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Career Connections

Career Connections: Tips for a Tough Economy
ACC members Eric Becker, Starz Entertainment; Catherine Frymark, Discovery Communications; Mike Kohler, Mediacom; Gene Regan, Suddenlink Communications; and Shawn Beqaj, Bresnan Communications share their tips for how to achieve communication goals during a tough economy.
(Added 3/1/2010)
Career Connections: Peter Kiley
Peter Kiley, vice president, affiliate relations, C-SPAN Networks discusses building your brand, partnerships and a better community through affiliate relations.(Added 9/4/2009)
Career Connections: Stacy Schmitt
Stacy Schmitt, vice president, communications, Time Warner Cable/Central Texas, reflects on how she built a public affairs team from scratch and the importance of evaluating any crisis or strategic communications campaign to determine how one can do better the next time.(Added 8/7/2009)
Career Connections: Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons, senior vice president of public policy, Midcontinent Communications discusses how a career mistake opened the door to a better situation and the 7 questions cable communicators should answer to position themselves for success. (Added 7/6/2009)
Career Connections: T. Ray Purser
T. Ray Purser, vice president, public relations for Comcast Houston region explores the parallels between ad sales and PR, how one prioritizes during a crisis and day-to-day, and the elements of an effective communications campaign. (Added 6/10/2009)
Career Connections: Sharon Kleinpeter - part 2
Sharon Kleinpeter, recently retired from her position as vice president, government & public affairs, Cox Communications discusses how she approached government relations when she worked for local government, led the Louisiana cable association, and joined the Cox Communications team.
(Added 5/18/2009)
Career Connections: Executive Coaches
Three executive coaches, Nicolette Pizzitola, Carol Vernon and Lynn Drake (pictured l-r), explain what coaching is, how it works, and why it may further your professional development.
(Added 4/9/2009)
Career Connections: Susan Patten
Susan Patten, vice president, government & public affairs, Time Warner Cable, reflects on the importance of internal communications to the cable industry and the need for good communicators to be able to tell a story and persuade.
(Added 3/26/2009)
Career Connections: Todd Eachus
Todd Eachus, senior director of government affairs, Comcast shares his take on the cable industry, the secrets to building and maintaining relationships and the importance of corporate philanthropy.
(Added 2/19/2009)
Career Connections: Jean Margaret Smith
Jean Margaret Smith, senior vice president, public affairs and administration, MTV Networks Kids and Family Group, reflects on how she has incorporated public service into her life and career and the importance of speaking up and building relationships.
(Added 1/29/2009)
Career Connections: Bill Jasso
Bill Jasso, vice president, public affairs, Time Warner Cable, Northeast Ohio and 2008 ACC Cable Communications Achievement Award winner, shares what it takes to be a successful cable communicator and his two theories about public relations.
(Added 1/9/2009)
Career Connections: Chris LaPlaca
Chris LaPlaca, svp, corporate communications, ESPN Inc., explores what has helped him succeed during his nearly 30 years at the company: curiosity; the ability to adapt, be nimble and listen; and realizing the importance of face time to relationship building.
(Added 12/5/2008)
Career Connections: Sharon Kleinpeter
Sharon Kleinpeter, vice president, government & public affairs, Cox Communications, discusses how she and her team built the company's brand and reputation in the community. (Added 11/10/2008)
Career Connections: Janice Caluda
ACC board member Janice Caluda, vice president, operations, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, discusses the best ways to build consensus, how to be a truth teller instead of a lobbyist, and the need to keep it interesting by developing new skills. (Added 09/30/2008)
Career Connections: Tom Tyrer
Tom Tyrer, senior vice president, corporate communications & cross-platform operations, Fox Cable Networks suggests that cable communicators go back to the basics. (Added 07/24/2008)
Career Connections:  Bob Gold
Bob Gold, president, Bob Gold & Associates, discusses how proving you have a nose for news and can write will open a lot of doors and how cable communicators support business strategies. (Added 07/08/2008)
Career Connections: Brad Phillips
Brad Phillips, vice president, government & public affairs, Time Warner Cable discusses how he became a cable communicator, how his job has evolved with the industry in the past 10 years, and how these changes have furthered his professional development. (Added 06/02/2008)
Career Connections: The View from the Top
In the opening general session of FORUM 2008, three top cable communications explored how digital media has changed their job day-to-day. Participants included Rosa Gatti, svp, corporate communications and outreach, ESPN, Inc.; Shirley Powell, svp, corporate communications, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., D'Arcy Rudnay, svp of corporate communications, Comcast Corporation; and moderator Vincent Crosbie, adjunct professor S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. (Added 05/09/2008)
Career Connections: Lynn Brindell
Lynn Brindell, executive vice president, strategic marketing, The Weather Channel, discusses how her understanding of production, the impact of the internet on the business and where the consumer is underserved has helped her be a more effective cable communicator.
(Added 04/17/2008)
Career Connections: Jeff Alexander
Jeff Alexander, vice president of public relations, Eastern Division, Comcast, discusses the importance of preparation, different perspectives, attitude and accessibility to successful cable communicators.
(Added 03/30/2008)
Career Connections:  Sonya Lockett
Sonya Lockett, vice president, public affairs BET discusses her evolving role at the network, the importance of negotiation skills and what she sees as the greatest opportunity for cable communicators.
(Added 02/20/2008)
Career Connections:  Pat Bresnan
Pat Bresnan, senior vice president, Bresnan Communications shares the lessons he has learned during a 42-year career in the cable industry. He discusses the importance of honesty, mentors, specialization, happiness and most importantly of all perseverance.
(Added 02/04/2008)
Career Connections:  Peggy Ballard
ACC President Peggy Ballard, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company shares the two things you need to know to practice public relations, tips for succeeding as a cable communicator in today's media environment and the skills that are crucial for success.
(Added 01/07/2008)
Career Connections:  Reinaldo Llano
Reinaldo Llano, Group Director, Public Affairs Program Development & Analysis, Bright House Networks compares looking for a job versus looking for someone to work for, discusses building and maintaining relationships and offers tips on how to overcome the challenge of lack of time.
(Added 12/04/2007)
Career Connections:  Misty Skedgell
Misty Skedgell, vp of corporate communications & corporate responsibility for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., talks about how she started her career at Turner, the importance of credibility and mentoring for a cable communicator and plans for FORUM 2008.
(Added 11/19/2007)
Career Connections:  Stu Zakim
Stu Zakim, VP, Corporate Public Relations for Showtime Networks, Inc. offers career advice to cable communicators, discusses the professional benefits of entering the Beacon Awards and talks about how cable communicators impact a company's image.
(Added 10/22/2007)
Career Connections:  Libby O'Connell
Libby O'Connell, Ph.D., senior vice president, corporate outreach, A&E Television Networks discusses the skills a cable communicator needs to succeed and how to react to making mistakes.
(Added 10/01/2007)
Career Connections:  Mark Harrad
Mark Harrad, svp, corporate communications, Time Warner Cable, offers tips and insights on how to develop a successful career as a cable communicator.  Some of the topics covered are staying informed, finding a mentor and important lessons he's learned.
(Added 09/17/2007)

FAQs About Social Media

FAQs About Social Media – Using Social Media for Promotion
Paul Rodriguez, senior director, social media strategy, NCTA, discusses how you can use social media for promotion.
(Added 05/03/2011)
FAQs About Social Media – Your Personal Brand Online
Mike Turk, Partner at Craft | Media/Digital discusses how you use social media to build your personal brand and manage that blurred line between what is personal and what is professional.
(Added 03/04/2011)
FAQs About Social Media – Managing Your Online Reputation
Mike Turk, Partner at Craft | Media/Digital and formerly vice president, industry grassroots, NCTA, discusses how you can monitor and manage your online reputation.
(Added 12/01/2010)
FAQs About Social Media - Twitter 101
Paul Rodriguez, director of online content, NCTA, explores Twitter and shares tools you can use to maximize what you get out of it.
(Added 07/23/2010)
FAQs About Social Media – Don't Be Stupid
Mike Turk, Partner at Craft | Media/Digital, answers the question what is the most important rule about using social media.
(Added 06/02/2010)
FAQs About Social Media – Negative Comments
Paul Rodriguez, director of online content, NCTA, explores how, when and when not to respond to negative comments online.
(Added 04/23/2010)
FAQs About Social Media – Measuring ROI
Political and communications consultant Mike Turk answers the question, "How do you measure the ROI of social media?"
(Added 01/29/2010)
FAQs About Social Media – Should I blog?
In this first video of ACC’s new series FAQs About Social Media, Paul Rodriguez, director of online content, NCTA, answers the question: “Should I blog?”.
(Added 01/11/2010)

Cable Communicators

Communicating in a Competitive World: An ACC Panel
(Added 09/17/2007)
Meredith Wagner
Meredith Wagner, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications of Lifetime Television provides her viewpoints on key elements of successful public affairs initiatives and leveraging the Internet for maximum effectiveness.
(Added 12/02/2006)
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Cable Executives

Brian Roberts at CES
In these highlights of Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts's keynote address at CES, he discusses convergance, Comcast 3.0 and the four major initiatives that are the centerpiece of Comcast 3.0.
(Added 01/27/2008)
Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro, Executive Vice President/General Manager of Independent Film Channel highlights a number of Independent Film Channel projects and discusses strategies for working with educators on public affairs initiatives as well as how these initiatives contribute to the bottom line.
(Added 02/01/2007)
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Laureen Ong
Laureen Ong, president of the National Geographic Channel, speaks about why public affairs and education, in particular their Everyday Explorer initiative, makes sense for her network.(Added 12/16/2005)
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Paul FitzPatrick
Paul FitzPatrick, executive vice president and COO of Crown Media Holdings, shares his views on the multicast must carry issue.(Added 10/17/2005)
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Connecting with Target Audiences
Three cable network executives explain how public affairs helps their companies connect with targeted audiences. Brooke Johnson, president, Food Network; Kim Martin, general manager, WE: Women's Entertainment; and Mike Boyd, senior vice president of marketing, HGTV.(Added 8/20/2005)
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Achieving Business Goals
Cable CEOs address the role that public affairs plays in reaching their business goals. Geraldine Laybourne, Oxygen Media; Michael Willner, Insight Communications; Henry Schleiff, Court TV; George Bodenheimer, ESPN.(Added 3/29/2005)
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Effective Public Affairs Strategies
Cable CEOs share their views on some of the most effective public affairs strategies and initiatives.Nick Davatzes,A&E Television Networks;George Bodenheimer,ESPN;Michael Willner,Insight Communications;andGeraldine Laybourne,Oxygen Media.(Added 2/16/2005)
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Effective Public Affairs Professionals
Cable CEOs share their views on the qualities of effective public affairs executives. George Bodenheimer, ESPN; Michael Willner, Insight Communications; Nick Davatzes, A&E Television Networks; and Jim Robbins, Cox Communications.(Added 1/12/2005)
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Economy’s Impact on Cable Consumers
Gerri Willis, Fox Business Network host, asks financial analyst Craig Moffett: what kinds of different decisions are consumers making because of the economy?
(Added 1/5/2011)

FORUM

Crisis Communications Advice from FORUM 2012
What are the critical skills cable communicators need to succeed today? Find out at FORUM 2012: Communicator.2012 The Critical Skills for Today. It will be held September 12-13, 2012, at the Hilton New York.
(Added 10/05/2012)
Powell and Grebb at FORUM 2012
What is the main message that cable communicators should convey to the public? NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell answered CableFAX Daily’s executive editor Mike Grebb’s question during ACC’s FORUM 2012 in New York City.
(Added 09/18/2012)
Attend FORUM 2012!
What are the critical skills cable communicators need to succeed today? Find out at FORUM 2012: Communicator.2012 The Critical Skills for Today. It will be held September 12-13, 2012, at the Hilton New York.
(Added 09/04/2012)
Reporters on Staying Relevant
Journalists Peter Lauria, Brian Stelter and Georg Szalai share how they work to stay relevant in today’s changing media environment during a FORUM 2011 panel. ACC’s 2012 FORUM, Sept. 12-13 at the Hilton New York, also will feature a reporters’ roundtable.
(Added 06/22/2012)
The Future of Communications
PR Agency Leaders Steven Cody, Pat Fitzgibbons and James Gregory discuss the future of PR, internal communications, news releases and the ROI of communications during a FORUM 2011 general session moderated by ACC President Rosa Gatti.
(Added 01/05/2012)
Journalists’ Pet Peeves
Journalists Peter Lauria, Amy Maclean, Brian Stelter and Georg Szalai discuss their pet peeves and preferences during a FORUM 2011 general session moderated by ACC Board Member Annie Howell.
(Added 12/05/2011)
Jeff Cutler at FORUM 2011
Jeff Cutler, social media journalist and content specialist, shares his Twitter tips and tricks, why he loves Facebook and his advice for 10 minutes to bliss in social media management.
(Added 11/02/2011)
Michael Powell at FORUM 2011
Michael Powell, president & CEO of NCTA, during Thursday’s general session talks about how the industry must challenge itself and take risks, be innovative and strive to delight cable customers.
(Added 10/07/2011)
Attend FORUM 2011!
Join your fellow cable communicators in New York City October 5-6 at FORUM 2011 to learn the latest on how your peers are using social media and integrated communications to advance their companies and gain insights from DC insiders and top journalists.
(Added 9/7/2011)
Peter Giles at FORUM 2010
During FORUM 2010, Peter Giles, president, Giles Communications, LLC, explored how communicators must wear several hats today and why this makes it so important to streamline technology.
(Added 11/05/2010)
Communicators Roundtable at FORUM 2010
During FORUM 2010, Mark Robichaux, editor-in-chief, Multichannel News, moderated the Communicators Roundtable panel with Rosa Gatti, ESPN; Chad Gustein, Ovation; Mary Jo Moehle, Charter; Joe Waz, Comcast and Rachel Welch, Time Warner Cable.
(Added 10/15/2010)
Craig Moffett at FORUM 2010
During a general session at FORUM 2010, financial analyst Craig Moffett answers Fox Business Network host Willis' question: would you rather be a cable operator or the head of a telco?
(Added 09/30/2010)
Kyle McSlarrow at FORUM 2010
Kyle McSlarrow, president & CEO of NCTA, discussed with Mark Robichaux, editor-in-chief of Multichannel News, the importance of effectively telling cable’s story to the industry’s success during a general session at FORUM 2010.
(Added 09/20/2010)
FORUM 2009 CEO Roundtable – Part 1
Moderator Steve Effros asks Josh Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media, and Robert Clasen, Chairman & CEO, Startz, if the programmers will survive if they give away their programming over the internet?
(Added 11/12/2009)
FORUM 2009 CEO Roundtable – Part 2
Moderator Steve Effros asks Paul Liao, President & CEO, CableLabs, and Rocco Commisso, Chairman and CEO, Mediacom, how cable can protect its content?
(Added 11/12/2009)
FORUM 2009 - Communicating Cable 3.0
Hear from your peers what you will gain from attending FORUM 2009 Communicating Cable 3.0: People, Products & Value, Oct. 26 - 28 in Denver, Colorado. (Added 10/6/2009)
FORUM 2009 at Cable Connection - Fall
ACC's FORUM 2009 is now part of Cable Connection - Fall, a consortium of 10 cable industry organizations that have joined together to hold events in the same city over the same general dates. Pictured is Steve Jones, executive director of ACC. (Added 03/12/2009)
FORUM 2008: Covering the Campaign
During "Covering the Campaign - Cable's Impact on Presidential Politics", a FORUM 2008 general session, moderator Steve Effros and panelists Jim Fraenkel, executive producer and vice president, MTV News; Susan Gonzales, vice president, Comcast Foundation, Comcast Corporation; Jennifer Martin, Director of Public Relations, CNN; and Steve Scully, senior executive producer & political editor, C-SPAN discuss their company's voter initiatives and how they cover presidential elections. (Added 06/24/2008)
FORUM 2008: The View from the Top
In the opening general session of FORUM 2008, three top cable communications explored how digital media has changed their job day-to-day. Participants included Rosa Gatti, svp, corporate communications and outreach, ESPN, Inc.; Shirley Powell, svp, corporate communications, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., D'Arcy Rudnay, svp of corporate communications, Comcast Corporation; and moderator Vincent Crosbie, adjunct professor S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. (Added 05/09/2008)
FORUM 2008 Video: Kyle McSlarrow's Cable Industry Outlook
In the Tuesday opening general session, Steve Effros, president, Effros Communications interviewed Kyle McSlarrow, president & CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) about the outlook for the cable industry. McSlarrow reviewed the current legislative and regulatory landscape and discussed how cable communicators can tell the industry's story.
(Added 03/05/2008)
Focus on FORUM 2008
FORUM 2008 co-chairs Reinaldo Llano, director, corporate community relations, Bright House Networks and Misty Skedgell, vice president of corporate communications and corporate responsibility, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. discuss what ACC members will gain from attending this year's conference and how they will connect, communicate and transform.
(Added 03/05/2008)
FORUM 2007 General Session Keynote Policy Presentation
Latest Addition: FORUM 2007 General Session Keynote Policy Presentation Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association talks with Zain Verjee, CNN State Department Correspondent, about cable's competition and the challenges the industry faces in the years ahead.
(Added 04/03/2007)
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FORUM 2007 CEO Roundtable
Mark Coblitz, senior vice president, strategic planning, Comcast Corporation; Laureen Ong, president, National Geographic Channel; Josh Sapan, president and CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.; and Michael Willner, CEO, Insight Communications discuss the communication benefits and challenges in a new media world.(Added 04/03/2007)
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Kyle McSlarrow, President & CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
NCTA's Kyle McSlarrow talks about the biggest challenges in his first year with the organization, Congressional action and competitive issues.(Added 04/20/2006)
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FORUM 2006 CEO Panel
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FORUM 2005 - Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence, Executive Vice President of Media Services & Crisis Communication for Cone, Inc. speaks at FORUM 2005. Lawrence shares techniques for managing and enhancing a company's reputation and warding off a public relations crisis.(Added 8/1/2005)
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FORUM 2005 - Take Control
During FORUM 2005 panelists discuss cable's commitment to parental controls as part of the cable's industry's response to congressional leaders on the "indecency" issue.In order of their appearance are Jill Luckett, senior vice president, program network policy, NCTA, Ellen East, vice president, communications & public affairs, Cox Communications, Inc., Terri Tingle, senior vice president of standards and practices and public affairs, Turner Entertainment Group, Helen Soulé, executive director, Cable in the Classroom and Steve Berry, senior vice president, government relations, NCTA.(Added 6/24/2005)
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FORUM 2005 - Kyle McSlarrow
Kyle McSlarrow, new President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, is interviewed by CNN Washington Correspondent Ed Henry during a FORUM 2005 General Session.
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FORUM 2005 - CEO Roundtable
Cable executives respond to moderator Susan Swain's question on their support and funding of public affairs during FORUM 2005 held in Washington, DC. Pictured (clockwise from top right) areSusan Swain, Co-COO & Executive Vice President, C-SPAN Networks;Debra Lee, President & COO, Black Entertainment Television;Henry Schleiff, Chairman and CEO, Court Television Network LLC;Michael Willner, President & CEO, Insight Communications;Patrick Esser, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cox Communications Inc.; andGeorge Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. & ABC Sports.
(Added 5/11/2005)
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A La Carte - The CEOs Speak Out
Charter Communications President/CEO Carl Vogel, TV One President/CEO Jonathan Rogers, Scripps Networks Affiliate Sales and International Development President Susan Packard, and Insight Communications President/CEO Michael Willner speak at the A La Carte debate during FORUM 2004.(Added 10/4/2004)
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Brian Lamb Interviews Glenn Britt
Highlights of Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable interview by Brian Lamb, Chairman & CEO of C-SPAN Networks during FORUM 2004.(Added 7/28/2004)
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Communications Institute

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)
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)
Attend ACC's 6th Cable Communications Institute
ACC's Premiere Professional Development Program the 6th Cable Communications Institute will be May 3-6, 2011, in New York City.
(Added 04/25/2011)
Edelman on Media Today
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman, explores how people consume media today and its impact on journalism.
(Added 01/28/2011)
Willner on the Cable Industry and Communications
Michael Willner, Vice Chairman & CEO, Insight Communications, shared his take on the cable industry and communications during the 2010 ACC Cable Communications Institute.
(Added 08/19/2010)
Edelman on Public Engagement and PR
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman, argues that the new organizing principle for PR is public engagement during his keynote address to the 2010 ACC Cable Communications Institute in New York City.
(Added 07/08/2010)
Edelman at ACC’s Communications Institute
During his keynote address to the 2010 ACC Cable Communications Institute, Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman, addresses the strategic role communications plays in business, the core new skills that communicators must have, and their need to create content.
(Added 06/24/2010)
Keynote from 2009 ACC Communications Institute
During ACC’s Cable Communications Institute on March 3, 2009, Meredith Wagner, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, Lifetime Networks, discussed what to keep in mind when faced with a crisis communications situation. She explored how it can constantly evolve in the 24 hour/5 minute news cycle and other considerations, issues, and appropriate responses. Her address took place in Syracuse University’s (ACC’s academic partner) New York City facility Lubin House, where 18 ACC members participated in the 2.5 day program.
(Added 4/9/2009)
ACC Public Affairs Institute
Three attendees of the 2005 Public Affairs Institute explain what prompted them to attend and why they found it to be valuable. Speakers are Kena Lewis, senior director, public affairs & communications, Bright House Networks, Florida Group; Craig Watson, vice president of communications, Charter Communications; and Michelle Cameron, general manager, Cable ONE.(Added 06/09/2006)
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ACC Public Affairs Institute
The class picture from the Inaugural class of the Public Affairs Institute. Open this link to view a short video of three ACC members describing their experiences from the 2004 Public Affairs Institute.
(Added 6/16/2005)
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Jim Robbins at ACC Public Affairs Institute
Excerpts of the presentation by Jim Robbins, President and CEO, Cox Communications, during the inaugural ACC Public Affairs Institute on December 6, 2004 held in Washington, DC.(Added 12/13/2004)
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Beacon Awards

Enter the 2012 Beacon Awards!
Earn the recognition you deserve! Enter the 2012 Beacon Awards honoring excellence in cable communications since 1989. The now extended deadline is May 11, 2012.
(Added 5/2/2012)
Enter the 2011 Beacon Awards!
Are you an award-winning cable communicator? Earn the recognition you deserve by entering the 2011 Beacon Awards! The final deadline is May 13, 2011.
(Added 5/5/2011)
The Joy of Winning a Beacon Award
Ensure you may experience the joy of winning a 2010 Beacon Award by submitting your entries by April 23, 2010.
(Added 4/9/2010)
Earn the Recognition You Deserve!
What does winning a Beacon Award mean? Rosa Gatti, SVP, ESPN, Inc.; Anthony Surratt, VP, Time Warner Cable; Libby O'Connell, SVP, A&E Television Networks; Janice Caluda, VP, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association; and Mike Kohler, VP, Mediacom, share their Beacon Award memories.
(Added 4/9/2010)
Enter the 2010 Beacon Awards!
Rosa Gatti, SVP, ESPN, Inc.; Anthony Surratt, VP, Time Warner Cable; Libby O'Connell, SVP, A&E Television Networks; Janice Caluda, VP, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association; and Mike Kohler, VP, Mediacom discuss the importance of the Beacon Award.
(Added 3/30/2010)
2009 Beacon Awards
Highlights from the 2009 Beacon Award Ceremony, celebrating 20 years of cable communications excellence, honor what cable communicators have accomplished for the industry in the last year and past two decades. (Added 11/3/2009)
2009 Beacon Awards...Honoring Cable Communications Excellence
The 2009 Beacon Awards are easier than ever to enter! Don't miss out on your chance to have your cable communications campaigns and tactics recognized. The final deadline is May 15, 2009, so enter today. (Added 4/28/2009)
Interviews with 2008 Beacon Award Winners - Part 1
2008 Beacon Award winners share their excitement and insights on their winning initiatives right after being honored. The closing credits of this piece list all the winners included on this video. (Added 8/19/2008)
Interviews with 2008 Beacon Award Winners - Part 2
ACC interviewed the 2008 Beacon Award winners immediately after they received their Beacons. The closing credits of this piece list all the winners included on this video.
(Added 8/19/2008)
Comcast CN8's On the Red Carpet Coverage of the 2008 Beacon Award Ceremony
At a gala ceremony on April 1, 2008, ACC honored the 2008 Beacon Award winners. The 2008 Beacon Award winning entries were submitted by cable operators, programming networks, cable associations and cable technology providers for public affairs and communications projects in categories such as community relations, competitive response and public service announcements.
2008 Beacon Awards Connections
(Added 11/07/2007)
Comcast CN8's On the Red Carpet Coverage of the 2007 Beacon Awards Ceremony
On March 13, 2007, ACC honored the best of the best cable communications and public affairs projects during the 2007 Beacon Awards Ceremony. The 2007 Beacon Award winning entries were submitted by cable operators, programming networks, cable associations and cable technology providers for public affairs and communications projects in categories such as community relations, competitive response and public service announcements.
(Added 03/13/2007)
2005 Beacon Awards Co-chair Peggy Ballard
In light of the recent announcement of the 2005 Beacon Award Winners, 2005 Beacon Awards co-chair Peggy Ballard, Vice President Strategic Communications, Scientific-Atlanta, comments on the importance of the Beacon Award entries and the judging experience.(Added 3/9/2005)
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Cable Communications Achievement Award

4th Annual Public Affairs Achievement Awards Reception
Video clips featuring the winners of the 2007 Public Affairs Achievement Award
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Winners of the 3rd Annual Public Affairs Achievement Awards
A few remarks from each winner of the 3rd Annual Public Affairs Achievement Awards, honoring their outstanding contributions within cable public affairs.(Added 04/04/2006)
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