Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2015)—The Atlantic and its events division, AtlanticLIVE, are being honored in five categories—the most of any publisher—by the 2015 Folio: FAME Awards. On the heels of a record year for revenue and in terms of the number, scale, and scope of its events portfolio, AtlanticLIVE earned four awards and honorable mentions, including wins for Best Conference, Best Custom Event, and Media Event Dream Team. Atlantic Re:think, The Atlantic’s in-house creative marketing group, also took home an honorable mention.
The Folio: FAME Awards honor outstanding events in the magazine industry. In its recognition of The Atlantic, Folio’s editors noted: “The extraordinary thing about The Atlantic is that virtually everything it touches has an instant stamp of innovation, thought leadership, and fresh ideas about important and often overlooked topics.”
“We’re all thrilled. The events space is so competitive and to get this kind of recognition is very gratifying,” said Margaret Low Smith, the president of AtlanticLIVE and vice president of The Atlantic. “The fact that AtlanticLIVE won the ‘dream team’ award says it all. This is a total team sport and requires a huge helping of smarts, imagination, and grit.”
In addition to being named the Media Event Dream Team, AtlanticLIVE earned Best Conference for the second consecutive year for “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges”—a partnership of The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. CityLab’s sophomore summit convened nearly 500 attendees representing 125 global cities, including dozens of top mayors, to address the most pressing issues facing cities today and to collaborate on the bold and scalable solutions transforming how leaders solve future challenges. CityLab, first held in New York City in 2013 and in Los Angeles last fall, will travel to London in October 2015.
The Atlantic’s first international event, “What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation,” held in Abu Dhabi this fall, won in the Best Custom Advertiser Event category. The event, underwritten by Boeing, gathered leaders in cybersecurity, energy, education, and transportation to discuss game-changing ideas that are transcending borders.
The Atlantic earned two honorable mentions: Best Overall Single Event (B2C) for the sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum, and Best Innovation in Content to Atlantic Re:think and Porsche for “Art of the Thrill.” This event invited 25 influencers to drive a Porsche Macan on a closed track, turning biometric data captured during their experiences behind the wheel into a series of digital art renderings.
Details about all upcoming events are at TheAtlantic.com.