ASAE Announces 2016 Gold Circle Awards Winners

April 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC—ASAE names the winners of the 2016 Gold Circle Awards competition that signifies excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. The Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence will be announced during ASAE’s 2016 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), June 13-14, in Washington, DC.

The 2016 competition received 163 submissions. Judges from different associations, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations evaluated the submissions this year. The awards are sponsored by High Roads Solution.   

“We received exceptional submissions this year in all the categories, and the judges had a hard time selecting which organizations received the Gold Circle Awards,” said Tom Quash, CAE, VP, Marketing, Communications and Publications at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, and chair of the Gold Circle Awards Committee. “During the MMCC conference, we will have an education session highlighting winners’ projects, so attendees can gain insight on strategies that worked well and use them for future campaigns.”

Here are the 2016 Gold Circle Awards winners:

Convention/Meetings Campaign
American Academy of PAs; AAPA Conference 2015: Imagine What’s Next

Media/Public Relations/Advocacy Campaign
American Nurses Association ; Celebrating the Power of Nursing: #NursesShareYourStethoscopes

Soil Science Society of America; The International Year of Soils: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

Member Retention Campaign
American Chiropractic Association; Membership Matters: FY2016 Retention Campaign

Membership Recruitment
Credit Union National Association; Go All In with CUNA Councils

New Product/Service Launch Campaign
Auto Care Association; Auto Care Association Auto Care Careers

Print Magazine
International Interior Design Association; Perspective

Society of Women Engineers; Global Rebrand

Urology Care Foundation; "Know Your Stats® About Prostate Cancer" PSA

American College of Rheumatology;

For more information on the winners, visit Gold Circle Awards.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, 202-326-9505.

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