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PIA recognized for excellence in publications

Association’s magazine recognized in international MarCom awards competition

GLENMONT, N.Y.—PIA Management Services Inc. has received two Gold Awards for excellence in its flagship member publication, PIA magazine. This first award is in the “print media/association/magazine” category. The second award is in the “print media/print creativity/illustration/graphic design/infographic” category for its March 2018 issue of its PIA magazine infographic on the changing workforce in our industry. The MarCom Gold Award is presented to entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry.

“To have PIA magazine recognized yet again by this international award competition is a huge accomplishment for our association,” said PIA Management Services Inc. CEO Mark J. LaLonde, CPIA, CIC, AAI. “We’re always trying to make our publications more interesting and fun for our readers; we have recently introduced infographics to our magazine, and we’re thrilled that it’s being recognized already.”

PIA magazine is a monthly, state-specific publication for professional independent insurance agents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Tennessee, which issues its publication on a quarterly basis. It has the most active, qualified readership of any trade magazine serving the insurance community, reaching more than 4,500 member agencies with a pass-along readership of 20,000 industry professionals.

More than 6,000 entries were submitted to the MarCom Creative Awards, which is an international awards competition recognizing the outstanding achievements by marketing and communication practitioners.

“These awards make me that much more proud to be a part of PIA,” said PIA Management Services President Jeffrey D. Parmenter, CPCU, ARM. “This is another example of how much value PIA offers to its members.”

PIA Management Services Inc. is the umbrella corporation that manages the Glenmont-based Professional Insurance Agents associations, representing independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. PIANY, PIANJ, PIACT, PIANH and PIAVT is a partnership of five, state trade associations representing independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout their respective states.