Wells Media Group’s newest publication for property/casualty insurance industry, Carrier Management, is making its mark in the publishing world, garnering three honors at last week’s 2014 Eddie and Ozzie Awards.
Wells Media Group’s Insurance Journal also scored a win.
The awards are given annually by media company Folio to honor the best editorial and design work in the magazine and publishing industry.
Wells Media Group submitted a total of four entries for consideration and all four were finalists.
Insurance Journal Editor-in-Chief Andrea Wells won in the “Eddie” category Business-to-Business Single Article: Banking/Business/ Finance for the article “E&O Dangers for Agents” in the November 2013 edition of Insurance Journal magazine.
Carrier Management, which targets C-suite executives, nabbed the top prize in the editorial category, Business-to-Business Series of Articles: General Interest, for the series of articles, “Making P/C Operations Work: From Calm Multitaskers to Maniacs with a Passion,” published in the February 2014.
The award-winning Carrier Management article series by Senior Editor Susanne Sclafane profiled executives who held the title chief operating officer or chief operations officer at RLI, QBE, Farmers, Markel Corp. and Endurance Specialty Holdings during the first quarter of 2014, and also provided the views of executive recruiters on what it takes to be a P/C insurance carrier COO.
In addition to winning that “Eddie,” Carrier Management received an honorable mention in the new magazine “Ozzie” design category, Business-to-Business: Design, New Magazine, and honorable mention in a second “Eddie” category, Business-to-Business Full Issue: Banking/ Business/ Finance. Both honors were for the Winter 2014 edition.
The design team for Carrier Management is headed by Guy Boccia, vice president of design at Wells Media.
According to Folio, more than 230 awards were handed to business-to-business, consumer and association publications.
“Everyone at Wells Media takes pride in these awards that were won in some very competitive categories by our talented editors and designers,” said Andrew Simpson, vice president of content for Wells Media, the San Diego-based publisher of Insurance Journal and Carrier Management.
COO profiles included in Carrier Management’s award-winning series of articles include:
- What It Takes to Be a P/C Insurer COO: Executive Recruiter Views
- Does Your Company Need a COO?
- RLI’s Michael Stone: Managing People is the Key to COO Role
- QBE’s Sue Harnett: Leading a Transformation
- Endurance Specialty’s Catherine Kalaydjian: Thriving With Change
- Markel’s Michael Crowley: Former Broker COO Deepening Carrier Sales Culture
- From the Front Lines to the C-Suite: Farmers David Travers
San Diego, Calif.-based Wells Media Group serves the property/casualty insurance industry. In addition to Carrier Management website and magazine, its services include national and regional Insurance Journal magazines; the P/C insurance industry’s leading website, InsuranceJournal.com; a website, www.ClaimsJournal.com, for P/C claims professionals; an online database of available P/C markets, www.MyNewMarkets.com; a media site featuring insurance industry videos and podcasts, www.InsuranceJournal.TV; and the Academy of Insurance, an online learning center for P/C insurance professionals.
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