CSP Earns 9 Azbee Awards of Excellence

Publication recognized for news analysis, print and web design, and more
CSP wins ASBPE Azbee Awards of Excellence
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CSP was awarded nine Azbee Awards of Excellence in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) 2023 award season honoring the best in business-to-business media.

This month, CSP took home three national Azbee Awards, including gold recognition for Best Opening Spread for its September 2022 cover story, bp Rethinks the Future of the Oil Company.

That same report also earned a bronze national award for Best News Analysis, while our Top 202 digital report earned bronze national recognition for Best Web Microsite.

“I’m so proud of the CSP editorial and design teams for this recognition,” said Steve Holtz, editor-in-chief of CSP. “Day in and day out, these folks invest hours of effort into creating the best convenience-store news content and analysis for the industry.

“Particular shoutouts to Senior Editor Hannah Hammond for leading the bp report and to Senior Art Director Victoria Rodriguez for wonderfully illustrating the same story, giving it an eye-catching appeal.”

Beyond the national recognition, CSP was recognized with silver regional Azbee awards for Trade Show Coverage (Outlook Leadership Conference), Web Microsite (Top 202) and Front Cover Illustration (bp); and gold regional awards for Opening Spread Illustration (bp), DEI content for a second year running (The Search For Talent) and News Analysis for BP Rethinks the Future of the Oil Company.

And earlier this year, CSP was recognized as a finalist in SIIA’s Jesse H. Neal Awards for Best Single Issue of a magazine for its September 2022 issue featuring the BP cover story.

In its 69th year, the Neal Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association, or SIIA, celebrate excellence in business-to-business journalism. They are among the most prestigious of editorial honors and more than 60 awards will be granted across more than 25 categories. 

The Azbee Awards of Excellence are presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), honoring the best in business-to-business media, recognizing outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional publications.

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