Rodale Custom Publishing Receives 20 Magnum Opus Awards, 4 Apex Awards

New York, NY, July 10, 2008—Rodale Custom Publishing was recently honored with 24 awards for excellence in publishing at the 2008 Magnum Opus Awards and the APEX 2008 Awards, two of the publishing industry’s major competitions.

The Publication Management’s 2008 Magnum Opus Awards, which recognize “corporate and custom publications that deliver—strategically, editorially, and visually—with a quality consistency of the highest order,” awarded Rodale Custom Publishing 20 awards for the calendar year 2007.

Rodale Custom Publishing also garnered four awards at the APEX 2008 Awards, an annual competition sponsored by Writing That Works recognizing excellence in publications work by professional communicators for the calendar year 2007 through March 2008.

“We are honored to receive this incredible recognition for Rodale and its custom publishing partners,” said Valerie Valente, SVP and Publishing Director, Rodale Custom Publishing. “Our clients understand the value of custom publishing as a tool to meet their business goals, and we are proud to collaborate with businesses in designing beautiful, award-winning publications.”

Rodale Custom Publishing received the following awards:

2008 MAGNUM OPUS AWARDS

Cancer Prevention Works, published for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

• Gold, Best All Around by Organization Type, Non-Profit Publication

• Silver, Print Newsletter, Best Editorial—New

• Special Recognition, GRAND Print Newsletter

diane, published for Curves

• Silver, Print Magazine, Best Series of Articles for the Fall 2007 “Hormone Survival Guide”

• Special Recognition, GRAND, Print Magazine

Lamaze: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, published for Lamaze International

• Gold, Other Print Publication, Best Editorial—New

• Silver, Best All Around by Organization Type, Non-Profit Publication

• Special Recognition, GRAND, Other Print Publication

• Honorable Mention, Other Print Publication, Best Supplement Annual or One-Shot

Little Brown Book, published for Bloomingdale’s

• Honorable Mention, Print Magazine, Best Use of Color Photography—Overall Publication: LBB Spring 2008

• Special Recognition, GRAND Print Magazine

Little Pink Book, published for Bloomingdale’s

• Gold, Other Print Publication, Best Supplement Annual or One-Shot

• Gold, Marketing or Strategic Use of Publication, Best Use as Integrated Marketing Tool

• Special Recognition, GRAND, Other Print Publication

Tourneau Times, published for Tourneau

• Gold, Other Print Publication, Best Design—New

• Silver, Other Print Publication, Best Supplement Annual or One-Shot

• Bronze, Marketing or Strategic Use of Publication, Best New Publication Launch

• Bronze, Marketing or Strategic Use of Publication, Best Use as Integrated Marketing Tool

• Special Recognition, GRAND, Other Print Publication

Wal-Mart World, published for Wal-Mart

• Bronze, Best All Around by Organization Type, Employee Publication

APEX 2008 AWARDS

• GRAND Award, One-of-a-Kind Publication: Little Pink Book—Note: this award is not entered but is bestowed by the competition.

• Award of Excellence, Custom-Published Magazine & Journals: Tourneau Times

• Award of Excellence, Feature Writing Series: diane, “Hormone Survival Guide”

• Award of Excellence, New Web & Intranet Sites: Lamaze.org/magazine

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