Contact: Marti Pupillo
(Washington, D.C. – January 2, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has been honored with a silver award in the Annual Report category of Association TRENDS’ 2012 All-Media Contest. The All-Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations to recognize the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2012 competition included more than 420 entries in 22 categories of association communications.
This is the third time in recent years that IDFA has been recognized for excellence in association management and member communications. Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO, was named Association Executive of the Year in 2009 by Association TRENDS. In 2010, IDFA received a silver award for excellence in website design and functionality for www.idfa.org.
“We are so pleased to return to the winners’ circle again this year," said Tipton. "We’re proud of the creativity and hard work that our staff devoted to this annual progress report, as well as our overall communications with members.”
IDFA will be honored at the 34th Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 15, 2013, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The winning entry will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS and online.
Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations. See Association TRENDS for more industry analysis and news.
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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.