Leader's Edge

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“No other organization has won so many gold (awards) in one year, and this is the first time Leader’s Edge has taken the gold for a feature article. From strikingly flawless covers to compelling text, Leader’s Edge is what every publication aspires to be and what every publishing professional aspires to create—no matter the industry or audience. It can compete alongside the top consumer titles any day of the week. Leader’s Edge is truly in a class by itself.”
—The Judges, Society of National Association Publications

About Leader´s Edge

Leader´s Edge magazine is published 10 times a year by Productivity Plus, a subsidiary of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. It first started publishing in January 2004.

Our Readers

Leader’s Edge serves commercial property-casualty brokers and group benefits consultants. Its readership sells 80% of the commercial property-casualty insurance in the U.S. and half of all group benefits insurance. No other insurance publication targets this influential and affluent group of readers. Our readers must have at least $5 million in revenues (about $35 million in premium sold) to qualify for a subscription.

Our Staff

Rick Pullen—Editor in Chief
Leslie Werstein Hann—Managing Editor
Maureen Brody—News Editor, Copy Chief
Ted Lopez—Creative Director
Pat Wade—Business Manager
Jacquetta Williams—Circulation Director

Our Mission

OUR MISSION: The Ultimate "Get" In Insurance Journalism
WE GET: The interview. Behind the story. The point of view others don´t.
WE GO DEEP: Analysis. Attitude. Scrutiny. Perspective. Humor.
WE SHEBANG: Regulatory updates. Carrier networking opportunities. Broker news.
WE WRAP: Sharp-edged writing. Cool graphics. Clear, accessible design.
YOU GET: A great read.
YOUR FIRM GETS: A competitive edge.

Awards

In the 30 years of Association Media & Publishing’s Awards, Leader’s Edge magazine continues to set precedents.

  • The only publication to ever win two Extra! Awards for cutting edge innovation in magazine publishing (2008).
  • The only publication to win four gold Excel Awards in a single year (2008).
  • The only publication to win two Excel Gold Design Excellence Awards in a single year (2010).

In 2010 Leader’s Edge won more Excel Awards than any year in its publishing history—three golds, a bronze and a silver.

In 2009 Leader’s Edge won a gold Excel Award for general excellence from Association Media & Publishing (formerly The Society of National Association Publications). It also won two of three feature story writing awards—a silver and bronze.

This followed an unprecedented year in 2008 when it won four gold Excel Awards—a first in the history of the Society of National Association Publications 28-year history of giving awards.

In commenting on the year’s winning entries, the judges singled out Leader’s Edge saying, “No other organization has won so many gold (awards) in one year, and this is the first time Leader’s Edge has taken the gold for a feature article. From strikingly flawless covers to compelling text, Leader’s Edge is what every publication aspires to be and what every publishing professional aspires to create – no matter the industry or audience. It can compete alongside the top consumer titles any day of the week. Leader’s Edge is truly in a class by itself.”

2010—Gold Excel Award—Design Excellence--Association Media & Publishing
2010—Gold Excel Award—Design Excellence--Association Media & Publishing (This is not a typo. We won twice!)
2010—Gold Excel Award—Cover Design--Association Media & Publishing
2010—Silver Excel Award—General Excellence--Association Media & Publishing
2010—Bronze Excel Award—Feature--Writing--Association Media & Publishing

2009—Gold Excel Award—General Excellence--Association Media & Publishing
2009—Silver Excel Award—Feature Writing--Association Media & Publishing
2009—Bronze Excel Award—Feature--Writing--Association Media & Publishing

2008 EXTRA! Award for cutting edge innovation. In recognition of winning an unprecedented four gold EXCEL awards in a single year. The only publication to do so in the 28-year history of the Society of National Association Publications awards.
2008 Gold Excel Award—Feature Writing—Society of National Association Publications
2008 Gold Excel Award—General Excellence—Society of National Association Publications
2008 Gold Excel Award—Cover PhotographySociety of National Association Publications
2008 Gold Excel Award—Design—Society of National Association Publications

2008 Bronze “Ozzie” Award—Best Cover—Folio Magazine

2007 EXTRA! Award for cutting edge innovation, the Society of National Association Publications
2007 Silver Excel Award—Design—Society of National Association Publications

2006 Bronze Excel Award—Design—the Society of National Association Publications.
2006 Bronze “Ozzie” Design Award, Folio Magazine
2006 Silver “Eddie” Editorial Award, Folio Magazine

2004 Gold “Eddie” Award, Folio Magazine
2004“Ozzie” Award, best designed start-up magazine, Folio magazine.
Awards for Media Kit
2004 American Graphic Design Award, Leader’s Edge, from Graphic Design usa.
2004 American Graphic Design Award, Media Kit, from Graphic Design usa.
2004 Gold Medal Award for Leader’s Edge stationary from Neenah Paper.

 

 

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