May 20, 2020 | Content

CPA Canada’s Pivot wins three golds at the 2020 National Magazine Awards, including Best Issue

Strategic Content Labs partnered with Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada to relaunch, rename and re-envision the association’s members magazine in 2018 and provides ongoing strategic, editorial, printing, distribution and advertising sales services

Pivot magazine, published by the CPA Canada in partnership with Strategic Content Labs, has won three Gold medals and six Silver medals, the highest tally of wins at the National Magazine Award: B2B awards, released today.

Strategic Content Labs (SCL), a division of St. Joseph Communications, partnered with Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada to relaunch, rename and re-envision the association’s members magazine in 2018.

“We are honoured with this recognition for a Gold for Best Issue and a Silver for Best Cover for the November/December 2019 issue,” said SCL President Douglas Kelly.

“We are also very proud of Pivot’s Editor Luc Rinaldi, who adds to his NMA awards with a Gold medal for writing the Best Series of Articles—for ‘Foresight: Future Proof,’ ‘Opening Gambit,’ and ‘Back to the Future’ with writers Brenda Bouw and John Lorinc—along with Silver medals in Best Profile of a Company for ‘Transforming America’s Game’ and Best Feature Article: Professional for ‘Inspector Gadget.’ Pivot continues to be one of the best written, most thought provoking, and best designed magazines in the country,” said Kelly.

In total, Pivot had a total of 18 nominations.

The SCL team on the project—including Rinaldi, Managing Director of Content Maryam Sanati, Deputy Editor Lara Zarum, Art Director Adam Cholewa and Senior Designer Dan Parsons—collaborates with the CPA Canada team, led by Publisher Heather Whyte, to publish Pivot six times a year.

“Huge thanks go out to the collective team of individuals at CPA Canada and St. Joseph Communications who have made Pivot into the insightful publication it is, and a must-read for the country’s professional accountants and business leaders,” said Whyte, who is CPA Canada’s Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs.

SCL provides strategic, editorial, printing, distribution and advertising sales services to CPA Canada. Pivot is distributed to CPA’s 217,000 members. A digital edition is also produced for members.

At last year’s NMA: B2B awards, Pivot won five Golds, including Best Magazine, and one Silver.

Strategic Content Labs also produces member magazines for CAA clubs in Ontario, the Atlantic provinces, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and for the AMA in Alberta.

CAA Manitoba magazine won a Gold for Best Art Direction: Single Article for ‘Lisbon Bite by Bite,’ designed by Gary Davidson.

CAA Magazines, produced by SCL, received a total of four nominations.