First Place Winners Announced for the 2017 SIPAwards Competition

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First Place Winners Announced for the 2017 SIPAwards Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2017) ––The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) has named the 29 first-place winners in its 38th Annual SIPAwards competition, recognizing excellence among publishers in editorial and marketing. The winners were announced during a luncheon at SIPA’s 41st Annual Conference: Growth Now at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 6.

Multiple-category winners include two divisions of Simplify Compliance—Argosy Group and Buyouts Insider—Education Week, DecisionHealth, EB Medicine, and The Parent Institute, a Division of PaperClip Communications.

“We congratulate all of the winning publishers on their high-caliber editorial work and best-in-class marketing initiatives,” said Nancy Brand, SIPA’s managing director. “SIPA commends the individual and team efforts that earned these well-deserved honors.”

In addition to the 29 first-place winners, SIPA named 56 runner-ups and honorable mentions. The judging was conducted by more than 40 specially chosen industry peers.

Here are the 2017 SIPAward first-place winners:

Best New Success Story

ESSA Summit 2017: Keys to ESSA Readiness, Education Week

The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting

Lowering the Bar, MedPage Today


Best Spot News or Single News Article

Privat Investigations: Privat Bank Lending Practices Threaten Ukrainian Financial Stability, BNE IntelliNews


Best Financial/Investing Interpretative or Analytical Reporting         

Chinese Cash Floods Into Venture, Buyouts Insider, a Simplify Compliance Company


Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Interpretative or Analytical Reporting

Special Issue: Coverage of the Proposed MIPS Rule, DecisionHealth


Best Business/Marketing/Other Interpretative or Analytical Reporting

New, Troubling Info on Equifax's Reporting of HOA Assessment Payments, Plain-English Media, Publisher of

Best Instructional Reporting

Optimizing Survival Outcomes for Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest, EB Medicine


Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting

The HIV-Infected Adult Patient in the Emergency Department, EB Medicine


Best Blog or Commentary      

BioWorld Perspectives, Clarivate Analytics


Best Daily Publication

HealthLeaders Media Daily eNewsletter, HealthLeaders Media, an H3.Group brand 


Best One-Topic Special Publication

Realizing the American Dream Family Engagement Program: Elementary School Edition, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications


Best Series of Articles on Financial/Investing

From Bust to Boom in the Permian Basin of West Texas, Reorg Research


Best Series of Articles on Health Care/Regulatory/Education (tie)

Communications Daily Series on Election of Trump, Warren Communications News
Patient Assistant Program: Boon or Boondoggle?, Clarivate Analytics


Best Series of Articles on Business/Marketing/Other

OPIS Mexican Market Liberalization, OPIS


Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry

Oil- and Gas-Rich UAE Banks on Nuclear Power, POWER magazine


Best B2C Article

Working With Conviction, SHRM


Best Use of Data

PE Execs Give $6.5 Million in 2016 Election -- But Not a Penny to Trump, Buyouts Insider, a Division of Simplify Compliance


Best Financial/Investing Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

Personal Finance, Capitol Information Group


Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

Parents Make the Difference! Newsletter, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications


Best Business/Marketing/Other Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

New York Apartment Law Insider, Vendome Group LLC


The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year 

Coding Center Expert Becomes the Star Performer in 2016 (and Delivers Million Dollar Return)!, DecisionHealth


Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration   

Buyouts Insider's Guide to Family Offices, Argosy Group, a Division of Simplify Compliance


Best New Product Launch

SelectCoder Facility: Precision Engineered to Speed Past the Competition, DecisionHealth


Best Conference Marketing     

Esca Bona Creates New Market Share, Penton


Best B2C Marketing

100 Days of Summer, Chesapeake Family Life


Best Lead Generation Program     

CRC Symposium Challenge, HCPro


Best Social Media Initiative        

Social Media Initiative for #ESSASummit17, Education Week


Best Use of Video

Education Week Leaders to Learn From 2017, Editorial Projects in Education


Best New or Relaunched Website      

Regulatory Compliance Watch, Argosy Group, a Division of Simplify Compliance


About SIPA
SIPA (the Specialized Information Publishers Association of SIIA) represents the interests of niche publishers and industry partners, and is the premier source of best practices and peer collaboration for the specialized information profession. Since 1977, SIPA has been providing resources and networking opportunities to the member community that help publishers grow and profit, increase efficiency, and improve operations. For more information, visit SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.