wards will be presented in 15 categories, including best 2009 annual report; best customer and employee publications; best print, outdoor, radio and television advertisements; best direct mail, best website, and best communications and multi-format advertising campaigns. Three categories representing the newest trends in marketing and communications will make their debut at this year’s awards – best social media program or campaign, best mobile marketing and best digital direct marketing.
A panel of judges with expertise in advertising, marketing, public relations, Internet design, graphic arts and financial communications evaluated 220 entries representing casinos and gaming companies from around the world and all sectors of the industry.
Daniel Heneghan will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Gaming Communications. He currently serves as public information officer for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (NJCCC) and has been involved in the Atlantic City gaming industry since its inception – first as gaming beat reporter for the Press of Atlantic City for 17 years, and then in his current position as the spokesperson for the NJCCC.<br
The AGA Communications Awards Presentation is made possible by generous contributions from Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) and Global Gaming Expo. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, that will be held November 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.