WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PIA Connection, the monthly magazine of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National), was presented with the prestigious 2014 Gold MarCom Award by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The annual international awards competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals.
Presentation of the 2014 MarCom Award recognizes the recent redesign of PIA Connection, with a new look that is cleaner, crisper and more contemporary. The magazine was expanded and its editorial focus broadened. PIA Connection celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2015. In addition, the PIA National Agency Marketing Guide received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 MarCom competition.
"The MarCom Awards define the standard for excellence in marketing, advertising and branding," said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Mike Becker. "It is especially gratifying to have our publications recognized along with the best in all industries." PIA has also received MarCom awards in previous years in recognition of its publications as well as the PIA Branding Program.
MarCom award entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops and production companies internationally. Winners have included American Express, the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carnegie Mellon University, Edelman Worldwide, MetLife Investors, Monsanto, NCCI, Northrop Grumman, Office Max, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Porter Novelli, Sprint Nextel and UnitedHealthcare. The 2014 MarCom award competition received over 6500 entries.
"These prestigious awards are a testament to the excellence, dedication and professionalism of the staff of PIA National," said PIA National Image Committee Chairman Sue Peachey. "Our communications and public relations initiatives empower PIA members to present themselves to their clients with a world-class image as 'Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM.'"
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.
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SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents