First Place Winners Announced for the 2018 SIPAwards Competition

For Immediate Release:

SIIA Contact: Nevena Jovanovic, njovanovic@siia.net202-789-4461

First Place Winners Announced for the 2018 SIPAwards Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) – The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) has named a record 34 first-place winners in its 39th Annual SIPAwards competition, recognizing excellence among publishers in editorial, marketing and product success. The winners were announced during a luncheon at SIPA’s 42nd Annual Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 6.

“We congratulate all of the winners on their exceptional content, successful marketing initiatives and impressive product success,” said Nancy Brand, SIPA’s managing director. “The winning entries truly embodied the spirit of the awards, which is to continue to exceed industry standards and set new benchmarks for performance.”

In addition to the 34 first-place winners, SIPA named 65 runner-ups and honorable mentions. Multiple-category first-place winners include Simplify Compliance, Access Intelligence, Columbia Books & Information Services and Money-Media. The judging was conducted by more than 40 specially chosen industry peers. Subjects of the winners ranged from GDPR and augmented reality to pediatric trauma and hazing prevention to Puerto Rico’s recovery and a famous film editor.

Here are the 2018 SIPAward first-place winners:

Best Blog or Commentary
Irving Levin Associates – The SeniorCare Investor/Dealmakers Forum (tie)
Access Intelligence – PR News Blog (tie) 

Best Daily Publication
Money-Media, a Financial Times division – Ignites 

Best Instructional Reporting
Access Intelligence – White Hot: Esports

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Business/Marketing/Other
Columbia Books & Information Services – Association TRENDS, a division of CBIS 

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Financial/Investing
Buyouts Insider, a Division of BLR  – Private Equity Buyouts Venture

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Access Intelligence – Greater vigilance needed to combat ureteroscope contamination (tie)
Simplify Compliance – Medicare physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program final rules coverage (tie) 

Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry
Access Intelligence – Light Iron Colorist Ian Vertovec on GLOW and Getting a Mid-80s Film Look in HDR 

Best Business/Marketing/Other Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)
Vendome Group LLC – New York Apartment Law Insider 

Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)
Behr’s Verlag – Food & Hygiene Media Package: Decide - Act - Secure

Best Online Learning Product
Association TRENDS – Nonprofit Board Training: Financial Literacy and Regulatory Compliance Skills 

Best Podcast
AdExchanger – AdExchanger Talks (tie)
Coleman Report – Coleman Report Update! – Podcast 2.0 Relaunch (tie) 

Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting
HR Magazine – Augmented Reality Comes to the Workplace 

Best Series of Articles on Business/Marketing/Other
Cal-OSHA Reporter & Providence Publications – Fatality Brings Goodwill Industries' Safety Issues to Light 

Best Series of Articles on Financial/Investing
Reorg Research – Troubled Waters: The Offshore Exploration Energy Sector Grapples With Commodity Collapse and Choppy Recovery 

Best Series of Articles on Health Care/Regulatory/Education
CW Research Ltd – Brexit – being in the right place at the right time with the right intelligence 

Best Single-Topic Special Publication
The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media – A Division of PaperClip Communications - Hazing Prevention Starts Now! Engaging Staff, Students and Parents in Building a Positive School Culture Resource Kit

Best Spot News or Single News Article
BioWorld, a publication of Clarivate Analytics – Flaws in the IPR process: How Allergan tried to protect its billion-dollar product from generic competition 

Best Use of Data
Columbia Books & Information Services – Thompson Grants, a division of CBIS 

Best Video Product
EB Medicine – High-Risk Emergencies: Greatest Hits & Misses 

The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting
Simplify Compliance – CalPERS omits millions in PE expenses from annual report 

Best Conference Marketing
Argosy Group, a Simplify Compliance company – PartnerConnect’s Family Office Connect 2017

Best Success Story
CNBC – Just ask and talk to CNBC 

Best Product Launch/Relaunch Success
AAA Northeast – Your AAA Network Website

The Margie Weiner Award for Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration   
Simplify Compliance – "Introducing PROPEL Advisory Services." PROPEL Advisory Services 

Best Webinar, eLearning or Online Training
Access Intelligence – Chief Marketer Academy 

Best Awards Program Marketing
Access Intelligence – The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival Awards & Conference 

Best Lead Generation/Nurturing Campaign  
Simplify Compliance – Tradeshow Sampling Leads to Big Returns," ICD-10-CM Expert 

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign
OPIS – The Year OPIS Made Social Media A Focus 

Best Web Traffic Driving Campaign
PR News – The Social Shake-up 

Best New or Relaunched Website Inc. – Website Launch

Best Use of Video in Marketing
Informa Engage – Natural Products Expo West + Engredea / Informa Engage 

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