Bell’s Leonard wins Gold Quill

The international Association of Business Communicators has recognized the communications skills of five Canadians with 1992 IABC Gold Quill Awards.All told, the iabc handed out 105 awards in the 1992 competition.Lynda Leonard, associate director of corporate public relations with Bell Canada...

The international Association of Business Communicators has recognized the communications skills of five Canadians with 1992 IABC Gold Quill Awards.

All told, the iabc handed out 105 awards in the 1992 competition.

Lynda Leonard, associate director of corporate public relations with Bell Canada in Ottawa, won a Gold Quill Award of Excellence.

The Gold Quill is the iabc’s highest honor – awarded for an interactive, multimedia production promoting the problem-solving abilities of today’s telecommunications technologies.

The 90-minute production was designed to ‘demonstrate to Bell’s elite business customers the powerhouse of telecommunications expertise resident in bce companies,’ Leonard says.

It featured a combination of interactive displays, videotaped presentations and live actors who role-played common business problems.

Calgarians

Two Calgarians, Angela Franklin of Towers Perrin, and Ron Shewchuk of Petro Canada, each received a Gold Quill Award of Merit.

Franklin, a consultant with Towers Perrin, won for an interactive telephone survey she designed last year, while Shewchuk, who edits Petro Canada’s employee newspaper, won for an employee communication article he wrote to encourage employee support for Petro Canada during the company’s difficult economic period.

Kelly Karius, acting manager of communication at Toronto’s Sheridan College, won an Award of Merit for a revamped college recruitment package.

Finally, Gerry Lipnowski, head of employee communication with Bell Canada in Montreal, won an Award of Merit for the 1991 Bell Canada employee report.

The iabc is an 11,500-member association of communications professionals working in the following fields: public relations, public affairs, marketing, advertising, employee communication, community relations, corporate relations, shareholder relations and audio-visual communication.

The association has 123 chapters worldwide and members in 40 countries.

In Canada, the iabc serves 1,900 members in 15 chapters located in all major cities.