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Smart Meetings Magazine Wins Prestigious Maggie Award

Publication Also Earned Finalist Designation in Four Additional Categories

Sausalito, Calif. (May 4, 2011) – Smart Meetings magazine, the premier publication in the meetings niche, is pleased to announce its 2011 Maggie Award for Techno Files, in the Best Regularly Featured Department, Section or Column/Trade category. The column focuses on technology innovations and issues for an audience of 40,000 meeting professionals nationwide.
The Maggies are awarded annually by the Western Publishing Association and honor the best magazines published in the western United States. The column was judged on criteria such as appropriateness of content to audience, consistent style and tone, clear focus, interesting and lively content and the possibility of each sample standing alone.

In addition to its Maggie for Techno Files, the publication earned a Finalist designation in four other categories: Best Non-Paid/Trade (circ. under 50,000), Best Web or Digital Edition Article/Trade; Best Web or Digital Publication Blog/Trade & Consumer; and Special Theme Issue/Trade.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition from such a respected publishing industry source,” said Marin Bright, Founder and Publisher of Smart Meetings. “It validates the service we provide to our readers, who consistently rank us the No. 1 meetings magazine.”

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Smart Meetings is a division of Bright Business Media, LLC, a woman-owned multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. It publishes Smart Meetings magazine in print, online and in digital formats. In addition to hosting, the company holds a series of highly successful one- and three-day live networking events throughout the year.


Carolyn Koenig
Editorial Director


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