ASI Magazines Win Six More National Awards For Editorial Excellence

Publications also score 12 regional awards in B-to-B’s largest and most competitive editorial contest

TREVOSE, PA – May 31, 2018 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® today announced that ASI magazines won six more national Azbee Awards of Excellence and 12 regional awards, including six gold, in one of the nation’s largest and most competitive editorial contests.

The awards recognize ASI’s editorial expertise across a variety of categories, including humor, cover design, product showcases and company profiles.

“This is a fantastic haul of awards and represents a great honor for our editorial and design work over the past year,” said Andy Cohen, ASI’s vice president of editorial and marketing services. “These awards shine a light on the breadth and depth of the stories our reporters, editors and designers create every day in the service of our print and online readers. I’m thrilled at the recognition.”

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) annual Azbee Awards of Excellence recognize the best in editorial, design and online achievement in B-to-B, trade, association and professional publications and digital media. ASBPE represents 1,000 journalists for B-to-B publications. ASI’s magazines were honored at the 40th annual ASBPE national conference and Azbee awards banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

This year, more than 1,000 entries were submitted across 78 categories, with ASI magazines competing alongside publications like Architect and Cannabis Business Times.

ASI’s Azbee national award winners are:


  • Bronze, Humorous/Fun Department, “Good, Better, Best,” Editor-in-Chief C.J. Mittica and Art Director Hillary Glen
  • Bronze, Product Section, “Advantages Editor’s Picks,” Education Director Joe Haley, Hillary Glen and C.J. Mittica


  • Gold, Group Profile, 2017 Power 50, Editor-In-Chief Dave Vagnoni
  • Gold, Design, Front Cover-Photo Illustration, January 2017 cover, Hillary Glen
  • Bronze, Front Cover-Photo Illustration, July 2017, Hillary Glen

Supplier Global Resource (SGR)

ASI’s Counselor, Advantages, Supplier Global Resource (SGR) and Wearables magazines also earned a total of 12 regional awards. Click here for the regional winners list.

ASI publications deliver award-winning editorial content to suppliers, distributors, decorators and screen printers throughout the $23.6 billion advertising specialty industry. In the past decade, ASI magazines have been honored with nearly 200 journalism awards and remain the only industry publications to ever win a national Jesse H. Neal Award.

For more information on ASI magazines contact Andy Cohen at [email protected]. To advertise in any of ASI’s three award-winning magazines, contact Matthew Barnes, ASI’s vice president of publishing and media services, at [email protected].

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $23.6 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 55 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info: