We've Built an Award-Winning Tradition

Creating high-impact business media with 111 international honors (and counting)

Our No. 1 critic and judge of our work will always be our readers. They are the driving force behind our magazines, after all. But sometimes it's nice to hear from our peers in the publishing industry, and in numerous international competitions, our innovative approach to journalism — helping independent businesses by connecting them with the information they need to grow their sales and energize their teams — we've continued to rack up the accolades:


BREAKDOWN OF AWARDS UPDATED OCTOBER 2017

2017

FOLIO Eddie Awards

Newsletter: B-to-B, Overall: Gold
Pets+ Online

Website: B-to-B, Retail: Gold
INSTORE Online

Full Issue: B-to-B, Overall: Honorable Mention
Pets+, May-June 2017

Design, New Magazine: B-to-B: Honorable Mention
Pets+

Full Issue: B-to-B, Retail: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, January 2017

Newsletter: B-to-B, Overall: Honorable Mention
INSTORE Online

Website: B-to-B, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing: Honorable Mention
INVISION Online

Digital Column/Blog: B-to-B, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing: Honorable Mention
INVISION Online

Best Single Article: B-to-B, Retail: Honorable Mention
Eileen McClelland, INSTORE, "13 Sales Secrets to Spark Business"

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Gold
INVISION, May 2016
Judging comments: “INVISION carried the childlike theme throughout the entire issue with bright, eye-popping graphics that fit the content.”

Best E-Newsletter: Gold
INVISION
Judging comments: “Great balance of news and features tackling various topics for the eyecare professional ... done in a clean, approachable design.”

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (20th)
INSTORE, September 2016

Feature Article: Top 25 (6th)
INVISION, September 2016, "Rx Men" by Dee Carroll

Feature Article: Top 25 (11th)
INSTORE, April 2016, "Social Skills" by Eileen McClelland

How-To Article: Bronze
INSTORE, January 2016, "Build a Better Salesperson" by Eileen McClelland

Neal Awards

Best Overall Art Direction/Design: Finalist
INVISION, January 2016

2016

FOLIO Eddie Awards

Full Issue: B-to-B, Retail: Gold
INSTORE, May 2016

Single Article: B-to-B, Retail: Gold
INSTORE, May 2015, "Equal Time" by Tanya Dukes

Full Issue: B-to-B, Healthcare / Medical / Nursing: Honorable Mention
INVISION, May 2016

Single Article: Healthcare / Medical / Nursing: Honorable Mention
INVISION, March 2016, "50 Things You Can Change Today to Make Your Business Stand Out" by SmartWork Media Staff

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Silver
INDESIGN, May 2015
Judging comments: "'Easy to read, but still targets its market. Very readable font and stylish design."

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (9th)
INVISION, March 2015

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (11th)
INSTORE, October 2015

Feature Article: Gold
INSTORE, November 2015, "8 Holiday Customer Types" by Eileen McClelland

Judging comments: "'The article is funny, targeted, and very well-written. The artwork is as great as the writing. Clever writing and unique design elements bring to life this thoughtful look at how to handle challenging holiday customers. A fun read that serves the reader well."

Feature Article: Top 25 (9th)
INVISION, January 2015, "The Year of Reading Seriously" by INVISION Staff

How-To Article: Gold
INSTORE, February 2015, "Dump Your Dogs" by Eileen McClelland
Judging comments: "'This article was full of useful tips and information. I learned a lot. Good job, clever imagery (the pug in the case, so cute!), great tips/subheads pointers."

How-To Article: Silver
INVISION, March 2015
"The Art of Adding On" by INVISION Staff
Judging comments: "'Lots of ideas for readers. Nice layout. Many entry points and tips in multiple areas. Very good."

Feature Design: Honorable Mention
INVISION, April 2015
"Love Work" by Victor Cantal

2015

FOLIO Eddie Awards

Full Issue: Healthcare / Medical / Nursing: Winner
INVISION, March 2015

B-to-B: Full Issue: Retail: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, May 2015

B-to-B: Full Issue: Retail: Honorable Mention
INDESIGN, Sep/Oct 2014

B-to-B: Single Article: Retail: Winner
INSTORE, May 2015, "Robbery & Recovery" by Eileen McClelland

B-to-B: Single Article: Healthcare / Medical / Nursing: Honorable Mention
INVISION, January 2015, "The Year of Reading Seriously"

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (24th)
INSTORE, September 2014

Feature Article: Gold
INSTORE, December 2014, "Super Jewelers" by Trace Shelton
Judging comments: "'Super Jewelers' is beautifully designed, creative, and targeted to the audience. The magazine was able to take a mundane topic and turn it into a colorful feature splash that is certain to pull in its readers."

Department: Gold
INDESIGN, "Customer Types" by Cindy Edelstein
Judging comments: "'An easy department to read with nice graphics/illustrations and photos, as well as a number of entry points to grab the reader's attention. Useful and light reading as well."

How-To Article: Gold
INDESIGN, March/April 2014, "Get Lined Up" by Trace Shelton
Judging comments: "'Good bold visible numbers/questions, lots of images to balance the text and good reporting. Useful and relevant."

Opening Page or Spread: Silver
INSTORE, November 2014, "Holiday Q & A" by Mar Jefferson Go
Judging comments: "Whenever a designer attempts to mesh a historic reference or style with a crisp, modern layout — they're taking a gamble. It's a gamble which can come off as hackneyed or trite; however, when it's done successfully, the result is a captivating work which the viewer takes time to absorb and demonstrates the role and value of the creative side of the b2b world. That's what has been accomplished in this instance -- excellent work."

Neal Awards

Best Single Issue
INSTORE, September 2014

Best Single Issue: Finalist
INVISION, November/December 2014

Best Instructional Content INSTORE, April 2014, "Merchandising A to Z" by Chris Burslem

2014

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Gold
INSTORE, May 2014

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Honorable Mention
INDESIGN, Jan/Feb 2014

B-to-B, Retail, Single Article: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, April 2014, "Merchandising A to Z" by Chris Burslem

FOLIO Ozzie Awards

B-to-B, Design, New Magazine: Gold INVISION, March/April 2014

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (16th)
INVISION, Sep/Oct 2013

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (22nd)
INDESIGN, May 2013

Feature Article: Top 25 (8th)
INSTORE, February 2013, "Pay Day" by Eileen McClelland

Focus/Profile: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, April 2013, "Fun on the Plains" by Eileen McClelland

How-To Article: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, July 2013, "100 Things a Jewelry Salesperson Should Never Do" by Josh Wimmer

Feature Design: Bronze
INSTORE, July 2013, "100 Things a Jewelry Salesperson Should Never Do" by Karla Durangparang & Victor Cantal
Judging comments: "Excellent illustrations incorporated throughout a great layout. Each page was full of life and visual interest."

Opening Page or Spread: Silver
INSTORE, November 2013, "Many Thanks" by Victor Cantal

Judging comments: "This opening spread is playful and really captures the essence of the story."

2013

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, May 2013

B-to-B, Retail, Single Article: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, September 2012, "Shine Time" by Eileen McClelland

FOLIO Ozzie Awards

B-to-B, Best Overall Design: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, May 2013

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (13th)
INSTORE, October 2012

Feature Article: Top 25 (15th)
INDESIGN, Sep/Oct 2012, "Flying High" by Trace Shelton

Feature Article: Top 25 (20th)
INSTORE, December 2012, "Characters" by Trace Shelton

Opening Page or Spread: Top 25 (8th)
INDESIGN, Sep/Oct 2012, "Flying High" by Victor Cantal

Focus/Profile Article: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, August 2012, "Green Lake Jewelry Works" by Eileen McClelland

Feature Design: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, February 2012, "Think Fast" by Victor Cantal

Feature Design: Honorable Mention
INDESIGN, Mar/Apr 2012, "Story Time" by Victor Cantal

Neal Awards

Best Instructional Content
INSTORE, April 2012, "The New Rules of Sales" by Eileen McClelland

2012

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Gold
INSTORE, May 2012

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Bronze
INDESIGN, January 2012

B-to-B, Retail, Single Article: Gold
INDESIGN, March/April 2012, "Story Time" by Josh Wimmer

B-to-B, Retail, Single Article: Bronze
INSTORE, April 2012, "The New Rules of Sales" by Eileen McClelland

FOLIO Ozzie Awards

B-to-B, Best Redesign: Silver
INSTORE, January 2012

B-to-B, Best Feature Design: Gold
INDESIGN, September/October 2011, "Battle of the Brands"

B-to-B, Best Overall Design: Bronze
INDESIGN, May 2012

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (7th)
INDESIGN, May 2011

Feature Article: Top 25 (11th)
INSTORE, July 2011 "Wings Up!" by Trace Shelton

Feature Article: Top 25 (20th)
INDESIGN, Jan/Feb 2011 "Lighting the Path" by Josh Wimmer

How-To Article: Silver
INSTORE, April 2011 "Lift-Off: Take the Guesswork out of Launching a Line" by Eileen McClelland and Lorraine DePasque
Judging comments: "This article was innovative in its layout. While sticking to the traditional how-to format, it very artfully and successfully used the layout to illustrate the key points. Nicely done! Well written, too." "Lift-Off! is a thoroughly researched, well written, and entertaining guide for its target audience of retail jewelers. It is also beautifully illustrated and full of practical tips."

Feature Design: Silver
INSTORE, September 2011 "Hire, Train Motivate & Meet" by Victor Cantal
Judging comments:"The paper cut-outs are quirky and fun. The layout is interesting to look at and incorporates a nice use of colors."

Opening Page or Spread: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, September 2011 "Hire, Train Motivate & Meet" by Victor Cantal

Neal Awards

Best Single Issue
INSTORE, October 2011

2011

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Bronze
INDESIGN, September 2010

FOLIO Ozzie Awards

Best Overall Design, B-to-B: Bronze
INSTORE, June 2010

Best Feature Design, B-to-B: Bronze
INSTORE, July 2010, "True Tales"

TABPI

Feature Article: Gold
INSTORE. O.C. Tanner, August 2010
Judging comments: "Great analysis. Excellent writing and sources. Effective use of charts and graphs." "This story was very well researched and did a great job telling a story in a concise and compelling manner. Excellent job."

How-To Article: Gold
INSTORE, Wow! September 2010
Judging comments:"Wow! is a well written, entertaining, and useful guide for its target audience. This is the kind of article that is torn out and saved for many years as a timeless reference."

Feature Design: Gold
INSTORE, Future 12 Elements, April 2010
Judging comments: "Great overall layout. Fun, edgy-looking feel works well with the topic."

How-to Article: Silver
INDESIGN, About Face, May 2010
Judging comments: "An excellent how-to guide with plenty of useful illustrations and information. This is a very well done piece."

Feature Design: Silver
INDESIGN, The Year's 50 Most Visible Jewelry Brands, Sep/Oct 2010
Judging comments: "Very interesting layout; good use of color, fonts and reader entry points."

Best Single Issue: Top 25
INDESIGN, Sep/Oct 2010

Department: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, Best of the Best

Jesse H. Neal Awards

Full Issue: Finalist
INSTORE, May 2010

2010

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Bronze
INSTORE, May 2010

B-to-B, Retail, Single Article: Bronze
INDESIGN, About Face, May 2010

FOLIO Ozzie Awards

B-to-B Best Overall Design: Bronze
INSTORE, April 2010

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Silver
INDESIGN, May/June 2009

Best Department: Gold
INSTORE, Cool Stores, February & April 2009

How-To Article: Silver Award
INSTORE, Party Perfect, September 2009

Feature Design: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, Plan of Attack, May 2009

Feature Article: Honorable Mention
INDESIGN, Five Senses, One Brand, March/April 2009

2009

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Gold
INSTORE, August 2008

min's Editorial & Design Awards

Best Magazine Launch: Honorable Mention
Spa+, October 2008

TABPI

Feature Design: Bronze
INDESIGN, Brand 50, October 2008

How To Article: Gold
INSTORE, Is Your Store Sales Fit?, November 2008

2008

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Bronze
INDESIGN, June 2008

2007

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Gold
INSTORE, June 2007

Jewelry Information Center

Trade Press Editor of the Year 2007
Paul Holewa

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (19th)
INSTORE, June 2006

Feature articles: Top 25 (11th)
INSTORE, Hipsville, AR, August 2006

Editorial: Department: Honorable Mention
INSTORE, A Las Vegas Survival Kit, May 2006

2006

FOLIO Eddie Awards

B-to-B, Retail, Full Issue: Gold INSTORE, May 2006

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (15th)
INSTORE, May 2005

Editorial: Department: Bronze
INSTORE, Real Deal Editorial

Feature articles: Top 25 (4th)
INSTORE, What's Next, October 2005


2004

TABPI

Best Single Issue: Top 25 (6th)
INSTORE, June 2003