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Port of San Diego Earns Seven International and State Marketing and Communications Awards

The Port of San Diego has been recognized with a total of seven awards by two reputable marketing and communications organizations – the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP) and the California Association for Public Information Officers (CAPIO) – for excellence in video production, digital marketing, crisis communications and website redesign. 

“From championing clean water to inviting locals and visitors to enjoy our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront and its wonderful amenities, our Marketing and Communications Department continues to creatively share the Port of San Diego’s story and engage people in our renaissance on the bay,” said Chairman Garry Bonelli, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.

“Our team has earned these honors by delivering a user-friendly website, reinforcing our commitment to public engagement and transparency, and creatively promoting opportunities to enjoy San Diego Bay,” said Port of San Diego CEO Randa Coniglio.

In April 2019, the Port received the following four EPIC Awards from CAPIO (EPIC stands for Excellence in Public Communications and is CAPIO’s highest award level):

  • #ThatsMyBay, Video Production, Series 
  • New Port of San Diego Website, Website/App
  • Discover Your Wonderfront at Harbor Island, Communications or Marketing Plans/Campaigns, Consultant Supported
  • Cyberattack Fall 2018, Crisis Communications Response

In March 2019, the Port received the following two Platinum AVA Digital Awards and a Gold AVA Digital Award from AMCP (AVA offers three levels of awards, Platinum, Gold and Honorable Mention): 

  • New Port of San Diego Website, Platinum, Website, Government 
  • #ThatsMyBay GIFs, Platinum, Digital Marketing, Social Campaign 
  • #ThatsMyBay, Gold, Video Production, PSA Campaign

AMCP is one of the oldest, largest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communications industry. AMCP’s AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communications. 

CAPIO is a professional association serving more than 500 public sector communicators in California. CAPIO's EPIC awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication and marketing campaigns, newsletter production, photography, special events, writing, website development and video production.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.