President of Zenger Group, Among Others, to Receive Luminaire Awards on Oct. 19
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — May 10, 2016 — Idealliance and Printing Industries Alliance have announced three 2016 Luminaire Awards honorees, recognizing outstanding professionals in advertising, publishing, printing and integrated media. A Franklin Award for Distinguished Service, the Zenger Community Service Medal and Innovation Excellence Award will also be presented during the Franklin Luminaire Awards event, honoring the Best in Communications, October 19, 2016 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY.
The Luminaire Award is presented to an individual in recognition of their positive contribution and service within the media and graphic communications industries. The Luminaire Award has recognized excellence in media production in publishing, advertising, print production, marketing, emerging digital media, art direction, education, printing, finishing, paper and equipment supply.
The 2016 Luminaire Award honorees are:
President and CEO
“The Franklin Luminaire Awards offers our industry the welcome opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our dedicated industry leaders. We offer these three worthy honorees our heartfelt appreciation for their positive influence, creative excellence, and personal commitment to the betterment of the graphic communications industry,” says Steve Drew, sales executive at RR Donnelley and co-chair of the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards.
Proceeds from the Franklin Luminaire Awards support the next generation of media professionals, offering student scholarships, education and career promotional activities through the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation (GCSF), PIA Graphic Communications Foundation and the Idealliance DEER Foundation. In addition to the Luminaire Awards presentation, the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards inaugurates a new award of distinction — the Innovation Excellence Award. The Innovation Excellence Award is granted to a company or individual in graphic communications that is pioneering, pacesetting and advancing new technologies. The gala event also honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional community service with the 2016 Zenger Community Service Medal.
For information on sponsorship or attending the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards, please download the event flyer (Opens as a PDF) or contact David Steinhardt of Idealliance at (703) 837-1066 or Tim Freeman of PIAlliance at (716) 691-3211.
Idealliance is a global community of more than 1,600 brand owners, agencies, publishers, premedia and print service provider companies, and their material suppliers and technology partners. The not-for-profit industry association provides media creators and technology communities the opportunity to collaborate to craft best practices, advance standards, and certify people, processes, and systems to achieve the highest performance in creation, production and delivery of graphic communications whether in print or on mobile platforms.
About Printing Industries Alliance
The Franklin Award for Distinguished Service is sponsored by the PIA Graphic Communications Foundation, the charitable foundation of Printing Industries Alliance. Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) represents graphic communications firms in New York State, northern New Jersey and northwestern Pennsylvania and is a regional affiliate of Printing Industries of America. Printing Industries Alliance provides a variety of consultative, informational, advocacy and cost cutting services for member firms across its territory.