JofA Wins 2010 Tabbie Awards

The JofA’s website,, won the silver award for “Best B2B Website” in the 2010 Tabbie Awards competition, presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). Two JofA articles also were honored in the “How-To” and “Technical” article categories.

The awards program, which recognizes excellence in editorial content and design, is open to English-language business-to-business publications in more than 40 countries, published at least quarterly. McGraw-Hill Construction’s won the gold award for “Best B2B Website” and CDW Inc.’s won the bronze award.

Launched in November 2008, provides access to more than 13 years of JofA archives, in addition to daily, staff-written news, Web-exclusive feature articles and a library of short, practical videos. Archives are accessible through a full-text search engine and a robust “Advanced Search” feature, which allows readers to perform searches by keyword, author, article title and date. The archives are also categorized into more than 60 topic collections.

Windows 7: Is It Right for You?” (Nov. 2009, page 32) by Susan E. Bradley, CPA/CITP/CFF, received the bronze award in the “Technical” article category. It describes the enhancements and functional improvements of Microsoft’s latest operating system and lays out a Windows 7 upgrade evaluation plan for CPA firms.

In the “How-To” article category, “Keeping It Together: Plan the Transition to Retain Staff and Clients” (April 2009, page 24) by Joel Sinkin and Terrence Putney, CPA, received an honorable mention. The article outlined steps for client and staff retention following a merger or acquisition.

TABPI is a global organization for trade, association and business publication editors that encourages a common dedication to editorial ethics and excellence. In its seventh year, the Tabbie Awards honored publications in 20 editorial and design categories and drew nearly 500 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, India, New Zealand and South Africa.

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