November 11, 2016 – Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, was awarded two Eddie Awards and two Ozzie Awards at the 2016 Eddie & Ozzie Awards by Folio in New York City.
The awards were divided into two areas of focus: The Eddie’s recognize the best in print and digital editorial, and the Ozzie’s honor the best in magazine and website design.
For more than 20 years, the Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. A panel of more than 300 judges narrowed 2,800 entries down to just 250 awards in 33 categories.
Smart Meetings earned the top spot in the following categories: Best B-to-B tool for Smart Meetings 360, Inc. Site Selector; Best B-to-B series of articles in the travel sector for the April issue’s Women Rising Up special feature; Best B-to-B media kit; and Best B-to-B annual or one-shot supplement for Smart Meetings’ Culinary Guide to the Midwest supplement.
“These victories reinforce our position as the No. 1 resource for meeting planners,” says Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Smart Meetings. “We’re extremely proud of our editorial, design, marketing and sales departments, and I’m thrilled that Smart Meetings 360 is getting the recognition it deserves. Every win is a team effort and a testament to our place in the industry.”
Smart Meetings was also recognized for two honorable mentions in the categories of standalone digital magazine for its October 2015 digital edition and B-to-B overall design for its monthly print magazine.
With a best-in-class meetings and events experience, Smart Meetings 360 is the ultimate service for the modern planner. This personalized and complimentary site-selection service begins with a consultative approach, focusing on the client’s specific needs to secure the best available group rates at ideal properties. The comprehensive 360 team performs property research, contract negotiations, side-by-side proposal comparisons, site inspection preparations and more at no cost to planners and in a fraction of the time.
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for professionals in the meetings industry. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class networking events, features thought-leading and interactive webinars, provides a complimentary site-selection service (Smart Meetings 360) and offers myriad digital resources.
Smart Meetings pioneered the widely celebrated one-on-one hosted buyer program and has become the most effective media company to connect meeting professionals with premier hotels and destinations.