Search:  Tell a friend Tell a Friend |  Print this page Print |  Site Map Site Map
    Facebook LinkedIn Twitter       
ACC Board Board Committees ACC Staff ACC Strategic Plan ACC History ACC Past Presidents ACC Bylaws
Photos Committee
Beacon Awards® Beacon Award Finalist Summaries (members-only) Beacon Award Committee Cable Communications Achievement Awards ACC AwardsACC Community Bridges Awards
Professional Development Career ConnectionsFAQs About Social MediaKnowledge Center ACC Communications Institute Best Practices (members-only) ACC Videos Links
Headlines in Cable & Communications ACC CalendarEvents CPR Facts Press Releases ACCbriefs Annual Conference: FORUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2005
Contact: Michelle Butler
              202-222-2372
              mbutler@ctpaa.org

CTPAA Announces Finalists for 2005 Beacon Awards

Washington, D.C. - The Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) announced today the names of the finalists for the 2005 Beacon Awards. The Beacon Awards honor excellence in public affairs throughout the cable industry. Winners will be named during the Beacon Awards Gala, set for Tuesday, May 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC, in conjunction with CTPAA's FORUM 2005 conference, "Expanding Cable's Connections."

"The magnitude of cable's contribution toward improving the quality of life for our viewers, customers and the communities we serve is very clear when you review a year's worth of the industry's best pubic affairs practices," said Peggy Ballard, 2005 Beacon Awards co-chair and vice president, strategic communications, Scientific-Atlanta.

Brian Wirth, 2005 Beacon Awards co-chair and vice president, government & public affairs, Time Warner Cable, added, "We are very grateful to the 82 public affairs professionals who served as judges for this year's competition, and we look forward to celebrating the 'best of the best' at our Beacon Awards Ceremony in May."

The 2005 Beacon Awards Finalists (listed by target audience of each entry) are:

Community

Operation Fort Hood - Time Warner Cable/Waco Division - Waco, TX
Voices for Votes Campaign - Cox Communications - Baton Rouge, LA
Brown v. Board of Education - Cox Communications - Chesapeake, VA
Get Hooked on Health - Charter Communications - St. Louis, MO
Wisconsin on Demand - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Ask Me About Voting - Time Warner Cable - Southwest - Flower Mound, TX
ESPN Play Your Way - ESPN, Inc. - New York, NY
Save Our History - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women - Lifetime Television - New York
Chasing Freedom - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Let's Just Play Campaign - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Spike TV Check Up or Check Out - MTV Networks - New York, NY
MTV's Choose or Lose: 20 Million Loud! - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Digital Fingerprinting Days - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Let's Just Play Florence - Time Warner Cable - Columbia, SC
Comcast Cares Day - Cleveland - Comcast - Cleveland - Elyria, OH
Ask Me About Voting - Voter Palooza - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Harvest for Hunger II Concert - Time Warner Cable - Austin, TX
New England Region Comcast Cares Day - Comcast - Allston, MA
50th Anniversary: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Let's Just Play's Worldwide Day of Play - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Positively Cable 2003 & 2004 - Time Warner Cable/National Division - Englewood, CO
Image Campaign - Time Warner Cable - Rochester, NY
Houston Symphony Promo Series - Time Warner Cable-Houston - Houston, TX
Rap-It-Up PSAs - BET - New York, NY
TV Land and Nick at Nite's Family Table: Share More Than Meals - MTV Networks - New York, NY
"A Community Partner Working For You" Supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation the Interactive Way - Time Warner Cable - Schenectady, NY
MTV's Choose or Lose PSA: The Least Likely - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Bright Stars - Tampa Bay - Bright House Networks - Clearwater, FL
The Rockstar Project - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
After the Firestorm - Charter Communications - Long Beach, CA
Troop Greetings On Demand - Comcast - Oaks, PA
World War II�Sixty Years of Memories - Comcast - Elmhurst, IL
Al Roker Investigates: Katie.com - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Until the Violence Stops - Lifetime Television - New York, NY
Time Warner Cable 2003 Community Action Annual Report - Time Warner Cable - Schenectady, NY
Let's Just Play Print Materials - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Rhino iCAM - Time Warner Cable - Cincinnati, OH
MTV's Choose or Lose Online - MTV Networks - New York, NY

Customers

Charter All Digital Branding & Public Affairs Campaign - Charter Communications - Long Beach, CA
Ask Me About Voting - Time Warner Cable/Waco Division - Waco, TX
Exclusive Screening Rewards Time Warner Cable Customers - Time Warner Cable/Staten Island - Staten Island, NY
Take Charge! Smart Choices for Your Cox Digital Home - Cox Communications - Atlanta, GA
Project X Box - Customers - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Hurricane Ivan Customer Restoration Reassurance Campaign - Cox Communications Gulf Coast - Pensacola, FL
Digital Fingerprinting Family Fun Day - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Sights & Sounds - Time Warner Cable/Nebraska Division - Lincoln, NE
Comcast Votes Yes to Campaign 2004 - Comcast Cable Communications, Inc./MSO-Corporate - Philadelphia, PA

Education

CommuniTyVision 21 Internship - Charter Communications - Newtown, CT
Kids Voting 2004 - Comcast-Bucks County - Ivyland, PA
My Voice. My Vote. Let's Talk Politics. - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ
Star Teacher - Time Warner Cable - Charlotte, NC
Students & Leaders - New York City - Time Warner Cable of NY and NJ - Staten Island, NY
Comcast/Discovery Space Academy - Comcast - Silver Spring, MD
HITN-TV Bringing Hispanic Arts & Culture to New York City Public Schools- Hispanic Information TV Network - New York, NY
Travel Channel's My Hometown - Discovery Networks - Sausalito, CA
Save Our History - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Disney Channel's Imagineer That! - ABC Cable Networks Group - Burbank, CA
Forensics in the Classroom - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Top Pop - Time Warner Cable - Portland, ME
Young Director's Cut Contest - Time Warner Cable - Austin, TX
Champions on Demand - Cablevision Systems Corporation - Bethpage, NY
Cox Communications' Read Across America - Cox Communications/Kansas - Wichita, KS
Insight eLECTIONS Challenge - Insight Communications - New York, NY
Sportskool's Champions on Demand - Rainbow Sports Networks/sprtskool - Bethpage, NY
The N's A Walk In Your Shoes: Living With HIV/AIDS - MTV Networks - New York, NY
C-SPAN'S Campaign Cam - C-SPAN Networks - Washington, DC
The N's HIV/AIDS PSA's - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Justice for All - Charter Communications - Long Beach, CA
FAME! - Time Warner Cable/Nebraska Division - Lincoln, NE
Get Your Vote On! - Cox Communications/New Orleans - Harahan, LA
Time Warner Cable's Hang Tough Video Contest - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
The N's "I Sit Where I Want" Documentary- MTV Networks - New York, NY
Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary: Past, Present & Future - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
VH1 News Presents: AIDS: A Pop Culture History - Partnership with Cable Positive - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Internet Smarts Booklet - Cablevision Systems Corporation - Bethpage, NY
The Idea Book for Educators - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Chasing Freedom - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Powertolearn.com - Cablevision Systems Corporation - Bethpage, NY
eLECTIONS - Turner Network Sales, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
ESPN Sportsfigures.com "Get Your Brain in the Game" - ESPN, Inc. - Bristol, CT

Employees

Relay for Life: "New Year, New Beginnings, Same Determination" - Time Warner Cable/Waco Division - Waco, TX
NOVA NewsWire, The 411 and HOT Sheet: "Generating Awareness" - Cox Communications/Northern Virginia - Herndon, VA
2004 Three Pillars: Foundation For Success - Comcast - Taunton, MA
Go All Out For JDRF 2004 - Scientific-Atlanta Inc. - Lawrenceville, GA
Growing Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day - Comcast - Tucson, AZ
Comcast Maryland/Delaware Region Think Customer First Rally - Comcast - Baltimore, MD
Cox Oklahoma Launches Dish Attack - Cox Communications - Oklahoma City, OK
Government Affairs Spring Training 2004 - Comcast - Bensalem, PA
Comcast Tosses the Competition - Comcast - Boston, MA
Time 2 Help Kids - Time Warner Cable - Garden Grove, CA
Comcast Dishes Out the Competition with Fling for the Rings - Comcast Corporation - Philadelphia, PA
Pipeline - Cox Communications - New Orleans, LA
FYI: Generation Y - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
TWConnections - Time Warner Cable - Stamford, CT
Comcast Cares Day Southern California Web Site - Comcast, Southern CA - El Segundo, CA
YIKES! What is that all about? - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

Government

Comcast Local Edition Southern California - Comcast, Southern California - El Segundo, CA
Call Center Grand Opening - Time Warner Cable - Harlingen, TX
Information Technology Industry Council Visit - Time Warner Cable - Austin, TX
Boston 2004: DNC in Comcast Country - Comcast - Manchester, NH
Everyday Heroes - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Cable Wins the Lottery - Florida Cable Telecommunications Association - Tallahassee, FL
Comcast Local Edition Southern California Web Site - Comcast, Southern CA - El Segundo, CA

Media

There's a New Dial Tone in Town! - Cox Communications/Northern Virginia - Herndon, VA
Starz On Demand Grassroots PR Initiatives - Starz Encore Group - Englewood, CO
Ask Me About Voting - Voter Palooza - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Project X Box - Media - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival - Comcast of Montgomery County - Rockville, MD
Time Warner Cable's "Virtual Office" - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Ringing Press Kit: There's a New Dial Tone in Town! - Cox Communications/Northern Virginia - Herndon, VA

Members

Cable Positive Atlanta: Positively Aiding the Fight Against AIDS - Cox - Atlanta, GA
Wonderwomen of Cable - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY

CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional's participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to www.ctpaa.org.

###

Mailing Address: PO BOX 75007 Washington, DC 20013-5007
Phone: 800.210.3396 or 202.222.2370
Fax: 202.222.2371
services@cablecommunicators.org