Penton Brands Take Four Top Honors, Including Best Website And Best Blog, Key Digital Categories In Annual ABM Neal Awards

Mar 13, 2013, 15:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton brands scored four of the top honors in the 59th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards presented yesterday by American Business Media.

The Neal Awards are recognized as the top honor for editorial excellence in business-to-business information. Penton had finalists in 10 of the program's 20 award categories.

Penton 2013 Neal Award winners are:

  • Urgent Communications Executive Editor Donny Jackson for the Best Subject-Related Series, "Public Broadband Communications". Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry.
  • Fleet Owner Editor-in-Chief Jim Mele's Editor's Page won for Best Commentary. Fleet Owner provides information about commercial-trucking fleet operations, vehicle maintenance, industry regulations and information-management technology.
  • Nation's Restaurant News' for Best Website. covers everything from big-chain financials to small-plate creations.
  • Paul Thurrott's Super Site for Windows for Best Blog. Thurrott's site is THE technology news and resource site for Microsoft enthusiasts, IT professionals and developers.

"Penton's strong showing in this year's Neal Awards, versus outstanding competition, exemplifies our industry's focus on producing exceptional content to engage users on multiple platforms," said CEO David Kieselstein. "In particular, the recognition of the website and Paul Thurrott's blog as the best digital information services in these strategically critical categories validates the work we're doing across Penton to capitalize on every opportunity to integrate our content into our users' daily workflow."

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

Chris Meyer
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (212) 204-4259