National Retail Federation, Washington, created an initiative called "This is Retail: Careers, Community, Innovation" campaign, that highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities at home and abroad, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. The campaign will include a road show and other events, original research, social media initiatives and grass-roots campaigns. Details: thisisretail.org, which will fully launch in June.
Among the winners of the ASAE 2013 Gold Circle Award competition are:
E-Magazine: American Physical Therapy Association - PT in Motion Extra
E-newsletter: Promotional Products Association International - PPB Newslink
Innovative communications: Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers - Technology Tower Trivia
Integrated communications campaign: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - A Nation in Motion: One Patient at a Time
Re-branding campaign: Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia - BOMA-Atlanta becomes BOMA Georgia
Website: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - www.HomeFoodSafety.org; Society of Women Engineers - www.swe.org.
For complete list, go to www.asaecenter.org/goldcircle. Winners will be recognized at the Gold Circle Awards ceremony on June 5 at the 2013 ASAE Membership, Marketing and Communications Conference in Washington. During the ceremony, one winner will be selected as the overall winner and receive the Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence, formally known as the Council’s Choice Award. The 2013 competition received the highest number of entries with more than 175 entries. The Communications, Marketing, and Membership councils collaborated for this year’s awards.
Maddie Grant is the 2013 NTEN Award recipient. The award recognizes professionals who embody the values of and enhances the NTEN community. Well-known in the national association community, Grant is a strategic consultant at ICF Ironworks and lead editor of the SocialFish blog. She has authored two books, "Open Community" and "Humanize," with Jamie Notter. She also is a past TRENDS Young & Aspiring Association Professional. Details: www.nten.org.