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July 13, 2007 | General

Edmonton – Edmonton Airports proudly accepted two first place awards in the Airports Council International 2002 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest. Edmonton Airports won first place amongst all North American airport entries in the Annual Report category and Black and White Newsletter category. Edmonton Airports Chairman of the Board, Glenn Rainbird, and President and CEO, Scott Clements were on hand when winners were announced at the prestigious Airports Council International -North America 11th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit authority charged with managing our region’s aviation assets on behalf of the region,” states Rainbird. “As such, we recognize our accountability to our community, and have always understood strong communication to be critical to our responsibilities.”

These awards are particularly gratifying because they recognize the dedicated effort put toward communicating with two important audiences. First, to employees of Edmonton International Airport through the ETeam newsletter, and second, to our community through responsible Annual Reporting.

Available to download and view:

2001 Annual Report (pdf file 1056 KB)

ETeam newsletter
November 2002 (pdf file 245 KB)

ACI-NA Announces Winners Of The 2002 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards Contest

Norfolk International Airport Secures Highest Honour
Washington, DC – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced the winners of its 2002 Marketing and Communications Awards. Norfolk International Airport won the Peggy G. Hereford Award for Excellence, widely recognized throughout the airport world as the highest honour an airport can earn in the communications field. The official presentation to the award winners will take place on Thursday, November 14 during the Chairman’s Honour Luncheon at the ACI-NA 11th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah scheduled for November 11-14, 2002.

The Hereford award is given in honour of creativity in illustrating the airport’s message, effectiveness in connecting with audiences, and the overall scope of the airport’s effort in marketing and public relations. Its goal is to spotlight the commitment and dedication of the winning airport’s accomplishments in marketing and communications.

“Overall, Norfolk International Airport highlighted family themes that had a “consistent softness without an edge,” said Juliet Wright, ACI-NA’s Senior Director Public Affairs. “It was especially noted that during this new aviation environment, the airport staff was able to take emotional issues, traditionally associated with airports, and concurrently emphasize the high-level delivery of airport customer service. The judges also commended Norfolk International Airport for its website’s easy navigation and the excellent graphical elements of its television advertising, ” she added.

In addition to winning the Hereford award, Norfolk International Airport took first place in three categories: Print Advertising (Black and White), Television Advertising, and Websites Norfolk International Airport was one of 64 airports that submitted entries in the contest, which encompasses categories that recognize work in marketing and public relations and gives airports the opportunity to be honoured for the quality of their work. Award categories cover the gamut of media including brochures, advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns, special events, newsletters, and aviation education and tour programs.

“We are honoured to be the recipient of the 2002 Peggy G. Hereford Award for Excellence. This year has been a challenge for airports, and to be recognized by the judges for our overall marketing and communications efforts is most gratifying and a credit to our creative team, said Kenneth R. Scott, Executive Director of the Norfolk Airport Authority. Airports Council International – North America represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 98 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Over 300 aviation-related businesses are also members of the association, which is the largest of the six worldwide regions of Airports Council International.
2002 Winners

Norfolk International Airport
Peggy G. Hereford Award
1st Place Print Advertising/Black & White
1st Place Television Advertising
1st Place Websites
Guam International Airport
1st Place Special Events
2nd Place Video & Film Productions
1st Place Creative Innovations/Technology
Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
1st Place Annual Reports
1st Place Newsletters/Black & White
San Francisco International Airport
2nd Place Websites
Huntsville International Airport
2nd Place Annual Reports
2nd Place Photography
Vancouver International Airport
3rd Place Websites
Miami International Airport
3rd Place Annual Reports
2nd Place Creative Innovations/Technology
Tulsa International Airport
2nd Place Creative Innovations/Promotional Items
Calgary Airport Authority
Honourable Mention Annual Reports (Creativity)
Southwest Florida International Airport
3rd Place Creative Innovations/Promotional Items
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
1st Place Brochures
1st Place Press Kits
1st Place Aviation Education & Tour Programs
2nd Place Corporate Branding Campaigns
Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport
2nd Place Special Events
1st Place Corporate Branding Campaigns
1st Place Print Advertising/Color
Houston Airport System
2nd Place Brochures
Blue Grass Airport
2nd Place Newsletters/Color
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
3rd Place Brochures
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
3rd Place Newsletters/Color
John Wayne Airport
Honourable Mention Brochures
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
3rd Place Newsletters/Internal
Portland International Airport
1st Place Newsletters/Internal
1st Place Newsletters/Color
3rd Place Websites
Honourable Mention Television Advertising
Aeroports de Montreal
2nd Place Newsletters/Internal
1st Place Flight Guides
2nd Place Public Relations Campaigns
3rd Place Corporate Branding Campaigns
Port Authority of NY & NJ
2nd Place Press Kits
Baton-Rouge Metropolitan Airport
2nd Place Flight Guides
McGhee Tyson Airport
3rd Place Flight Guides
Savannah International Airport
1st Place Media Guides
Chicago Airport System
3rd Place Special Events Mineta
San Jose International Airport
3rd Place Print Advertising/Color
Louisville International Airport
1st Place Marketing Campaigns
1st Place Radio Advertising
2nd Place Television Advertising
Fort Wayne International Airport
2nd Place Marketing Campaigns
2nd Place Print Advertising/ Black & White
2nd Place Print Advertising/Color
Sarasota International Airport
3rd Place Marketing Campaigns
3rd Place Television Advertising
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
3rd Place Public Relations Campaign
2nd Place Radio Advertising
Port Columbus International Airport
1st Place Public Relations Campaign
3rd Place Print Advertising/Black & White
Honourable Mention Television Advertising
Oakland International Airport
3rd Place Radio Advertising
1st Place Creative Innovations/Promotional Items
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
1st Place Video & Film Production
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
3rd Place Video & Film Production
Kansas City International Airport
1st Place Photography
St. John’s International Airport
3rd Place Photography