Record 39 First Place Winners Announced for the 2019 SIPAwards Competition

Washington, DC (June 4, 2019)—The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) has named a record 39 first-place winners in its 40th Annual SIPAwards competition, recognizing excellence among publishers in editorial, marketing, product success and leadership. The winners were announced during a luncheon at SIPA’s 43 rd Annual Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 4.

“We congratulate all of the winners on their exceptional content, successful marketing initiatives, impressive product success and exemplary rising star leadership,” said Nancy Brand, SIPA’s managing director. “The winning entries truly embodied the spirit of the awards, which is to continue to exceed industry standards and set new benchmarks for performance.”

In addition to 39 first-place winners, SIPA named 70 runners-up and honorable mentions. Multiple category first-place winners include Access Intelligence, Financial Times’ Money-Media, OPIS, Relias, Life Annuity Specialists and Education Week. The judging was conducted by more than 40 specially chosen industry peers.

Here are the 2019 SIPAward first-place winners:

-Andy McLaughlin Rising Star Award-
Kirstina Colvin, President, Pub K Group

-Special Categories-
Best Product Launch/Relaunch Success
Cynopsis Media (Access Intelligence) - Cynopsis Upfront/Newfronts Navigator 

Best New Success Story
Life Annuity Specialist - The Strategy, Content, and People Behind Life Annuity Specialist 

-Editorial/Content Categories-
The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting
Financial Times’ Money-Media - Who’s Holding: 10 Fund Shops Most Exposed to Guns, Ignites

Best Podcast
AdExchanger (Access Intelligence) – The Big Story 

Best Use of Data
Reorg - Reorg First Day’s 2018 Year in Review: Brick & Mortars Struggle Under $20B in Debt and Consumer Shift to Online as Oil & Gas Flatlines

Best Instructional Reporting
SHRM - Bridging the Language Gap

Best Series of Articles on Financial/Investing
Financial Times’ Money-Media – Opportunity Zones Gambit

Best Series of Articles on Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Informa Pharma Intelligence – Multi-faceted, multi-regional Coverage of the Takeda/Shire Deal

Best Series of Articles on Business/Marketing/Other
Financial Times’ Money-Media - "Human Capital and the Board of Directors"

Best Single-Topic Special Publication
Thompson Grants - OMB's Higher Procurement Thresholds - Simplified

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Health Care/Regulatory/Education (tie)
The Dean Celia Group - The Challenges of Privatizing VA Care
Financial Times’ Money-Media - The New ETF Rule: What’s In, What’s Out, Who’s Covered (Regulatory)
AdExchanger (Access Intelligence) - Is Apple Angling To Cut Out App Attribution Vendors?

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Business/Marketing/Other
Financial Times’ Money-MediaFund Board Compensation

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Relias - "Emergency Providers Play a Pivotal Role in Suicide Prevention,” ED Management, August 2018 

Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry
Financial Times’ Money-Media  - Interview with Genworth CEO

Best Spot News or Single News Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Editorial Projects in Education - A Broken Trust: Inside the Rift Between Parkland and Its School District

Best Spot News or Single News Financial/Investing
Financial Times’ Money-Media  - Invesco to Buy OppenheimerFunds: Sources 

Best Spot News or Single News Article Business/Marketing/Other
Access Intelligence - The Women's Movement in Events

Best Blog or Commentary - Commentary from Bob Woods

Best Daily Publication
Financial Times’ Money-Media – Ignites

Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily) Business/Marketing/Other
The Habitat Group - Fair Housing Coach

Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily) Financial/Investing
Cabot Wealth Network – Cabot Wealth Daily

Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily) Health Care/Regulatory/Education
Simplify Compliance - Safety Decisions magazine

Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting
Relias - “Advanced Management of Opioid Overdose in the Emergency Department,” Emergency Medicine Reports, March 15, 2018

-Marketing Categories-
The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign
North Coast Media – Landscape Management Q2 Subscription Campaign - New Media

Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration   
Life Annuity Specialist - Life Annuity Specialist Webcast, "Annuity Market Outlook for 2019"

Best B2C Marketing
Buyouts Insider - Buyouts Insider Best Consumer (B2C) Marketing

Best Online Learning Product (tie)
Education Week – Education Week’s Online Summits
Financial Times’ Money-Media - ThinkTank: Innovating Continuing Education for Financial Advisors 

Best Lead Generation/Nurturing Campaign  
OPIS - OPIS RetailSuite 2018 Campaign

Best Awards Program Marketing
Aging Media Network - Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards

Best Video Product
Editorial Projects in Education - Juuling

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign
Chesapeake Family Life - STEAM Fair Maryland

Best New or Relaunched Website
Argosy - 42nd Annual CU Leadership Convention

Best Webinar, eLearning or Online Training Marketing
Informa Engage - New Bootcamp Provides Live and OnDemand Training to Keep Audience Connected

Best Use of Video in Marketing
OPIS - OPIS RetailSuite Video Series

Best Conference Marketing
OPIS - OPIS Mexico Fuel Week 2018 Campaign

All finalists are listed at

About SIPA
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