min’s 2012 Editorial & Design Award Winners Include a ‘Thing’

By Steve Cohn

This morning (Nov. 14), min presented its fourth Editorial & Design Awards at a breakfast in New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Among the most graphic was Popular Mechanics‘ app-winning Re-Engineering the Human, with a "helping hand" reminiscent of The Addams Family‘s "Thing." For the record, the issue (print version shown here) was April 2012–not the ghoulish October.

Graphic in a different way was Firehouse‘s b2b app-winning display of–naturally–a smouldering building.

Here are the other winners:


Best Launch
FamilyFun Kids (consumer)

Most Improved Publication
Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel (consumer)

Single Magazine Issue
Farm Journal/Seed Guide (b2b)

Profile or Q&A
Entertainment Weekly/Brad Pitt "Uncensored" (consumer)
Executive Travel/Korn Ferry–Los Angeles (b2b)

Investigative/Technical Article
Self magazine/The Stranger Reading Your X-Ray (consumer)
Insurance NewsNet/American Injustice (b2b)

Special Supplement
FamilyFun/Create and Learn (consumer)
Automotive News/A Century of Chevrolet: The Stories that Shaped an Icon (b2b)

Single Article (consumer)

     Health & Fitness
Self magazine/Why Exercise Will Make You Happy

O (Oprah)/Hiding in Plain Sight

Southern Living/The Ultimate Southern Thanksgiving Cookbook

Oryx/Stockholm to Oslo

Success/American Comebacks

Scholastic Parent & Child/100 Greatest Books for Kids

Single Article (news/b2b)
InformationWeek/TechWeb GM’s U-Turn

Single Magazine Issue  (consumer)

      Health & Fitness
Fit Pregnancy/The Weight Issue/Why Exercise Will Make You Happy

Food & Wine/French Classics

Time/2011 Person of the Year ("The Protester")

Redbook/What Do Women Want?

      Business/General Interest
Forbes/400 Richest Americans

Cooking Light/Chicken of the Year! (consumer)
The Rotarian/How to Claw Your Way to a Top Fundraiser (b2b)

Sports Illustrated/Point After (consumer)
Insurance & Technology/From the Editor: Why Is IT So Hard? (b2b)

Advice Column
Redbook/WhysGuy (consumer)

Garden & Gun/The Call of the Hunt (consumer)

Print/Online Coverage (single)
Food & Wine/Star Chefs’ Dream Recipes (consumer)
The Rotarian/Inconvenient Truths About Poverty (b2b)

Oryx/Insight (consumer)
Insurance NewsNet (b2b)



Magazine Redesign
Parents/March 2012 (consumer)

Magazine Design/Single Issue/Custom Publication
Coastal Living/March 2012 (consumer)
Executive Travel (India)/September 2011 (b2b)

New Publication Design
Recoil (Source Interlink Media; consumer)
IEEE Consumer Electronics magazine (b2b)

Photo Gallery
Food & Wine/The Art of Summer Cooking (consumer)
The Rotarian/In the Moment with [photographer] Harry Benson (b2b)

Online Features/Section Design
People.com/Red Carpet Spotlight (consumer)
UBM TechWeb and IBM’s Infographic/Smarter CMOs Driving More IT Decisions (b2b)

MediaKit Marketing Materials
Med Ad News [UBM Canon] 2012 Media Kit (b2b)

App Design
Sports Illustrated (consumer)



Digital Magazine Editoion
Fitness/May 2012 (consumer)
Electronic Design (Penton)/Technology Takes London’s Olympics to the Cutting Edge of Performance (b2b)

Special Section/Microsite
♦ Fairchild Fashion Media/CFDA–Dedicated Page (consumer)
Advanced Trading/Take a Tour of Bloomberg Tradebook’s Trading Floor in Manhattan (b2b)

Best E-Newsletter
People.com/Red Carpet Series (consumer)
Bloomberg/Bloomberg Briefs (b2b)

♦ Harper’s Bazaar/The Girl Behind the Brand (consumer)
Network Computing/A Brief Introduction to OpenFlow (b2b)

Use of Social Media
InStyle.com (consumer)

Allure.com/Daily Beauty Reporter Blog (consumer)
UBM TechWeb/John Verity’s IT Software Community (b2b)

Online Column
 Hearst Magazines Digital Media/Designer Registry Trade Secrets (consumer)
Byte/Bob Guccione, Jr.: Why I Don’t Have a Facebook Page (b2b)

Editorial Series
Travel + Leisure/The State of America’s Airports (consumer)
InformationWeek/Does the Cloud Pay Off? (b2b)

Feature Article
Entertainment Weekly/Republican vs. Democrat TV: Lefties Want Comedy; Right-Wingers Want Work (consumer)
CIo.com/RIM CEO on What Went Wrong and the Future of BlackBerry (b2b)

Single Article
Fortune/Fast and Furious (consumer)
♦ Advanced Trading/What Went Wrong with J.P. Morgan’s $2 Billion Hedge? (b2b)

Web Site Design
People.com/Red Carpet Spotlight: Caught in the Act, and Real Beauties (consumer)
♦ Reed Business Information/Xpert HR (b2b)

Web Site Redesign
Elle.com (June 2012; consumer)
EDN.com (b2b)

Video Program
Entertainment Weekly/EW at 2012 ComicCon (July 2012; consumer)
♦ Cygnus Business Media/Mass Transit TV Network (b2b)

Repackaging of Archived Content
Coastal Living/View of the Day (consumer)
♦ American Hometown Media/Just a Pinch Media (b2b)


We also inducted these seven distinguished executives into min‘s Editorial & Design Hall of Fame:

Gayle Butler (Better Homes and Gardens editor-in-chief/chief content officer)
Chris Dixon (Vanity Fair design director)
Sid Evans (Time Inc. Lifestyle Group editor)
Robert Ivy (American Institute of Architects executive VP/chief executive officer)
Richard David Story (Departures editor-in-chief)
Jerry Tarde (Golf Digest editor-in-chief)
Kate White (1998-2012 Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief)

We thank Kate White for co-presenting the Editorial & Design Awards along with min group publisher Diane Schwartz, editor-in-chief Steve Cohn and senior editor Michelle Manafy.