ASI Magazines Win Four More National Awards For Editorial Excellence

Publications also score 9 regional awards in B-to-B’s largest and most competitive editorial contest

TREVOSE, PA – May 29, 2019 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® today announced that ASI magazines won four more national Azbee Awards of Excellence and nine regional awards in one of the nation’s largest and most competitive editorial contests.

Among the honors, Wearables® magazine was awarded a national Gold award for Overall Excellence and named a Top 10 Magazine of the Year. Wearables, the promotional products industry’s go-to source for imprinted apparel information, is edited by C.J. Mittica (@CJ_Advantages)‏.

The awards recognized ASI’s editorial expertise across a variety of categories in both print and digital, including investigative reporting on Chinese tariffs and trade wars, the Counselor Power 50, feature stories, how-to articles and fashion design.

The multiple wins come on the heels of Counselor® magazine being honored with three prestigious Jesse H. Neal national journalism awards for editorial excellence, including wins for a masterful range of work by a single author, a profile of its Person of the Year and its annual State of the Industry package.

“Every day, our magazine editors, reporters, designers and researchers do their very best to produce rich content that informs and advances our industry and I’m thrilled they’re being recognized for their exceptional work across so many platforms,” said Michele Bell (@ASI_MBell), who oversees ASI’s editorial team.

The ASBPE’s Azbee Awards in Overall Excellence, Online, Design, Print and All Content divisions were presented as part of its 41st annual Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet, held in conjunction with GenerationB2B, ASBPE’s 2019 National Conference at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. ASBPE represents more than 2,000 journalists for B2B publications.

ASI’s additional Azbee national award winners are:

  • Counselor®, Silver, Online, for Counselor staff: Single topic coverage by a team, for “The Impact of Tariffs on the Promo Industry.”
  • Counselor, Bronze, Print, for Executive Editor Christopher Ruvo (@ChrisR_ASI)‏:Impact/investigative for “The Great Trade War.”
  • Wearables, Bronze, Design, for Art Director Hillary Glen and Photographer Ryan Geraghty: Feature article design for “Faces of Fashion.”

ASI’s Counselor, Advantages and Wearables magazines also earned a total of nine regional awards, including three gold. Click here for the regional winners list.

This year, more than 1,100 entries were received and 89 experienced B2B editors and designers judged the 68 categories of entries. ASI publications competed alongside magazines like American Banker, Architect and Computer World.

ASI publications deliver award-winning editorial content to suppliers, distributors, decorators and screen printers throughout the $24.7 billion promotional products industry. In the past decade, ASI magazines have been honored with over 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 Michele Bell 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 $24.7 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: