SAUSALITO, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry's premier resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce that it has received five nominations for the 2013 Maggie Awards. Sponsored by the Western Publishers Association, the prestigious Maggies honor excellence in print and electronic publishing in over 100 editorial, design, promotional and event categories. Smart Meetings is a finalist in four categories within the Creative Trade & Consumer Print division for publications with circulation under 50K: Best Feature Article, Best Interview or Profile/Trade, Best Editorial Layout and Best Single Editorial Illustration/Trade. And under the Special Trade & Consumer Print category, Smart Meetings is one of just five finalists for Most Improved Publication/Trade, following a newly refreshed design last year.
"It's an honor to be a finalist among the hundreds of publications produced in the West. We've worked hard to bring the most relevant features, profiles, news and expert commentary to our readers. Our aim is to help meeting professionals discover new destinations, hotels and venues in North America and abroad, and to provide the information they need to better succeed in the industry," said Marin Bright, founder/CEO of Smart Meetings. "We are in the business of connecting meeting professionals, industry leaders, event innovators and hotel and destination providers in order to make a real impact on the experience for meeting attendees."
The winners will be announced April 26, 2013 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at the Los Angeles International Airport. For a complete list of nominees, go to http://www.wpa-online.org/.
Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts www.smartmeetings.com, an award-winning interactive website, and produces Smart Events, live events connecting meeting planners with hoteliers and destination representatives. 415-339-9355.