Penton Takes Home 50 ASBPE Azbee Awards Recognized for editorial, design and digital excellence in B2B

NEW YORK, Aug. 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 Eby, Ellen Parson, Christopher Shiver and Lawrence Hmurcik, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Department (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Mike Holt and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Technical Article (Central Region)
  • David E. Zoia, WardsAuto, Web Feature Article (Northeast Region)
  • Sandy Smith, EHS Today, Editorial/Editor's Letter (rev<$3M), (Heartland Region)
  • Willie Vogt and Mark Moore, Farm Industry News, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Upper Midwest Region)

Silver:

  • Jim Mele, Brian Straight, David Cullen, Sean Kilcarr, and Wendy Leavit, Fleet Owner, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)

Bronze:

  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, David Eckhart, and Stefanie Kure, Electronic Construction & Maintenance, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • Sandy Smith, Taslima Akhter, Repon Chowdhury, Taherul Islam, Garrett Brown, Dara O'Rourke, and Scott Nova, EHS Today, Special Section (rev<$3M) (Heartland Region)

Penton's regional Azbees included:

Gold (26):

  • Erin Greer, Bill Wolpin, and Jennifer Grzeskowiak, American City & Auto, Feature Article – General Interest (Southeast Region)
  • Erin Greer, American City & County, Editorial/Editor's Letter (Southeast Region)
  • Pamela Kufahl, Club Industry, Editorial/Editor's Letter (rev<$3M) (Central Region)
  • Sandy Smith, EHS Today, Editorial/Editor's Letter (rev<$3M) (Heartland Region)
  • Sandy Smith, Taslima Akhter, Repon Chowdhury, Taherul Islam, Garrett Brown, Dara O'Rourke, and Scott Nova, EHS Today, Special Section (rev<$3M)
  • Laura Walter, EHS Today, Feature Article – General Interest (Heartland Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Stefanie Kure, Tom Zind, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Original Research (rev>$3M), (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Stefanie Kure, and Tom Zind, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Web Feature Article (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, David Eckhart, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Christopher Shiver, Lawrence Hmurcik, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Department (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Mike Holt, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Technical Article (Central Region)
  • Willie Vogt and Mark Moore, Farm Industry News, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Kathy Huting, Farm Industry News, E-Newsletter – General Excellence (Upper Midwest)
  • Sean Kilcarr, Brian Straight, and David Cullen, Fleet Owner, Technical Article (Northeast Region)
  • Sean Kilcarr, Brian Straight, David Cullen, Jim Mele, and Wendy Leavit, Fleet Owner, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)
  • Rick Bush, Transmission & Distribution World, Editorial/Editor's Letter (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Rick Bush, Cathy Swirbul, Emily Saarela, Susan Lakin, Transmission & Distribution World, Individual Profile – Long (Central Region)
  • Susan Lakin, Transmission & Distribution World, Front Cover – Special Issue or Supplement (Central Region)
  • James R. Dukart, Transmission & Distribution World, Humorous/Fun Department (Central Region)
  • Paul Mauldin, Transmission & Distribution World, Original Web Commentary (Central Region)
  • WardsAuto, WardsAuto, Blog – Analysis/Commentary (Northeast region)
  • David E. Zoia, WardsAuto, Web Feature Article (Northeast Region)
  • WardsAuto Staff, WardsAuto, E-Zine (Heartland Region)
  • Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com, Original Web Commentary (Heartland Region)
  • Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com, Web Feature Article (Heartland Region)
  • Steve Finlay, WardsAuto Dealer Business, Regular Column – Staff Written (Heartland Region)

Silver (12):

  • Stuart Goldman, Club Industry, Individual Profile – Long (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, David Eckhart, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Amy Fischbach, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Original Research (rev>$3M) (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Russ LeBlanc, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Regular Column – Contributed (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Mike Sokol, and Stefanie Kure, Electrical Construction & Maintenance (Central Region)
  • Mike Eby, Ellen Parson, Russ LeBlanc, Mike Holt, and Steven Owen, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, E-Newsletter – General Excellence (Central Region)
  • Willie Vogt, Farm Industry News, Technical Article (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Melissa Landgraf and Jameson Simpson, Farm Industry News, Front Cover – Illustration (Upper Midwest Region)
  • Dan Zeis Sr., Fleet Owner, Front Cover – Illustration (Northeast Region)
  • Rick Bush, Emily Saarela, Amy Fischbach, Susan Lakin, and Nikki Chandler, Transmission & Distribution World, Photo Gallery/Slideshow (Central Region)
  • WardsAuto, WardsAuto, Trade Show/Conference Coverage (Northeast Region)
  • Susan Bamford, WardsAuto Dealer Business, Best App (Heartland Region)

Bronze (4):

  • Kathy Huting, Farm Industry News, Technical Article (Upper Midwest Region)
  • David Cullen, Fleet Owner, How-To Article (Northeast Region)
  • Tom Andel, Material Handling & Logistics, Blog – Analysis/Commentary (Northeast Region)
  • Nikki Chandler and Paul Mauldin, Transmission & 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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