Penton Takes Home 50 ASBPE Azbee Awards

NEW YORKAug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Leading professional information services company Penton took home a slew of awards from the 2014 ASBPE Azbee Awards of Excellence in Chicago late last month. The Azbees recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media in B2B trade association and professional industries.

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In total, 630 regional awards were given out, in addition to 240 national ones. Penton brands represented 42 of the 630 regional awards, including 19 of the 58 awards handed out in the central region. The Azbee Awards divide the country into eight regions. On the national stage, Penton garnered eight medals out of the 240 that were presented.

Below is a complete list of Penton’s eight national Azbee winners:

Gold:

  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonChristopher Shiver and Lawrence HmurcikElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Department (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonMike Holt and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Technical Article (Central Region)
  • David E. Zoia, WardsAuto, Web Feature Article (Northeast Region)
  • Sandy SmithEHS Today, Editorial/Editor’s Letter (rev<$3M), (Heartland Region)
  • Willie Vogt and Mark MooreFarm Industry News, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Upper Midwest Region)

Silver:

  • Jim MeleBrian StraightDavid CullenSean Kilcarr, and Wendy LeavitFleet Owner, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)

Bronze:

  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonDavid Eckhart, and Stefanie KureElectronic Construction & Maintenance, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • Sandy SmithTaslima AkhterRepon ChowdhuryTaherul IslamGarrett BrownDara O’Rourke, and Scott NovaEHS Today, Special Section (rev<$3M) (Heartland Region)

Penton’s regional Azbees included:

Gold (26):

  • Erin GreerBill Wolpin, and Jennifer GrzeskowiakAmerican City & Auto, Feature Article – General Interest (Southeast Region)
  • Erin GreerAmerican City & County, Editorial/Editor’s Letter (Southeast Region)
  • Pamela KufahlClub Industry, Editorial/Editor’s Letter (rev<$3M) (Central Region)
  • Sandy SmithEHS Today, Editorial/Editor’s Letter (rev<$3M) (Heartland Region)
  • Sandy SmithTaslima AkhterRepon ChowdhuryTaherul IslamGarrett BrownDara O’Rourke, and Scott NovaEHS Today, Special Section (rev<$3M)
  • Laura WalterEHS Today, Feature Article – General Interest (Heartland Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonStefanie KureTom ZindElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Original Research (rev>$3M), (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonStefanie Kure, and Tom ZindElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Web Feature Article (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonDavid Eckhart, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonChristopher ShiverLawrence HmurcikElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Department (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonMike Holt, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Technical Article (Central Region)
  • Willie Vogt and Mark MooreFarm Industry News, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Kathy HutingFarm Industry News, E-Newsletter – General Excellence (Upper Midwest)
  • Sean KilcarrBrian Straight, and David CullenFleet Owner, Technical Article (Northeast Region)
  • Sean KilcarrBrian StraightDavid CullenJim Mele, and Wendy LeavitFleet Owner, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)
  • Rick BushTransmission & Distribution World, Editorial/Editor’s Letter (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Rick BushCathy SwirbulEmily SaarelaSusan LakinTransmission & Distribution World, Individual Profile – Long (Central Region)
  • Susan LakinTransmission & Distribution World, Front Cover – Special Issue or Supplement (Central Region)
  • James R. DukartTransmission & Distribution World, Humorous/Fun Department (Central Region)
  • Paul MauldinTransmission & Distribution World, Original Web Commentary (Central Region)
  • WardsAuto, WardsAuto, Blog – Analysis/Commentary (Northeast region)
  • David E. ZoiaWardsAuto, Web Feature Article (Northeast Region)
  • WardsAuto Staff, WardsAuto, E-Zine (Heartland Region)
  • Drew WinterWardsAuto.com, Original Web Commentary (Heartland Region)
  • Tom MurphyWardsAuto.com, Web Feature Article (Heartland Region)
  • Steve FinlayWardsAuto Dealer Business, Regular Column – Staff Written (Heartland Region)

Silver (12):

  • Stuart GoldmanClub Industry, Individual Profile – Long (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonDavid Eckhart, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonAmy Fischbach, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Original Research (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonRuss LeBlanc, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Column – Contributed (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonMike Sokol, and Stefanie KureElectrical Construction & Maintenance (Central Region)
  • Mike EbyEllen ParsonRuss LeBlancMike Holt, and Steven OwenElectrical Construction & Maintenance, E-Newsletter – General Excellence (Central Region)
  • Willie VogtFarm Industry News, Technical Article (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Melissa Landgraf and Jameson SimpsonFarm Industry News, Front Cover – Illustration (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Dan Zeis Sr.Fleet Owner, Front Cover – Illustration (Northeast Region)
  • Rick BushEmily SaarelaAmy FischbachSusan Lakin, and Nikki ChandlerTransmission & Distribution World, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • WardsAuto, WardsAuto, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)
  • Susan BamfordWardsAuto Dealer Business, Best App (Heartland Region)

Bronze (4):

  • Kathy HutingFarm Industry News, Technical Article (Upper Midwest Region)
  • David CullenFleet Owner, How-To Article (Northeast Region)
  • Tom AndelMaterial Handling & Logistics, Blog – Analysis/Commentary (Northeast Region)
  • Nikki Chandler and Paul MauldinTransmission & Distribution World, E-Newsletter – General Excellence (Central Region)

Penton’s SVP of Content Joe Territo says of the wins, “Penton is thrilled to be recognized by ASBPE for our strong content, design and digital performance. We work hard to provide our users with high-quality content and digital products. It is an honor for our content teams to be recognized by their peers for success and dedication to quality.”

The ASBPE Azbee Awards of Excellence also celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and remains one of the most coveted awards in the publications and digital media industry. A full list of regional and national winners can be found here.

About Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. They look to Penton to power the possibilities.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

Media Contact:
Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
Penton
212 204 4351
kate.spellman@penton.com

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