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Corporate Press Release SourceMedia Wins Seven 2015 National Azbee Awards

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  • August 14 2015, 12:00am EDT

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) honored SourceMedia with seven 2015 National Azbee Awards, including the prestigious Stephen Barr Award, the ASBPE’s top individual prize. The company, whose brands include American Banker, Financial Planning and Accounting Today, also won 17 Regional Azbee Awards. The Azbee awards honor outstanding work in business-to-business magazines, newsletters and digital media. The national awards were presented July 24 in New York during the 2015 ASBPE National Conference, and the regional awards were presented at ASBPE events around the country.

SourceMedia’s Azbee National Awards included honors for enterprise and investigative journalism, as well as for social media and design. A full list follows:

  • Financial Planning, Stephen Barr Award“Could Financial Planning Help Stem the Rate of Military Suicides?”May 2014, Ann Marsh, Senior Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief
  • Financial Planning, Gold: Impact/Investigative“Could Financial Planning Help Stem the Rate of Military Suicides?” May 2014, Ann Marsh, Senior Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief; Scott Wenger, Group Editorial Director; Kamrhan Farwell, Contributing Editor (this special report was also a Northeast Regional Gold medal winner)
  • Financial Planning, Gold: Regular ColumnContributed: Financial Planning, Allan S. Roth, Contributing Writer; Rachel F. Elson, Editor-In-Chief; Scott Wenger, Group Editorial Director (this entry was also a Northeast Regional Gold medal winner)
  • American Banker, Gold: Enterprise News Story“The Somali Money-Transfer Dilemma,” Kevin Wack, Reporter (this entry was also a Northeast Regional Gold medal winner)
  • American Banker, Silver: Front Cover Photo“12th Annual Most Powerful Women in Banking,” October 2014; Scott Valenzano, Senior Art Director; Kyung Yoo-Pursell, Associate Art Director; Sam Yocum, Photographer (this entry was also a Northeast Regional Gold medal winner))
  • Insurance Networking News, Bronze: Impact/Investigative“How Auto Tech Will Alter I.T.”; Chris McMahon, Senior Editor, Insurance Networking News; Chunka Mui, Managing Director, Devil's Advocate Group; Mike Boyle, CEO, Perseus Technical Strategies (this entry was also an Upper Midwest Regional Gold medal winner)
  • Accounting Today, Bronze: Social Media Presence Accounting Today staff (this entry was also a Northeast Regional Gold medal winner)

SourceMedia’s other Regional Award winners include:

  • Accounting Today, Silver: Special Supplement, “2014 Top 100 Firms,” Accounting Today staff
  • American Banker, Silver: Best Typographic Cover, “Bitcoin,” Scott Valenzano, Senior Art Director
  • American Banker, Gold: Feature Article, General Interest, “Why Bitcoin Matters to Bankers,” Marc Hochstein, Editor-in-Chief
  • American Banker, Bronze: Individual Profile, Long, “How Chris Bauer Willed Anchor Bancorp Back to Life,” Robert Barba, Deputy Editor; Paul Davis, Community Banking Editor; Marc Hochstein, Editor-in-Chief
  • Bank Investment Consultant, Gold: Feature Article, General Interest, “Dementia: The New Retirement Risk,” Margarida Correia, Associate Editor; Lee Conrad, editor
  • Employee Benefit Advisor, Silver: Opening Page Spread / Photo,“Power Broker,” Hope Fitch-Mickiewicz, Group Creative Director; Neesha Haughton, Associate Art Director
  • Employee Benefit News, Silver: Front Cover – Illustration, “Are Your Employees Protected?” Robin Henriquez, Art Director
  • Employee Benefit News, Silver: Social Media Presence, Andy Stonehouse, Editor in Chief; Andrea Davis, Managing Editor; NIck Otto, Online Editor
  • Employee Benefit News, Gold: Front Cover - Best Typographic Cover, “The Tech Effect,” Robin Henriquez, Art Director
  • Financial Planning, Bronze: Editorial/Editor’s Letter, “Editor’s View,” Scott Wenger, Editor-in-Chief
  • Financial Planning, Bronze: Feature Series, “Portfolio,” Craig L. Israelsen , Contributing Writer; Rachel F. Elson, Editor-in-Chief; Scott Wenger, Group Editorial Director
  • Health Data Management, Bronze: Front Cover, Illustration,"Location, Location, Location," Robin Henriquez, Art Director

The special report by Marsh dramatically illustrated how financial distress is an overlooked but leading factor in military suicides. As a result of the findings, the House of Representatives passed a bill directing the military to study ways to deliver more effective financial planning to military personnel at risk, and the measure was subsequently included in legislation approved by Congress and signed into law by the president.

SourceMedia Chief Content Officer David Longobardi said: “Depth of coverage and audience engagement are the hallmarks of SourceMedia’s content. These awards reflect our commitment to those values.”

ABOUT SOURCEMEDIA

SourceMedia, an Observer Capital company, is a diversified business-to-business digital media, marketing services, research and event company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Bank Investment Consultant, Health Data Management and Employee Benefit News.

Corporate Contact:
Jeannie Nguyen
Executive Director, Marketing
212-803-8324
jeannie.nguyen@sourcemedia.com