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Awards Recognize Exceptional League Communications
CHICAGO (10/3/13)--The Northwestern Credit Union Association captured the Best of Show in the 35th Pro and Blockbuster Awards at the American Association of Credit Union Leagues' Communicators Conference in Chicago last week.

Click to view larger image The South Carolina Credit Union League won a Blockbuster Award in the "Best Campaign" category for its 2012 annual meeting at the American Association of Credit Union Leagues' Communicators Conference in Chicago last week. Accepting the award is Courtney Jackson, director of communications for the league.
State credit union leagues submitted 69 entries for this year's awards in 17 categories. Three judges from outside of the credit union industry scored the award submissions. 

Pro Awards honor the best in league public relations and publications. Blockbuster Awards pay tribute to excellence in marketing and advertising.
 
Northwest Credit Union Association was honored as the Blockbuster Best of Show for its logo design. The league captured the Pro Best of Show for its piece on the uniqueness of credit unions.
 
Blockbuster first-place winners include:
  • Best Print Ad--Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Helping People Afford Life;
  • Best Sales Promotion--Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, 2012 PCUA Annual Convention;
  • Best Print Materials--Maine Credit Union League, How CEOs Sleep at Night;
  • Best Campaign--South Carolina Credit Union League, 2012 Annual Meeting;
  • Best CU Ad Campaign--Maine Credit Union League, Now is the Time Statewide Campaign; and
  • Logo Design--Northwest Credit Union Association, "2012 Convention Logo.
Click to view larger image The Kansas Credit Union Association won a Pro Award in the "Best Community Relations Program" category for its Make a Difference event with its October 2012 Gas Giveaway. Accepting the award is Susan Dyer, director of communications for KCUA. (Photos provided by the American Association of Credit Union Leagues)
Pro Award first-place winners include:
  • Blow Your Own Horn--Mississippi Credit Union Association, MSCUA 75th Anniversary;
  • Best Community Relations Program--Kansas Credit Union Association, Make a Difference Event, October 2012 Gas Giveaway;
  • Best Public Relations Project, Michigan Credit Union League, CU Lunch Local;
  • Best League Piece on Uniqueness of CUs--Northwest Credit Union Association, CU Philosophy Manual & Quiz;
  • Best League Publication (Newsletter)-- Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, The Memo;
  • Best League Publication (Magazine)--Missouri Credit Union Association, Missouri Courier;
  • Most Improved Newsletter--Michigan Credit Union League, Monitor;
  • Best League Annual Report--League of Southeastern Credit Unions, 2011 Annual Report;
  • Website--Michigan Credit Union League, CUBE TV;
  • Online Publication--Michigan Credit Union League, CU National Update, and
  • Best Use of Social Media--Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Credit YOUnion Facebook page.


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