SIPA December Member News

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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new member to the SIPA community this month:

The Channel Company

Three SIPA Representatives Named as Winners of Emerging Leader Awards

At SIIA's recent Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS) in Fort Lauderdale, three "stars" from SIPA member companies were named among the five winners of SIIA's Emerging Leader Awards and a fourth star was one of just 10 finalists.

The three SIPA winners of the Emerging Leader Awards are:


Christina Karabetsos

Ryan McKnight

Egon Smullyan

Christina Karabetsos
Executive Vice President
QCSS, Inc.

Ryan McKnight
Creative Director
Industry Dive

Egon Smullyan
Vice President
Commercial Operations
Money-Media,a Financial Times Company



And Joseph Coleman, vice president of production, Coleman Report, was a finalist.


Celebrating the next generation of leadership in media, content and information, the Emerging Leader Awards are presented to five rising stars 35 years of age and under from SIPA and Connectiv member companies.




Want to celebrate your stunning accomplishments in editorial, marketing and general success? Participate in the 39th Annual SIPAwards – opening January 2018.

Oil Price Information Service Announces a New Look and Website

Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) by IHS Markit has introduced a redesigned website that features a new logo, streamlined user experience and greater focus on helpful content. 

The new website provides visitors with easier discovery of OPIS solutions for specific market segments and commodities through robust "Product Finder" capability and "Who We Help" sections based on user profiles. A central feature of the redesigned site is an industry-focused blog that's frequently updated with practical market advice, insightful graphics and a unique take on downstream oil topics. 

"OPIS always strives to give our customers the most insightful information and the best possible user experience, wherever they participate in the global fuel supply chain," said OPIS CEO Brian Crotty. "Our new website extends that customer-centric approach by enabling visitors to find the OPIS products and events that help meet their business challenges quickly and easily—with the bonus of relevant content now available beyond the paid firewall."

CadmiumCD Ranked 387th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500

CadmiumCD ranked No. 387 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. CadmiumCD grew 208% during this period.

"The winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment," said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers."

Sterling Woods Interviews Medium's Caitlin Roman About Their New Membership Program

Rob Ristagno of Sterling Woods Group posts some excellent content on his blog. In his most recent post, he wrote: "Early last year, Medium CEO Ev Williams declared the current media model broken, pointing out how ad-based publishing tends to encourage clicks more than high-quality content creation. In March, Williams announced Medium would launch a membership program designed to offer subscribers a better reading experience. Thus Ristagno had a sit-down with Caitlin Roman, subscriptions product manager for Medium, and produced an interesting Q&A.

Bodnar Passes Torch at Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Mark Solheim became editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine earlier this year, replacing Janet Bodnar, who retired as editor but will continue her association with Kiplinger as editor-at-large, writing the Money Smart Women column she introduced last year.

In passing the torch, Bodnar wrote an excellent final Editor's column. Here's a short excerpt: 

"I can say without reservation that you won't find a better source of financial advice than the magazine and In today's hyper-partisan world of fake news, 30-second sound bites and shrieking headlines, Kiplinger's stands for trustworthy advice impartially delivered, and that tradition of civility will continue."

If you have any news, hirings, transactions, awards or anything else you'd like fellow members to know about, please email me at Thank you!

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…