U-T San Diego Staff Wins Big at 2014 SDX Brand Diego Awards

Competing against a talented field of nominees, U-T San Diego President and COO Mike Hodges won the AAF Silver Medal award and Kevin Acee, sports columnist, received the Media Talent of the Year award.

U-T San Diego proudly announces that two members of its talented team — Mike Hodges and Kevin Acee – were selected from a field of accomplished nominees to receive coveted awards in their respective fields at the

2014 SDX Brand Diego Awards, which took place on Oct. 23 at San Diego’s Port Pavilion.

Mike Hodges, U-T San Diego’s president and COO, won the AAF Silver Medal award. This award is bestowed

annually by SDX on behalf of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s oldest and most respected

advertising trade association.

Kevin Acee, a U-T San Diego sports columnist who recently teamed up with Chargers’ quarterback Philip

Rivers to lead the “Passing it On” fundraising campaign in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of

San Diego, received the Media Talent of the Year award.

“When I purchased the U-T, I was so incredibly impressed with the talent that is part of our U-T family,”

commented Papa Doug Manchester, U-T San Diego’s chairman and publisher. And in particular, I would like

to congratulate Mike Hodges and Kevin Acee for winning SDX Brand Diego Awards in their respective fields.

Their accomplishments make the light of U-T San Diego shine even brighter.”

Founded in 1911, SDX (formerly the San Diego Ad Club) is one of the largest and oldest San Diego

networking and professional groups for advertising and marketing executives, with more than 300 companies

representing about 700 members. Each year, the SDX Brand Diego Awards showcase excellence in each facet

of the advertising and marketing business, including agencies, brands, media and affiliated companies. More

information on SDX is available at sandiegox.org.

For all other information, including media inquiries, contact Stephanie Brown, U-T San Diego’s senior director

of marketing and public relations, at stephanie.brown@utsandiego.com or 619-293-2175.

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