Rising Star honors, Best Series Eddie round out magazine industry honors for coverage of veterinary profession.
Photo courtesy of Katie James
Each year, more than 2,000 entries compete across 200 categories in editorial and design at the Folio magazine awards.
The dvm360 team was recently honored at Folio magazine's Eddie and Ozzie Awards, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the publishing community. The team won the Rising Star distinction for three of its members, a Best Series or Single Article Eddie in the Animals/Pets category, and an honorable mention for Editorial Team of the Year.
The dvm360 team members named Folio Rising Stars-an award distinguishing individuals who are disrupting the status quo in magazine media even in the early stages of their career-are associate content specialists Sarah Dowdy and Katie James and marketing copywriter Gabrielle Roman. Dowdy, James and Roman traveled to New York City to receive their awards in person on October 9.
While the three play integral roles in shaping the success of dvm360 and the Fetch dvm360 conference, for them, it's all in a day's work.
“I was so honored to be named a Rising Star,” James says. “I'm incredibly lucky to get to spend every day doing what I love with the creative and passionate team at dvm360.”
The award-winning dvm360 Leadership Challenge series, published in August 2017 (see dvm360.com/petpainanddeath), examined end-of-life care for veterinary patients, from the most difficult to the most unusual to the most rewarding.
Dani McVety, DVM, co-founder of the Lap of Love veterinary hospice network, wrote several articles in the Pet Pain and Death series. “The dvm360 group is on the cutting edge of information delivery,” McVety says. “They infuse vitality and energy, and it shows.”
The dvm360 team was also awarded an honorable mention for Editorial Team of the Year, along with consumer-media heavyweights AARP: The Magazine and Meredith's Midwest Living. Pride Media won the top honor.
The Folio Awards honor both consumer and business-to-business outlets. Each year, more than 2,000 entries compete across 200 categories in editorial and design, so it was honor for the dvm360 team to be awarded.
As Roman puts it, “There are a lot of benefits to working for dvm360 and Fetch dvm360 conference. The first, of course, is seeing so many pictures of cute puppies and kittens! But, really, what I love is that I know my work is helping people who are saving pets' lives. And when I think about my own dogs and their veterinarian, that means a lot to me.”
From left, Sarah Dowdy, Gabrielle Roman and Katie James attended the Folio magazine awards in New York City on October 9 (Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Roman)