Construction Media Alliance announces 2019 winners
The Construction Media Alliance – a network of construction industry journalists, publishers and communicators – has named the winners of its 2019 Editorial and Marketing Communications Awards. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry peers based on criteria set by the group’s volunteer-led awards committee. Entries were considered from April 2018 through July 2019.
“There’s great enthusiasm for the industry among this year’s participants, as well as an understanding of the critical role we all play in the community – from manufacturing to labor to advocacy,” says Bill Elverman, volunteer, Construction Media Alliance and owner/vice president at PKA Marketing. “We saw weighty examinations of safety, inspiring calls for workforce development – as well as strong product marketing and corporate communications. Many of the categories were closer than they’ve been in voting in the three years we’ve done the awards, and we look forward to it becoming even more competitive every year.”
2019 Construction Media Alliance Editorial Award Winners
- Best Column: “Editor at Large” – Compact Equipment magazine (Keith Gribbins, editor)
- Best Editorial Feature: “Big Wheels, Big Worries” – Engineering News-Record (Scott Van Voorhis, Thomas F. Armistead and Bruce Buckley).
- Best Editorial Series: “Extreme Construction” – Engineering News Record (Scott Blair)
- Best Single Issue: “Special Report: Death by Trench” – June 2018 issue of Equipment World Magazine (Equipment World Staff)
- Best Website: ConstructionExec.com (Construction Executive magazine).
2019 Construction Media Alliance Marketing Award Winners:
- Best video: National Asphalt Pavement Association “Work Zone Safety is Your Responsibility Too“
- Best Social Media: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 (Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)).
- Best PR and Media Relations Campaign: Sage Oil Vac (Agency: Lessing-Flynn)
- Best Content Marketing: NCCER – #DiscoverMore; Build Your Future (BYF)
- Best Ad: NCCER – “The Voice Ad – Restoring the Dignity of Work”
Tudor Van Hampton Award for Editorial Excellence
Bill Wilson, current editor-in-chief at Railway Track & Structures, won the second-annual Tudor Van Hampton award for editorial excellence in recognition of his work covering transportation infrastructure in his previous role as editorial director at Roads & Bridges magazine.
A special award aimed at honoring a single journalist’s body of work within the entry period, the Tudor Van Hampton Award for Editorial Excellence honors the memory of Tudor Van Hampton, a longtime construction industry journalist and managing editor with Engineering News-Record who passed away in February 2017. All entry fees for this award are donated to charity in Van Hampton’s name, as well as the name of the winner.
This year, the Construction Media Alliance will donate $1,000.00 to the Indianapolis chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Engelbert Baum Industry Person of the Year Award
New in the 2019 awards program, the Engelbert Baum Person of the Year award is named after Engelbert Baum, the longtime publisher and titan of construction media who passed away in August 2018.
“Engelbert, a passionate advocate for the industry, marked his career by a constant drive for excellence, dedication to the construction media community and unrelenting spirit of generosity,” says Ken Singer, publisher, Baum Publications. “He epitomized the camaraderie that the Construction Media Alliance advances, and he would be honored that the Person of the Year Award will carry his name.”
The winner of the inaugural award is Pat Monroe, the longtime public relations manager for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Monroe retired in December of 2019 and was nominated for her commitment to the industry, her willingness to help others along the way, and her support of the construction trade media during her time at AEM. Monroe was nominated by her colleagues at AEM, and seconded by longtime construction industry editors such as Greg Sitek, Marcia Gruver Doyle and Mike Osenga.
“Pat was also willing to help marketers along the way, always had the best interest of the industry at heart and was a vital supporter of the Construction Media Alliance and its predecessor, the Construction Writer’s Association,” says Elverman.
The Construction Media Alliance and Baum Publications will honor Monroe with donations of $500 each for a total of $1,000 to a to-be-determined industry program/charity of Monroe’s choosing.
“And that’s what we’re really trying to do with this association and this awards program – celebrate excellence while also giving back to the construction community that gives us all so much,” concludes Elverman.