New York, NY (April 1, 2019) –The finalists for the fourth annual Imagination Awards presented by PubWorX ProCirc were announced today by MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. The awards honor the innovative and transformational work of independent magazine media (IMAG) companies and brands and bring recognition to the many creative and revenue-producing programs that leverage unique audience connection.

“Each year, the Imagination Awards showcase the best of the best in independent magazine media, and this year’s finalists have taken innovation to the next level,” said Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. “Whether on the page, on the screen or in person, these brands are delivering trusted, imaginative and engaging programs for marketers and consumers alike.”

“For the third year in a row, we are proud to be the sponsor of the Imagination Awards,” added Marc Passarelli, president, PubWorX ProCirc. “These awards showcase the transformative ideas and projects that set independent media—including so many of our clients—apart from the rest.”

The Imagination Awards recognize projects and teams across the entire company that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. Awards are presented in six categories: Audience, Content, Digital, Events, Leadership and Revenue.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges composed of senior executives from a variety of independent magazine media companies. Each category was judged by experts in their respective areas. For a list of the judges, visit Finalists were judged on ingenuity, effectiveness and their ability to enhance brand voice and serve enthusiast audiences. They are as follows:


Robots Guide
IEEE Spectrum

Mixing Food + Personality
Taste of Home

Weekends with Yankee Season 2
Yankee Magazine


The Economist’s Open Future
The Economist

Women at Work
Harvard Business Review

Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream
Science News


Racer X Illustrated Digital Edition
Filter Publications

HODINKEE Magazine Website

American Airlines: One Day Two Ways


Domino + Amazon Holiday Home
A Shoppable Pop-Up

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2018
Smithsonian Magazine

Taste of Home's 5th Annual Gingerbread Boulevard
Trusted Media Brands, Inc.


Travel Tales: A Live Storytelling & Podcast Series
AFAR Media

Merrell Magic

Forbes AI with Intel
Forbes Media

An additional award will be given to a team that exhibited exceptional Leadership skills, transforming the dynamics of their company and changing the trajectory of the business. 

Winners will be announced at the Imagination Awards Gala on May 9, during the annual IMAG Conference in Charleston, SC. For tickets to the IMAG conference and more information, visit

About the IMAG Community
Within the world of magazine media brands, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media has carved out a community of independent publishers to facilitate peer-to-peer convening, sharing and learning. Fueled by the passionate interest of enthusiast audiences, IMAG brands produce world-class content that captures the attention and loyalty of consumers. These brands continue to build, expand and monetize audiences and assets across platforms and formats.

About the IMAG Annual Conference
The IMAG Annual Conference brings together independent magazine media executives who thrive on innovation of product, practices and platforms. Senior owners, operators and c-suite entrepreneurs from enthusiast media brands attend the Annual Conference to candidly share ideas and explore new opportunities for their companies and brands.

About MPA
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game‐changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality and increase its revenues and market share. Established in 1919, MPA represents 150 domestic, associate and international members. MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.

About PubWorX
PubWorX is a Hearst and Condé Nast partnership committed to offering scale and innovation to the magazine industry. With more than 200 experts from across the industry, PubWorX offers solutions to satisfy the consumer marketing, circulation management, production and paper procurement needs of any publisher, large or small.

About ProCirc
ProCirc is a leading provider of full-service consumer marketing outsourced solutions to the publishing industry, offering strategic, promotional, analytical and operational support to publishers of all sizes. Founded in 1993, ProCirc provides strategic vision and customized circulation solutions to deliver profitable and engaged readers to more than 50 publishers, representing more than 250 titles.


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