Report on Business magazine wins 32 awards at 2011 National Magazine Awards

Awards ceremony honours industry's best in print and digital publications

TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine, Canada's most-influential publication, took home 32 awards at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards gala held on June 10 in Toronto. The magazine received three Gold, six Silver and 23 Honourable Mentions across five categories including Written, Integrated, Visual, Special and Online.

Report on Business magazine's 32 nominations for this year's National Magazine Awards placed it among the front-runners in a highly competitive field that saw 379 submissions from 88 different Canadian publications vying for awards in 43 written, visual, integrated and online categories. Nearly 2,000 individual entries nationwide were reviewed by more than 200 volunteer judges.

"To receive this many nominations and awards in such a competitive field is immensely gratifying for the entire Report on Business magazine team, and it reinforces that our efforts to continuously improve and innovate are paying dividends," said Gary Salewicz, Editor of Report on Business magazine.  "We're excited about moving forward from this position of strength to deliver an even better product in the year ahead."

Since its inception in 1984, Report on Business magazine has grown to become one of the most trusted media brands among business people in Canada, delivering new insight, fresh perspective and thoughtful analysis on the people, companies and issues affecting business today.  With its large audience of affluent, educated business readers, award-winning design and multi-platform offering, Report on Business magazine provides advertisers with an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their brands across print, online and mobile media.

"We're very proud to take home these prestigious awards because they underscore our commitment to excellence in business journalism," said Andrew Saunders, Vice President of Advertising Sales, The Globe and Mail.  "We may have taken home the trophies, but the real winners are our readers and advertisers."

In addition to being tied for the most frequently honoured publication at Friday's award ceremony, RoB magazine art director Domenic Macri established an NMA record, becoming the first art director in the awards' history to win the gold and silver in the "best art direction for a single magazine article" category. Macri also won silver in the "best art direction for an entire issue." He went into Friday's finals with a total of seven nominations.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.

The Globe and Mail is Canada's national newspaper, delivering trusted national and international news, business, arts, sports, lifestyle and automotive content to engaged and influential Canadians through its portfolio of newspaper, magazine, online and mobile assets. The Globe and Mail is owned by Thomson Newspapers (85%) and BCE Inc. (15%).

SOURCE Globe and Mail

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Sebastian Gatica, at 416 969-2768 or sgatica@environicspr.com

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