Each year, as part of the Jesse H. Neal Awards competition, ABM honors outstanding business media professionals who exemplify editorial excellence with special awards. From courage and integrity to mentorship and development to overall career achievement, this year’s selected recipients will represent the very best of B2B media.
The new Mattera Mentor Award has been established in honor of the long-time chief editor of RN magazine and Medical Economics and managing editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Marianne won 18 Jesse H. Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in B2B media.
Beyond her personal achievements, Marianne, a former teacher, was a dedicated mentor to dozens of young or less experienced colleagues. It is for her lifelong devotion to educating, developing, and mentoring others that this award has been instituted in Marianne Dekker Mattera’s name. The award will honor editors or journalists who have helped guide their B2B colleagues, resulting in the advancement of their mentees’ careers.
ABM’s G.D. Crain, Jr. Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award, which was established with a grant from the G.D. Crain, Jr. Foundation, is named after the founder of Advertising Age.
The Timothy White Award recognizes exemplary leadership in the face of challenges and pressures that editors face daily. It is presented to an editor whose work displays extraordinary courage, integrity, and passion. This award is named after the longtime editor of Billboard who served as the moral compass of the music industry by tackling controversial issues.
Remember, the Early Bird Deadline for the Jesse H. Neal Awards is November 14. Nominations are free but must be submitted by 5:00PM ET on December 12, 2014. For more information, including all the categories and special awards, visit http://www.siia.net/neals/2015/.
Please contact ABM at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the Jesse H. Neal Awards.