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International Association of Business Communicators Announces 2011 Bronze Quill Award Winners Chicago-area Business Communicators, Marketing Teams and Public Relations Professionals Recognized for Outstanding Work in 2010

CHICAGO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Chicago) celebrated the 2011 Bronze Quill Award winners during its annual gala Thursday, June 9 at the legendary Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, downtown Chicago.

The competition was open to all Chicago-area business communicators who completed a significant project in 2010 that embodied excellence in one of 27 categories across three divisions: communication management, communication skills and creative. Winning entries feature clear objectives supporting the organization's goals, creative communication strategies and effective, measurable results.

"A Bronze Quill Award provides proof that an outstanding communication program or project helped influence a company's goals, as well as its bottom line," said Justin Brunner, Director of Awards for IABC/Chicago. "The winning entries were rigorously judged by seasoned IABC professionals from other chapters, based on stringent standards set by the leading global business communications professional organization. Bronze Quill winners can now say they are truly the best in class."

The 2011 Bronze Quill Award winners are:


Media Relations

Award of Excellence

Navistar International Corporation


Multi-Audience Communication  

Award of Excellence

L.C. Williams & Associates and Eureka


Marketing Communication

Award of Merit

Follett Higher Education Group and Communications Consulting Worldwide

Caroline Krajewski, Haley Bakker and Alicia Alfano of GolinHarris

Proctor & Gamble and MSL Chicago


Employee/Member Communication

Award of Excellence

Joanne Kitsos, ABC, of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

The Boeing Company

Bonita Brodt of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Rosanne M. Pastorek-Belczak, ABC, for Park Federal Savings Bank


Award of Merit

Insidedge and Dow Chemical Company

Justin Brunner of Standard Parking Corporation


Human Resource and Benefit Communication

Award of Excellence

The Boeing Company


Award of Merit

Ken Groh of Groh & Associates and OfficeMax Incorporated


Strategic Communication Processes

Award of Merit

DeVry University and MSL Chicago

Justin Brunner of Standard Parking Corporation


Brand Communication

Award of Excellence

DeVry University and MSL Chicago


Special Events - Internal or External

Award of Excellence

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center


Award of Merit

Proctor & Gamble and MSL Chicago


Social Responsibility

Award of Excellence

L.C. Williams & Associates and First Alert


Electronic or Digital Communication

Award of Merit

Justin Brunner of Standard Parking Corporation


Interactive Media Design

Award of Merit

CNA



Previous winners represented companies small and large, including McDonald's, Motorola, Sprint, Boeing, Allstate, Accenture and Aon Consulting. Next year's Bronze Quill Award call for entries will open in late fall.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) enables a global network of communicators working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share and apply the world's most effective communication practices. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in over 90 countries and 100 chapters.

IABC members practice the disciplines of corporate communication, public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, media relations, community relations, public affairs, investor relations and government relations.

IABC/Chicago (http://chicago.iabc.com) is the oldest, and one of the largest IABC chapters in the world, with approximately 400 members.

SOURCE IABC/Chicago



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