Sept. 23, 2020 (Santa Rosa, Calif.) – On September 21, 2020, Folio: magazine announced winners of its annual Eddie & Ozzie Awards, which provide media executives the opportunity to showcase their best editorial content, designs, marketing initiatives, digital products, and people. This year’s list of winning creators and designers was narrowed down from more than 2,500 entries.
Spirited magazine, a national trade publication for the alcohol beverage industry, won two of the categories in which it was nominated, and was awarded Honorable Mention in two others. Spirited took awards for Best Full Issue, B2B Food & Beverage (January/February 2020) and Best Single Article, B2B Food & Beverage (“The Good Earth,” July/August 2019). Honorable mentions were again in Best Single Article (“Smoke Screen,” March/April 2020) and Best Feature Design (“Love at First Sight,” November/December 2019).
“It’s amazing to be recognized this way,” says Spirited Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Russell. “Spirited was founded in 2017 to spotlight how much alcohol beverage categories—wine, distilled spirits, beer, and hard cider—have in common and to foster collaboration, not competition. These awards show we’re successfully delivering that message.”
In its first three years of eligibility, Spirited won five Folio: awards; this year’s haul brings the total to seven. Last year, the magazine won Best Full Issue, B2B Food Service/Hotel (January/February 2019); Best Single Article, B2B Food & Beverage (“Get It Right the First Time,” July/August 2018); and Best Overall Art Direction, B2B. In 2018, Spirited won Best Single Article B2B Food & Beverage (“Going Green,” July/August 2017) and in 2017, Spirited took home the award for Best Full Issue B2B Epicurean (May/June 2017).
“We are thrilled to be recognized once again for our editorial excellence,” says Steve Childs, Spirited’s Publisher. “Winning these awards reinforces why Spirited has been able to become a significant voice in the alcohol beverage industry in just three short years, and we are grateful to our readers and advertisers for taking this journey with us.”
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