Custom Content Council Awards 178 Pearls at Annual Ceremony
(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2011)—One hundred and sixty guests feted the custom content industry's highest honors this year at a festive celebration at Guastavino's in New York City Monday evening. Representing a wide range of companies and interests from Panera Bread to Verizon Wireless, a record 638 entries were submitted this year for the Custom Content Council's annual awards program.
Two of the largest independently owned custom content agencies, TMG and Pace Communications took home 17 and 19 awards respectively, followed by Meredith Xcelerated Marketing with 10 awards. American Express Publishing, Custom Media won the overall Best in Custom award for R.24 which is presented to the publication with the overall highest points. R.24 is a bi-annual magazine produced for Renaissance Hotel guests, showcasing original content about travel, arts, culture, restaurants, spa and sport facilities, style, and shopping.
*/Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Wins John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award/*
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder and CEO, Pace Communications, was presented the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing her incredible contributions to the custom content industry, which she founded over 30 years ago. Today Pace is the largest independently owned custom media company in the country, working with clients such as Wells Fargo, Verizon, Harrah's and Four Seasons, among many others. Pace is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.
Pearl awards sponsor Zinio created a special digital edition of the show program, (View here ). HP MagCloud printed the event's program. Other sponsors were Brown Printing Company, Superior Media Solutions and the Howard Sloan-Koller Group.
*/National Television Hosts Presented the 2011 Awards/*
*Audra Lowe* and* Tom Hudson* served as this year's presenters. Lowe has been the main anchor of the nationally syndicated program "The Better Show," where she has been instrumental in growing the show's market size from 12 to over 140 cities, with "Better" airing in 9 of country's top 10 markets. Hudson is the co-anchor and managing editor of the Nightly Business Report on PBS---the nation's most watched business show on television today.**
- American Airlines Publishing
- American Express
- Brown Printing Co.
- Campbell-Ewald Advertising
- D Custom
- Hanley Wood
- Integrated Marketing
- King Fish Media
- Leverage Media
- Pace Communications
- SAP America
- The Pohly Company
- Time Inc.
- U.S. Postal Service
- World Vision
- Xerox Corp.