Today’s Garden Center Wins 2nd National Award in Three Years

For the second time in three years, Today’s Garden Center earned the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) national “Multi-Platform Presentation of the Year” honor. Editors Richard Jones, Sara Tambascio and Jennifer Polanz were recognized for the brand’s “Steal This Idea” program.

“Steal This Idea,” a feature that shares successful ideas gleaned from independent garden centers, has grown from a short feature in Today’s Garden Center eNews to a year-round program incorporating the print magazine, webinars and trade shows and conferences across the U.S.

ASBPE’s “Multi-Platform Presentation of the Year” is one of two premier digital content awards, along with “Website of the Year.” Today’s Garden Center also won the award in 2009 and was a runner up in 2010.

Other Meister Media award winners this year at ASBPE:

  • Greenhouse Grower, Today’s Garden Center sister publication, garnered ASBPE’s Silver Award for best “Special Supplement.” Managing editor Kevin Yanik’s “Peat Report” addressed both sides of the controversy surrounding the sustainability of peat moss as a horticultural growing media.
  • Three Meister graphic designers won National AZBEE Design Awards. Brad Kish earned a Silver Award for his work on the “Greenhouse Grower Peat Report Cover,” Patrick Brickman collected a Gold Award for “Today’s Garden Center – Contents Page,” and Tyler Hatch earned a Gold Award for the Computer Generated Front Cover of Cotton International Magazine’s “Meetings of the Minds” Issue. The competition in the latter category alone pitted Cotton International’s cover against 26 other National finalists. Meister Media’s Creative Services design team has been recognized 13 times since 1999 for excellence in print design for business publications.