Security Sales & Integration Story Wins Award for Excellence


Magazine publishers have honored a story in Security
Sales & Integration
magazine as the best interview
or profile published in a trade magazine in 2004. 
SSI won the Best Interview or Profile/Trade
award at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) Maggie
Awards on April 22 for Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine’s HREF=t_ci_articleView.cfm?aid=1762&sid=0>October 2004
interview with former New York
City fire battalion Chief Richard Picciotto

“Earning the respect of our readers and helping our
advertisers is the ultimate satisfaction, but being
recognized for editorial excellence is nearly as
gratifying,” says Goldfine. “Winning a Maggie Award is just
about the highest honor a publication can attain; I am
humbled by it as I am humbled by being able to tell the
story of a true American hero, former FDNY Chief Richard

Much of the SSI staff were on hand during the 54th
Annual Maggie Awards banquet and awards presentation at the
Los Angeles Airport Radisson Hotel. More than 600 magazine
publishers, editors and writers were on hand for the
ceremony. More than 2,000 entries were received for the
awards, which honor the best publications in the Midwest
and Western U.S.

Goldfine and SSI were
named a finalist twice
in the category
September 2004
interview with ADT President
Mike Snyder
was also a finalist in the Best Interview
or Profile/Trade category.

In addition, for the second-straight year, Security
Sales & Integration
was named a finalist for
Best Non-Paid Publication/Trade (under 50,000
. It was the third consecutive year that
SSI was named as a finalist for the Maggie Awards
and the first time the magazine has won a Maggie Award in
its 26-year history.

“This was the third consecutive year we were a finalist,
which is quite an accomplishment in of itself, but there is
nothing like winning!” says SSI Publisher Michael
Zawinski. “This recognition from the publishing community
signifies the hard work and dedication to excellence
Security Sales & Integration strives for in
everything we do.

“It’s an honor to be among the best the publishing world
has to offer, considering the sheer number of trade
magazines out there. When you consider that we were chosen
from more than 2,000 entries, we must be doing something
right!  We will intend to continue doing all we can to
benefit our devoted readers and advertisers.”

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