
Communications. Entries were judged on innovative and effective use of media,
overall quality of writing, design, execution, and successful achievement of
Media Relations developed the DVD - partnering
with Media Imagery, a nationally award-winning media production company - to be
used by the ACCVA Convention Sales team to further promote
Both the Top 10s Publicity Campaign and the
Atlantic City…Always Turned On
“Experience It” DVD previously won 2005 Gold MarCom Creative Awards from the
MarCom international awards competition.
The Atlantic City Convention &
Visitors Authority serves as the destination's principal marketing
arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure
tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the
Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall
on behalf of its parent agency, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.