TMG and Pace Bring Home the Gold at Pearl Awards Ceremony with Six Gold Awards Each

Golf Digest Properties Wins Best In Custom Prize for 2012 Masters Journal

NEW YORK, NY (November 6, 2012)—Over one hundred and twenty guests attended the Custom Content Council’s Broadway Debut at the Liberty Theatre in New York City last night for the tenth annual Pearl Awards ceremony. Custom content creators and agencies from 15 different countries representing brands such as Disney, Ford, Four Seasons, Whole Foods Market and Lexus submitted 628 total entries this year.

Two of the largest independently owned custom content, TMG Custom Media and Pace each took home six Gold Awards. TMG took home 21 awards all together, the most by any company. They were followed by Rodale Grow (13), Pace (11), American Express Publishing Custom Media (10) and Rogers Media (9).

American Express Publishing, Custom Media was honored with the evening’s only Perfect Score Award with the Autograph Collection Hotels Magazine. It was fitting that the Perfect Score for this new publication was awarded to them in the Best New Magazine Category.

Golf Digest Properties won the top prize of the night, the Best in Custom Award for the 2012 Masters Journal. The Best In Custom Award was determined by compiling all of this year’s Gold Winners, which was reviewed by a separate judging panel.

All submissions faced a great deal of competition this year, both foreign and domestic. There was a record number of international entries this year, many of whom were first time winners. Of the international winners, HOFFMAN UND CAMPE led the list with 7 awards including the Gold Award in the Best International Publication category.

Jane Ottenberg Presented the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Ottenberg, founder of TMG Custom Media, was graced with the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award for her over 30 years in the custom content industry. Jane founded TMG Custom Media with her partner Richard Creighton in 1981 with one client and one magazine, long before “custom content” became a popular term. Today TMG employs more than 100 people and serves more than 50 clients in its Washington, D.C. and New York City offices.

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