League of American Communications Professionals

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The League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP[1]) is an association[2][3][4] established in 2001 in order to create a forum within the public relations industry that facilitates discussion of best-in-class practices within the profession while also recognizing those who demonstrate exemplary communications capabilities.[5][6] As part of this goal, LACP hosts a free monthly newsletter distributed via e-mail and quarterly competitions that target various disciplines within the communications field. Currently, more than 30,000 subscribers receive the monthly newsletter, which shares best practices; provides tools, tips, and resources to professionals; and hosts various forums to discuss industry trends and challenges. The quarterly competitions routinely include hundreds of entries from some of the most recognized organizations throughout the world.

Competition Calendar[edit]

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Competition Period Competition Name Details Winners List Previous Winners
Winter 2013 2012 Impact Awards
Strategic Communications Competition
Call for Entries:
Jan. 1 - Apr. 26, 2013
Winners Announced
May 13, 2013
http://www.lacp.com/2011impact
Spring 2013 2012 Vision Awards
Annual Report Competition
Call for Entries:
Mar. 1 - May 31, 2013
Winners Announced
July 15, 2013
http://www.lacp.com/2011vision
Summer 2013 2012 Spotlight Awards
Global Communications Competition
Call for Entries:
Jul. 1 - Sep. 27, 2013
Winners Announced
October 28, 2013
http://www.lacp.com/2012spotlight
Fall 2013 2013 Magellan Awards
Communications Campaign Competition
Call for Entries:
Oct. 1 - Nov. 22, 2013
Winners Announced
January 6, 2014
http://www.lacp.com/2012magellan
Winter 2014 2013 Inspire Awards
Corporate Publishing Competition
Call for Entries:
Jan. 1 - Feb. 14, 2013
Winners Announced
March 31, 2013
http://www.lacp.com/2011inspire

Best Practices Reports and Narrative Evaluation Services[edit]

LACP develops several reports annually that focus on the best practices within certain disciplines. Examples include the annual report best practices report and the employee communications best practices report, both of which have become staples within the communications industry. Narrative evaluations are also produced in order to provide individual clients with feedback.

Communications Tools[edit]

LACP has developed several tools to benefit professional communicators including PR Tools 2012, which includes 25+ PR templates and 60+ "how-to" PR guides on CD.[8]

Membership[edit]

LACP membership is available to communications professionals working at least 20 hours per week. Students and retired PR pros are also eligible.

Participating Organizations[edit]

Nine of the top 10 largest members of the Fortune 500 have participated in LACP competitions. Those in the Top 100 include:

Exxon Mobil (1) ∙ Wal-Mart (2) ∙ Ford Motor (5) ∙ GE (7) ∙ Citigroup (8) ∙ AIG (9) ∙ IBM (10) ∙ HP (11) ∙ Bank of America (12) ∙ Home Depot (14) ∙ McKesson (16) ∙ Verizon (18) ∙ Altria (20) ∙ State Farm (22) ∙ P&G (24) ∙ Dell (25) ∙ Boeing (26) ∙ Costco (28) ∙ Pfizer (31) ∙ Johnson & Johnson (32) ∙ MetLife (35) ∙ Wellpoint (38) ∙ AT&T (39) ∙ Time Warner (40) ∙ Lowe’s (42) ∙ United Technologies (43) ∙ Walgreen (45) ∙ Wells Fargo (46) ∙ Intel (49) ∙ Lockheed (52) ∙ Motorola (54) ∙ Caterpillar (55) ∙ Archer Daniels Midland (56) ∙ Allstate (58) ∙ Sprint Nextel (59) ∙ Lehman (62) ∙ Disney (63) ∙ Prudential (64) ∙ Sysco (68) ∙ American Express (69) ∙ DuPont (73) ∙ Johnson Controls (75) ∙ Delphi (77) ∙ Hartford (78) ∙ Tyson Foods (80) ∙ Cisco (83) ∙ HCA (84) ∙ Federated (87) ∙ Coca-Cola (89) ∙ Aetna (91) ∙ MassMutual (92) ∙ Abbott (93) ∙ Comcast (94) ∙ Merck (95) ∙ Raytheon (97) ∙ Nationwide (98) ∙ Washington Mutual (99)

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