Monday, June 9, 2014

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Washington, DC — June 6, 2014 – Access Intelligence LLC (AI), picked up 3 first-place winners and 6 winners overall at The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) annual SIPAwards competition for excellence in editorial-writing and marketing at an evening reception in downtown Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 5. Don Pazour, AI’s President and CEO, as well as Heather Farley, AI’s Divisional President, were on hand at the Capital Hilton in D.C. to accept AI’s awards during the reception. The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Team of the Year, named for a well-known and well-respected dynamic industry leader and creative marketer, was presented to Access Intelligence for EventTech’s 2013 Marketing Campaign. 

“What a fantastic event,” said Pazour. “I am proud of all our award winners, as well as our AI presenters.  It is especially gratifying to see multiple markets within our family represented — marketing, media and healthcare. Congratulations to all the participants. What a team!”According to Luis Hernandez, VP of SIIA’s SIPA division, “Winning a 2014 SIPAward is an especially impressive achievement given that there were 187 entries, and nearly 20 judges—all esteemed industry veterans—taking part this year.” Hernandez added that “the range of subjects of the awards reflects the incredible diversity of topics covered by SIPA members.”Below is the full list of Access Intelligence’s 2014 SIPAwards winners:

Best Use of Video 
1st prize—Event Tech 2013 Video Marketing, Sarah Szczesny, Anu Thalakotur, Sophia Sikes

Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting 
1st prize—It Takes All Kinds, Sandra O’Loughlin, Rachel Kirkpatrick, Event Marketer

The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year 
1st prize—EventTech 2013 Marketing Campaign, Sarah Szczesny, Anu Thalakotur, Sophia Sikes 

Best Webinar Marketing 
2nd prize—OR Manager Webinar Marketing, Kristine Keller

Best Spot News or Single News Story 
2nd prize—A Brewing Storm, Kenneth Briodagh, Event Marketer

Best Daily Publication 
3rd prize—Cynopsis Media: Flagship Edition, Roberta Caploe, Lynn Leahey

About Access Intelligence

Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include Event Marketer, Folio:, PR News, Cablefax, Cynopsis, Media Industry Newsletter; Defense Daily Network, Aviation Today, Studio Daily, Power, Chemical Engineering and Via Satellite. Market-leading shows include SATELLITE, LeadsCon, OR Manager, LDC Trade Forums, Electric Power, Energy Ocean, and Offshore Communications tradeshows. Access Intelligence also produces executive conferences for the healthcare, PR, media, cable, energy and defense markets.

About SIIA 

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit The SIPA division of SIIA is dedicated to advancing the interests of paid content providers serving niche communities. SIPA serves its members through education, training, networking, and advocacy to foster growth, profitability, and professional excellence.

About the Business Information & Media Group

The Business Information & Media Group of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) serves the media, publishing, information services and technology companies that drive the $506 billion information industry through its SIIA Content, SIPA and ABM brands. With over 850 member companies, the SIIA is the largest trade association supporting the information industry through its regulatory advocacy and intellectual property protection programs. SIIA’s Business Information & Media Group specifically helps members maximize revenue potential through educational, training and business development enablement programs.-###-