From Jamie Roberts (on behalf of the Hammock folks who attended last night’s Excel Awards presentation in Washington, D.C. — the annual awards of the Society of National Association Publications):
Hammock Publishing had a great night at the SNAP awards gala.
MyBusiness looked smashing on screen as the Bronze award was announced for General Excellence. Plus, there were lots of audience laughs when the title was announced for MyBusiness’ award for feature writing, “The Secret Life of a Tightwad.”
And here are the judges’ comments for our two Gold award winners:

Ride (Most Improved)“The winners were so far above all contenders that the judges did not choose a bronze winner. It was difficult to choose between the two top winners, but Ride’s redesign took advantage of dramatic photography, improved writing and daring design. This is a magazine that truly knows its audience–jet-ski enthusiasts. It is a publication that is as exciting as its sport.”

American Spirit (Design Excellence)“Overall the design, while conservative, in consistently classic and elegant. The photography is beautiful, strong and provides images relevant to the content. The cover images relate well to the cover story. The feature layouts benefit from a good use of color and an interesting selection of text for the headlines and decks and pull quotes. The print production quality is excellent.”