Winners Named in the 2016 SIPAwards Competition

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Winners Named in the 2016 SIPAwards Competition

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2016) –  The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) announced 26 first-place winners in its 37th Annual SIPAwards competition.

The SIPAwards recognize excellence among publishers in editorial and marketing. The winners were announced during an awards luncheon at SIPA’s 40th Annual Conference: Pivoting for Profit at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 7.

“We congratulate these 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 26 first-place winners, SIPA named 53 runner-ups and honorable mentions across 25 categories. Winning a 2016 SIPAward is an especially impressive achievement given that there were a record 228 entries, and the judging was conducted by a specially chosen group of industry peers.

The 2016 SIPAward first-place winners are below.

Best Social Media Initiative        
Education Week Social Media Initiative,  Education Week

Best Use of Video           
EventTech 2015 , Access Intelligence

Best New or Relaunched Website           
AHC Media - Re-launched Website, AHC Media

Best Mobile Smartphone App (Native)  

Best New Success Story
Soaring to new heights with marketing automation, DecisionHealth, UCG

The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting 
The Conference at Odds with Former Students after Exam Dispute, Kates-Boylston, UCG

Best Spot News or Single News Story    
Landing Pivotal Interview in Puerto Rico's Developing Electric Utility Restructuring, Reorg Research

Best Financial/Investing Interpretative or Analytical Reporting 
Global Income Edge, Capitol Information Group

Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Interpretative or Analytical Reporting  
Communications Daily Analyzes Incentive Auction, Warren Communications News

Best Business/Marketing/Other Interpretative or Analytical Reporting 
Best and Worst States for Business, Chief Executive Group

Best Instructional Reporting      
Drowning in the Adult Population: Emergency Department Resuscitation And Treatment, EB Medicine

Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting    
SaskPower's Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Project Wins POWER's Highest Award, Access Intelligence

Best Blog or Commentary           
HICprevent, AHC Media

Best Daily Publication   
BioWorld Today Best Daily Publication, Thomson Reuters

Best One-Topic Special Publication         
Home Loan Rate Drivers, Vantage Production, UCG (tie)
Emergency Trauma Care: Current Topics and Controversies, Volume 1, EB Medicine (tie)

Best Series of Articles on One Topic       
Communications Daily Series on Partisanship, Warren Communications News

Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry   
CEO of the Year: The Portable Performer, Chief Executive Group

Best Financial/Investing Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)             
Canadian Edge, Capitol Information Group

Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)
Hospital Infection Control, AHC Media

Best Business/Marketing/Other Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)
Data Informed’s Weekly Newsletter, Wellesley Information Services, UCG

The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year      
Penton Agriculture creates an automated, secure, one-click multi-brand renewal program, Penton

Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration        
Penton’s Design Engineering and Sourcing Group Powered Conversion with Interactive Content, Penton

Best Marketing for a New Product         
Specialty Illustrated surprises the competition (and wins)!, DecisionHealth, UCG

Best Webinar Marketing             
Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar Campaign, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.

Best Live Event Marketing
EventTech 2015, Access Intelligence

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.