(National Harbor, MD – October 16, 2019) CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, is pleased to announce Quentin Schaffer, former executive vice president, corporate communications, HBO as the recipient of the 2019 Beacon Award for Communications Excellence. The award spotlights communications executives for extraordinary accomplishments while exemplifying the pillars of communications and public relations excellence.

 “Quentin played a vital role establishing cable’s reputation for excellence in original programming,” said Vicki Lins, CEO, CTAM “It’s an honor to acknowledge his remarkable accomplishments in the field of communications.”

Schaffer joined HBO as a senior publicist in 1980 and rose to executive leadership where he pioneered the first premiere of a TV show in a theater with Sex and the City in 1999. As one of the originators of HBO’s Emmy campaigns, he led publicity for landmark series Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, The Wire and many more. Most recently, he helped facilitate the launch of HBO Now with Apple.

CTAM will honor Schaffer and the 2019 TAMI Award recipients at CTAM Think, November 6, NYC.

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Mary Shaw
Senior Director, Communications & Strategic Alliances, CTAM

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