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Trade Show Executive Wins Four More Editorial and Design Awards; Announces Other News


Torrance, CA, July 19 – Trade Show Executive magazine was awarded four APEX Awards from Communication Concepts last week. The annual competition honors editorial and design excellence, and this year drew a record 5,462 entries.   Trade Show Executive magazine won awards in the categories of  “Most Improved Magazine,”  “How-To Writing,” “Feature Series” and the “APEX 2004 Grand Award for Design & Illustration.”

“I am very proud of my staff for not only receiving a record number of awards but also for achieving distinction in the most important editorial and design categories,” says  Darlene Gudea, Publisher & Editor. “Winning these four awards conveys that TSE’s editorial staff is adept at communicating in a variety of formats, from roundtables to how-to articles.  It also shows that  our design team has brought a new level of creativity to the covers of the magazine, the feature articles and the Event Calendar, which is typically a mundane section in most magazines.”

Here  is the breakdown of awards:

(1) The APEX 2004 Grand Award for Magazine Design & Illustration went to Mark Feldman and Joan Hamby  for Trade Show Executive magazine. Here’s what the judges said, “Everything speaks to ease of readability — the spreads, paper choice, clean typography, readable heads and decks, and appealing photos. They all tie together into a first-rate publication.”

(2) “Most Improved Magazine” to  Mark Feldman and Darlene Gudea;

(3) “How To” article by  Lisa Sinicki on “How to Build a Better Brand —  Ten Tips for Creating a Great Impression.”

(4) “Feature Series”:  Darlene Gudea and Joan Mather for the TSE Roundtables, “Lessons from CEOs – the Highs, the Lows and What’s Next;”  “Global Warming –  Countries where International Exhibitions are Hot;” and “State of the Unions.”

Other News:  BPA Audit Completed and  TSE Moves to Larger Offices to Accommodate Growth

Gudea says the APEX awards cap a month of other big news for the magazine.

Trade Show Executive magazine won a Silver Award from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) in June for its series of Roundtables.

BPA Worldwide completed its audit of Trade Show Executive magazine, confirming  its circulation of 4,693 show and event managers and  executives;

Trade Show Executive has grown over 300% in ad pages from 2003 to 2004  — and 780% in June alone; and

Trade Show Executive magazine completed its move to larger offices (same building; new suite) on July 19th.

Gudea says Trade Show Executive will continue with it strategy of serving trade  show and event managers with  useful, credible and innovative editorial in its magazine, directories,  E-Clips ® Breaking Newsletter and its web site.


Contact Darlene Gudea at (310) 792-6200 or; Apex Awards at or (703) 643-2200.

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