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Look: we’ve got our APTA 2012 awards!

Our 2012 APTA AdWheel awards!

As mentioned before, we won three 2012 APTA AdWheel Awards—and we finally picked them up in person!

The AdWheel Awards are given out by the American Public Transportation Association, and they recognize the best in marketing and communications from transit agencies across North America.

We won for best blog, best Twitter account, and best social networking (for our Pet Peeves campaign), and we picked up the awards at the annual conference in Seattle yesterday!

Sadly, we didn’t manage to win the grand prize for our category. That honour went to the viral video entry from Orange County Transportation Authority!

A big congratulations to all our colleagues who won awards this year: check out the full list of award winners on the APTA site. You can also see a few photos from our part of the award ceremony below!


  • By Sheba, October 2, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    Woo – we talk and listen to each other even if the powers that be don’t seem to!

    Actually that link isn’t to the “full list of award winners” but to the highlights page – the link to the full list is just above the highlights (and we’re in group 3).

    Cool necklace Jhen.

  • By ;-), October 2, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Love the first picture Jhen…. did you guys take the bus down?

    Perhaps Translink should invite Psy to do a video for next time.

  • By Eugene Wong, October 2, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Congratulations, Jhen and Robert, and other winners!

  • By Reva, October 3, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    Congratulations Jhen & Robert & all Buzzer staff! Your success is well-deserved! :)

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, October 3, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Sheba: Thanks the for the clarification. Here’s the link to the complete list of winners –

    ; -) Alas, we didn’t take the bus, but we know it’s possible and I’d done it before. I’m still trying to process Psy video at the moment.

    Reva and Eugene: Thanks so much!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, October 3, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Sheba, Rob: I’ve fixed the link in the original post now. Yay!

  • By Sheba, October 3, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Wow, I didn’t think there was anyone who hadn’t seen that video already. It would be a lot of fun to make a short video (which Psy doesn’t seem to have a problem with) of people on transit dancing around (just like in the original) while cars are stuck in gridlock.

  • By ;-), October 6, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Apparently something at Burrard station at 4pm… Buzzer Blog birthday party on Saturday?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, October 9, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Whoa! If only that was for us :)

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