Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Michigan Business Report Wins Crystal Award of Excellence
Michigan Business Report (MBR), the bimonthly business publication of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), has been named a winner of the Crystal Award of Excellence in The Communicator Awards 2004 Print Media competition. This is the first time MBR has received the prestigious award.
The publication, now in its fifth year, has a mailed circulation of 26,000 and is posted on the MEDC Web site at www.michigan.org.
About 13 percent of 3,743 U.S. and foreign entrants in the print media competition won the award this year. Selections are based on talent that exceeds a high standard of excellence and quality of work that serves as a benchmark for the industry.
"This is a first for MBR and we couldn't be more pleased with this recognition of our efforts to deliver timely and useful information to the business and economic development communities," said MEDC President and CEO Don Jakeway.
The annual international competition is sponsored by Communicator Awards of Arlington, Texas. It recognizes outstanding companies and individuals in advertising and public relations, corporate communications, education and government as well as designers, writers, video production professionals and broadcast and cable operations. They are listed online at www.communicator-awards.com
"The industry professionals who judge the entries use a number of criteria including the quality of design, layout and use of art and typography, the quality of writing and breadth of content and appropriateness for its intended audience, and its effectiveness in conveying a positive and upbeat image of the state," said Cary Simms, director of Communicator Awards. Michigan Business Report was one of six Crystal Award winners out of 26 entrants in the magazine/government category.
Michigan Business Report was entered in the competition by Mort Crim Communications of Southfield, which has partnered with the MEDC on the publication and provides editorial content.