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Playboy cover gets animated

Partnership primes preschoolers

Virtual closet stocks major retailer

Custom communities as models of efficiency

A shining career

Team finds "what’s next" today

Widget redefines the field

Brainy Web competition goes viral

Slick publication makes TV listings sexy

Elegant ads invite interaction

App marries makeup with environmental advocacy

Virtual home draws leisurely tours

Time Inc. brands light up red carpet

A contest with an eye for design

People goes country for the fabric of our lives

Online hunt targets readers

Celebrity lounge builds buzz for Comic-Con

A magazine that becomes fully yours

Personalized content

Jell-O get the glam treatment

min's 2009 Integrated Marketing Awards and Sweet 16: Celebrating Resilience

Oh, what a year it’s been. With the economy continuing to wreak havoc on the magazine advertising ecosystem, the industry has been convulsed by double-digit ad-page drops, massive downsizings and closings of publications that once showed great promise.

As budgets shrank, marketers were forced to limit their campaigns to two or three platforms as opposed to four or five. Yet even under these difficult conditions, creativity remained uncompromised; and innovation, as packaged by magazine marketers and clients, persevered and prevailed. New ideas were the driving engine behind most of the past year’s most memorable integrated efforts.

In light of such challenges, min was especially proud to toast the winners of its 2009 Integrated Marketing Awards at a special event at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Sept. 16. Sharing the stage with the IMA winners were min’s 2009 Sweet 16 honorees, a group composed of the industry’s leading media buyers and brand marketers who champion magazine brands. In a climate of digital-centric initiatives and media fragmentation, their influence cannot be underestimated. —Iris Dorbian

Read the Digital Edition of min’s Integrated Marketing Awards & Sweet 16 Issue.

See images from min’s 2009 IMA and Sweet 16 breakfast event in NYC.

min's Sweet 16
min's Sweet 16

Custom Publishing Project

Marketing Matters - Gear Head Issue 4

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Integrated Media -  30 days of Fashion 2008
  • Midwest Living - Michigan Travel Ideas 2009
  • People Magazine -  “People Celebrates the Holidays with Kraft”
  • Successful Meetings (Nielsen Business Media) - South Africa Meeting & Incentive Planner’s Guide


Customized Web Site/Microsite & Swiffer - Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things
TechWeb – Internet Evolution

Honorable Mentions:

  • Scholastic Inc. - Scholastic and Target: Dream in Color
  • The Knot Inc. - State Farm Hot Topics Center: Engaged, Nesting & Expecting
  • People en Español - Bellos 51 Program



Hearst Integrated Media: "Infiniti House of Inspiration"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Farm Journal Media - Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour
  • Jobson Medical Information LLC -Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit
  • National Geographic Global Media - Shell Innovations in Energy
  • Reed Business Information - Consulting - Specifying Engineers 40 Under 40 Program
  • Women's Health/Men's Health, Rodale - Women's Health Are You Game? Event


Multiple Magazine Titles

Hearst Integrated Media - Sears: ReImagine You

Honorable Mention:

  • Rodale Inc. - Tylenol Smart & Simple 2008 Tylenol Feel Better Program


New Event Program

Cosmopolitan - Cosmopolitan StarLaunch-Search for the Next Fun Fearless Female Rockstar

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entrepreneur Media Inc – Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2008 & Growth 2.0 Conference
  • House Beautiful – The House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2008
  • People Magazine  – PEOPLE Red Carpet Fun Run
  • Teen Vogue, Condé Nast Publications - Teen Vogue Haute Spot
  • Washingtonian Magazine - The 2008 Best Of Washington
  • Wired - Smart Home – Smart Home: Green & Wired-Honda Program



Playboy - got2b

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cooking Light & - Dinner Tonight Program for Unilever
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Martha Stewart Wedding's Snap-Able Issue


Print TV/Radio Bundle

Gourmet Magazine – Gourmet Diary of a Foodie

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Express Publishing and Time Inc. - Travel + Leisure City Guides for Infiniti
  • Hearst – Sears: Re-Imagine You
  • Starcom USA - Rice Krispies "Childhood is Calling"



Starcom MediaVest Group - Herbal Essences "Tressed to Impress"

Honorable Mention:

  • National Geographic Global Media – Goldman Saches Eden at the End of the World


Print/Web Program/Online Program

Elle - Fall Programs 2008
Cooking Light & - Dinner Tonight Program for Unilever

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Express Publishing and Time Inc. - Travel + Leisure City Guides for Infiniti
  • Hearst Integrated Media - 30 Days of Home 2008
  • Rodale, Inc  - Bicycling's Tour de France
  • Time Inc. Corporate Sales and Marketing - THINK. THINK AGAIN
  • Wenner Media - Garage Retreat Program for Mobil 1


Retail/Merchandising Tie-In

Newsweek - Newsweek/Target Retote Program

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Integrated Media - 30 Days of Beauty 2008
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – Estee Lauder & Martha Stewart Living - Recipe for Living Beautifully


Social Media Program and Sprint – Entrepreneur Connect™

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cisco and BusinessWeek - Business Exchange Partnership
  • Federated Media - American Express OPEN Forum
  • Successful Farming - Farmers for the Future


Special Advertorial Section

Wenner Media: Us Weekly and Rolling Stone - Wenner Media & Showtime Present: "Dexter Weekly" and "Dexter"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Integrated Media - 30 Days of Beauty
  • Hearst Integrated Media - Infiniti House of Inspiration
  • Midwest Living - Tastes of Ohio
  • National Geographic Global Media – Mass Mutual
  • National Geographic Global Media - Siemens: Answers for the Environment



The Parenting Group - Parenting’s Family Road Trip

Honorable Mentions:

  • National Geographic Global Media - Purell Hands-On Explorer Challenge
  • Reader's Digest - Reader's Digest Presents the Dove Self-Esteem Contest


Total Integrated Program

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia And My M&M's: "Your Holiday, Your Way"
Meredith Corporation - Kenmore Country Escapes

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Express Publishing and Time Inc. - Travel + Leisure City Guides for Infiniti
  • Forbes - Intelligent Investing with Steve Forbes
  • House Beautiful - The House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2008
  • Sports Illustrated Group -  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 24/7
  • Successful Farming - Farmers for the Future
  • Vogue - Clairol & Vogue Perfect 10
  • Women's Health/Men's Health, Rodale - Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival


Total Integrated Program for Launch

Turnstile Publishing - [Re]launching Golfweek

Honorable Mention:

  • Washingtonian Magazine - Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled


The Wow! Award

Hearst Integrated Media – 30 Days of Fashion 2008
TechWeb – Data Center of the Future

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Express Publishing and Time Inc.  - Travel + Leisure City Guides for Infiniti
  • Hanley Wood LLC  – The Site Commander
  • Hearst Integrated Media - Infiniti House of Inspiration


Top Integrated Marketing Executive

Erick Neher, Vice President of Marketing Hearst Integrated Media
Risa Crandall, Vice President/Publisher, Scholastic Parents Media

Honorable Mentions:

  • Simon Leslie, Publishing Director of Ink Publishing
  • Thom Allcock, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing for Wenner Media


min's Sweet 16

  • Alina Goncalves, Partner/Associate Director, Exchange for MindShare
  • Alison Giordano, VP, Global Sponsorships, MasterCard International
  • Bill Stabile, Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Siemens
  • Carolyn Dubi, SVP, Director of Print, Initiative
  • Carolyn Klein, Senior Director of Media, Vonage
  • Donna Bruce, Purchasing Group Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Ginger Taylor-White, Print Services Director, Carat
  • Jeffrey Holecko, North American Media Manager, Kimberly Clark
  • Josh Martin, VP/Director of Emerging Media for ID Media
  • Judi Tannenbaum, Media Manager, IBM
  • Karen Finelli, VP, Group Magazine Director for Zenith
  • Katie Pariseau, Marketing Manager, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Advanced Micro Devices
  • Kelly Patterson,  Media Supervisor, MC Media
  • Len Fogge, Executive Vice President, Creating, Marketing, Research and Digital Media, Showtime Networks
  • Melissa Odenbach, Associate Media Director, Starcom Worldwide
  • Michael Keaveny, Media Supervisor, Razorfish