Association Media & Publishing Announces the 39th Annual EXCEL Award Finalists

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Association Media & Publishing Announces the 39th Annual EXCEL Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2019) – Association Media & Publishing is honored to announce the finalists of the 39th Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes the best, and the brightest in association media and publishing.

Judges have selected 248 finalists from 750 entries. Finalists were chosen for taking bold chances in editorial, design, advertising, marketing/promotion, digital publishing and electronic newsletter categories.

“We are privileged to recognize outstanding work in the association media and publishing industry this year. The EXCEL Awards showcase and spotlight first class association content that’s both innovative and enlightening in a rapidly changing world. We look forward to announcing the winners at our Awards Gala on June 24th,” said Michael Marchesano, AM&P Executive Director.

Rich Luna, EXCEL Awards Chair and Director of Publishing of Meeting Professionals International added, “The depth and sophistication of the entries is affirmation that many organizations are stewards of strong narrative writing, inquisitive reporting and impactful design. This year’s entries truly reflect the best of our associations’ publishing and marketing communication skills and commitment to its members.” Mr. Luna added. “Joining me on the EXCEL Committee, was a talented and dedicated group of association executives that collectively contributed to the success of this year’s process. The committee included: Diane Rusignola, Senior Director of Editorial, Nareit; Ellen Kim, Creative Director, GRAPHEK; Christoph Sisson, Marketing Manager, Walsworth and Stephanie Kern, Editor, American Staffing Association.”

The award winners will be announced and celebrated at the 39th EXCEL Awards Gala, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on June 24, 2019. Award winning entries will be displayed at the EXCEL Awards Gala and featured in the August/September issue of Signature.

The winner of the distinguished EXTRA Awards—presented to associations pushing the edge of the envelope further to innovate in an ever-changing publishing environment—will also be announced at the EXCEL Awards Gala. The Awards Gala is part of the 2019 AM&P Annual Meeting. For more information on the AM&P 2019 Annual Meeting and the EXCEL Awards Gala, visit

View the finalists here:

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