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Gander Airport receives three marketing awards

Honored at ACI-NA Awards for excellence

(June 30, 2014) – The Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) was recognized with three honors at the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Marketing and Communications Awards held in Edmonton, Alberta recently.

  •  The GIAA won 1st Place in the categories of Brochures and Radio Advertising
  • The airport won 3rd place in the category for Creative Innovation in Promotional Items

Gander Airport’s two first place finishes were the most of any Canadian airport and three total awards was the second most of any Canadian airport, behind host Edmonton International Airport. Gander International Airport was bestowed with three awards in last year’s iteration of the awards. San Francisco International Airport was named the recipient of the contest’s top honor, the Peggy G. Hereford Overall Award for Excellence.

“The results of the 2014 ACI-NA Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest vividly illustrate the innovation and creativity needed in telling the important story of airports,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “From our large hubs to our small airports, the imagination and skill on display throughout all the entries of this year’s contest are testament to the commitment airports make to engaging and connecting with the communities that they connect to the rest of the world.”

This year, 56 airports and airport authorities submitted 287 entries in categories ranging from printed materials such as annual reports and newsletters, to broadcast advertising and social media campaigns, to public relations and community outreach initiatives.  Each of the 20 categories was judged by communications and marketing professionals from the U.S. and Canada.

“It is nice to be recognized for our marketing efforts,” said GIAA President and CEO Reg Wright. “Most all of our marketing and communication campaigns are designed and produced in-house so it is rewarding to see that our campaigns can stand up against those produced by major hub airports with substantial marketing budgets and resources.”

The Gander International Airport Authority is the not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at Gander International Airport (CYQX). The airport plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Central Newfoundland region.

A full list of 2014 award winners can be found here.

For further information, contact:

Reg Wright, President and CEO

Phone:  (709) 256-6668    Email: wrightr@giaa.nfca



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