RedPoint wins 3 AMPA awards
RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions was honoured March 14, 2013, when two of its publications, Avenue Calgary and WestJet up!, took home a total of three awards at the annual Alberta Magazine Publishers Association gala.
Avenue won gold in the Best Cover category, for the March 2012 annual Best Restaurants issue (shown above) featuring a photo by staff photographer Jared Sych. The five-day photo shoot took place in the then-vacant office that is now RedPoint’s headquarters. It featured a “Last Supper” concept that came from the mind of Avenue Executive Editor Jennifer Hamilton.
The Avenue Calgary team also received the silver award for Best Digital Presence. Taking home this award was affirmation that Avenue content is reaching readers across multiple platforms including the web, social media and newsletters.
Meanwhile, WestJet’s up! magazine was recognized with a silver award for Feature Writing. The award honoured the story “Small is Beautiful” by writer Zac Unger, published in October 2012.
“We are so proud of our amazing creative team. They work incredibly hard, and we are thankful for the recognition from AMPA,” said RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions President Pete Graves. “Our goal is to create stories that are relevant and engage our readers, and these awards are confirmation to our entire team that we are meeting those objectives.”
Added RedPoint Creative Director Anders Knudsen: “We want to share this with our wonderful and loyal readers, and thank them for their support.”
RedPoint’s Senior Web Editor, Allison McNeely, said the recognition is inspiring. “I’m so proud of the Avenue team for the work we have done on the website over the past year, and it is lovely to be recognized by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association,” McNeely said. “We are inspired to keep working hard to be the best online resource for Calgarians on living the best life in their city.”
Great writing is what magazines are all about, added up! Editor Deb Cummings. “This win, plus the five nominations up! garnered at AMPA, are wonderful recognitions of compelling travel writing on so many fronts — from rollicking adventure tales and beefy service packages to news shorts,” Cummings said. “Zac was a natural fit for this quirky assignment, and delivered a piece that combined whimsy with a trend. We’re thrilled that this fine storyteller was recognized.”