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Take Me Fishing Receives First Communicator Award Recognition
Website, Mobile Assets, Online Community Receive Gold Awards of Excellence

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 12, 2012) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced its Take Me Fishing campaign received five Gold Awards and four Silver Awards in the 2012 18th Annual Communicator Awards Competition. RBFF received awards for all of its Take Me Fishing digital assets which offer boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels resources to learn, plan and equip for a successful day on the water.

Take Me Fishing received awards in the following categories:
- Websites (Branding): Gold Award of Excellence
- Websites (Education): Gold Award of Excellence
- Websites (Homepage): Silver Award of Distinction
- Websites (Visual Appeal): Silver Award of Distinction Mobile Site
- Mobile Sites (Education): Gold Award of Excellence
- Mobile Sites (Maps/Navigation): Silver Award of Distinction
- Websites (Community): Gold Award of Excellence
- Websites (Social/Networking): Gold Award of Excellence

Take Me Fishing Boat Ramp App
- Mobile Apps (Maps/Navigation): Silver Award of Distinction

“We are thrilled all of our digital assets have been recognized in the Communicator Awards,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Recently, the Internet World Stats reported that 78.6 percent of the North American population utilizes the internet, a higher penetration than any other region. Additionally, 69 percent of U.S. mobile phone owners are accessing the internet from their phone. With this constant, rapid growth of online and mobile tools, we are extremely proud to be recognized for our innovative ideas in staying relevant and providing consumers with the digital products they want.”

The Communicator Awards recognizes big ideas in marketing and communication. It is one of the largest international awards competitions in the world, receiving more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes. It is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from organizations such as Disney, Estée Lauder, Lockheed Martin, Condé Nast, MTV Networks, Time, Yahoo! and more. 

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.


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