April SIPA Member News

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Incisive Media Sells Insight Division to Infopro Digital

Investment Week parent Incisive Media has sold its Insight division, which includes the Risk.net and Insurance Post brands, to French B2B publisher Infopro Digital. The Insight division is a leading provider of professional information services for financial, risk, insurance and financial technology specialists.

"The Insight Group, the largest division of Incisive Media, has some respected and successful global brands," said Tim Weller (pictured), founder and chairman of Incisive Media."I am delighted Infopro Digital, one of Europe's most successful B2B publishers, has acquired them and is committed to further investment and development. I would like to thank all the staff for their loyalty, commitment and achievements over many years and wish them well and continued success."

The Insight Group, as part of Incisive Media, won the AOP (Association of Online Publishers) Digital Publisher of the Year Award for the third time in 2016.


Women's Soccer's Chicago Red Stars Partners with QCSS

The Chicago Red Stars and SIPA member Quality Customer Service and Sales (QCSS) have announced a partnership for the 2017 National Women's Soccer League season.

"QCSS couldn't be more proud to partner with the Chicago Red Stars to assist in the advancement of women's soccer in the U.S.," said QCSS CEO Cathy Karabetsos. "QCSS mission began in 1991 to empower women in the workforce and this year we were formally certified as WBE. Both organizations share a passion for progress for women and are committed to excellence. We know this will be a fruitful, long-term partnership and we look for big things this year from and with The Chicago Red Stars!"

The new deal includes QCSS services to promote the Chicago Red Stars within the community, #AnsweringTheCall promotions that will feature Red Stars athletes answering the call in women's professional sports, signage at all Toyota Park home matches, as well as the presenting partner of the Player of the Match.

"When a partner shares your passion and commitment to the women's game great things happen," said Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler. "We are very excited about QCSS and Cathy's commitment to the Red Stars. We will integrate their superb call center capability as a strategic tool to grow our fan base."

Kiplinger Editor Dies After Collision With Bicyclist

A senior editor at Kiplinger Personal Finance died last month after she was struck by a bicyclist in downtown Washington, D.C. Jane Bennett Clark, 65, stepped off the curb into the crosswalk near her offices when she was struck and knocked down. She was transported to the hospital but died the next day.

All of SIPA and SIIA sends their deepest regrets to Bennett Clark's family and the entire Kiplinger community.

According to her Kiplinger bio, Clark covered "all facets of retirement and writes a bimonthly column that takes a fresh, sometimes provacative look at ways to approach life after a career." She also oversaw Kiplinger's annual ranking of best college and university values and spearheaded the publication's "Best Cities" feature.

"She was known for very provocative and nuanced features on the softer side of personal finance," Knight A. Kiplinger, president of Kiplinger's financial media company, told The Washington Post. He recalled Clark's "gentleness and thoughtfulness" as the magazine's senior editor. The magazine's editor, Janet Bodnar, called Clark a "beautiful wordsmith."


Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Honored with the G.D Crain, Jr. Award for Editorial Excellence

Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, managing editor of HR Daily Advisor and several other leading BLR publications, was honored with the prestigious Connectiv G. D. Crain, Jr. Award for a Distinguished Editorial Career on Friday.

The Crain Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. It was presented by Rance Crain as part of the 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Banquet in New York.

A prolific and award-winning writer and editor, Bruce has been following and chronicling the human resources scene for over 30 years. Having worked in HR for a Fortune 200 company and having been president of his own publishing company, he brings a broad practical perspective to his writing.

At BLR, Bruce manages an editorial team that produces 7 daily newsletters including the popular HR Daily Advisor (circulation 230,000 daily), and a multitude of research projects, webinars, books, and white papers. He hosts BLR's HR Works Podcast, presents webinars, and records training videos.


Last Call for Nominations to SIPA Board

The is the last week to nominate yourself or someone to the SIPA Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD helps SIPA to advance its mission of facilitating idea sharing and best practices among specialized information providers. The board comprises a volunteer group of industry executives who work closely with SIPA's team to define strategy, set priorities and make decisions on programs and initiatives.

Nominating is easy (just submit a brief campaign statement) and you may nominate yourself. Submit your nomination today. All nominations must be received by Friday, April 7, 2017. Elections will be held April 10-26, 2017. The primary contact at each SIPA member company will have one vote.


CadmiumCD Launches Enhanced Meeting Planning App

CadmiumCD has launched an enhanced version of its eventScribe® Conference App, eventScribe Boost™, with breakthrough features that extend beyond the attendee event experience. Now, when planners, speakers or vendors log in to a conference's eventScribe® App, they can be greeted with alternate content that relate to their specific role.

Meeting planners can view event data in real-time and react accordingly with powerful tools for communicating with attendees, vendors, and speakers using enhancements embedded throughout the app. These enhancements give planners direct access to contact information for attendees, speakers, and poster presenters, as well as real-time analytics on mobile app usage and speaker activity at the event. 

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…
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