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PIA receives second consecutive Gold MarCom Award

GLENMONT, N.Y.—For the second consecutive year, PIA Management Services Inc. received a Gold Award in the "print media/association/magazine" category for its PIA magazine. The MarCom Gold Award is presented to entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry.

PIA magazine is a monthly, state-specific publication for professional independent insurance agents in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Tennessee, which issues its publication on a quarterly basis. Starting in 2017, the magazine will be distributed to professional, independent insurance agents in Vermont too.

PIA magazine 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.

"We are honored that our magazine has receive this international award for the second year in a row," said President and CEO Mark J. LaLonde, CPIA, CIC, AAI. "We strive to ensure that the publication provides our members with information that is salient and valuable to both them and their agencies."

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.

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.