OKLAHOMA CITY (June 22, 2011) – Many area organizations were recognized yesterday evening at the annual Bronze Quill Awards Banquet put on by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Central Oklahoma Chapter. Awards of merit, honorable mention, and awards of excellence were given out last night in several categories to Moore Monthly, Trifecta Communications; The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber; Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency; CompSource Oklahoma; Jordan Associates, OKOHS Red Dirt Ready Brochure; YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City; The University of Oklahoma,Web Communications; Meals on Wheels of Norman, Inc; OG+E Smart Grid Program; Infant Crisis Services, Shnake Turno Frank PR; Gail Huneryager; Oklahoma Department of Transportation; OU Outreach Marketing and Communication; Staplegun Design; and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
“It’s so exciting to see the level of communications tactics that our members and other local organizations continue to produce successfully,” said Summer McGuire, President of the IABC Central Oklahoma Chapter. “The Bronze Quill Awards program is a great way for regional IABC chapters to exchange ideas and recognize peers for their communications through the collaborative judging process between chapters, as well as offer tips for improvement from other experts in the field.
IABC Central Oklahoma invited Roger Frizzell, Vice President of Corporate Communications at American Airlines to be the keynote speaker at the Bronze Quill Awards Banquet. Frizzell discussed “Airline PR and its Baggage” and highlighted daily PR challenges and shared some of his stories of working in the airline Industry with the group of award recipients and business communicators that attended the banquet.
The Bronze Quill Awards have been around for more than 60 years recognizing communications professionals for their examples of communications brilliance. They were renamed in the new millennium after previously being known as the Black Gold awards since 1939
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the premier international knowledge network for professionals engaged in strategic business communication management. IABC was born in 1970 as a merger between the American Association of Industrial Editors and the International Council of Industrial Editors. Today, the IABC community has more than 13,000 members worldwide. Here in Central Oklahoma, our members work in major international corporations, financial institutions, government entities, non-profit organizations and as independent consultants.