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NEMA Communications Department Wins Six Hermes Creative Awards


5/2/2014 2:00 PM

The National Association of Electrical Manufacturers (NEMA) won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry, in the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards competition.

According to Pat Walsh, editor in chief of ei, the magazine is NEMA’s signature publication.

“We always thought we had a good product, this confirms it,” Walsh said.

Originally published in 1995 as Electroindustry with a distribution of 5,300, ei was redesigned earlier this year and now has more than 50,000 subscribers.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

Platinum Awards include:

  • Written article: “Ins and Outs of the Sustainable Growth Rate in Medicare” by Paul Molitor, NEMA Assistant Vice President and Brian Connell, MITA Government Relations Director
  • Overall publication: February 2014 issue, From campfire to control panel—the evolution of lighting systems
  • Cover: March 2014 issue, How innovation in medical imaging and radiation therapy has transformed healthcare

Gold Awards include :

  • Writing in overall publication: February 2014 issue, From campfire to control panel—the evolution of lighting systems
  • Design of overall publication: February 2014 issue From campfire to control panel—the evolution of lighting systems
  • Design in publication interior: February 2014 issue From campfire to control panel—the evolution of lighting systems

Winning entries can be found on the NEMA Communications website.

The NEMA Communication Department includes:

  • Paul Molitor, Publisher
  • Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief / Publications Manager
  • Bill Green, Digital Media Manager
  • Chrissy L. S. George, Editor/Writer and Social Media Manager
  • Phallan K. Davis, Public Relations Specialist 

​NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

Press Contact:
Phallan K. Davis
(703) 841-3282
phallan.davis@nema.org