AdvisorHub editors Jed Horowitz and Mason Braswell have been recognized with a 2018 Neal Award for Editorial Excellence for “Best News Coverage.”
The recognition will come as no surprise to AdvisorHub readers, who have come to rely on our fearless coverage and on Mason and Jed’s deep understanding of the Financial Advisor space—not to mention their tireless advocacy of letting the chips fall where they may in order to produce news that our readers know will go beyond mere press releases.
Their efforts have also been rewarded with enhanced viewership. Their work has been cited by such journalism standard-bearers as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on digital sites such as Slate. Equally gratifying is the response to their stories from our highly engaged and loyal audience of wealth management insiders, (which I receive in person and also imbibe through the always-lively comments posted with the stories).
The award underscores my pride in our other metrics of success. Our audience has grown by double digits both sequentially and annually since our relaunch two years ago. This is due in no small part to the relevancy of our news and features content, which has grown by 100% and includes expanded Fintech and Markets sections and compensation data from nearly a dozen new partners in our unique Deals and Comps section.
We held our first live conference in 2017, attracting nearly 200 attendees to the New York City event and prompting our plans for a more ambitious gathering this coming October.
We have also increased our webinar schedule, and are planning expanded coverage of RIAs and practice management.
We appreciate your continued support for us and our sponsors. I look forward to seeing you in NYC this October!