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25 Ports Earn Awards in AAPA’s 2016 Communications Competition

[ July 21, 2016   //   ]

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will recognize 25 seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 50th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at an Oct. 26 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 109th Annual Convetion and Expo in New Orleans, which runs Oct. 23-26.
The recipients of the 2016 Overall Award of Communications Excellence trophies – the top awards in AAPA’s Communications Awards Program – are Port Everglades (Category 3); St., John’s Port Authority (Category 2); and the Port of Grays Harbor (Category 1).  Each of the three categories of ports is based on the size of the port’s public relations/advertising/marketing budget.
“When port authorities communicate strategically with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and policymakers, they’re better able to show their tremendous value as drivers of economic development, environmental enhancement and job creation,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO.  “This competition helps our member ports by rewarding effective communications and highlighting best practices and lessons learned.”