Press Release

SmartWork Media Takes 7 Honors in 2019 Tabbie Awards

Editorial team has earned 142 awards in last 15 years

MONTCLAIR, NJ (July 22, 2019) — SmartWork Media placed two magazines among the world’s top 25 business-to-business publications on the way to winning a total of seven honors in the 2019 Tabbie Awards, organized by Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI).

The company’s newest publication, PETS+, launched in 2017, earned 10th place in the competition’s premier category, “Best Single Issue,” for its February 2018 issue.

INSTORE earned 22nd place in the “Best Single Issue” category for its May 2018 edition.

INSTORE and PETS+ also both placed in the top 25 worldwide in the “Best Feature Article” category.

INSTORE’s Eileen McClelland won 6th place for “Life On The New Frontier: How Internet Sales Are Changing the Landscape of Jewelry Retail“, while PETS+’s Pamela Mitchell followed in 7th place for “The Super 8“, a feature that revealed the heroic, secret alter-egos of pet professionals.

PETS+ won a bronze award for digital imagery on the front cover of its February 2018 edition. The cover design came from Mar Jefferson Go, using a photograph from Tom Myers of Bundle of Paws Photography.

INVISION earned a gold medal for feature design for Victor Cantal’s treatment of “The Future is Now” in the February 2018 edition.

In the “How-To Article” category, INSTORE writer Julie Fanselow won an honorable mention for her February 2018 article, “Chief Charming: 16 Ways to Win Your Employees’ Love Without Losing Their Respect.”

“We were pleased to see all three of our publications honored in this year’s Tabbies,” said Matthijs Braakman, SmartWork Media publisher and CEO. “We appreciate the confirmation that we are serving readers in the jewelry, eyecare and pets businesses what are truly some of the world’s best editorial products.”

The seven Tabbies awards bring the company’s total since 2004 to 142, making SmartWork Media one of the most highly decorated publishers, per title, in the world.

See the company’s full list of awards here.

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ABOUT SMARTWORK MEDIA: SmartWork Media is dedicated to the idea that business media should strive to inform, excite and inspire business readers, and that a good business magazine can (and should) have the energy and compulsive readability of a top consumer publication.

ABOUT THE TABBIE AWARDS: Organized by Cleveland, OH-based Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI), The Tabbie Awards recognize excellence in trade, association and business publications. The editorial and design competition takes place each year.

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Contact: Barbara Moss
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