After careful consideration, Influence & Co. is thrilled to announce the 10 recipients of our Most Valuable Publication (MVP) Awards. Thank you to all the voters, and congratulations to the remarkable content creators at each of the following publications.
CMO.com — Distinctive Marketing Insights Award
Congratulations to CMO.com, a very deserving second-time MVP winner! Adobe’s content site offers high-level marketing insights that Editor-in-Chief Tim Moran says you can’t get anywhere else. Tim explained how the publication’s association with Adobe allows it to curate original content from industry leaders. CMO.com is a can’t-miss for senior marketers!
The Next Web — Authoritative Content Award
This MVP award was a no-brainer for our team. The Next Web was nominated again and again for its presentation of high-quality stories that matter. Founded in 2008, TNW has only continued to expand its influence in the technology, business, and culture spaces. This award-winning publication has become a go-to site for expert knowledge and news. Congratulations to TNW’s editorial team!
LearnVest — Most Influential Financial Content Award
LearnVest helps thousands of readers follow the site’s tagline, “Make progress on your money.” Editor-in-Chief Carrie Sloan says LearnVest empowers people with content that doesn’t just say what to do, but digs into the psychology behind financial behaviors and provides the resources to change them. Carrie says LearnVest’s “Money Mic” series, in which real people tell their stories, is the publication’s most popular. With every article fact-checked by a financial expert, readers know they’re getting the best advice
Lifehacker — Source of All Answers Award
Need to know the most cost-effective olive oil or identify the most important settings to change on LinkedIn before your job hunt? Lifehacker has these answers and a lot more! Boosting its tagline of “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done,” it provides honest, straightforward knowledge its audience needs. We love having a publication that answers our burning questions!
Business Insider — Social Trendsetter Award
Business Insider is a one-stop shop for all things business. The BI editorial team strives to produce a comprehensive collection of quality content while successfully adapting to the fast-paced nature of online publishing. Business Insider’s expansive and engaged social network is no doubt attracted to the site’s dedication to continuous, high-quality insights. We believe this trendsetting constitution calls for an MVP Award!
Dell — Best New Entrepreneurial Resource
Dell is one of the best new examples we could think of when it comes to a brand wanting to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. Dell created the Center for Entrepreneurs as a useful information source and packs it with accessible and educational how-tos for readers. With highly credible contributors and regular, high-quality content, Dell is an incredibly valuable new resource for entrepreneurs.
99U — The Forward-Thinking Award
This publication was at the top of our list because of its unique content delivered with personality. Here at Influence & Co., we love to see a little personality online! The editors at 99U focus on publishing “real-world best practices for making ideas happen.” This Webby Award-winning type of concrete, authentic content is refreshing to see online. Congratulations, 99U — keep the originality coming!
The Atlantic — Bold Ideas Award
From politics to entertainment and tech, The Atlantic provides a variety of opinion, analysis, and commentary on issues important to understanding our world. Its writers don’t shy away from sharing bold ideas, whether they’re controversial or presented with a bit of humor. The Atlantic considers itself the “leading destination for brave thinking and bold ideas that matter,” and our networks agree!
KevinMD.com — Making Voices Heard Award
With over 1,000 contributing authors, it’s no wonder that KevinMD.com was nominated for this award! KevinMD.com’s founder and editor, Kevin Pho, MD, is in the business of sharing stories and highlighting voices that you won’t read in mainstream media. Kevin says the platform allows physicians and patients to hear from the other side and to interact about our healthcare system. Forbes named KevinMD.com a “must-read blog,” and we definitely agree!
Digiday — The Game Changer Award
Another second-time MVP winner, Digiday captures our attention with its high-quality digital media, advertising, and marketing content. With nine learning events, including the Agency Summit, this publishing platform provides valuable experiences for marketers to change and innovate the industry. Editor-in-Chief Brian Morrissey says on the site, “We want to be different in everything we do and never boring.”
Congratulations to all the MVP recipients! Did we miss any of your favorite online publications? Please feel free to add your comment in the box below — we’d love to hear from you!
Post by Brittany Dowell