ASI Wins Seven More Editorial and Design Awards

Magazines recognized for meeting high standards of excellence

TREVOSE, PA – August 2, 2012 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced three of its magazines won a total of seven awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in one of the nation’s largest business publication competitions.

Stitches, Wearables® and Advantages® magazines, which serve suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $18.5 billion advertising specialty industry, were honored in the 34th annual Azbee Awards of Excellence competition conducted by ASBPE. The highly competitive contest recognizes the hard work and commitment of business and professional magazine, newsletter and Web editors and designers.

The ASI magazines competed against publications like Computerworld and Bloomberg Businessweek.

The winning national entry is:

Stitches, edited by Nicole Rollender

  • Gold for Original Research for the “State of the Industry” issue

The winning regional entries are:

Wearables, edited by C.J. Mittica

  • Gold for Front Cover Photo for “The Style Issue”
  • Silver for Front Cover Photo for “Head of the Class”
  • Silver for Feature Article Design for “The Color Issue”

Advantages, edited by Kathy Huston

  • Silver for How-To Article for “One Company, 12 Contacts, Big Bucks”
  • Bronze for How-To Article for “Social Networking Boot Camp”


  • Bronze for Feature Article for “Behind Bars”

In 2011, ASBPE honored Stitches as Magazine of the Year in the 33rd annual Azbee Awards of Excellence competition.

“We are so proud of our entire team of editors, writers, designers and photographers for routinely producing one outstanding issue after another, providing print and online readers with a wealth of information to help their businesses thrive and increasingly creative ways to connect to the business community at large,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “ASI magazines are the only industry publication to ever win a national editorial award.”

ASI publishes eight catalogs and five magazines in addition to the Successful PromotionsTrend Report e-newsletter. ASI publications have won 70 recent editorial awards, including three Jesse H. Neal Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prize of the business press.

To learn more about ASI’s publications, contact Melinda Ligos, editor in chief and senior vice president of professional development.

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 27,000 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 on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.


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