NCM Brands Receive National & Regional ASBPE Awards

Cleveland, OH — May 30, 2022 — North Coast Media (NCM) is excited to announce that GolfdomLandscape Management, LP Gas and Pest Management Professional were recent winners of the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) Azbee awards, winning 2 national and 9 regional awards.

The Azbee Awards recognize the best in business-to-business media, paying tribute to the outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional publications. The awards highlight editorial and design excellence of magazines, newsletters, digital and social media and is one of the most competitive award programs in the trade media market. This year more than 830 entries were submitted in 65 categories.

NCM’s Azbee award winners include:


  • Regional Bronze — All Content – Editor’s Letter: “Keeping up with Jones,” August 2021 — Editor-in-Chief, Associate Publisher Seth Jones
  • Regional Gold — Design – Front Cover-Photo: “Behind the Beauty,” October 2021 — VP of Graphic Design and Production Pete Seltzer

Landscape Management

  • Regional Bronze — Print – Feature Article: “Women in Landscaping,” April 2021 — Managing Editor Sarah Webb 

LP Gas

  • Regional Silver — Design – Front Cover Illustration: , “In the Game,” July 2021 — Art Director Kim Traum

Pest Management Professional

  • National Silver and Regional Gold — Design, Front Cover Illustration: “Bed Bug Horror Stories,”August 2021 — Publisher Marty Whitford, VP of Graphic Design and Production Pete Seltzer, Art Director Tracie Martinez and Illustrator Mike Right.
  • National Gold and Regional Gold — Design, Front Cover, Special Issue or Supplement: “2022 State of the Industry Report,”November 2021 — Marty Whitford, Pete Seltzer, Tracie Martinez and Mike Right.
  • Regional Silver — Print, Feature Article, 12 or More Issues Per Year: “Dog Fight,”April 2021 — Editor-in-Chief Heather Gooch, Senior Editor Diane Sofranec, Tracie Martinez.
  • Regional Bronze — Print, Special Supplement: “Intel in Invasives,”October 2021 — Diane Sofranec, Tracie Martinez, Graphic Designer Courtney Townsend.
  • Regional Bronze — Print, Single Top Coverage by a Team: “2021 Game Planning,”January 2021 — Heather Gooch, Diane Sofranec, Tracie Martinez.

ASBPE was launched in 1964 as the American Society of Business Press Editors. Members of this professional association include full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers who work for business, trade and specialty publications.