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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2010
Contact:  Steve Jones
(202) 222-2373
sjones@cablecommunicators.org

Association of Cable Communicators Announces 2010 Beacon Awards® Finalists

Washington, DC ––The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) announced today the finalists for the 2010 Beacon Awards honoring excellence in cable communications and public affairs.  The winners will be announced during the Beacon Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at the Hilton New York, the concluding event of ACC's annual conference, FORUM 2010: Competition Everywhere

"Across the country, cable communicators work every day to promote their companies' products and brands in ways that contribute to the bottom line and make a significant impact for their customers and communities," said Anthony Surratt, 2010 Beacon Awards chair and vice president, corporate communications, Time Warner Cable.  "The Beacon Awards recognize the best of this work, and the 2010 finalists display ingenuity, creativity and innovation in the face of increased competition and demand for resources."

Fifty-three cable communications and public affairs professionals who are ACC members chose the finalists during an extensive, two-phase judging process.  The finalists demonstrate the cable industry's commitment to communications and public affairs and represent initiatives implemented over the past year in areas such as community relations, competitive communications, multicultural public relations and social media communications. 

The 2010 Beacon Awards Finalists listed by category are:

Cause Marketing

Jimmy V Week - ESPN - New York, NY

Competitive Communications

Apples to Apples - Bresnan Communications - Purchase, NY

Husker Football - DIRECTV Just Doesn't Get It! - Cox Communications - Omaha, NE

Community Relations

Connect a Million Minds - New York City - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Connect a Million Minds Texas Launch - Time Warner Cable/Central Texas - Austin, TX

Hunt Fish Feed - Sportsman Channel - New Berlin, WI

Suddenlink eCycling - Suddenlink Communications - Jonesboro, AR

This Ones For You: Kansas City Royals Telecast to Afghanistan - FSN Midwest - St. Louis, MO

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Education

America The Story of Us Educational Outreach - A&E Television Networks/History - New York, NY

Connect a Million Minds Texas Launch - Time Warner Cable/Central Texas - Austin, TX

Connecting Students with Veterans - Time Warner Cable - San Diego, CA

Cracking the Codes in the Digital World - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Ovation Arts Education Toolkit - Ovation - Santa Monica, CA

TWC Hang Tough Video Contest - Time Warner Cable - Wisconsin Division - Milwaukee, WI

Events and Observances

CAMM Week - New York City - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Comcast Helps Vermont Students Get Cyber Safe - Comcast-Western New England Region - Berlin, CT

Fueling the Future - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ

Hockey Day Minnesota - Fox Sports Network- North & Wisconsin - Minneapolis, MN

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Government Relations

Capital Dateline Goes Online - Florida Cable Telecommunications Association - Tallahassee, FL

HoopLA - The Legislative Basketball Game & Gala - Cox Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Legislative Briefing - Comcast - Exton, PA

Suddenlink Community Connections Television - Suddenlink Communications - Jonesboro, AR

Take a Veteran to School Day - A&E Television Networks/History - New York, NY

Time Warner Cable My Gov't On Demand - Time Warner Cable - El Segundo, CA

Internal Communications

2010 Employee Survey - Cox Communications - Atlanta, GA

Let's Connect: Introducing Time Warner Cable's Mission & Values - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Let's Connect. TWC NEW/WPA e-Newsletter - Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio - Akron, OH

Time Warner Cable UpDate - Time Warner Cable - San Diego, CA

Uniting through our Differences - Communicating and Committing to Diversity - Cox Communications - Springdale, AR

Integrated Communications

Handbook On Demand - Time Warner Cable Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

Huskers on Demand - Time Warner Cable - National - Lincoln, NE

Let's Connect: Introducing Time Warner Cable's Mission & Values - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Saints Text-to-Win Facebook Fanraiser - Cox Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Techapalooza - Where Business and Technology Meet - Cox Communications - San Diego, CA

Multicultural Public Relations

Cox and here! Networks - Proud to Show Our PRIDE! - Cox Communications/Las Vegas System - Las Vegas, NV

The Hampton Roads Black List - Cox Communications - Chesapeake, VA

Media Relations - Programming Publicity

2nd Annual Expedition Week - National Geographic Channel - Washington, DC

Discovery Channel's LIFE Program Publicity Campaign - Discovery Communications - Silver Spring, MD

Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) - IFC - New York, NY

Vote with Your Remote On Demand Film Festival - Time Warner Cable - El Paso, TX

Media Relations - Technology/Product

C-SPAN Video Library - C-SPAN Networks - Washington, DC

ESPN360.com Rebrand to ESPN3.com - ESPN, Inc. - New York, NY

Introduction of Optimum Select: Changing the Way TV Viewers Interact with Advertisers - Cablevision Systems Corp. - Bethpage, NY

Road Runner 4G Mobile - Time Warner Cable - San Antonio, TX

Programming

ESPN's "30 for 30" - ESPN - Bristol, CT

Footsteps of Lincoln - Comcast - Elmhurst, IL

TWC Sports Does NBA Jam Session - Time Warner Cable - Irving, TX

Public Service Announcement

A Thin Line - MTV Networks - New York, NY

Characters Unite PSA Campaign - USA Network - New York, NY

Hang Tough Video Contest - Time Warner Cable - Wisconsin Division - Milwaukee, WI

Healthy Kids Make Happy Kids - Comcast - Philadelphia, PA

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds PSA Launch Series - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Reputation/Brand Management

I Am Time Warner Cable Technology - Time Warner Cable, Metropolitan Los Angeles Division - El Segundo, CA

Midwest Region Telemarketing Ribbon Cutting - Time Warner Cable - Wisconsin Division - Milwaukee, WI

Remarkable Women - Lifetime Networks - Los Angeles, CA

The Nebraska Connection - Time Warner Cable - National - Lincoln, NE

The Recovery Project - A&E Television Networks/History - New York, NY

Trust Begins with Me Campaign - Cox Communications New England - West Warwick, RI

Social Media Communications

A Thin Line - MTV Networks - New York, NY

Discovery Channel's LIFE Social Media Campaign - Discovery Communications - Silver Spring, MD

Expedition Week - National Geographic Channel - Washington, DC

Explorer: Inside Guantanamo - National Geographic Channel - Washington, DC

The Ultimate Internet Tier - Cox Communications New England - West Warwick, RI

Twitter, NBA & TWC Sports - Time Warner Cable - Irving, TX

Web sites

Channel You - Time Warner Cable - New York, NY

Time Warner Cable Southern California Newsroom - Time Warner Cable - El Segundo, CA

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