Pivot named Best Magazine, captures six National Magazine Awards: B2B

The impressive haul marks the year anniversary of the launch of Pivot, CPA Canada’s flagship publication. Beyond the top award for best magazine, Pivot was also recognized for art direction, writing, photography and illustration.

Pivot, the flagship publication of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), won an impressive six gold awards, including Best Magazine, at the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B ceremony on May 29, 2019.

Launched just over a year ago in May 2018, the magazine’s name conveys the agility and flexibility individuals and businesses need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving business environment. Pivot presents comprehensive and detailed articles and items tailored to meet the interests of CPA Canada’s more than 217,000 members.

Pivot is bold, authoritative, inquisitive and entertaining,” says Heather Whyte, publisher and senior vice-president, marketing communications and public affairs at CPA Canada. “Receiving the Best Magazine award in our first year of operation validates our belief that Canadian business leaders are inspired by stories about managing rapid change and implementing innovative practices that drive economic and social benefits.”

Pivot’s wins in the National Magazine Awards: B2B Gold category include:

  • Best Magazine - Pivot, CPA Canada
  • Best Profile of a Company - Boy Wonder
  • Best Illustration - The Loyalty Dilemma
  • Best Profile of a Person - The Decider
  • Best Photograph - The Minister of Everything
  • Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue - The Future of Audit

CPA Canada partners with Strategic Content Labs (SCL), a division of St. Joseph Communications, to deliver the national accounting body’s flagship publication in both English and French, with print and online editions. It is distributed six times a year to CPAs across Canada and around the world.

“We are all very proud of this magazine. Pivot is well written, thought provoking and well designed. It speaks to CPA Canada members and the larger business community,” says Douglas Kelly, SCL president.

Whyte adds: “These awards are an inspiration for the entire Pivot editorial team as we strive to deliver important insights and analysis about the people, organizations and ideas shaping the future of business."

Produced by the National Media Awards Foundation, the National Magazine Awards: B2B honour excellence in business-to-business publishing. B2B publications and creators are recognized across 18 awards categories and promoted to a national audience.