MGA Communications Garners Top Industry Honors

September 12, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
Denver, Colo. MGA Communications recently collected top honors from industry associations, including the Public Relations Society of America, for building public support for the reintroduction of wild bison to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo.

Continuing its industry-leading work in special events and community relations, MGA and its client, Shell Oil Co., partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army to create a special event commemorating the arrival of a small herd of wild bison in 2007. The bison were being reintroduced to the site as part of a nationwide effort to conserve and expand America's bison herd throughout the national wildlife refuge system. The event at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, near the Denver area, became the signature celebration of this ongoing conservation program and garnered international media attention and acclaim.

The event-and related community outreach program-was honored as one of the top communications projects in the nation in 2008. MGA accepted the following awards on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army and Shell Oil Co.:

Silver Anvil Award, Special Event, Public Relations Society of America
Bronze Quill Award, Communication Campaigns: Community and Government Relations / Public Affairs, International Association of Business Communicators Colorado Chapter
Gold Peak, Special Event, American Marketing Association of Colorado
Regional Director's Award, Region 6, Community Outreach, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"These awards are examples of how we continue to make an impact for our clients and the communities in which they work. We share these awards and our gratitude with our great clients," said Jeff Julin, president of MGA Communications.

About MGA Communications, Inc.
MGA Communications is a results-driven public relations and research firm that believes in the power of effective communications to make a difference to its clients and the communities in which they do business. Founded in 1987 and based in Denver, MGA is consistently ranked as one of the region's top communications firms and is nationally recognized for its outstanding work with long-standing clients including Shell Oil Company and the Colorado Education Association.