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Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Secures Top Honor in Marketing and Communications Contest

Digital Billboard Wins International Award

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has won a top award in the Airport Council International North America’s Excellence in Marketing Contest. The Airport’s bilingual commercial, currently running on digital billboards at the Veterans Los Tomates International Bridge in Brownsville and the International Bridge in Pharr has captured this prestigious recognition.

“ACI-NA congratulates the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Airport Marketing and Communications Contest,” said ACI-NA President Greg Principato.

“Each year, this highly competitive contest provides airports a platform to showcase their best marketing and communications efforts that serve their stakeholders, as well

as the traveling public, airlines, and other tenants.

It has become increasingly important for airports to convey the message that they are important economic engines within their respective communities.”

Brownsville’s Director of Aviation, Larry A. Brown said “What a tremendous accolade for our marketing staff to have won again against the largest airports in North America.”

Brown boasted, “Since 2006, our marketing efforts have helped us triple the number of airlines that serve BRO and the number of flights we offer.”

“And each new flight adds millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs to the area’s economy,” Brown added.

More than 50 airports from all over North America, submitted a record 250 entries in the contest, which encompasses categories that recognize work in marketing and public relations and provides airports the opportunity to be honored for the quality of their work.

Awards are distributed in 20 categories ranging from brochures, advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns, newsletters, special events, video and film productions, to social media campaigns and websites.

Again this year, communications and marketing professionals from the U.S. and Canada served as judges to review contest entries.

Created in 1990, the contest has generated tremendous interest throughout the industry. The award was

presented to the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport at the ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Conference in Sacramento, California, June 6, 2012.

More information:

Michael Jones


Morgan Dye, ACI-NA


Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

700 Amelia Earhart Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78521 Telephone: 956-542-4374

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