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2015 Cable Communicators Institute

The Association of Cable Communicators, in cooperation with the Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, held ACC’s 2015 Cable Communications Institute in New York City at Syracuse University’s Lubin House, September 16-18, 2015.

The Cable Communications Institute is a high-level, intense learning experience designed for mid level communications executives who would like to move their knowledge and careers to the next stage.

Pictured is the Cable Communications Institute Class of 2015

Front row (l-r)
Maria Russell, Professor of Public Relations, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Christina Yeotsas, Corporate Communications Coordinator, Crown Media Family Networks
Francois Claude, External Communications Analyst, Charter Communications

Second row (l-r)
Emily In, PR/Communications Coordinator, Mediacom Communications
Kati Stratos, Manager, Government Affairs, Comcast

Third row (l-r)
Carrie Kreiswirth, Associate Director, Communications, ESPN, Inc.
Ana Livia Coelho, Senior Publicist, ESPN, Inc.
Bernadette Simpao, Vice President, Corporate Communications, AMC Networks Inc.

Fourth row (l-r)
Kerri Tortorella, Director, Corporate Communications, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Nikia Redhead, Manager, Public Relations, Time Warner Cable Local News

Fifth row (l-r
Lyndsey Grubbs, Publicity Assistant, Discovery Communications
Allie Bodack, Publicist, Turner Ad Sales, Turner Broadcasting
Brian Weber, Director of Corporate Communications, Bright House Networks

Sixth row (l-r)
Janet Meahan, Manager Media Relations, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Claire Shirley, Communications Coordinator, Discovery Communications
Whitney Moose, Director, Operational Communications, Time Warner Cable
Francesca Duffy, Senior Writer, National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Seventh row (l-r)
Rob Melstein, Director, Social Media, Charter Communications
Keith Edwards, Director, Internal Business Communications, Cox Communications
David Deliman, Director, Public Affairs, Cox Southeast Region
Mead Rust, Director, Corporate Communications, A + E Networks

View Videos from the 2015 Institute Below

View Videos from the 2012 Institute Below

Accounting for the Value of Brands
Why may it be difficult to get your communications budget approved or increased? At the ACC Cable Communications Institute, James Gregory, CEO of CoreBrand, explains that while the majority of company value is now based on intangibles such as brands, the accounting standards still in use often only credits tangible items
(Added 07/27/2012)

View Videos from the 2011 Institute Below

Eliason on Social Media and its Integration with Corporate Communications
Frank Eliason, SVP, Citi Bank addresses ACC’s 2011 Institute class, May 4 in New York City. He talked about how social media has changed the way corporate communications functions and the passion customers have for cable products.
(Added 03/05/2012)
Eliason on Brands and Social Media
Frank Eliason, SVP, Social, Citi Bank addressed ACC’s 2011 Institute class, May 4 in New York City, and talked about the power of cable brands, the passion customers have for cable products and social media’s impact on both.
(Added 06/21/2011)

2011 Communications Institute

Pictured above is the class of the 2011 ACC Communications Institute.

First row (l-r): Christina Scripps, Manager Publicity, Discovery Communications; Allison Bennett, Director of Corporate Communications & Media Relations, Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel; Ivonne Rabassa-Maldonado, Marketing Manager, Rainbow Media

Second row (l-r): Kristie Chong, Senior Publicist, Digital Media, ESPN, Inc.; Jennifer Marburg, Director, Communications, Discovery Communications

Third row (l-r): Tara DeGeorges, Online Content Manager, Time Warner Cable; Melany Stroupe, Director of Public Relations, Cable One; Heather Nessler, Senior Manager, Communications, Charter Communications; Allison Watters, Director of Media Relations, Consumer Services, Cablevision Systems Corporation

Fourth row (l-r): Ed Patterson, Director Public Relations, Cox Communications; Joe Durkin, Sr. Director Corporate Communications, Bright House Networks; Gary Davis, Gary B. Davis Communications

2010 Institute Videos
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