CLEVELAND, Ohio - Paperitalo Publications LLC, the online media leader in the worldwide pulp and paper industry, has been honored for editorial excellence by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI).
Paperitalo was recognized by the Tabbies International B2B Magazine Competition for column writing as CEO and Executive Editor Jim Thompson's Nip Impressions column was a winner in the Regular Column category. Other winning publications in this category were Engineering & Technology Magazine, Fleet Maintenance, Atlantic Business Magazine and Behavioral Healthcare Magazine.
Thompson has written his Nip Impressions column for nearly 15 years, and Nip Impressions is the top-ranked website in the worldwide pulp and paper industry, according to Alexa - which provides analytical insights to benchmark and compare businesses on the web - with fellow Paperitalo publication PaperMoney checking in at No. 2.
"We are honored to be recognized for editorial excellence by a quality international business-to-business organization such as Trade, Association and Business Publications International," said Steve Roush, vice president and publisher and editor of Paperitalo Publications. "We constantly strive to be first in pulp and paper industry news and give our numerous loyal readers quality and timely content. Jim Thompson's Nip Impressions columns have been eagerly read by industry professionals for close to two decades now, and we congratulate Jim for this well-deserved honor."
The 2016 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and South Africa.
Paul J. Heney, the president of TABPI, commended Paperitalo Publications and its staff, saying, "Let me be the first to congratulate you on winning a 2016 Tabbie Award. With more than 400 editorial and design entries from across the globe, your being a finalist and award-winner is certainly an impressive achievement, one that your whole publication should take pride in."
The 13th-year editorial and design competition was open to English-language B2B publications worldwide, published at least three times per year, as well as B2B online-only publications.
"We saw a great deal of diversity this year as compared to some past competitions, as far as what countries the submissions were coming from," Heney said. "And we saw a bigger mix of publications that won an award. We still have a lot of great titles that win year after year, but the competition seems to be stepping up, too. It's inspiring to see the level of excellence in B2B editorial and design that's being put out today. I think it's as high as we've ever seen it."