Summit Business Media Brands are Finalists for 5 Neal Awards

New York, February 1, 2013 – Summit Business Media announced that several of its editorial brands have been named a finalist in five categories of America Business Media’s (ABM) Jesse H. Neal Awards, which will be awarded in March.

Often referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of the business press,” the Neal Awards are the industry’s most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. ABM established the awards in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business-to business media. 

Steve Weitzner, Summit Business Media’s CEO, said, "Summit has been a perennial winner in the Neals, but I'm especially proud of our nominations this year because they reflect the tremendous effort and progress our editors and producers have made in digital presentation."

Summit’s Neal Award finalists include:

BEST CROSSPLATFORM PACKAGE – Comprised a survey of 1,000 advisors, a multitude of executive interviews, four in-depth print articles, a live roundtable with four key experts and additional written and video content on AdvisorOne.
"Pursuing Practice Excellence"
Investment Advisor

BEST SUBJECT-RELATED PACKAGE  - Hundreds of hours reviewing financial and legal documents, interviewing sources and piecing together a 21-year history resulted in a robust editorial package complete with an interactive timeline, comprehensive infographics, and investigative features.
The Complete ELNY Saga: 21 Years of Mismanagement, Corruption, Broken Promises and Shattered Lives

BEST NEWS COVERAGE –Coverage included two dozen original news reports in the first week, real-time updates about the damage and the industry’s immediate response. Comprised of more than 100 Sandy stories, including slideshows, revealing infographics, and a video of the destruction on Staten Island.
Special Coverage: Superstorm Sandy

BEST VIDEO – Productions included visits to locations such as zoos, funeral homes and disaster-research centers that tell visually compelling stories that enrich insurance professionals understanding of the industry.
Video Reports

BEST WEBSITE - Since its launch in January 2011, has been recognized by BtoB Media Business Magazine as one of the Top 10 Great Media Sites in 2011, won a Gold National Azbee for Best New or Relaunched Website in 2011, won a FOLIO: Silver Eddie for Best B-to-B website in 2012, and now has three Neal nominations, including Best Website.


About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurancefinanciallegal and investment advisory markets.  Summit strives to be “The Next Generation of Business Information” for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data.  Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events.  Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world’s largest mining investment conference held each year in South Africa.  Summit’s Data Division provides detailed information on millions of agents, advisors and benefits plans.

Summit employs more than 300 employees in ten offices across the United States.  For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Josh Heitsenrether
201.526.0540 x1224

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