Agent's Sales Journal Named 2011 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award Winner

Mar 11, 2011, 11:57 ET from Summit Business Media

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Agent's Sales Journal, a Summit Business Media publication was named a Jesse H. Neal Award winner by American Business Media during the 57th Annual Award ceremony in New York City on March 10, 2011. Agent's Sales Journal received the award for "Best Educational Content" for their Social Media Boot Camp series.


"I am thrilled that our talented editorial staff was recognized at this year's luncheon," said John Whelan, executive vice president of Summit's media division. "We have a dedicated team of industry editors and experts who have a real understanding of the concerns and needs of their readers. Agent's Sales Journal's award recognizes their ability to address those needs in an innovative, and integrated approach."

Also referred to as "the Pulitzer Prize of the business press," the Neal Awards are the industry's most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. American Business Media established the awards in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in b-to-b media, and are named after American Business Media's first managing director who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life. American Business Media is the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model.

"Our readers recognized the need to become involved with social media as business owners, but providing them with articles on advanced marketing techniques wasn't the answer," said Christina Pellett, editor of Agent's Sales Journal. "Many of them needed help at square one, starting their profiles and gaining a following. In response to this overwhelming need, we developed a 20-day program to take readers from beginner to pro in just one month. We are thrilled that this Boot Camp is being recognized by the Neal Awards and even more thrilled that we were able to help our faithful readers."

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Agent's Sales Journal provides sales-oriented how-to information to help independent insurance advisors expand their life, health, and annuity practices. The magazine's ongoing market research program allows the editors to quickly identify and respond to readers' needs and challenges in a rapidly changing marketplace. Comprehensive selling guides, unbiased insight from industry experts, timely feature stories, and a dynamic online presence give readers the information and ideas they need to grow their practices.


Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media company serving the insurance and investment markets. Through its Media and Reference Divisions, SBM publishes 17 magazines, more than 30 targeted industry Websites, and 150 reference titles. The Events Division hosts a dozen conferences supporting these brands. SBM's Data Division is the leading provider of information on insurance companies, agents and investment advisors. For more information, visit

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