PRESS RELEASES

ASI's Counselor Magazine Wins Two National Awards for Journalism Excellence 

Stitches, Wearables, SGR and Counselor magazines also score
seven honorable mentions

   

TREVOSE, PA – December  16, 2014 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced Counselor® magazine won two national awards for its special State of the Industry issue and Best Places to Work Road Tour cover story in the largest and most inclusive awards competition in media publishing.       

In addition, ASI’s Stitches® , Wearables® , SGR™ and Counselor magazines also won a total of seven honorable mentions in the coveted 2014 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards competition. The annual awards program spans all corners of the magazine publishing industry and recognizes the very best in editorial and design.             

Counselor magazine, edited by Andy Cohen, competed against prestigious publications like Advertising Age and Architectural Record. The annual awards competition attracts publications like Forbes, Harvard Business Review and People.             

A panel of over 300 judges narrowed more than 2,800 entries to a list of 800 finalists. Winners and honorable mentions were honored at an awards ceremony in New York City December 11.             

Counselor’s State of the Industry and Best Places to Work Road Tour issues represent the best the magazine can offer – superior research, outstanding graphics and in-depth reporting – and I’m proud that Folio once again recognized the magazine’s outstanding work,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “I’m equally as proud of Stitches, Wearables and SGR magazines for tackling original stories that no other industry publication would take the time to tell.”               

“With every issue of every magazine, whether in print or online, ASI publications offer readers world class reporting and analysis that entrepreneurs and small business owners rely on to help them succeed,” said Andrews. “In addition, reporters and editors continue to connect with readers across social media, building a valuable online community that’s accessible to everyone, no matter where they do business.”           

             

ASI magazines were honored in the following categories:            

                   
  • Winner, Full Issue: Counselor, State of the Industry 2013
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  • Winner, Single Article: Counselor, Best Places to Work Road Tour, December 2013
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  • Honorable Mention, Full Issue: Stitches, State of the Industry 2014, edited by Nicole Rollender.
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  • Honorable Mention, Single Article: Stitches,Quilting for a Cause,” August 2013, written by Christopher Ruvo.
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  • Honorable Mention, Single Article: SGR, “Tips From Top Marketers: How to Build Your Brand,” May 2014
                      Honorable Mention, Single Article: Wearables,Haley Bellows Has Cancer. A T-Shirt May Save Her Life,” October 2013, written by editor C.J. Mittica.
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  • Honorable Mention, Overall Use of Social Media: Stitches
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  • Honorable Mention, Cover Design: Stitches, The Productivity Issue, January 2014
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  • Honorable Mention, Use of Typography, Counselor, Orlando Show, March 2014
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Counselor’s State of the Industry and Best Places to Work Road Tour issues represent the best the magazine can offer – superior research, outstanding graphics and in-depth reporting – and I’m proud that Folio once again recognized the magazine’s outstanding work,” said ASI CEO Timothy M. Andrews.

        In 2014, ASI publications won 17 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors and two national Jesse H. Neal Awards. Since 2004, ASI publications have been honored with over 130 editorial and design awards. Melinda Ligos is editor in chief of all ASI magazines, and senior vice president of professional development. ASI publishes seven catalogs, five magazines and nine newsletters. ASI’s magazine circulation is audited and growing, and Counselor’s collection of top lists are now the industry standard.          

“Where else can you see the best in magazine media content and design from every corner of the industry?” said Bill Mickey, editorial director of Folio. “Each year is more groundbreaking than the next. The work that’s showcased and honored in the Eddie and Ozzie Awards spotlights the immutable vibrancy of magazines on all platforms.”

To learn more about ASI’s publications, contact Melinda Ligos at mligos@asicentral.com.  For info on advertising, contact Ed Koehler, ASI’s VP of magazines and catalogs at ekoehler@asicentral.com.

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 www.asicentral.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

                 

          

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