ASI Magazines Win 10 Prestigious National Awards

Wearables® also named finalist for Magazine of the Year; Counselor® named finalist for Best Cross-Platform Package of the Year

TREVOSE, PA – July 28, 2016 –The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced that its magazines won 10 more national awards, as well as finalist honors as magazine of the year for Wearables and best cross-platform package of the year for Counselor®from the ASBPE, one of the nation’s largest and most competitive business publication competitions.

Plus, ASI Senior Editor Theresa Hegel recently took second place for two features, “Can This Shop Be Saved?” and “Meaningful Work” in the specialty business category of the 2016 National Federation of Press Women Communications contest.

The ASBPE honors, which recognize winners in digital and print categories covering both editorial and graphic design, were presented at its 38th annual Azbee Awards of Excellence in St. Petersburg, FL. ASBPE, which represents 600 journalists for B2B trade publications, was originally known as the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

This year, 1,150 entries were submitted, with ASI magazines competing alongside publications likeComputerworld and The American Lawyer.

In addition to national wins, ASI magazines won 17 ASBPE regional awards in the competitive Mid-Atlantic region.
“Congratulations to everyone on ASI’s editorial team for these latest honors, as well as the incredible work recognized throughout the year by other organizations,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Our members really appreciate the insights, tips and solutions delivered online and in print by all of our award-winning magazines – useful content that helps them manage their businesses, their teams and themselves.”

ASI publications deliver award-winning editorial content to suppliers, distributors, decorators and screen printers throughout the $22 billion advertising specialty industry. In the past decade, ASI magazines have been honored with over 150 journalism awards and remain the only industry publications to ever win a national Jesse H. Neal Award. Andy Cohen is editorial director of all ASI magazines. Michele Bell is director of editorial operations.

ASI’s ASBPE national award winners are:


  • Top 10 finalist, Magazine of the Year
  • Gold, Overall Headline Writing, WearablesWearables staff
  • Silver, Opening Page/Spread-Photo, “Wearables Fall Fashion Preview,” Glen Karpowich, senior editorial designer
  • Bronze, Feature Article Design, “Dream Shop,” Glen Karpowich



  • Gold, Humorous/Fun Department, “Hey, You’re Human,” Christopher Ruvo, senior writer
  • Silver, Original Research, “Growth Mode,” Christopher Ruvo; Nathaniel Kucsma, director of market research
  • Bronze, Product Section/Department, “Advantages Showcases,” Christopher Ruvo; Sara Lavenduski, associate editor; Chuck Zak, contributing writer

Supplier Global Resource

  • Gold, Front Cover-Photo, “The India Cover,” Hillary Glen, art director

In addition, ASI’s Stitches® magazine won a silver and a bronze ASBPE award in the Front Cover-Photo category, under the direction of Hillary Glen. In January, the contentand audience of Stitches was integrated into the revamped Wearables through a dedicated section.

ASI publishes eight catalogsfour magazines and nine newsletters. ASI’s magazine circulation is audited and growing, and Counselor’s Top 40 and Power 50 lists are now the industry standard.

To learn more about ASI’s publications, contact Andy Cohen at [email protected]. For info on advertising, contact Matt Barnes, ASI’s vice president of publishing and media services, at[email protected].

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web® is the industry’s leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products. A family-owned business since 1962, ASI also provides online research, marketing, advertising opportunities, trade shows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at and onGoogle+FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and the CEO’s blog.