What Winning a CODiE Award Means to Learnosity

titleThis blog was written by Patrick Gillett, Business Development, Learnosity.

 

While we always knew that SIIA and the CODiE Awards were influential, we did not anticipate the incredible impact that winning a CODiE Award has had for Learnosity.

Learnosity was thrilled to be nominated for a CODiE.  The evening event itself was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet C-level execs from some of the biggest companies in the education space, as well as from some smaller companies which are creating some really exciting EdTech products.

In our award category (Best K-12 Enterprise Solution) we were up against some fantastic products from both big and small companies.  Having our product named “the best” by independent judges was a great honor. For Learnosity, a relatively small company, to win is a true validation that this award is not based on past reputations, but rather on the strength of the product and the value that it brings to the industry.

What has really been impressive is the impact the award has made.  Since being named “the best”, the award has helped bring in new business, reopened previously shut doors and, of course, provided affirmation to our existing clients. Winning the CODiE has given us exposure on a national level and has delivered tangible sales and marketing benefits; we have definitely seen an increase in inbound leads since winning. The CODiE Awards have great brand recognition and immediately let people know that we are recognized as a key player in our field and that we are successfully providing innovative solutions for the difficult Common Core assessment challenges faced by our clients.

And we certainly haven’t been shy about telling the world about our CODiE Award; not only does the award itself take pride of place in our Dublin office, the CODiE Winner logo is front and center on our website and features heavily in our new marketing materials.  The visibility of our CODiE Award likely played a key role in Learnosity being named a “National Champion for Ireland,” by the European Business Awards.

Internally too, the CODiE Award has been a great recognition of the hard work and achievements of our insanely talented development team in Australia. The guys down under are that step removed from the market and don’t always hear the positive feedback from our clients. The award has really helped to motivate them and proves that what they are working on is truly helping shape education around the world. Making a difference is why most of us are in this business.  As “the best”, it’s clear that our work and vision are making a difference.

We continue to be grateful to SIIA and everyone who voted for The Learnosity Toolkit. We are constantly working to improve our product.  For us, being “the best” isn’t about a one-time award – it’s a constant commitment to deliver value and impact for our customers. We are looking forward to not only defending our title next year, but entering a couple more categories!

About Learnosity
Headquartered in Dublin and Sydney, Learnosity are a group of people who are passionate about transforming learning and assessment. We are committed to designing market-leading software which lets developers create exceptional assessment products; makes teachers’lives easier and above all instills a love of learning in students.

The Learnosity Toolkit is comprised of a suite of APIs which enable clients to easily incorporate interactive assessment, as well as authoring and reporting capabilities into their applications, eBooks and websites. By providing the the core building blocks of any digital assessment product yet leaving the end design decisions in the hands of our clients we help our partners to build better products with less time and money.

 

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Angel ScottAngel Scott is Awards Program Coordinator at SIIA. Follow the SIIA CODiE Awards on twitter at @CODiEAwards.

3 Special Awards to Recognize Your Outstanding B2B Media Colleagues

Each year, as part of the Jesse H. Neal Awards competition, ABM honors outstanding business media professionals who exemplify editorial excellence with special awards. From courage and integrity to mentorship and development to overall career achievement, this year’s selected recipients will represent the very best of B2B media.

 
mattera_logoThe new Mattera Mentor Award has been established in honor of the long-time chief editor of RN magazine and Medical Economics and managing editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Marianne won 18 Jesse H. Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in B2B media.

Beyond her personal achievements, Marianne, a former teacher, was a dedicated mentor to dozens of young or less experienced colleagues. It is for her lifelong devotion to educating, developing, and mentoring others that this award has been instituted in Marianne Dekker Mattera’s name.

The award will honor editors or journalists who have helped guide their B2B colleagues, resulting in the advancement of their mentees’ careers.

 
crain_45annual_OUTABM’s G.D. Crain, Jr. Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award, which was established with a grant from the G.D. Crain, Jr. Foundation, is named after the founder of Advertising Age.

 

 

PrintThe Timothy White Award recognizes exemplary leadership in the face of challenges and pressures that editors face daily. It is presented to an editor whose work displays extraordinary courage, integrity, and passion. This award is named after the longtime editor of Billboard who served as the moral compass of the music industry by tackling controversial issues.

Remember, the Early Bird Deadline for the Jesse H. Neal Awards is November 14. Nominations are free but must be submitted by 5:00PM ET on December 12, 2014. For more information, including all the categories and special awards, visit http://www.siia.net/neals/2015/.

Please contact ABM at abmnealawards@siia.net if you have questions about the Jesse H. Neal Awards.

A unique B2B media event focusing on performance growth, changing business models and multi-platform content delivery

The Information Industry Network will convene top B2B publishing, information and media industry executives at the Business Media Insights 2014 conference. The event, which will be held on 22nd October at One Wimpole Street in London, will feature top executives IIN Logofrom Haymarket Business Media, Financial Times, Pearson, Incisive Media, Centaur Media, EMAP and more.

Delegates will get the opportunity to explore new insights in content creation, content platforms and B2B social media. Sessions laid on will also enable media professionals to get the inside track on new digital technologydevelopments that enable new launches and improvements in existing products.

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The programme for the day includes three key tracks looking at:

Performance Growth Strategies - including:

  • Caroline Frost, from Informa discussing how getting the right people  and developing them will help your business grow;
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Caroline Frost

  • EMAP‘s Andy Baker, discussing how the launch of their information service, HSJ Intelligence is helping drive growth for the brand;
  • Denzil Rankine of AMR International chairing an experienced panel of mergers & acquisition specialists including David Johnston (RBP Online), David Westgarth (Prism Consult) and Martin Wright (Media Mergers) as they discuss the process of evaluating acquisition targets in the business information sector.

 Boosting Sales & Marketing - including:

  • Sharon Doubleday from Euromoney and Paul Quigley of NewsWhip Media presenting case examples of social media strategies for B2B success;
  • Mike Hepburn from Jaywing, Andrew Davies from idio, Andy Oakes from The Drum, and Neil Stoneman from Velocity Partners discussing how content marketing drives customer engagement and sales;

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    Adrian Barrick

  • Arno Langbehn, CEO of B.Behr’s Verlag presenting the techniques his organisation used to develop breakthrough products and services through customer research and insight.

Empowering Content & Technology – including:

  • Haymarket Business Media‘s  Adrian Barrick, explaining techniques for B2B content creation to drive engagement and communities, and Tom Hall, from Pearson explaining how technology helped to transform a once a year product into a 24 hour /365 day service;
  • Financial Times CTO, John O’Donovan looks at how to integrate disparate data sources into a consistent content offering, and what the technologies are to enable this;
  • Joel Harrison of B2B Marketing, Phil Clark, ex-UBM, now of Fillip Media and David Shepherd of XpertHR , RBI discuss with Carolyn Morgan of Penmaen Media, how the role of the editor and content professional is changing and its impact.

Business Media Insights 2014 also includes keynote sessions with experienced industry specialists such as Peter Rigby, ex-Informa CEO, Centaur Media‘s Simon Middelboe, Tim Weller from Incisive Media, Helmut Graf from VNR Verlag and publishing expert and media non-Exec Director, Colin Morrison.

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Peter Rigby

The event also includes useful additional benefits including a special lunchtime training session on  “How to lead a sales team in today’s marketplace” run by Flume Training, and after the event, all delegates will receive Outsell Inc.’s annual Outlook report, which is one of their most comprehensive offerings highlighting where the B2B information, publishing and media industry is going and the key players leading change.

For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://siia.net/london/2014/schedule.asp

To find out more about the event, please contact Patrick Angell, Executive Director, Information Industry Network on pangell@siia,net  

 

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  WHO:      The Information Industry Network (IIN)

  WHAT:    Business Media Insights 2014 #bmi2014conf

  WHEN:   Wednesday, 22 October 2014 – 8 am – 7.00 pm

  WHERE: One Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.

 

 

 


Patrick AngellPatrick Angell is the Executive Director of the Information Industry Network. SIIA’s European division for  publishing, information and media organisations across Europe. The Information Industry Network aims to assist  members understand current issues facing them via conferences, seminars, and online events, we also assist in  helping them share experiences, build business relationships and connect with others across Europe and cross- Atlantic. Follow us on @iin_europe and visit our LinkedIn group

UK’s Unique New B2B Media Event will Focus on Performance Growth, Changing Business Models and Multi-Platform Content Delivery

The Information Industry Network  will convene top B2B publishing, information and media industry executives at the Business Media Insights 2014 conference.  Held 22 October at One Wimpole Street in London, the event will feature top executives from Haymarket Business Media, Financial Times, Pearson, Incisive Media, Centaur Media, EMAP and more.

Business Media Insights 2014 will address trends in in boosting sales, gaining customers insights from data, content platforms, social media and marketing as well as how to improve business performance in an era of unprecedented transformation and disruption.

Conference highlights include:

  • Content masterclass presentations from Adrian Barrick, Editorial Director at Haymarket Business Media, and Tom Hall, VP, Strategic Partnerships & Technology Delivery at Pearson;
  • Presentation by Financial Times CTO John O’Donovan, who will discuss the integration of disparate data sources into a consistent content offering;
  • Presentation by Caroline Frost, Global Director of Learning and Development at Informa, who will discuss how getting the right people and developing them will help your business grow; and
  • Informative keynote sessions moderated by Colin Morrison, chairman to a range of media companies in the UK and Australia.  One session will be an interview with Peter Rigby, former CEO of Informa, who oversaw its growth from a company valued at a few million pounds to a business with a market capitalization exceeding £3bn, and will discuss the changing media and information landscape, new content distribution channels, branding and digital development. The other keynote session will be a special panel discussion focusing on the B2B media industry’s most pressing issues.  This keynote discussion will feature:

o   Helmut Graf, Chief Executive Officer, VNR Verlag fur die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG

o   Simon Middelboe, Managing Director, Centaur Media

o   Tim Weller, Founder and Group Chief Executive, Incisive Media

For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://siia.net/london/2014/schedule.asp

WHO:           The Information Industry Network (IIN)
WHAT:         Business Media Insights 2014 #bmi2014conf
WHEN:         Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 8 a.m. – 19.00 pm
WHERE:       One Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Sponsors and partners of the event include Flume Training, MarkLogic, Adestra, Research Information, InPublishing, What’s New in Publishing, Prism Consult, and Outsell, Inc.


Patrick AngellPatrick Angell is the Executive Director of the Information Industry Network. SIIA’s European division for  publishing, information and media organisations across Europe. The Information Industry Network aims to assist  members understand current issues facing them via conferences, seminars, and online events, we also assist in  helping them share experiences, build business relationships and connect with others across Europe and cross- Atlantic. Follow us on @iin_europe and visit our LinkedIn group

CODiE Awards Judge Webinar: How to Judge a CODiE Award

On October 6, 2014 we hosted a CODiE Awards webinar specifically for the Content, Education, and Software judges. The primary purpose of the webinar was to provide important information about the judging process, including responsibilities for all categories.

During the webinar we covered:

  • How to nominate
  • A review of the new categories
  • What happens during the first-round judging process
  • The complete CODiE Awards timeline
  • Tips and Tricks

ABM Announces Call for Entries for 61st Annual Neal Awards, the Premier Recognition for B-to-B Media

ABM, a division of the SIIA, today announced that it is now accepting entries for the 61st annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition. The 2015 Neal Awards will feature the debut of “Best News Story” category, two expanded categories and one new special award.

The Jesse H. Neal Awards, known as the Neal Awards, were created by ABM in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications. They are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the b-to-b industry throughout his life. With 22 categories that reflect the entire multi-platform suite of products used by b-to-b editors today, the Neal Awards both represent and recognize the changing face of business media.

For more information about the awards, including how to enter, click here. The final deadline to submit entries is December 12, 2014. Award finalists will be announced in February, and all winners will be announced at the 61st Annual Neal Awards ceremony on March 27, 2015, in New York City.

“Past Neal Award winners have exposed corruption, launched major trends, and innovated new technologies that set the pace for the b-to-b media industry,” said ABM Managing Director Mike Marchesano. “As media and information companies continue to blaze new trails, the Neal Awards have also grown to honor excellence in online-only media and blogs, social media, mobile, and more. We invite you to join in this celebrated tradition and enter the Neal Awards today.”

“The Neal Awards have recognized excellence in business journalism for more than 60 years,” said Glenn Coleman, Neal Awards Committee Chair and editor of Crain’s New York Business. “We are committed to reflecting the industry’s continued evolution by constantly improving the competition to benefit b-to-b media outlets of all sizes.”

This year’s awards will debut a new category, Best News Story. Two categories have been expanded, Best Media Brand and Best Work by a Single Author, to three revenue classes from one single revenue class.

Also new this year is a special award – the Marianne Dekker Mattera Award, which has been established in honor of the long-time chief editor of RN Magazine and Medical Economics and managing editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Marianne won 18 Jesse H. Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in b-to-b media, and was honored for this accomplishment at the 60th Annual Neal Awards ceremony. Marianne passed away during summer 2014. Nominations for this award are open to editors and other journalists who work for ABM member companies.

The Grand Neal Award, which honors the most outstanding entry from among the winners in all categories, will also be awarded on March 27. Previous Grand Neal Award winners include Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, IEEE Spectrum, Architectural Record, Farm Journal, Heavy Duty Trucking, CSO, Baseline, CIO, Pharmaceutical Executive, RoadStar, and PC World.

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