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Belledune Port Authority (BPA) Recognized in AAPA’s 2015 Communications AwardsBelledune, NB – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas, recognized the Belledune Port Authority (BPA) with two communications awards: The Award of Excellence for Websites; and the Award of Distinction, for having had the second highest overall score in all of the fifteen categories. This is the BPA’s second Award of Excellence in the Websites category.
“When port authorities communicate strategically with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and policymakers, they’re better able to show their tremendous value as drivers of economic development, environmental enhancement and job creation,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO. “This competition helps our member ports by rewarding effective communications and highlighting best practices and lessons learned.”
“We’re proud to be recognized once again by AAPA’s Communication Awards,“ said Rayburn Doucett, President and CEO of the BPA. “We strive to communicate our Port’s significance and features online, while not overwhelming the viewer with an abundance of information. The Marketing and Communications team worked hard on this new website, and it’s gratifying to see that we’ve maintained the highest of standards by receiving this award for a second time.”
The BPA launched its new responsive website in January of this year. “To be honored as the best website by AAPA, an association representing ports from Canada, Caribbean, Latin America and the United States, is fantastic. The Port of Belledune is an excellent organization with whom to be partnered. We look forward to working with the BPA on future projects,” says Josh Gammon, President of Websolutions.ca. “Websolutions.ca is proud to have been part of the creation of the website for the Belledune Port Authority.”
The 2015 AAPA Communications Awards Program, which had a May 1 deadline for entries, utilized 46 professional public relations practitioners from the Washington, D.C. area who cumulatively spent about 180 hours over a period of two-and-a-half weeks judging the 15 classifications of entries, ranging from advertisements and periodicals to videos and websites.