DBusiness Earns Four Awards at the Alliance Editorial Excellence Awards

Magazine Honored for Exceptional Design and Captivating Copy.

ROYAL OAK — The Alliance of Area Business Professionals awarded DBusiness magazine four awards recently at the 2012 Editorial Excellence Awards, including Best Overall Design. Other awards included silver in the following categories: Best Body of Work by a Single Writer, Best Personality Profile and Best Cover.

Judged by experienced journalists across the country, DBusiness received a gold award for Best Overall Design noting the magazines “beautiful array of covers greeting the regular readers.” Additionally, the magazine is continually distinguished for its “sophisticated use of color and unique color combinations.”

The design was conceived and awarded to R.J. King, DBusiness editor; Jessica Decker, art director; and Megan Dekok, associate art director.

DBusiness also earned three additional silver awards at this year’s Editorial Excellence Awards.

Best Cover – 30 in their Thirties, Sept/Oct 2011

  • R.J. King, Editor; Jessica Decker, Art Director; Lorenzo Petrantoni, Illustrator     

Best Personality Profile – Risky Business: How Kwame Kilpatrick’s arrogance spawned a reign of corruption in Detroit, May/June 2011

  • R.J. King, Editor; John Schultz, Managing Editor; Roc Bohy, Writer

Best Body of Work, Single Writer – Norm Sinclair

  • Norm Sinclair, Writer; R.J. King, Editor; John Schultz, Managing Editor

DBusiness was named Best Magazine for 2011 by the Alliance of Area Business Publications and awarded Best Overall Design, Best Body of Work by a single writer, and Best Explanatory Feature, as well as runner-up for Best Feature Layout. DBusiness magazine is brought to you by Hour Media, publishers of HourDetroit, DetroitHome, Metro Bride and numerous other magazines. Hour Media also publishes the Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Retail Guide, The Metropolitan Menu Guide and a variety of custom publications. To subscribe to DBusiness, call 866-660-MAGS (6248) or visit www.dbusiness.com.