IDEAlliance and PIAlliance Announce 2015 Luminaire Awards Honorees, Date of Gala
ALEXANDRIA, VA and AMHERST, NY—April 8, 2015—IDEAlliance and PIAlliance have announced four 2015 Luminaire Awards honorees, recognizing outstanding professionals in advertising, publishing, printing and integrated media. A Franklin Award for Distinguished Service and the Zenger Community Service Medal will also be presented during the Franklin Luminaire Awards gala, honoring the Best in Communications, Oct. 1, 2015 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY. In 2014, PIAlliance’s Power of Communications and Franklin Awards, and the IDEAlliance Luminaire Awards, were merged into one spectacular annual event. The gala, now in its second year, will attract 400+ media executives and professionals spanning the advertising, print and publishing industries.
The Luminaire Awards and its predecessor Power of Communications, for more than 50 years, have honored those who represent the fervor of commitment and inspiration in media production, presented by IDEAlliance and PIAlliance through its charitable arm, the Digital Enterprise Education & Research (DEER) Foundation and PIA Graphic Communications Foundation. In recognition of their positive influence, creative excellence and personal dedication within graphic communications, the Luminaire Awards recognize outstanding achievements by media production leaders.
The 2015 Luminaire Award Honorees are:
Charles Blanchard, Jr.
Meghan Fitzgerald Milkowski
Vice President, Production and Circulation
Prometheus Global Media
Vice President, Director of Print Production
Executive Vice President
“The Luminaire Awards recognize the leaders among us, affording us the welcome opportunity to honor those professionals whose achievements and contributions move our industry forward,” said Laura Reid, vice president of production, Hearst Magazines, board chair emeritus of IDEAlliance and co-chair of the 2015 Franklin Luminaire Awards event. Donna Georgio, vice president sales, HighRoad Press, and event co-chair commented, "The Franklin Luminaire Awards event supports the next generation of media professionals, offering student scholarships through the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation (GCSF,) helping to foster the development of our future workforce.” The Franklin Award recipient will be announced at a later date.
IDEAlliance is a global developer of best practices and specifications for print and electronic media, identifying best practices for efficient integrated media workflows for its more than 1400 members, comprised of brand owners, publishers, print and premedia service providers, and their materials and technology partners. Through its active committees, educational conferences, Webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provides its members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the media production industry's most valued standards. The Digital Enterprise Education and Research (DEER) Foundation is a non-profit foundation that was established by IDEAlliance in 2005. The DEER foundation has a mission to promote research and education for graphic communications and the media industry.
About Printing Industries Alliance
The Franklin Award is sponsored by the Printing Industries Graphic Arts Education Foundation, the charitable foundation of Printing Industries Alliance. Printing Industries Alliance PIA Printing Industries Alliance represents graphics 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.