Coveted Grand Award Among Four APEX Awards for TSE


Carlsbad, CA – A great team effort brought Trade Show Executive four APEX awards for articles written in 2007, including a Grand Award for its article previewing executive compensation in the coming year. Judges said the feature article was an “informed and informative roundup,” “tightly written” and “an exceptionally interesting read.”

The award-winning articles and issue was created by multiple writers, editors and art staff. Three awards were specifically for writing quality.

Now in its 20th year, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence salute the best business publications in a total of 110 categories. This year’s winners were selected from 4,497 entries by Communications Concepts, Inc. Other notable winners included The Walt Disney Company, United Business Media; Time, Inc.; and United Airline’s Hemispheres magazine.

Top honors were presented in the form of a Grand Award, which TSE received this year for its article on the outlook for executive salary packages in 2008. The article, “Compensation 2008,” was written by Publisher and Editor Darlene Gudea and Senior Editors Renee Di Iulio and Hil Anderson. It was part of TSE’s redesign issue, which launched in December 2007, and which received a separate APEX for being among the most-improved magazines and journals in the nation.

An APEX for “How-To Writing” was awarded for “Buyers Be Where?,” which was published in the October 2007 issue and was written by Gudea, Anderson and News Editor Sandi Cain.

TSE’s tribute to the late Robert Krakoff, former CEO of Nielsen Business Media, Advanstar Communications and Reed  Business, ran in the May 2007 issue and received an APEX  in the “Interviews and Personal Profiles” category. The story ran under Gudea’s byline and featured a timeline of Krakoff’s major accomplishments as well as personal reminiscences and homage from 15 leaders of the trade show industry who had worked with him.

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