Plan Your Meetings’ 2011 Annual Guide has received four national and regional Azbee Awards of Excellence. Given by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors, the Azbee Awards of Excellence are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications.
Plan Your Meetings, a multimedia educational resource for corporate meeting planners, won the following:
- A Silver Azbee in the national competition for editorial excellence for its how-to story, “Social Media for Events: How to Make the Personal Professional.”
- A Gold Azbee in the regional Central-Southeast competition for Graphics Excellence (Opening Page/Spread — Computer Generated).
- A Silver Azbee for Graphics Excellence (Feature Article — Design, “Motivation for Innovation”).
- A Bronze Azbee for Graphics Excellence (Feature Article — Design, “Social Media for Events: How to Make the Personal Professional”).
“It’s great to be recognized for design work and editorial work in business-to-business publications because it really shows the impact your work has,” said Jenny Schisler, Plan Your Meetings’ creative director. “The fact that just one book [PYM’s 2011 Annual Guide] won all those awards is cool.”
Publications represented at the Azbees cover everything from meeting planning to homeland security, the environment and architecture.”
This is the second time PYM has been honored by ASBPE’s Azbee Awards. Its 2010 Annual Guide won two national awards: a Gold Azbee for Graphics Excellence and a Bronze Azbee for How-To Article.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by our peers,” said PYM editorial director Kristi Casey Sanders. “Because our print product is an annual, we put great effort into ensuring it is something that our audience of meeting and event planners will refer to throughout the year.
“We like to think of ourselves as a cross between Real Simple and Wired for the corporate set,” Sanders said, “presenting cutting-edge technology, tools and strategy as well as best practices, case studies and advice in a format that is attractive, easy to read and gives plenty of links and resources that encourage readers to do research, connect and engage with us on platforms beyond the printed page.”