Smart Meetings Magazine Wins 2013 Maggie Award

Western Publishers Association gives nod for Best Feature Article to leading meeting industry trade publication

May 02, 2013, 12:55 ET from Smart Meetings

SAUSALITO, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry's premier resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce that it has won the 2013 Maggie Award for Best Feature Article, "A Winning Combination" written by David Vranicar, within the Creative Trade & Consumer Print division for publications with circulations of less than 50,000. Sponsored by the Western Publishers Association, the prestigious Maggies honor excellence in print and electronic publishing in more than 100 editorial, design, promotional and event categories. Smart Meetings was a finalist in four additional categories, including Best Interview or Profile/Trade, Best Editorial Layout and Best Single Editorial Illustration/Trade and Most Improved Publication/Trade, following a newly refreshed design last year.


"We were honored to be a finalist and are thrilled to accept this award among the many fine publications produced in the West. We've spent many long hours to bring the most relevant feature articles, news and expert commentary to our readers. Our approach is to cover creative options and practical venues and destinations that help meeting professionals find the right choices for their events and meetings in North America and abroad," said Marin Bright, founder/CEO of Smart Meetings. "We are in the business of connecting meeting professionals with the tools they need to succeed along with event-planning innovators and hotel and destination providers, and our winning article is a perfect example of that."

The winners were announced April 26, 2013, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at the Los Angeles International Airport. For a complete list of winners, go to

View the Smart Meetings video here.

Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts, an award-winning interactive website, and produces Smart Events, live events connecting meeting planners with hoteliers and destination representatives ( 415-339-9355.

Contact: Christine Loomis, Editor


SOURCE Smart Meetings