Stitches® and Wearables® named finalists for Magazine of the Year
TREVOSE, PA – August 4, 2015 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced that four of its magazines won a total of seven national awards, including finalist honors as magazine of the year for Stitches and Wearables, in one of the nation’s largest and most competitive business publication competitions.
The ASBPE honors, in digital and print categories covering both editorial and graphic design, were presented at its 37th annual Azbee Awards of Excellence in New York City. ASBPE, which represents 600 journalists for B2B trade publications, was originally known as the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
This year, 1,272 entries were submitted. ASI magazines competed alongside publications like Computerworld and American Lawyer.
“We are so honored to once again receive national recognition from ASBPE for the breadth, depth and design of ASI’s magazines,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “It’s wonderful for our editorial team to be singled out by their peers for the work they do each and every day online and in print, in the service of our 250,000 readers and our advertisers. We’re determined to continue producing the best original reporting, insightful analysis, sharp design and engaging photography in the industry – and beyond.”
ASI publications deliver award-winning editorial content to suppliers, distributors, decorators and screen printers throughout the $21.5 billion advertising specialty industry. In less than 10 years, ASI magazines have been honored with over 140 journalism awards and remain the only industry publications to ever win a national Jesse H. Neal Award. Melinda Ligos is editor–in-chief of all ASI magazines, and senior vice president of professional development.
ASI’s national award winners are:
Stitches, edited by Nicole Rollender
Wearables, edited by C.J. Mittica
Advantages®, edited by Kathy Huston
Counselor®, edited by Andy Cohen
In addition, ASI magazines were nominated for an additional 10 ASBPE regional awards in the competitive Northeast region, which includes all New York City publications. Winners will be announced August 12.
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. Learn more at www.asicentral.com and on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.