AU receives high honors for communications and marketing programs

AUBURN – Auburn University received seven awards for its communications and marketing programs last week at the 2008 southeastern regional meeting in Atlanta of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education, or CASE.

The Office of Communications and Marketing won Awards of Excellence in the paid advertisements category for “We’re Not Just Another Pretty Face”; slide and multimedia programs category for “Spotlight on Fairfield” with the College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s Urban Studio; and improvement in design category for an equine brochure with the Office of Development and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

It also won Special Merit Awards for a College of Liberal Arts promotional DVD; a paid advertisement, “The World is Closer than It Appears,” for the College of Human Sciences; the university’s Faculty Awards for Excellence in Instruction, Research and Outreach event; and for the “This Week at AU” student e-mail newsletter.

The Auburn Alumni Association won an Award of Excellence for Auburn Magazine, its quarterly alumni magazine mailed to more than 47,000 members.

Auburn has finished in the top 10 award winners for the past two years. This year’s CASE competition had a record 1,286 entries from across the Southeast. CASE, with 3,200 member institutions nationwide, is the primary association for education professionals in communications and advancement fields. AU is in District III, which represents most colleges and universities and other educational institutions in eight southeastern states.

Auburn University also recently won four honors in the Annual Admissions Advertising Awards competition sponsored by the Admissions Marketing Report. These were a Silver Award for the magazine advertisement, “We’re Not Just Another Pretty Face”; Bronze Award for the newsletter “Counselor Chronicle” for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment; Merit Award for the College of Liberal Arts recruiting package; and a Merit Award the Camp War Eagle orientation guide.

The Admissions Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, 2,000 entries were received from more than one thousand colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

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