Press Releases


April 2002


The Ayala Group of Companies recently won the prestigious International Gold Quill Award for Publication Design for its 2000 Annual Reports. Presented by the International Association of Business Communicators, which counts 13,500 members in 58 countries, the Gold Quill Award recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in business communication.

The Ayala Group 2000 Annual Reports focused on the Ayala Group’s commitment to youth development as theme. Designed by Jimenez D’Arcy, the annual reports also highlighted the group’s New Economy thrusts using leading-edge technology and systems that provide the best products and services to its customers. The International Gold Quill Award for Publication Design “recognizes the importance of the communication project’s goals and measured results and emphasizes the creative process of project execution.”

The Ayala Group’s award is one of only two Gold Quills that were given to communication programs from the Philippines. The other program was Kontra Kalat sa Dagat submitted jointly by Petron Foundation, Inc. and the Bataan Coastal Care Foundation. It won in the category Economic, Social and Environmental Development/Third World Development. Winners of the International Gold Quill Awards will be recognized at IABC’s international conference in Chicago this June.

The IABC, a non-profit international network of business communicators, annually reviews more than a thousand entries from communication professionals all over the world. Winners are selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges made up of IABC fellows, accredited business communicators, past Gold Quill winners and other leaders in the communication profession. This year, International Gold Quill Awards will be given to roughly 100 entries representing countries that include the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, Mexico and Australia.