Paging ‘Mark,’ ‘Vanguard’ Nominations


The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing said Monday that entries for the "Mark Awards," recognizing effective marketing in cable, will be accepted until 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

The first deadline for Mark Award entries is Feb. 10, but entries can be submitted until Feb. 24 by paying a $50 late fee, CTAM said. Multichannel News co-sponsors the awards.

More information is available online (

Also Monday, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association requested nominations for the "2004 Vanguard Awards," honoring individual excellence in the cable business.

One man and one woman will each be awarded a "Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership." Other Vanguard Awards are "Young Leadership," "Programmers," "Associates and Affiliates," "Science and Technology," "Cable Operations Management," "Government and Community Relations" and "Marketing."

Nominations are due Feb. 27.

For information about nominating candidates and the various award categories, contact Michelle Ray of the NCTA's department of industry affairs by phone at 202-775-3669 or via electronic mail ( In addition, nomination forms are available on the National Show Web site (

Mark Award winners will be honored at the CTAM Summit in Boston in July, and Vanguards will be presented May 4 during the National Show in New Orleans.