CHICAGO — SOLA Group Inc., a media company serving remodelers, designers, builders and architects – and parent company of Kitchen & Bath Design News – collectively netted six finalist slots for the 68th Jesse H. Neal Awards, the premier awards program honoring business-to-business (B2B) journalism.
Of the three SOLA media brands recognized as finalists for the prestigious awards, Kitchen & Bath Design News stands to win four separate awards when the winners are announced later this month in New York City. KBDN was named as a finalist in the categories of Best Commentary/Blog, Best Editorial Use of Data, Best Art Direction for a Cover, and Best Overall Art Direction/Design.
Winners in 26 categories representing a range of digital and traditional content disciplines are to be announced at an April 26th ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
“The Neal Awards have long recognized the best of the best in B2B journalism,” said Jeff Joseph, president of the Software & Information Industry Association, which sponsors the awards. “We are particularly proud of this year’s honorees who produced reliable data, content, and services during a period of global upheaval and uncertainty – an era in which producing trusted, accurate information that provides critical business intelligence took on increased importance, perhaps more so than any time ever before.”
“We are honored to have been named as a finalist for the Neal Awards in multiple categories,” said Anita Shaw, editor, KBDN. “The KBDN staff works tirelessly to deliver the best coverage of kitchen and bath design industry – from news to creative design – and being cited for the quality of that work is very rewarding.”
SOLA’s Residential Design magazine, a leading journal for architects and custom builders, was also recognized for Best Overall Art Direction/Design. Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News teamed up to present a webinar series in 2022 that focused on delivering remodeling research and design trends. The series is a finalist for a Best New Product award.