Pacific Gas and Electric Wins Three Awards for Gas Safety 101 Video Series

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MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 6, 2013) – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has been recognized with three awards for their Gas Safety 101 video series. This informative video set has earned a Summit Creative Award, a Horizon Award and a Communicator Award of Distinction. The awards honor the best in interactive media worldwide.

PG&E partnered with Contingency Management Consulting Group (CMCG) and Allen Communication to develop the educational videos as part of their Public Awareness Plan. The partnership utilized Allen’s unique combination of analysis, video production, and motion design to create a product which effectively coaches the public on crucial gas safety.

“Our journey to become the safest natural gas company in the industry begins with educating our internal and external partners about pipeline safety.  Our team has made tremendous strides with developing tools for our customers, contractors and external first responder population,” said Joel Dickson Director of Gas Emergency Preparedness at PG&E.  “The tremendous effort by this team and their unwavering commitment executing solid emergency management principles are confirmed by receiving the recognition through these very important awards.”

Enhanced training and continuing education are at the core of PG&E’s goal of becoming the safest gas utility company in the nation. The award-winning video series works to accomplish PG&E’s objective of educating their consumers and protecting the public.

“We are proud to be working with PG&E on these award-winning videos.” said Bob Bradshaw, Managing Partner of CMCG. “Our unique combination of CMCG’s subject matter expertise and Allen’s video production and motion design skill helped us create the videos in a way that got critical information across effectively and efficiently while keeping true to the PG&E brand.”

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, showcases the industry’s “best of the best” in interactive media solutions including web sites, mobile applications, print media, online advertising, video and more.

The Summit Creative Awards drew more than 5,000 submissions representing 25 countries. Winners were selected in categories including: advertising, website marketing, emerging media, collateral, direct mail, public service and social marketing.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), an organization of leading professionals of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. The Communicator Awards honors creative excellence among communications professionals worldwide.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit: and

 About Contingency Management Consulting Group

CMCG is a crisis and emergency management consulting firm providing services to a broad range of public and private sector clients, including the commercial nuclear power industry, manufacturing and insurance industries, universities and government. CMCG’s capabilities cover a wide range of services, including risk management, corporate crisis management, emergency response, security and environmental health and safety management services. CMCG applies an experienced team of experts to assist clients in developing plans and procedures, customized training, drills and exercises and even assisting in an actual response.

About Allen Communication Learning Services

For over 30 years, Allen ( has developed award-winning training solutions for the world’s best companies. Designed for real impact on learner performance through sound instructional design, Allen’s proven Assure Methodology™ optimizes program results and maximizes return on your training dollar. Leveraging cutting edge technology to provide web-based training, blended training and mobile learning, as well as advanced LMS technology, Allen helps companies engage their learners like never before. Follow Allen on Twitter @Allencomm, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.


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