Aviation Week Wins 2017 Grand Neal Award For Editorial Excellence

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Penton/Informa’s Aviation Week took the 2017 Grand Neal Award for Best Media Brand/Overall Editorial Excellence at Connectiv’s 63rd Annual Neal Awards, held March 31 in New York City.

The award was presented by Erika Taylor, Chief of Content for Professional Remodeler and chair of the Neal Award’s judge’s selection committee. Taylor said, “Aviation Week is truly deserving of the 2017 Grand Neal award. The brand’s comprehensive reporting, strong graphics and highly relevant content make it a powerful, and significant, contributor to its field.”

Crain Communications took seven different Neal Awards, while SourceMedia won six Neals, including Ron Blackwell, Washington Bureau Chief for American Banker and Group Editorial Director for Regulatory Policy, receiving the Timothy White Award, which recognizes an editor whose work displays courage, integrity and passion. SGC Horizon won four Neals, while MTG Group and IEEE Spectrum took three Neals apiece.

Additional winners include,

Crain’s Chicago Business for Best Use of Social Media

SourceMedia’s Financial Planning for Best Website, in the category of brand revenue between $3 million and $7 million

Winsight’s Restaurant Business for Best Editorial Use of Data

Todd Dills of Randall Reilly’s Overdrive for Best Range of Work by a Single Author in the category of brand revenue between $3 million to $7 million

A full gallery of winners and finalists is available here. 

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business to business journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv (formerly ABM), the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Past Neal winners and finalists have tackled some of the major issues of their time. In doing so, they have exposed corruption, conflicts of interest, and other malfeasance, and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and other developments in businesses and industries.

Matt Matt Kinsman is vice president of content + programming at Connectiv, the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b model—including publications, events, digital media, marketing services and business information. Prior to joining Connectiv's predecessor American Business Media in 2011, Kinsman was executive editor of Folio:, the leading information provider for the magazine industry.