AND . . . Congratulations to Our Friend of Animals
to Receive Magazine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.
It's the year of the woman! At least as far as the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)is concerned. The MPA and the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) have just announced that they will be honoring MARTHA STEWART with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
MARTHA STEWART, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will be inducted into the ASME Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame.
MARTHA STEWART created an entirely new magazine category...The influence of Stewart's editorial vision can be seen at newsstands — and in homes — throughout the United States.
The announcement was made today by Nina Link, President and Chief Executive Officer, MPA, and Sid Holt, Chief Executive, ASME. The award will be presented at a special lunchtime event Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Plaza in New York City.
------- remembering that little girl having her breakfast cereal in the kitchen. We see she's taken her life to spectacular heights, again, and as always.
to be New MSLO Publication
AND SO . . . . . THE BIG IDEA BAKE-OFF WAS A COMPANY-WIDE COMPETITION THAT GAVE STAFF MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR OWN IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA. I WAS ABLE TO NARROW THE 40 ENTRIES DOWN TO 7 FINALISTS...BUT I JUST COULDN'T CHOOSE A WINNER...SO . . . .
AND NOW . . . . . Well, the votes have been counted and the results are in for the second annual Big-Idea BakeOff, the company-wide competition. After the seven finalists pitched their ideas, we invited viewers to vote for their favorite idea on THE MARTHA BLOG. The number of votes was astounding – 625,114 votes total! First place is shared by two winners – Alexis Givens with her allergy-friendly recipe publication idea and Shara Lasky with her idea for a publication focusing on pets and pet crafts. Their prize is to receive their choice of either one thousand dollars in cash or twelve hundred dollars worth of MSLO stock and the chance to help develop their project for the company. It will be most interesting to see where all this leads . . . .
"Congratulations to everyone!" Martha