Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) member magazine, One+, has been named as a "Top 10 Magazine of the Year" by the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE) Azbee Awards of Excellence.
One+ is one of 25 magazines named as finalists. “Just to be named a finalist is quite an honor for One+ and for MPI,” said One+ Editor in Chief David Basler. “What makes One+ such a successful publication for the meeting and event industry is that we take the time to listen to our members, and we focus our content and design on what they want from their member magazine. This honor is something we share with all members of MPI—this is their magazine.”
In addition to being named in the Top 10 category, One+ also won the following regional awards:
- Gold—Opening Page/Spread - Computer Generated ("Disaster!" January 2011)
- Gold—Original Research ("The State of Corporate Social Responsibility")
- Bronze—Feature Article - Design ("Tales of Adventure," January 2011)
- Bronze—Front Cover - Computer Generated (July 2011)
In its first four years of publication, One+ has quickly become the most recognized magazine in the meeting and event industry. The magazine has amassed 40 awards and honors in that time. One+ replaced MPI’s previous publication, The Meeting Professional, in August 2008.
The ASBPE Azbee Awards of Excellence competition is one of the most competitive for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media, including websites, e-newsletters, digital magazines and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications.
Past winners of the Magazine of the Year honor include: Fortune Small Business, CIO, Computerworld, The Scientist and Meetings & Conventions.