'Inspire' wins top international award for magazines
MarCom gives platinum award to alumni publication
The College of Education and Human Ecology’s 2013 alumni magazine, Inspire, has been chosen by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals as one of the top magazines in its international MarCom competition. The association gave the magazine its Platinum Award for the third year in a row.
The magazine’s theme was “Live the Hope: Improving our economy by empowering all people.” It was coedited by Janet Ciccone and Gemma McLuckie, both communications directors in EHE’s Office of Advancement.
McLuckie also received a feature writing gold award for her article, “On the highway to success: Career and technical education matches workers to employer needs.” Ciccone received an honorary mention for “The ed tech revolution: Taming the technology that leverages the economy.” Kamilah King, associate editor, also received an honorary mention for “Pumping up the nation’s economy: A healthy workforce is golden for the United States.”
Inspire was produced by senior graphic designer Mary Meyers, publications photographer Jo McCulty and associate editor Pamela Hill, all Marketing Communications, Office of University Relations. OSU UniPrint printed the 91,000 copies Mailing Services sent to college alumni, donors, partners and deans of colleges of education nationwide.
MarCom judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. The international competition attracted more than 6,500 entries this year.