Bringing Home the Bacon

Comstock’s wins a pair of Maggies from the Western Publishing Association

Back Web Only May 5, 2015 By Christine Calvin

Comstock’s magazine has been awarded Best (consumer) Web Publication and Best Business Magazine in the western U.S. by the Western Publishing Association. The 64th annual MAGGIE Awards were announced Friday night at an industry event in Los Angeles.

“Having Comstock’s name called when they announced the winner felt like getting an Academy Award. To have our name called out twice was nothing short of exhilarating,” says  Publisher and Founder Winnie Comstock. “There is a great deal of competition from publications of all kinds, and it was an honor both to attend and to come back with two wins.  We have an exceptional team of talented people, and I accepted both awards on their behalf, wishing all of them could have joined me on stage.”

Comstock’s, which began publishing in Sacramento in 1989, was also a finalist in two additional categories: Best Interview/Profile Story (“Mind Games,” by Anita Chabria, April 2014) and Most Improved Publication. This is the magazine’s third win for Best Business Magazine and first win for Best Web Publication, a category that included nominations from media power players such as Mother Jones. Considered to be the most prestigious award in the publishing industry, the 2015 MAGGIES considered nominations from magazines in the 24 states west of the Mississippi River.

“This year’s Maggie Awards were extremely competitive, with entrants in several categories winning by just one point,” says Ron Epstein, president of Epstein Custom Media and President of the WPA Board of Directors. “We honored writers and editors, long-standing media properties and many new and innovative ones. Our industry finds new ways each year to connect with its audience, and I’m proud to see the continued growth.”

Comstock’s launched its new website and revealed a full redesign to its print publication in August of 2014. The website development and strategy were spearheaded by Comstock’s Digital Editor Allison Joy and Sacramento web development company Digital Deployment.

“This is only the beginning,” says Joy. “Comstock’s is committed to meeting our readers where they are, and our digital presence will continue evolving as we strive to better serve our community.”

Comstock’s is honored by this recognition, and we would like to thank our dedicated staff and our loyal clients and readers for allowing us to serve the Capital Region’s business community year after year. We look forward to providing you the best in business insight for the Capital Region today, tomorrow and for years to come.