Have You Checked Out the ASBPE National Blog Yet?

ASBPE's National Blog is updated every Monday and Thursday with posts by ASBPE chapter and national board members — and occasional guest bloggers from B2B media companies, consultancies, and the like. Of course you'll find association news there, but most of the commentary deals with issues such as web site do's and don'ts, the financial state of our industry, making yourself marketable in the media world, and reassessing the way you do business. There are also posts to help out with day-to-day work, such as improving your writing and finding good web resources.

If you use an RSS reader, subscribe to the national blog's RSS feed. If not, sign up to get new national blog posts automatically emailed to you. Those of you with Twitter accounts also have the option to keep up with the blog (and other ASBPE news) via ASBPE's new Twitter page.

Twitter isn't the only social networking site where you can find ASBPE.
Now's as good a time as any to mention that from now on, I'll be using this blog more for strictly local stuff and posting about topics of general interest to all B2B editors over on the national blog. Head over and take a look.

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Northeast Region Azbee Award Winners Announced

A full list of the winners, which awards they won, and how they placed is now online.

See who won in the Northeast Region.

National winners will be announced July 24 in Kansas City as part of the ASBPE National Editorial Conference.

In the meantime, you can see who the national finalists are.



Northeastern Azbee Finalists Announced

The names of the publications that are finalists in the Northeast Regional competition of the Azbee Awards of Excellence have been published at www.asbpe.org. Categories and names of the winning articles, editors, and designers will not be revealed until after the Boston-area awards banquet on Wednesday, July 16. If you plan to attend the banquet, you must RSVP by Thursday, July 10. Contact Alan Earls at (508) 528-6930 or alan[dot]earls[at]comcast[dot]net.

Before the awards are given out, we'll hear from author and magazine consultant John "Jack" Brady on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Magazine Editors. Brady has a long career in the magazine industry: He's been editor-in-chief of Writer’s Digest and Boston magazines and founding editor of The Artist’s Magazine and M: The Magazine for Montessori Families. He and his consulting partner Greg Paul have overseen the redesign of hundreds of publications and assisted with the launch of numerous new magazines at their publishing consultancy Brady & Paul Communications. Brady always has something valuable and useful to say, so you won't want to miss his talk and the chance to speak with him in person.

ASBPE Boston/Northeast Region Awards Banquet

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

6:00 p.m. social hour/cocktails
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. dinner, followed by speaker and awards
Papa Razzi
16 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
parking info
If paid by June 16: $55.00 for ASBPE members; $60.00 for nonmembers. Tables of 8: $400.

If paid after June 16: $60.00 for ASBPE members; $65.00 for nonmembers. Tables of 8: $425
How to attend: To reserve your place, send payment (credit card or check payable to ASBPE) by July 10 to ASBPE Chapter President Alan Earls:
Alan Earls
222 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Questions? Call Alan at (508) 528-6930 or email him at alan[dot]earls[at]comcast[dot]net)

Note: As in years past, the New York chapter will be holding a separate banquet for editors in the New York City area. That banquet takes place July 9.

Update, July 9, 2008: The Boston banquet has been canceled. There will be only one Northeastern Region banquet this year, in New York.