ACC Announces Beacon Finalists


The Association of Cable Communicators has announced the finalists for the 2008 Beacon Awards, honoring excellence in cable communications and public affairs.  

The winners will be named during the Beacon Awards Gala on April 1 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., as the event is held in conjunction with ACC’s Forum 2008, “ACCess the Power: Connect. Communicate. Transform.”  

Members of the ACC, formerly known as the Cable Television Public Affairs Association, chose the 2008 Beacon Award finalists during an extensive, two-phase judging process. The entries represent company initiatives implemented over the past year in areas such as community relations, education, multicultural public relations and public service announcements. 

“Cable communicators are working everyday to promote their companies’ products and finding ways to contribute to the bottom line while also striving to improve the quality of life for their companies’ customers and the communities they serve,” said Ellen Kroner, 2008 Beacon Awards co-chair and senior vice president, corporate communications and marketing, Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC, in a statement, 

Added Amy Cohn, 2008 Beacon Awards co-chair and executive director, public affairs, Cox Communications: “The impact of their efforts are never more apparent than when you review a year’s worth of the industry’s best communications practices.  We thank the 88 cable professionals who did just that by serving as judges for this year’s Beacon Awards competition.”

A full list of the 2008 Beacon Awards finalists, which will be showcased in the March 31 edition of Multichannel News, can be viewed here.