Sept. 21 Declared Bruce Erley Day; Staff Requests Day Off

At the 57th Annual International Festival and Events Association Conference, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock proclaims September 21st officially Bruce Erley Day; CSG staff requests the day off… annually.

Bruce earned this illustrious proclamation for his years of dedication, creativity and passion for Denver’s many signature events. Bruce brings his tireless energy and knowledge to the office daily. He gladly shares and coaches his staff in the latest trends and practices in the events’ marketing and sponsorship world.

Each year, the International Festival & Events Association announces the winners of the IFEA/ Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition. This professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events; CSG was honored to be among them.

For the 57th Annual IFEA Convention and Expo, awards were handed out in 69 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site; Event Program; Commemorative Poster; Overall Sponsorship Program to Festival & Event Management Degree Programs.

Creative Strategies Group was honored to be awarded with nine IFEA/ Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle awards. CSG was presented with:

Gold Awards
Best Sponsor Follow-Up Report
Best Sponsor
Best Overall Sponsorship Program
Best Miscellaneous Clothing
Best Organizational Website

Silver Awards
Best Single Sponsorship Program
Best New Promotion

Bronze Awards
Best Sponsor Solicitation Package
Best Social Media Site

IFEA also presented the City of Denver with the 2012 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award. Rowena Alegría, Communications Director for the Mayor’s Office, City of Denver, accepted the award on behalf of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, stating: “In Denver, we pride ourselves on being a year-round festival and events center. Whether it’s hosting big events such as the Pope’s visit at the World Youth Day, the Summit of the Eight or the 2008 Democratic National Convention, or hosting the final stage of the most grueling bicycle race in America – the USA Pro Challenge – or being home to fun events such as offering 2,700 different beers for tasting at the Great American Beer Festival or having the world’s largest Zombie Crawl, Denver is an event-full city.”

Creative Strategies Group is proud to be able to contribute to Denver as the 2012 IFEA World Festival & Event City award winner.