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PROMAX&BDA Partners With The Library Of Congress

Announces the creation of largest collection of TV promos in the world (June 10, 2005)

PROMAX&BDA and the Library of Congress announced today that they have created the largest collection of television promos in the world and are making it available to the public as part of the Library's permanent collection.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the worlds leading trade association for promotion, marketing, and design executives in electronic media, the collection, to be known as The PROMAX&BDA Collection, contains over 10,000 winning promotional spots from PROMAX&BDA competitions worldwide since 1999.

Materials in the collection will be available for access by researchers at the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

"We are delighted that the worldwide winners of our PROMAX and BDA Awards will be included in the permanent collection at the Library of Congress, said Jim Chabin, CEO of PROMAX&BDA. ?Our panels of expert judges review thousands of spots produced every year from New York to Mumbai and choose the best of the best. Ensuring that these materials are indexed and included in the collection of the largest research library in the world is an important recognition for the work of our members and the development of our industry,"

"PROMAX&BDA has assembled the largest collection of promotion, marketing and design work for electronic media in the world, said Mike Mashon, Curator of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. ?The addition of these materials to our collection will further strengthen the position of the Library of Congress as a premier destination for researchers interested in the development of the television and electronic media industries."

About The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 57 million manuscripts.

PROMAX&BDA is the world's leading trade associations for promotion, marketing and design executives in electronic media. The group represents more than 4,200 member companies and individuals in over 60 countries. PROMAX&BDA conduct annual Awards competitions to find the year's best work in marketing, promotions and design for electronic media in the U.S. and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, India, and the Middle East.

For more information contact:

Jeff Pryor/Pryor & Associates Los Angeles
p. (818) 338-3555; e.

Mike Mashon
Curator of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.


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