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Association Media and Publishing Announces the 2011 EXCEL Award Winners - Monday, May 23, 2011
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Association Media & PublishingTM Announces the 2011 EXCEL Award Winners

(McLean, VA, May 23, 2011) Association Media & Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of the 31st Annual EXCEL Awards, which honor the best and the brightest in association media and publishing.

197 winners, representing 99 non-profit organizations and associations, were selected from over 1,100 entries. Winners were chosen for displaying exemplary work in editorial, design, advertising and marketing, online publishing, mobile applications, digital editions and electronic newsletter categories.

"Congratulations to the 31st Annual EXCEL Award winners, said Amy Lestition, CAE, Association Media & Publishing Executive Director. "By continuously developing innovative ways to connect with members, this year's award winners raise the standard in the constantly evolving communications space. We are thrilled to recognize these associations for the tremendous value they deliver to their constituents.

Leslie McGee, EXCEL Awards Chair added, "We received a record number of entries this year, demonstrating the vitality of association publishing and media. This year's EXCEL winners are at the top of a very competitive field, and we are proud to honor the energy and creativity that go into association publications, communications, and media at associations of all sizes.

Award recipients will be recognized at the 31st Annual EXCEL Awards Gala which celebrates association media, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a formal dinner at 6:30 p.m. The coveted EXTRA! Awards will be recognized for pushing the edge of the envelope further to innovate in an ever-changing publishing environment at the 31st Annual EXCEL Awards Gala. Award winning entries are displayed at the EXCEL Awards Gala and are featured in the July/August issue of Signature magazine.

The EXCEL Awards Gala is held in conjunction with the Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting. Designed with a deep commitment to meeting the needs of association media and publishing professionals, the conference highlights social media, mobility, digital applications, and other high-tech solutions that are redefining how member-based organizations communicate with members.

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Download the list of 2011 EXCEL Award Winners.

Association Media & Publishing serves the needs of association publishers, communications professionals and the media they create. From blogs to magazines to wikis, Association Media & Publishing:

  • Leads innovative approaches in community building, as shown by our use of social media, webinars and in-person learning opportunities;
  • Hosts the preeminent recognition of industry and individual best practices via our Excel Awards and publications review program; and,
  • Provides career advancement via an online career center, networking opportunities and lifelong learning experiences.



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