Association of Cable Communicators Announces 2016 Beacon Awards® Finalists

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The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) announced today the names of the finalists for the 2016 Beacon Awards honoring excellence in cable communications and public affairs. The winners of the 2016 Beacon Awards® will be announced during the Beacon Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 during ACC's annual conference FORUM 2016 in New York City on the 44th floor conference center in the Hearst Tower.

"This year’s Beacon entries reflect the continued commitment of our industry to quality and service, and were exemplary," said Chris Albert, 2016 Beacon Awards chair and executive vice president, global communications and talent relations, National Geographic Channels. "I continue to be impressed and inspired by the standard of excellence in our business at a time when the unprecedented competition for viewer's attention has made our jobs even more challenging − congrats to all of our finalists on this distinguished achievement.  I look forward to celebrating their success at this year's awards ceremony in New York."

Fifty-seven ACC members, cable communications and public affairs professionals, chose the 2016 Beacon Award® Finalists during an extensive two-round judging process. The Beacon Award® entries submitted this year demonstrate the cable industry's commitment to communications and public affairs representing initiatives implemented over the past year in areas such as community relations, events and observances, and social media communications. 

The 2016 Beacon Awards® Finalists listed by category (highlighted) are:

Best Use of Twitter
@ARRIS
ARRIS Group, Inc. – Suwanee, GA

Business Public Relations - Enterprise
"Mr. Robot" Press Launch Campaign
USA Network – New York, NY

Business Public Relations – Small/Medium
A Vertical Success Story - East Baton Rouge Parish School System and Cox Business
Cox Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Cause Marketing
C2C Closes Digital Divide, Earns POTUS Praise
Cox Communications – Atlanta, GA

Community Relations
Increasing Sign-ups for Connect2Compete
Cox Communications – Las Vegas, NV

Cox Connect2Compete Computer Giveaway Program
Cox Communications – Chesapeake, VA

Discovery Communications' Support of My Brother's Keeper
Discovery Communications – Silver Spring, MD

Univision's Health Week 2015
Univision Network – Miami, FL

Time Warner Cable's Operation of Gratitude
Time Warner Cable – El Segundo, CA

Cox Communications - Capitol School Build-A-Bike 2015
Cox Communications – Phoenix, AZ

¡Estudia, Hay Dinero! 2016
Univision Communications Inc. – Miami, FL

Campaign 2016 - Iowa Caucuses, 2015-2016
Mediacom Communications - Iowa Systems – West Des Moines, IA

Vyve Broadband Create Our Christmas Card Art Contest
Vyve Broadband – Rye Brook, NY

Charter our Community
Charter Communications – Stamford, CT

Education Comprehensive Campaign
EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers
Discovery Education – Silver Spring, MD

Weather with Class: The CTV Weathercasts
Charter Communications, Inc. – Newtown, CT

He Named Me Malala
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Bright Ideas STEM from Today's Youth
Bright House Networks, Central Florida – Maitland, FL

Educational Materials
He Named Me Malala
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Project Weather Resources
Bay News 9 – St. Petersburg, FL

Discovery Education Science Techbook™
Discovery Education – Silver Spring, MD

Clave al Éxito 2016
Univision Communications Inc. – Miami, FL

Events/Observances External
#LCo5KSC - Linda Cohn's 5,000th SportsCenter
ESPN, Inc. – Bristol, CT

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's "Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards"
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area & Comcast SportsNet California – San Francisco, CA

MTV's Transgender Awareness Week
MTV Networks/Logo – New York, NY

Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers 25th Anniversary
Cox Communications, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Charter Gives Old Building New Life - Customer Ops Center Grand Opening
Charter Communications – Town & Country, MO

Cox Communications - Capitol School Build-A-Bike 2015
Cox Communications – Phoenix, AZ

Cox WiFi in Rhode Island
Cox Communications – West Warwick, RI

Events/Premieres
Cox Communications - Capitol School Build-A-Bike 2015
Cox Communications – Phoenix, AZ

Government Relations
Campaigning Against Municipal Overbuilders
Cox Communications – West Warwick, RI

Internal Communications
Stay Connected with Central Region News
Cox Communications – Wichita, KS

Cox Homelife Is a Homerun!
Cox Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Time Warner Cable Educates Employees on Disaster and Severe Weather Preparation
Time Warner Cable – Charlotte, NC

Cox Hearts ♥ Its Employee Volunteers Campaign
Cox Communications/Las Vegas System – Las Vegas, NV

Customer Experience Week
Cox Communications, Inc. – Atlanta, GA

Media Relations - Programming Publicity
Breakthrough
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Saints and Strangers Feeding America
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers 25th Anniversary
Cox Communications, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Kitten Bowl III
Crown Media Family Networks – Studio City, CA

Media Relations - Technology Product
Cisco cBR-8 Battlestar Wedding & Baby Shower
Cisco Systems, Inc. – Lawrenceville, GA

FCC Commissioner Pai Visits Broadmoor High
Cox Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Cox Closes Digital Divide, Earns POTUS Shoutout
Cox Communications – Atlanta, GA

Mobile Apps
Univision's Reto 28
Univision Network – Miami, FL

Programming Series
GCI "Football Town"
General Communications Inc. – Anchorage, AK

Rural Town Hall Presidential Campaign Series
Mediacom Communications - Iowa Systems – West Des Moines, IA

A New Way To Watch Weather: CTV Weathercasts
Charter Communications, Inc. – Newtown, CT

Turner Classic Movies (TCM): Trailblazing Women Behind the Camera: Ahead of their Time
Turner Classic Movies – Atlanta, GA

Programming Special or Miniseries Event
Explorer: Warlords of Ivory
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Breakthrough
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

The 2015 ESPYS
ESPN, Inc. – Bristol, CT
White People
MTV – New York, NY

Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers 25th Anniversary
Cox Communications, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Logo Trailblazer Honors
Logo – New York, NY

Public Service Announcement
MTV's Look Different Campaign: Gender Bent
MTV – New York, NY

GCI Suicide Prevention PSA
General Communications Inc. – Anchorage, AK

Reputation Brand Management
Jessica Mendoza Makes History
ESPN, Inc. – Bristol, CT

FCC Commissioner Pai Visits Broadmoor High
Cox Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Gigabit Speed Launch: G1GABLAST Blasts Into San Diego
Cox Communications, Inc. – San Diego, CA

C-SPAN At Early Primaries and Caucuses
C-SPAN Networks – Washington, DC

Time Warner Cable hears Customers Loud and Clear and is Stronger than Ever
Time Warner Cable – El Segundo, CA

Social Media Integrated Communications
He Named Me Malala
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Websites
Saints and Strangers
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Breakthrough
National Geographic Channels – Washington, DC

Manufacture Your Future
Discovery Education – Silver Spring, MD

The Expanse: Enter the Future
Syfy - NBCUniversal – New York, NY

Clave al Éxito 2016
Univision Communications Inc. – Miami, FL

Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions Website
Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions – Greenwood Village, CO

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