Marketing mag leads the nation with six KRW Awards

June 08, 2012  |  Comments

When the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards roll around each year, Marketing must beg its readers’ indulgence while we blow our own horn about our nominations and occasional medal wins. This year, our readers may need earplugs. Marketing took home the most medals of all competing publications in the annual national business magazine award program.

Nominated 12 times across the competition’s 20 categories, Marketing won four golds and two silvers.

The mag’s art directors Peter Zaver and (recently departed—professionally, not biologically) Ally Tripkovic won gold for Best Cover for the Oct. 10, 2011 Twitter issue (pictured).

Zaver was again named alongside editors Tom Gierasimczuk, David Brown and Rebecca Harris (also recently departed, also professionally) for a gold in the Best Issue category for the Aug. 29, 2011 “RIM Marketing Survival Guide.”

Frequent contributor Chris Powell took home three awards (the most for any individual writer) for the editorial content of the “RIM Marketing Survival Guide”—a gold in Best News Coverage, a silver in Best Profile of a Company and another silver in Best Feature Article.

Online editor Jeromy Lloyd won gold in Best Feature Article for “Rumbles in the Jungles” from the Feb. 28 2011 issue.

Les Affaires, TC Media‘s weekly French-language business publication, and CA Magazine, an accounting mag produced by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants with French and English editions, were the evening’s other big multiple-award winners. Les Affaires won three golds and earned eight honourable mentions, while CA Magazine chalked up two golds, three silvers and nine honourable mentions.

Marketing was also nominated for Magazine of the Year, but that title went to Venture Publishing‘s Alberta Oil, a strong industry publication for Canada’s energy sector. The award website lauds the magazine for its “thought-provoking insight and sophisticated design,” saying “Alberta Oil is a smart publication that serves its readers with in-depth reportage, stunning photography and innovative packaging. The judges called it ‘incredibly well reported… It sets a broad context for understanding the issues and simply makes you feel smarter.’”

Website of the Year went to Finance et investissement, a French-language web publication from TC Media for investment executives.

OHS Canada, Precedent, Canadian Grocer and Pour Parler Profession also won multiple medals.

The full winners’ list is available at the KRW Awards website.

The KRW Awards are organized by the Canadian Business Press and Magazines Canada, and took place in Toronto on Thursday night.

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