2010 IABC/Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards Honor Best in Communications

Oct 01, 2010, 10:53 ET from IABC/Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IABC welcomed more than 120 of the region's most accomplished communications, marketing and public relations professionals to The University Club in Oakland to celebrate excellence in communications on Thursday evening. More than 100 entries were received for the 2010 competition.

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The Best in Show Award went to The University of Pittsburgh for Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier, culminating the entry's three Awards of Excellence in the Communication Management and Communication Creative divisions.

Master of Ceremonies Dave Crawley of KDKA-TVs KD Country presented Crystal Awards of Excellence for the best entries and crystal Awards of Honor for outstanding runners-up at the 31st annual event. Sixty finalists received awards of excellence or honor in 30 categories for Communication Management, Communication Skills and Communication Creative.

Dr. Carol Utay was honored with the 2010 Business Communicator of the Year Award. Dr. Utay is the co-founder and executive director of Total Learning Centers, Inc. Dr. Utay has been widely recognized for business leadership and achievement, including being a past recipient of the prestigious ATHENA award. Dr. Utay co-wrote the "Empathy in Education" series, a teaching tool for educators, other professionals and parents that is used around the country to simulate the first-hand experience of those with learning disabilities.

A complete list of award winners follows.

The Golden Triangle Awards program, sponsored by IABC/Pittsburgh, is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in communications management, skills and creativity in the Western Pennsylvania region.

IABC/Pittsburgh is the regional chapter of IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators.  In addition to the Golden Triangle Awards program, locally IABC sponsors programs targeted to the interests and development of professional communicators.

IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, is a not-for-profit international network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic interactive and integrated business communication management.  It is the leading resource for effective communication practice, providing products, services, activities and networking opportunities to help people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication. Please visit our website at www.iabcpittsburgh.com for more information.

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Golden Triangle Awards

2010 WINNERS

DIVISION 1: COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

Marketing Communication

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR for Transitions Optical, Inc., Healthy Sight working for You: Giving Vision a Voice, Excellence

McKesson Automation Solutions, The PROmanager – Rx Product Launch, Honor

Media Relations

University of Pittsburgh, Eds and Meds, Excellence

Duquesne University, Josh Gibson Documentary Media Plan, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh G-20 Summit, Honor

Employee/Member Communication

Duquesne University, H1N1 Awareness and Prevention Campaign, Excellence

Special Events

University of Pittsburgh, Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier, Excellence

GatesmanMarmionDrake, Inc., for Jim Shorkey Auto Group, Shorkey Road Test: Keys and Keyboards Driving Sales, Honor

Highmark, Inc., Highmark Health Center @ Hand, Honor

Social Media

GatesmanMarmionDrake+Dave for Quaker Steak & Lube, Quaker Steak & Lube Triple Atomic Tough Challenge, Excellence

GatesmanMarmionDrake+Dave for SHOP 'n Save, Our Kitchen Stories: Sharing our Region's Cookbook, Honor

GatesmanMarmionDrake+Dave for Qdoba, Qdoba Lucky Burrito, Honor

Other

University of Pittsburgh, Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier, Excellence

DIVISION 2: COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Publications

Magazines

PPG Industries, Inc., PPG Progress, Excellence

Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon Today, Honor

Duquesne University, Duquesne University Magazine, Honor

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, GSPIA Perspectives, Honor

Annual Reports

University of Pittsburgh, 2009 Economic Impact Report, Excellence

Duquesne University, Economic Impact Report 2009, Honor

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, "Work in Progress" 2008 Affordable Housing Advisory Council Report, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, 2009 Report of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, Honor

Special Publications

Duquesne University, Sustainability Report, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Life Member Calendar, Honor

Writing

News Writing

University of Pittsburgh, Ervin Dyer, Pitt Magazine, "Invisible Harm", Honor

Feature Writing

University of Pittsburgh, Cara Hayden, Pitt Magazine, "Grow It", Honor

Other

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR for Transitions Optical, Inc., Cultural and Linguistic Considerations for Vision Care: Roundtable Consensus Paper, Excellence

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR for Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Danielmeier Coating Journey Article, Honor

WordWrite Communications LLC for Kroff Chemical, Inc., Kroff Chemical, Inc. Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Byline Article, Honor

Electronic and Digital Communication

Annual Reports

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, 2009 Annual Report – Core Strength, Honor

Web Sites

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, GSPIA – Center of Excellence, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Women's Studies Program, Honor

Intranet Sites

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Newsstand, Honor

DIVISION 3: COMMUNICATION CREATIVE

Publication Design

Magazines

Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon Today, Excellence

Duquesne University, Duquesne University Magazine, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Sarah Nelsen, Outside the Classroom, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Elena Cerri, Pitt Med, Honor

Annual Reports

Duquesne University, Community Engagement Report 2007-2009, Excellence

Carlow University, Legacy, Honor

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, "Work in Progress" 2008 Affordable Housing Advisory Council Report, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Don Henderson, 2009 Economic Impact Report, Honor

Newsletters

Gateway Rehab, Breakthroughs, Honor

Other Publications

University of Pittsburgh, Amy Porta Kleebank, Heinz Memorial Chapel Weddings, Excellence

University of Pittsburgh, Marci Belchick Beas, Newspaper of Record Event Program, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Sarah Nelsen, Alumni Life Member Calendar, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Jane Dudley, OTM Innovator's Guide, Honor

Other Graphic Design

Book and Magazine Covers

Carlow University, Dionne's Story, Excellence

Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon Today, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Marci Belchick Beas, 2009 Report of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Bill Irvins, Mean Streets, Honor

Logo or Organizational Identity

United States Steel Corporation, United States Steel Corporation Visual Identity, Honor

Other

University of Pittsburgh, Marci Belchick Beas, Newspaper of Record Event Invitation, Excellence

Maverick Dental Laboratories, Follow Me to a Great Dentist, Honor

McKesson Automation Solutions, The PROmanager – Rx Life-Sized Blueprint, Honor

Steelcoast Creative for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Roger Revelle 100th Birthday Celebration Event Collateral, Honor

Interactive Media Design

Mind Over Media for University of Dayton Athletics, Basketball Web and Video Creative Strategy, Honor

Advertising

Film/TV

Gateway Rehab, Gateway Rehab's Television Commercials, Excellence

Carlow University, 80th Anniversary Celebration Commercial, Honor

University of Pittsburgh, Institutional Spot, Honor

Print

University of Pittsburgh, Student Tax Ads, Honor

Other

Maverick Dental Laboratories, Follow Me to a Great Dentist, Excellence

BEST IN SHOW

Special Events: University of Pittsburgh, Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier

COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR

Dr. Carol Utay, Executive Director, Total Learning Centers, Inc.

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