In this inaugural year, our dedicated roster of 62 judges nominated 95 entries from 34 various B2B publications. These finalists emerged from a rigorous judging process, made possible by the B2B industry experts who volunteered their time and expertise.
"Business-to-business journalism is unique. This is why the National Media Awards Foundation launched the National Magazine Awards: B2B in 2019: so the hard-working professionals of the B2B sector could be celebrated and recognized by their peers. The inaugural year of the program was a great success, and we would like to thank the B2B publishing community for their heartwarming support. It is truly an honour and a privilege to facilitate these awards, and to work in collaboration with the creators of such a vibrant and resilient industry. Congratulations to the deserving finalists of the 2019 NMA: B2B Awards!" – Julie Cailliau, NMAF President.
Join us for a formal luncheon on May 29th at One King West, Toronto, which includes the presentation of the NMA: B2B awards. We'll celebrate Gold, Silver, and Honourable Mention winners, and those winning Gold in creator-focused categories will receive a $500 cash prize. Hosting the ceremony is Peter McNeil, a digital thought leader, publisher, and subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive. While at KPMG, Peter developed and launched digital publications and content platforms for entrepreneurs, called "inBusiness" and "The Next Million." Peter has also been a NMAF board member for the past two years. To join us on the 29th, purchase a ticket through nmab2b.com/tickets.
TOP NOMINEES University Affairs and Pivot, CPA Canada are this year's top nominees, each earning an impressive 13 nominations across various categories. Professionally Speaking comes in second with 11 nominations, followed by Les Affaires with six nominations. CMAJ, Foodservice and Hospitality, and The Medical Post each earned four nominations.
INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS
PrecedentJD's "The Interview Issue" is nominated for both Best Cover and Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue.
"Beyond the History Books"—written by Stuart Foxman, with photos by Markian Lozowchuk, and published in Professionally Speaking—is a finalist in both Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person.
Art director Adam Cholewa (of Pivot, CPA Canada) has two entries that are finalists in both Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Issue. Those entries are "The Most Important Meeting of Your Life" and "The Future of Audit."
"The Minister of Everything"—created by Guillaume Simoneau (photographer), Adam Cholewa (art director), Luc Rinaldi (writer), and Mark Stevenson (handling editor) received nominations for Best Profile of a Person and Best Photograph.
BEST MAGAZINE & BEST PUBLISHER
There are three nominees for the prestigious Best Magazine award: Pivot, CPA Canada, The Medical Post, and University Affairs.
For the inaugural Best Publisher award, the two outstanding nominees: Franchise Canada (Canadian Franchise Association) and Les Affaires (TC Media).
Best Profile of a Company
A Staged Start-up CIM Magazine Virginia Heffernan, Tom DiNardo
Market Driven Foodservice and Hospitality Rosanna Caira, Amy Bostock
« Notre camion électrique sortira avant celui de Tesla » Les Affaires Martin Jolicoeur, Marine Thomas
Boy Wonder Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Have We Hit Peak Lettuce? Pivot, CPA Canada Jason Kirby, Mark Stevenson
Chasing the Sun (Sunwing Airlines) Skies Magazine Lisa Gordon
A Smooth Succession The Business Advisor Brent Banda
Selling Out: The Story of the MD Financial Sale The Medical Post Tristan Bronca, Colin Leslie
Black Iron Advances Shymanivske in Ukraine The Northern Miner John Cumming
Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
Sous la loupe Conseiller Christine Bouthillier
Food File Foodservice and Hospitality Janine Kennedy, Jennifer Febbraro, Amy Bostock
Millennials in Franchising Franchise Canada Jordan Whitehouse, Jessica Burgess, Andrew Schopp
The Workplace Pivot, CPA Canada Lauren McKeon, Adrienne Tanner, Erica Lenti, Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Great Teaching Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Remarkable Teacher Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Adventures in Academe University Affairs Jessica Riddell, Léo Charbonneau
Best Feature Article: Professional
Une pilule difficile à avaler Avantages Pierre-Luc Trudel, Simeon Goldstein
How to Fix Social Housing (In Six Easy Lessons) Azure John Lorinc, Danny Sinopoli, Patrick Pittman
Opening our offices: The rise of open concept Canadian Lawyer Jonathan Kay, Tim Wilbur
Réalité virtuelle : évaluer et traiter dans une autre dimension Le Médecin du Québec Emmanuèle Garnier, Martine Picard
In the Dark Precedent Magazine Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger
Our Dark Past Precedent Magazine Mai Nguyen, Daniel Fish
Canada Bets Big on AI University Affairs Michael Smith, Léo Charbonneau
The Compassionate Professor's Dilemma University Affairs Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau
Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
Global Expectations: The Nuage Chair Experience Anna Minzhulina
Marketing sous influence Les Affaires Charles Desgroseilliers, Martin Flamand
Think Like an Artist Professionally Speaking Studio 141, Markian Lozowchuk, Leata Lekushoff
I was sexually assaulted. I turned to my university for help. Here's what happened University Affairs Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
Seven teaching tips to consider for your classroom University Affairs Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
Best Feature Article: Trade
Amazing Concrete Azure Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Catherine Osborne
Block Party Canadian Shipper Carolyn Gruske, John Tenpenny
Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practising medicine? CMAJ Lauren Vogel, Roger Collier
Cost Conscious Foodservice and Hospitality Chris Powell, Amy Bostock
Cannabis is Coming MENU Magazine Stacey Newman
Verifiable: transforming foodservice on the blockchain MENU Magazine Luke Bradley, Stacey Newman
Pothole-free pavement? Rock to Road Andrew Snook
The Legendary Lancaster Skies Magazine Lisa Gordon
Still Life with Kidney Canadian Family Physician Dr. Sonya Englert, Kathryn Taylor
The Loyalty Dilemma Pivot, CPA Canada Matthew Billington, Adam Cholewa
Distance Learning Professionally Speaking Janice Kun, Studio 141, Kristin Doucet
Best News Coverage
Many doctors feel "betrayed" by sale of MD Financial Management CMAJ Brian Owens, Roger Collier
Le malaise américain Profession Santé Mathieu Ste-Marie, Christian Leduc, Éric Grenier
Arbitration decision on student evaluations of teaching applauded by faculty University Affairs Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau
Universities maneuver through the complexities of cannabis legalization University Affairs Sneh Duggal, Léo Charbonneau
Norway H225 crash report released Vertical Magazine Oliver Johnson, Thierry Dubois
Best Profile of a Person
L'homme de trois milliards Les Affaires Martin Jolicoeur, François Pouliot
Quand le patron devient la patronne Les Affaires Olivier Schmouker, Julie Cailliau
The Decider Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
The Minister of Everything Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Beyond the History Books Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Jim Yuel: Always the Hunter The Business Advisor Ray Penner, Brent Banda
Mining titan and philanthropist Peter Munk's lifetime of achievement The Northern Miner Trish Saywell, John Cumming
Best Series of Articles
Prevention in Practice Canadian Family Physician Neil R. Bell, Kathryn Taylor
CMAJ: Best News Series CMAJ Wendy Glauser, Roger Collier
Healthy Workplace Foodservice and Hospitality Amy Bostock, Chris Powell, Sarah B. Hood
Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges/What will Ontario do with more lawyers?/Ryerson's law school proposal headed to ministry Law Times Anita Balakrishnan, Gabrielle Giroday
Cannabis médical: Ce que dit maintenant la science Profession Santé Marika Vachon-Plante, Éric Grenier
The best places to practise medicine in Canada The Medical Post Colin Leslie, Tristan Bronca
Falling through the cracks / Some provinces offer partial fixes to medical residency shortfall University Affairs Wendy Glauser, Léo Charbonneau
Best How-to Article or Series of Articles
Help your client prepare to write a will Advisor's Edge Michelle Schriver, Mark Burgess
Assurer un client après la maladie Conseiller Hélène Roulot-Ganzmann, Christine Bouthillier
Blueprint to Foodservice Convenience & Carwash Canada Meline Beach, Angela Altass
Section Investir - Marijuana : le marché est-il dopé? Les Affaires Dominique Beauchamp, François Pouliot
How to Manage your Classroom Environment Professionally Speaking Lisa Van De Geyn, Kristin Doucet
How to Implement BPGs as a BPSO Registered Nurse Journal Lesley Young, Victoria Alarcon, Kimberley Kearsey
Seven Teaching Tips for Your Classroom University Affairs Joyce Woods, Dana Sawchuk, Kim Hellemans, Conrad van Dyk, Chris McDonald, R. Sri Ranjan, Victoria Wyatt, Anqi Shen
The Minister of Everything Pivot, CPA Canada Guillaume Simoneau, Adam Cholewa
Fractionner la classe de maths Pour parler profession Matthew Liteplo, Studio 141
Beyond the History Books Professionally Speaking Markian Lozowchuk, Studio 141, Leata Lekushoff
Design Like a Mother Canadian Architect Elsa Lam
The ministry of loneliness Canadian Family Physician Nicholas Pimlott
"In 2018, the pressure's on" & "Radical changes coming to tailings management" Canadian Mining Journal Alisha Hiyate
Withdrawal of Saudi trainees exposes vulnerability of Canadian health care CMAJ M. Hashim Khan, Nadine Abdullah, Matthew B. Stanbrook
Apocalypse postantibiotique - Sortir du modèle hospitalo-centriste - L'alcool, le nouvel ennemi Profession Santé Éric Grenier
University Affairs Newsletter University Affairs Anqi Shen, Tara Siebarth
The Workplace Issue Canadian Lawyer Nathan Hackett, Bill Hunter
The Interview Issue PrecedentJD Sam Island, Gilbert Li
Burnout The Medical Post Justin Poulsen, Nancy Peterman, Erin McPhee
Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
The Future of Audit Pivot, CPA Canada Adam Cholewa
The Most Important Meeting of Your Life Pivot, CPA Canada Adam Cholewa
The Interview Issue PrecedentJD Gilbert Li
November 2018 Issue University Affairs Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
The Urbanism Issue Azure Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordonez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Erin Donnelly
Ground 43: Legacy Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly Lorraine Johnson, Noel Nanton, Todd Smith, Julius Aquino, Shannon Baker, Trish Clarke, Jasper Flores, Eric Gordon, Ruthanne Henry, Vincent Javet, Eric Klaver, James MacDonald Nelson, Katie Strang, Andrew Taylor, Dalia Todary-Michael, Jane Welsh.
The Future of Audit Pivot, CPA Canada Staff & Contributors
The Most Important Meeting of Your Life Pivot, CPA Canada Staff & Contributors
The Mental Health Issue Precedent Magazine Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger, Gilbert Li
Best Issue - University Affairs University Affairs Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Anqi Shen, Pascale Castonguay, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
Feb/March 2018 Issue Vertical Magazine Mike Reyno, Oliver Johnson, Jen Colven, Elan Head, Dayna Fedy
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National Magazine Awards: B2B Luncheon Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Hosted by Peter McNeil One King West Hotel 1 King Street West, Toronto, ON Tickets on sale at nmab2b.com/tickets.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, and KCK Global. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision, PUSH Media, TC Transcontinental Printing and Magazines Canada.
This year's NMA: B2B judges volunteered their time and industry knowledge, reading and evaluating hundreds of entries; our sincerest thanks!
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