2010 Magazine of the Year Winners To Be Made Public July 29

Magazine staffers who attended the Boston chapter Azbee Awards banquet last week learned who the two ASBPE 2010 Magazine of the Year award winners are. Everyone else will find out when the winners are announced on the ASBPE web site on July 29. The regional and national Azbee Award winners from the Northeast region will be posted on that date, too.

For 2010, ASBPE will present two Magazine of the Year Awards — one in the $2 million and over revenue division and another in the under $2 million division. There are 10 finalists in each division. See which magazines are in the running.

A large contingent from CIO magazine was in attendance at the Boston banquet July 22. Also represented were Computerworld and MedTech Media, among others. A few ex-Reed/Cahners editors (aka exCahns) were on hand to hear Paul Teague’s stories of some of the more colorful characters who worked for the pioneering B2B publishing company over the years.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who attended the banquet. If you took photos at the banquet, please share them on ASBPE’s Facebook page. (But no spoilers, please!)



B2B Magazine of the Year To Be Honored at Boston Ceremony

One of this year’s Magazines of the Year is from the Boston chapter. The name of the winning publication will not be announced until the Boston Azbee Awards banquet on Thursday, July 22.

ASBPE gives out two Magazine of the Year awards each year; there is one winner in the $2-million-and-over revenue division and one in the under-$2 million division. Ten publications in each division are Magazine of the Year finalists.

The Boston/New England Chapter Azbee awards banquet takes place at Verona Restaurant in Watertown Square on the evening of July 22. In addition to the local Magazine of the Year, we’ll recognize the Northeast region winners in this year's annual Print Azbee Awards of Excellence and the New England-based national winners. Also, Paul Teague, a 19-year veteran of Cahners and Reed Business Information, will speak about the history of this important publishing organization and its many alums that have seeded the communications industry nationwide.

Banquet Details

Date: July 22, 2010

6:00 p.m.: cocktails/networking
6:45 p.m.: dinner
7:15 p.m.: speaker
7:45 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.: awards presentation
Verona Restaurant
18 Mount Auburn Street (in Watertown Square — enter at 17 Spring St.)
Watertown, MA 02472-3928
Parking: There are two metered parking lots on Spring Street, one on either side of the street, just past the Verona Restaurant.

Price: $30.00 per person

To RSVP: Fill out this reservation form (98K Word doc) and return to Martha Spizziri, mspizziri@rcn.com. Must reserve by July 19.

Questions: Email or call Martha Spizziri: mspizziri@rcn.com; (617) 628-5466.

See which publications are regional and national finalists (37K PDFs).

Note: A separate banquet will be held in New York City on July 28 for national and Northeast region award winners who live in that area. Details are on the New York chapter page.