WASHINGTON – Associations Now, the flagship publication of ASAE, has been honored with a Gold Award in the Most Improved Magazine category and a Silver Award in Web Site category for AssociationsNow.com in Association TRENDS’ 2012 All-Media Contest. ASAE redesigned Associations Now this year and launched the new, responsive-design microsite to deliver news, blogs, and other daily content to association professionals.
“The whole Associations Now team is so pleased and honored that Association TRENDS is recognizing ASAE’s magazine again this year, especially in such a robust field of contenders from other associations,” said Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Julie Shoop. “We are always looking at new ways to provide fresh, exciting content for our readers. With the relaunch, we wanted to transform Associations Now into a more contemporary business magazine, highlighting people in the association community and how they’re meeting the tough challenges of an increasingly competitive environment. And, the new microsite gives readers an easy-to-navigate, tailored experience in accessing real-time news and information online. We’re excited and proud of how these new, complementary print and digital elements have raised the visibility of the association community.”
The TRENDS All Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2012 competition included more than 420 entries in 22 categories of association communications.
Associations Now will be honored at the 34nd Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 15, 2013, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The winning magazine and website will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS, and online.
Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.
About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org