min’s Editorial & Design Award Winners

On November 18, 2015 at the Yale Club in NYC, min held its annual Editorial & Design Awards. The Editorial & Design Awards showcase excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands.

2015 Editorial & Design
Hall of Fame Inductees

Tom Shoop
Tom Shoop

EVP and editor-in-chief Government Executive

D.standen
Dirk Standen

Digital Creative W Magazine

Margaret Russell
Margaret Russell

editor-in-chief Architectural Digest

r.newman
Robert Newman

Creative Director This Old House

r.priest and g.lee
Robert Priest and Grace Lee

Priest + Grace

j.coles
Joanna Coles

editor-in-chief Cosmopolitan

d.remnick
David Remnick

editor-in-chief The New Yorker

NYTCREDIT: Earl Wilson/The New York TimesMay 12, 2014
Jake Silverstein

editor-in-chief The New York Times Magazine

Winners

Category Winners

Website Redesign

Winner: This Old House

Ask TOH is the longest-running column in the magazine, spawning a TV show airing on PBS. Readers are able to find a collective of professional experience about home improvement, including features with a quiz they can participate in.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Redbook – Whys Guy
  • InStyle – You Can Do, Beauty
  • InStyle – You Can Do, Fashion
Winner: POLITICO

POLITICO Playbook

POLITICO’s flagship early-morning newsletter features exclusive scoops on what’s driving the day in Washington. With more than 100,000 subscribers, the newsletter boasts a highly influential readership of the country’s top leaders in politics, policy and media.

Honorable Mentions
  • Architectural Digest
  • Golf Digest Hit List
  • Greece Real-Time Newsletter    
  • HouseLogic.com
  • theweek.com – 10 Things You Need to Know Today
Winner: Rodale Inc.

Rodale's Organic Life

The May/June issue of Rodale’s Organic Life marked the debut of an exciting new brand from Rodale and a relaunch of the company’s flagship brand, Organic Gardening, offering a fresh spin. The 160-page premier issue featured 64 advertisers and will be published six times a year.

Honorable Mentions
  • Hampton’s Monthly
Winner: The Knot

The Knot - Wedding Planner

The Knot Wedding Planner marks an innovation in location-based services for the wedding industry, as the #1 wedding app in the App Store, more couples use this application to plan their weddings than any other app. It personalizes the user experience based on the couple’s wedding location.

 

Honorable Mentions
  •   The Bump – Week by Week Pregnancy and Newborn Tracker App
  •  The Knot – Wedding Lookbook
  • Prevention – The 21 Day Challenge
Winner: Golf Digest

Golf Digest’s “The Loop,” launched in April, 2014, houses all of GolfDigest.com’s blog posts. Before the Loop, GolfDigest.com published three to five blog posts per day. Today (and ever since the creation of The Loop), GolfDigest.com publishes 12 to 15 blog posts per day and generates 3.7 million page views per month.

Honorable Mentions
Winner: The Rotarian

Annual Photo Contest (June 2015)

Kathy Ryan, director of photography for the New York Times Magazine and the 2015 judge of The Rotarian’s annual photo contest, has a legendary eye for light and form. For the cover of the brand’s photography issue, a striking image was selected from Office Romance, her collection of Instagram photos taken around her office in New York.

Honorable Mentions
Winner: Pragmatic Marketing

Pragmatic Marketer - Summer 2014 Cover

Pragmatic Marketer’s cover design illustrates the divide between—and potential unification of—product and development teams in technology companies. Based on the art of Russian Constructivism, the cover underscores the editorial content within, including articles that address the tension between product teams and development teams.

Honorable Mentions
  • APEX Experience Magazine – The Technology Issue
  • Ingram Micro Advisor – Shorten the Sales Cycle
  • Successful Farming Magazine – December 2014
  • Successful Farming Magazine – November 2014
Winner: Time Out New York

Summer's Last Hurrah

Time Out New York wanted to create a melting Popsicle to signify the end of summer, so the brand shot one in a vice and then with varying levels of heat intensity, took a hairdryer to it to make it melt. Snapping a frame every 2-3 seconds, the exposed stick was the perfect placement for the cover line.

Honorable Mentions
  • Time Out New York – 24 Hour NYC
  • Time Out New York – Lena Dunham Issue
Winner: Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly consistently leads the national conversation on film, and nowhere is this better illustrated than with the striking cover of Michael Keaton for the movie Birdman. Keaton’s performance and the film itself deserved the full weight of EW’s expertise and insight.

Honorable Mentions
  •   Architectural Digest – May 2015: Inspiring Style Around the World
  •   Architectural Digest – October 2014: Fast Forward
  •   Coastal Living – July/August
  •   Harper’s Bazaar – December 2014/January 2015
  •   Harper’s Bazaar – March 2015
  •   Harper’s Bazaar – September 2014
  •   Live Happy magazine – December 2014
  • Travel + Leisure – August 2015
Winner: mental_floss

The History of Everything 12.14

The “History of Everything” issue delivered on a promise like only mental_floss can—after all, who else would try to tackle everything? Filled with fascinating trivia and stories on the histories you’ve always wondered about, the hand-lettering by Mary Kate McDevitt along with our proud rooster cover model by Robert Dowling created energy on the newsstand that brought the sell through rate to just below 40%.

Honorable Mentions
  • IEEE Power & Energy Magazine – July/August 2015
  • Live Happy magazine – Live Happy April 2015
  • The Rotarian – In Praise of Libraries (March 2015)
  • Time Out New York – Lonely NYC
Winner: Rodale Grow

Whole Foods Market magazine

Unlike many grocery store publications, the Whole Foods Market (WFM) magazine is more than a collection of recipes; it goes much deeper than that. The magazine captures the essence of the Whole Foods experience. For consumers, it’s about food they can trust and making wholesome, sustainable choices.

Honorable Mentions
  • Cambria Style
  • Coastal Living – Cottage Style
  • Health Magazine – Your Best Body Now
  • Hotline magazine – Volume 1 2014
Winner: Architectural Digest

July 2015: The Best Country Houses

In the digital edition of the crowd-pleasing annual Country Houses issue, readers are invited inside seriously seductive getaways—with the added bonus of renderings, interactive floor plans, and digital-exclusive images.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – June/July 2015
  • Architectural Digest – November 2014: Before + After
  • Computer – IEEE Computer Society
  • The Knot – LGBTQ Weddings Special Edition
  • Sustainable Construction Magazine – Spring 2015
Winner: Yoga Journal

40-Day Digital Countdown to Yoga Journal’s 40th Anniversary

This year, Yoga Journal is celebrating its 40th anniversary as the American authority on the ever more popular mind-body practice of yoga. Founded by a group of influential teachers in 1975, the brand from print to live events has become the heart of an increasingly rapid-growing yoga community in this country.

Honorable Mentions
  • AgWeb.com – Farm Bill Decisions
  • ELLE.com – I Lived Like Kim Kardashian for a Week
  • ForConstructionPros.com – Construction Workforce Development Article Series
  • Inc.com – Main Street
  • Time Out New York – Undateables
Winner: People Magazine

Reality TV star Diem Brown wrote about her battle with ovarian cancer in a searing, no-holds-barred blog for PEOPLE.com. She continued to write, film video posts and speak to PEOPLE.com until her death at age 34 on November 11, 2014. The best-read of her stories generated 4.3 million views.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP – Bob Dylan: The Uncut Interview
  • AgWeb.com – Snakebites Always a Farm Danger
  • CFO Publishing – Cyber Security Technology – Threat Assessment
  • Consumer Reports – A Beautiful Death
  • MODERN TRADER magazine – SELL STOCKS NOW…10 Reasons to Reduce Equity Exposure (August 2015)
  • People Magazine – Bruce Jenner Transitioning Into a Woman
  • Prevention – Why Getting A Mammogram May Cause More Trouble Than It’s Worth
  • Travel + Leisure – A Pot-Smoker’s Guide to Elite Marijuana Tourism
Winner: Parent's Magazine

"Rock Your Disney Trip!"

In a recent poll of more than 500 Parents subscribers, 63 percent indicated that they intend to visit Disney World within the next five years. The comprehensive planning guide, “Rock Your Disney Trip!” covers everything families need to know to budget and prepare for this ultimate family vacation.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – 10 Mysteries of the Human Body—Explained
  • American Baby – The New Rules of Giving Birth
  • Coastal Living – Host on the Coast
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine – Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger: Cosmo’s Guide to Your Best Orgasm Ever
  • Farm Journal Magazine – 9 Ways to Cut Costs without Sacrificing Yield
  • InStyle – “The 20 Most Googled Style Questions Answered”
  • InStyle – “Future-Proof Your Skin”
  • Marie Claire – Bank on This  
  • SHAPE magazine – “Flat belly? (Yes, please!) Your 4-week plan”
  • This Old House – All About
Winner: Fortune

Inside the Hack of the Century

Electronic infiltration and theft has become the signature crime of the 21st century, and Fortune’s “Inside the Hack of the Century” tells the story of the most devastating, calamitous attack to date: the cyberassault that brought Sony Pictures to its knees in late 2014.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – She Stole My Life
  • Health Magazine – Too Many Scans?
  • Marie Claire – Somaly’s Story
  • Marie Claire – Revolution on Sorority Row
  • More magazine – Superbugs in Your Supper
  • Outside Magazine Unprotected
  • Prevention – The Natural Superbug Cure No One is Telling You About
Winner: Coastal Living

July/August Issue

The July/August issue of Coastal Living delivers on the magazine’s promise, sharing with readers the world’s most captivating seaside homes, destinations, and personalities. On the cover is photographer Buff Strickland’s vibrant image of a yellow-and-white-striped cabana.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magzine – June/July 2015
  • Design New England Magazine
  • Food & Wine – April 2015
  • JCK – May 2015
  • Travel + Leisure – June 2015
Winner: Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated, insatiable traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content to be found anywhere. The May 2015 issue embodies this mission more so than ever, as the inaugural showcase of Editor Nathan Lump’s new vision for the brand, introducing sweeping changes to T+L’s print and digital platforms in tandem.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Equipment Today
  • May Media Group, LLC – KIWI Magazine
  • Parents magazine
  • Residential Lighting
  • Sierra
Winner: IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum subscribers are early adopters of new approaches and technologies that apply to their engineering/R&D efforts, and they move quickly to have them evaluated. The influence of IEEE Spectrum extends from the corner office, to the bench, to out in the field and elevates the work of other professionals.

Honorable Mentions
  • AAHA
  • ForConstructionPros.com – NPE 2016 Show Guide
Winner: Reader's Digest

In January 2014, Reader’s Digest was fully redesigned starting with the brand’s logo, which now plays up “Reader’s” to support and celebrate the reading experience. Hearkening back to the classic RD tradition of highlighting the table of contents on its cover but now with a contemporary twist, the new cover treatment allows for showing off RD’s mix: a treasure trove of curated and original content featuring uplifting human interest stories, surprising and useful information, and family-friendly humor.

Honorable Mentions
  • American Baby
Winner: Rodale's Organic Life

The May/June issue of Rodale’s Organic Life marked the debut of an exciting new brand from Rodale Inc and a relaunch of the company’s flagship brand, Organic Gardening, offering a fresh spin on food, garden, home, and well-being.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Dorado
  • HAMPTONS Monthly
  • Home View
Winner: Light Reading

Between the CEOs

In mid-February 2015, Light Reading, a trusted source in telecom analysis, debuted a new blog series, “Between the CEOs.” The series includes in-depth interviews between Light Reading’s CEO and founder, Stephen Saunders and other top telecom executives in the industry. Throughout the series, Saunders drills down to the real issues users are facing in the telecom industry today.

Honorable Mentions
  • AgWeb – Perspective: Overlooked Obamacare Opportunities
  • Architectural Digest – The Architect’s Eye
Winner: espnW.com

#LifeUnfiltered

espnW is the home for women who love sports, featuring tips for athletes, community of female fans, and the latest women’s sports updates. Madison Holleran was a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Pennsylvania when she died by suicide on Jan. 17, 2014. Five of Madison’s friends shared photos from their own social media accounts and disclosed their stories, as told to Kate Fagan.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Hospitality Design Magazine – HD NextGen Forum website
  • Outside Magazine – Unprotected
  • Sustainable Construction Magazine
Winner: ESSENCE Magazine

Melissa Harris-Perry's Parenting Column

In her parenting column for ESSENCE, Melissa Harris-Perry delves into tackling her deep-seated issues with money (which stem from a childhood characterized by financial uncertainty), bonding with her tween daughter over Black music, welcoming a second child via surrogacy at the age of 40 and reconciling her own body image while simultaneously trying to bolster her children’s self-esteem.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • InsuranceNewsNet – Letter from the Editor
  • The Rotarian – In Praise of Libraries (March 2015)
  • The Rotarian – Sacking the Super Bow (February 2015)
Co-Winner: AARP The Magazine

The Boomer List

The Boomer List is a part of PBS’ American Masters series in conjunction with AARP’s Boomers @50 celebration where photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (also known for the Latino List and Out List) brings to life the game-changing power of the baby-boomer generation, which encompasses the majority of AARP’s membership.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Bazaar’s New Funny Face
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Rihanna: Swimming with Sharks
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Jenifer Aniston: Nothing But Blue Skies
  • InStyle – Capital K
  • InStyle – Strike it Rich
Co-Winner: Travel + Leisure

A New Day Dawning

Honorable Mentions
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Bazaar’s New Funny Face
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Rihanna: Swimming with Sharks
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Jenifer Aniston: Nothing But Blue Skies
  • InStyle – Capital K
  • InStyle – Strike it Rich
Co-Winner: Travel + Leisure

A New Day Dawning

Honorable Mentions
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Bazaar’s New Funny Face
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Rihanna: Swimming with Sharks
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Jenifer Aniston: Nothing But Blue Skies
  • InStyle – Capital K
  • InStyle – Strike it Rich
Winner: Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly knows that the best stories often happen when a superfan gets to write about a project they love—especially if that fan is Stephen Colbert and that project is Peter Jackson’s franchise-ending The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. When the late-night host jumped at the chance to write the brand’s feature about the movie, EW recognized the opportunity for an iconic, sure-to-go-viral photograph.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Architectural Digest – Summer Splendor
  • Coastal Living – Wheels of Fortune
  • Harper’s Bazaar – A Bigger Splash
  • Harper’s Bazaar – High Gloss
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Light As A Feather
  • Instyle – Portrait of an Artist
  • InStyle – Lady Midnight
  • InStyle – Go Reese Lightning!
  • The Rotarian – Slow Fade (April 2015)
  • Time Out New York – Lena Dunham
Winner: People Magazine

Caitlyn Jenner

Covering the news of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from male to female has been a challenging prospect. But over the course of the last year, PEOPLE’s coverage has managed to touch on every angle of her captivating story with sensitivity and journalistic integrity. Our February 15, 2015 cover: “Bruce Jenner–Happy At Last”, marked the first time PEOPLE confirmed widespread speculations surrounding Jenner’s self-identification.

Honorable Mentions
  • Coastal Living – Host on the Coast
  • Consumer Reports – How Safe Is Your Shrimp?
  • Country Living – Small of Fame/Tiny Houses
  • CRN – Coverage: Hewlett-Packard Splits Into Two Companies
  • Entertainment Weekly – Comic-Con
  • Entertainment Weekly – Game of Thrones
  • Food & Wine – Best New Chefs
  • The Institute – Special Report: Big Data
  • People Magazine – Brittany Maynard
  • Prevention – Alzheimers Disease
Winner: More magazine

Courting Controversy

If you reveal government secrets in an attempt to expose government wrongdoing, does that make you a hero or a traitor? Attorney Jesselyn Radack stands up for some of the world’s most reviled whistleblowers–think Edward Snowden, Julian Assange–because for her, it’s personal.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – Bob Dylan Does the American Songbook His Way
  •   InStyle – “Funny That Way,” a profile of Mindy Kaling
  •   InStyle – “How Sweet It Is,” a profile of Jennifer Aniston
  •   InStyle – “Practical Magic,” a profile of Julia Roberts
  •   Marie Claire – Very Kerry
  •   More magazine – The Accidental Activist
  •   People Magazine – Living Out Loud! Broadway Legend Joel Grey
  •   The Rotarian – The Fighter (May 2015)

 

Winner: Health.com

30-Day Weight Loss Challenge

In 2015, Health launched this calendar that showcases the brand’s substantial archive of weight loss tips and tricks, including content in slideshows, articles, and videos. Users who take the Challenge get a month’s worth of expert advice, meal plans, workouts, and recipes delivered in a clean and engaging format.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP.org/livable – AARP Livable Communities
  •   AgWeb.com – Market Outlooks eBook
  •   Coastal Living – View of the Day
  •   HouseLogic.com
  • ·   The Snug
Winner: APEX Experience Magazine

Travelogue Series

Each issue of APEX Experience magazine covers news and in-depth features relating to members of the APEX Association: airlines, aircraft manufacturers and ancillary industries. But the primary focus of the magazine and the association–Airline Passenger Experience–is the passenger.

Honorable Mentions
  • Garuda Indonesia Colours magazine – The Archipelago Journal
  • Entertainment Weekly – Binge
  • Marie Claire – The State of Sex
  • This Old House – Pests
Winner: AARP.org

"Are You Real?" Inside an Online Dating Scam

According to the FBI, Americans lost $82 million to online dating fraud in just the last six months of 2014. AARP staff writers David Dudley and Doug Shadel, set out to tell how this happens and the methods used through the case of one victim’s experience. Their piece “Inside an Online Dating Scam” goes into detail how one woman allowed a con man steal her heart–and $300,000.

Honorable Mentions
  • CIO.com – Think deleted text messages are gone forever? Think again
  • Glamour.com/Lipstick.com – In the Makeup Chair
Winner: The Rotarian

We Are Brushing Against Death Every Day (February 2015)

When the Ebola crisis struck West Africa in 2014, Rotary clubs in the hardest-hit countries organized relief efforts, even as they grieved for family and friends who were among the epidemic’s many victims.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – Our Dog Years
  •   AARP The Magazine – The True Story of Medicated Me
  •   AOPA Pilot – Ageless Aviators
  •   The Rotarian – Business Class (September 2014)
  •   The Rotarian – Slow Fade (April 2015)

 

Winner: InsuranceNewsNet

Celebrity Advisors Tell All - July 2015

InsuranceNewsNet profiled four professionals in the July 2015 cover feature, “Celebrity Advisors Tell All!” Each individual had a different path toward becoming a celebrity advisor and has seen different results coming from their increased visibility.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Successful Farming Magazine – @#$*% Weather! No, It’s @#$*% Climate Change!
  • Successful Farming Magazine – The Robots are Coming!

 

Winner: The Atlantic

What ISIS Really Wants

What does ISIS really want? This question has perplexed global leaders, policy makers, and terrorism experts since the extremist group arose from the dust of a battered Syria to what seemed like overnight global enmity. The Atlantic’s contributing editor Graeme Wood set out in search of the truth behind ISIS’ deadly ideology.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Better Homes and Gardens magazine – Save Your Own Life
  •   Consumer Reports – How Safe is Your Shrimp?
  •   Essence Magazine – Pride and Prejudice
  •   Garuda Indonesia Colours magazine – October 2014 – Tana Toraja
  •   Live Happy magazine – Can Happiness Save the Planet?
  •   Marie Claire – Gone Girls
  •   Marie Claire – Iraq’s Most Wanted Woman
  •   More magazine – The Legacy of Campus Rape

 

Co-Winner: Harper's Bazaar

September 2014

Harper’s Bazaar’s September 2014 issue—to date, the magazine’s biggest ever—was appropriately a blockbuster, top-lined by Carine Roitfeld’s “icons” portfolio featuring some of the most influential women in fashion, such as Lady Gaga, Linda Evangelista, Penelope Cruz, Cindy Crawford, and Iman.

Honorable Mentions
  • American Road Magazine – “The Sound of Silents”
  •   Architectural Digest – July 2015: The Best Country Houses
  •   ELLIMAN Magazine – Spring/Summer 2015
  •   Food & Wine – July 2015
  •   Harper’s Bazaar – March 2015
  •   It Is Innovation (i3) – Jan/Feb Issue
  •   Parents magazine – May 2015 Issue: The Millennial Issue
  •   Rodale’s Organic Life
  •   SHAPE Magazine – June 2015

 

Co-Winner: IEEE Potentials

Honorable Mentions
  • American Road Magazine – “The Sound of Silents”
  •   Architectural Digest – July 2015: The Best Country Houses
  •   ELLIMAN Magazine – Spring/Summer 2015
  •   Food & Wine – July 2015
  •   Harper’s Bazaar – March 2015
  •   It Is Innovation (i3) – Jan/Feb Issue
  •   Parents magazine – May 2015 Issue: The Millennial Issue
  •   Rodale’s Organic Life
  •   SHAPE Magazine – June 2015

 

Winner: Kiplinger's

Worst Things to Buy on Amazon

Who doesn’t shop on Amazon.com? After all, you can buy just about anything and, of course, the prices are impossible to beat—or are they? That’s the question Kiplinger’s set out to answer when the brand started researching what became its immensely popular online slideshow, “Worst Things to Buy on Amazon.”

 

Honorable Mentions
  • Travel + Leisure – Take One Last Look at Tokyo’s Iconic Hotel Okura Before It’s Gone

 

Winner: Travel + Leisure

40 Reason to Travel Now

“40 Reasons to Travel Now” was T+L’s big relaunch feature and heralded in a new era. This immersive microsite employs parallax scrolling to highlight 40 creative, upbeat reasons to get excited about traveling in 2015. Additionally, the package was designed to be a recirculation tool, with each caption linking out to another story on the site.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP.org/livable – AARP Livable Communities
  •   Cosmopolitan.com – Internet’s Most Fascinating
  •   Federal Times – The OPM data breach: What you need to know
  •   Glamour – The51Million.com
  •   The Institute – Tech History Channel
  •   Prevention – Eat Clean
  •   TheSnug.com

 

Winner: Coastal Living

Cottage Style

When modern life gets hectic, who among us doesn’t dream of having a seaside cottage that they can visit for a relaxing escape? Recognizing this universal daydream, Coastal Living Cottage Style has created a special collector’s edition to showcase all of the beautiful and cozy cottages it’s featured over the years.

Honorable Mentions
  • AARP The Magazine – Your Guide to Health @ 50+
  •   Cosmopolitan Magazine – Cosmo Careers: Rise To The Top
  •   Food Logistics – July 2015 Special Edition on Software & Technology in the Global Food Supply Chain
  •   InStyle – Your Look Special Issue

 

Winner: Top Producer Magazine

Weather the Storm Climate Change deep dive, Summer 2014

For Top Producer Magazine’s Summer 2014 issue, editors examined the issue of climate change with a twist: Because of business focus, the brand aimed to explain the financial implications for its audience of top agricultural producers. Doing so through bold callout quotes, farmer photos, sidebars and, in particular, an infographic spread with details about crops and cattle.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • APEX Experience Magazine – “Ahead By a Century,” The Technology Issue
  • Farm Journal Magazine – Get More Bushels From Every Drop
  • The Institute – The Psychology Behind Wearables
  • Live Happy – Redefining Love
Co-Winner: Golf Digest

Golf Digest approaches social media in a holistic way. Each of its platforms serve a different purpose, and when combined they help golfers improve their games, they offer information about the latest gear and travel destinations, and they offer a comprehensive snapshot of what is happening in the world of golf.

Honorable Mentions
Winner: Glamour

Seventeen.com has long been a social-first brand, and in 2015 that paid off with a monster increase in traffic from social referrers; a revamped and wildly successful video strategy inspired by readers; and fun new content initiatives that have skyrocketed Instagram engagement.

Honorable Mentions
Winner: Glamour

With 235,000 YouTube subscribers, 54.6 million views on YouTube, and hundreds of thousands more views on video.glamour.com, Glamour’s video presence clearly has reach. But it also has a healthy, vibrant mix of the kind of storytelling that has become Glamour’s signature—service, entertainment, and inspiration.

Honorable Mentions
  • The Bump – Milestones Video Series
  •   Entertainment Weekly – In 30 Seconds
  •   Golf Digest – Golf Assassins
  •   HouseLogic.com – #TheTipJar Series
  •   Inc. Magazine – The Ask Marcus Lemonis Show
  •   MetLife Multipliers of Prosperity
  •   PEOPLE.com and Joyus
  •   Yahoo Travel – A Broad Abroad
Winner: TheFADER.com

In late 2014, The FADER announced a new website design aimed at making the user experience more desirable for The FADER readers, and creating a cleaner layout for advertisers. The intention for the new design was to develop a responsive interface that would translate across all platforms including mobile, tablet, and desktop.

 

Honorable Mentions
  • TheAtlantic.com
  •   The Bump
  •   CIO.com
  •   TheKnot.com
  •   TheNation.com
  •   Racked
  •   RedBulletin.com

 

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