2010 Franklin Event Power of Communications Award Recipients Announced

NEW YORK, NY—June 1, 2010—The Franklin Event Committee of the Printing Industries Alliance is pleased to announce its 2010 Power of Communications Awards recipients: Printing – Hallie Satz, CEO, HighRoad Press and Vice Chair, Phoenix Lithographing (New York); Publishing: Scott Masterson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FORBES Magazine (New York); and Advertising: Valerie Merrone, Executive Vice President, Publishing, Victoria’s Secret (New York). The award, established in 1971, provides industry recognition to individuals who have demonstrated positive influence and creative excellence in their designated areas of graphic communications.

The recipient of the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service, the industry’s highest recognition, will be announced shortly.

Open nominations for the John Peter Zenger Medal, which honors industry individuals of any level within New York State, northern New Jersey and/or northwestern Pennsylvania, for their public good deeds “outside of the workplace,” will be accepted until June 15 from peers sited within the same geographical territory. Nomination forms, notices for employee bulletin boards and other background information are available on PIA’s website, www.PIAlliance.org.

The popular Franklin Event, which has been held for more than half a century since 1952, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 (5:30-10:00 pm) at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. “Early bird” pricing is in effect for firms wishing to sponsor the gala. Interested parties who sign up by July 2 can get discounted rates. Platinum sponsorships (reserved table of ten), normally $5,000 are $4,000. Gold sponsorships (reserved table of five), normally $2,500 are $2,000. Individual tickets are $350 each. Sponsors receive prominent mention throughout the Association’s extensive pre and post-event media campaign, printed program, website, venue signage and media ads. Final deadline for all sponsorships is September 3.

Firms or individuals wishing to participate or who need further information are urged to contact PIA Vice President, Vicki Keenan, at (908) 233-4124, or vkeenan@PIAlliance.org.

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