People Move Our Port Community Awareness Campaign Brings Accolades to Port Corpus Christi

Jul 20, 2016


Corpus Christi, Texas, USA – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has just announced ports to receive recognition at the AAPA 50th Annual Communications Awards Program. In the Overall Campaign category, Port Corpus Christi is set to receive an Award of Distinction for the People Move Our Port community awareness campaign.

“For Port Corpus Christi, People Move Our Port links the deep connection our port has with the people of our community. As Port Corpus Christi celebrates 90 years of relationships this year we are honored to receive an Award of Distinction in AAPA’s 50th Annual Communications Awards Program,” said John LaRue, Port Corpus Christi Executive Director.

“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.”

The 2016 AAPA Communications Awards Program, which had a May 1 deadline for entries, utilized 48 professional public relations practitioners from the Washington, D.C. area who cumulatively spent nearly 200 hours over three weeks judging the 15 classifications of entries ranging from advertisements and periodicals to videos and websites. 

The People Move Our Port campaign was developed in collaboration by Port Corpus Christi staff and the port’s ad firm; Morehead, Dotts, and Rybak.

Port Corpus Christi has received recognition in previous years at the AAPA Annual Communications Awards. Most recently an Award of Merit for Social Media in 2014, and Awards of Distinction in 2013 in the Website and Overall Campaign categories.

For more information, Contact:

Rosie Collin
Interim Director of Communications/
Director of Community Relations
Dir. Line: 361-885-6115

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