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Neal Awards honor top B2B brandsneal_blue

Powersports Business has been named a finalist in the 62nd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition for Best Media Brand (Overall Editorial Excellence). Winners will be revealed at the Neal Awards ceremony on April 1 at Pier 60 in New York City.

Powersports Business entered in the “Brand revenue of less than $3 million annually” category. The Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism and are presented by Connectiv, The Business Information Association.

The finalists are as follows:

Brand revenue of less than $3 million — BLR Media, Business and Legal Resources; Chief Investment Officer, Asset International; Powersports Business, EPG Media & Specialty Information; Scholastic Teacher Resources, Scholastic.

Brand revenue of $3-$7 million — AdExchanger, AdExchanger; Heavy Duty Trucking, Bobit Business Media; Tech and Learning, NewBay Media; Supermarket News, Penton.

Brand revenue of more than $7 million — Automotive News, Crain Communications; Aviation Week, Penton; Architect Magazine, Hanley Wood; IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Spectrum.

Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of ABM (now Connectiv), the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.

All entries go through a two-tiered screening process in order to reach the final judging. The Stage I Screening Board is composed of more than 150 experienced business media editors. The highest-scoring entries are passed on to the Stage II Screening Panel, composed of past and present members of the ABM Editorial & Content Committee, which pares the entries down to four per category for final judging. The Board of Judges, 12 to 18 professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of business journalism, makes the final decisions. Entries are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.

“We’re proud to represent not only our brand, but our industry, as one of the finalists for the prestigious Neal Awards,” Powersports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon said. “We’re building off a successful year in 2015 on a variety of fronts, and this achievement gives us a national stamp of approval from our peers in B2B publishing. Thanks to the cooperation and support provided by our industry colleagues, we’re looking to build on our success in 2016. For now, though, it’s time to book a trip to NYC!”

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