CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Summit Business Media properties have been named as finalists in seven separate categories for the 2012 Azbee awards:
Life Insurance Selling:
- Best Front Cover-Photo, Regional West for the June 2011 issue "Life Insurance of the Rich & Famous".
National Underwriter Life & Health
- Best Feature Article, National for its November 7, 2011 "A Tragic Tale" profiling Bill Mantlo, a legendary comic book writer that was thrown under the wheels of the health care system.
- Best Individual Profile, National also for "A Tragic Tale".
- Best Feature Article, Regional Northeast for "Shining a Light on a Shadow Industry: Captive Reinsurers" in the November 21, 2011 issue.
Senior Market Advisor:
- Best Front Cover-Photo, National for the July 2011 issue "The Silent Generation"
The nominees are part of Summit Business Media's Life & Health Insurance Group, a powerful suite of integrated B2B media products, including the three industry-recognized magazines' and two advanced websites, LifeHealthPro.com and ProducersWEB.com, that reach all segments of the insurance producer market.
"None of these successes would have been possible had it not been for Summit's total commitment to producing fearless, uncompromising content that matters as much to the general public as it does to the specific industries we cover," said Bill Coffin, Life and Health Group Editor-in-Chief. "Business journalism is facing greater challenges than ever before to drive audience engagement, maintain relevance and drive the tide of conversation for entire industries. By being named as finalists for a total of seven Azbee awards this year, the editors of National Underwriter Life & Health, Life Insurance Selling, Senior Market Advisor and ProducersWEB.com have proven their exemplary skill and dedication to their craft."
The Azbee is a highly coveted award in the Annual Awards Competition of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Judging is done largely by peers in B-to-B publishing. The regional and national awards will be announced at the regional ceremonies in July and August during the ASBPE Regional Banquets.
For more information on Summit Business Media's Life & Health Insurance Group, please contact Bill Coffin at [email protected].
About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be "The Next Generation of Business Information" for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world's largest mining investment conference held each year in South Africa. Summit's Marketing Data division provides detailed information on millions of benefits plans, agents and advisors in the U.S.
Summit employs 350 employees in ten offices across the United States. For more information, please visit sbmedia.com.
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