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December 26 2012

Convene Wins Gold Award in Association Trends 2012 All-Media Contest

PCMA


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carolyn Clark
Direct: 312.423.7271, E-mail: cclark@pcma.org 

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 26, 2012 — Convene®, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association, has been honored with a Gold Award in the Monthly Professional Society Magazine category in Association TRENDS’ 2012 All-Media Contest.

The award was for the magazine’s redesigned and redefined August issue. Previously, Convene’s August publication was the Annual Directory of Meeting Sites, Cities, and Services. This year, the Annual Directory was published as a supplement to a complete August issue, with the magazine’s usual award-winning mix of feature and departments — anchored by “Best in Show,” a cover package that invited Convene readers to nominate their favorite CSR initiatives, technology tools, F&B programs, social-media initiatives, off-site venues, and six other categories. Convene editors then reviewed the nominations and picked the top five honorees for each category.

“We're thrilled that Association TRENDS honored us with the Gold award in the category of Monthly Professional Society Magazine” said Editor-in-Chief Michelle Russell. “We are especially pleased that we received this award based on the submission of our first-ever August issue of Conveneand our first ever 'Best in Show' issue. I couldn't be more proud of my editorial team and the fine work of our designers at Point Five studios.”

The TRENDS All Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2012 competition included more than 420 entries in 22 categories of association communications.

Convene will be honored at the 34nd Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 15, 2013, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The winning magazine will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS, and online.

Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.

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