In 2007, Marty received a Bronze Medal in the prestigious Folio Magazine Editorial (“Eddie”) Awards. The Eddie was awarded for the Best Single Article in a Business-to-Business category.
The 2007 Folio Eddie finalists were selected by a panel of more than 100 judges—including respected editors, publishers, creative directors, and webmasters—from a pool of roughly 3,000 entries submitted by magazine publishers spanning the globe.
The award-winning article, “Meet the Press,” explores in depth how school district administrators deal with members of the press during crisis situations. It appears in the August 2006 issue of Scholastic Administrator.
Silver Trumpet Award
Marty won a Silver Trumpet from the Publicity Club of Chicago for special event management in 1993. He created an event called, “The Peruvian Paso Promenade,” that introduced the Peruvian horse to the U.S. Market (on a $500 budget!). The event attracted national media attention, including coverage by Nation’s Business, PBS, Town & Country, and CNBC, among others.
Citizen Media Award
In 2009, Marty was recognized by the Asheville blogging community for his work on the ephemera blog. The blog was voted the most under-rated blog based in Asheville. The votes were tabulated by the Mountain Xpress, the weekly independent news, arts, and events newspapers. The Citizen Media Awards are sponsored by BlogAsheville, a blog dedicated to news and happenings in Asheville, North Carolina.
Marty Weil is a multi-award-winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with more than 20 years of professional editorial experience, including writing marketing content for industry-leading companies such as Microsoft, Honeywell, EMC, Hitachi, 3M, and Sun Microsystems. For a complete list of past and present clients, click here.
In the 1990s, he founded Weil Marketing Communications Inc., a ground-breaking and award-winning marketing communications agency. His firm’s exceptional marketing practices were recognized by the Publicity Club of Chicago. Weil’s byline has appeared in many national publications and Web sites, including:
|Fortune||Microsoft Exec. Circle|
|Cisco’s iQ and Packet||Scholastic Admin.|
|Food Processing||Software Strategies|
|Area Development||RFID Journal|
|Renewable Energy World||Inbound Logistics|
|Smart magazine||Sun Open Mfg.|
|Data Center Management||Collectzing.com|
|SMART Tech. (Web)||Bosch-Rexroth (Web)|
|Natural Food Network||Online User|
|Specialty Coffee Retailer||Tech. & Learning
|Click here for entire list.|
Weil is a sought after ghostwriter and content consultant. He has served as the managing editor of several corporate blogs and has acted as a consultant on corporate Web sites, radio commercials, and film projects. He has published a book of photography, A Year in Asheville. He is also an active member of several social networking sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Formerly a manager in promotion and marketing for Panasonic Factory Automation, Weil is a graduate of the Illinois State University.
For the second straight year, I've written Food Processing magazine's annual report on food industry capital expenditures. My 2009 CapEx feature appears this month in Food Processing.
Since writing the 2008 CapEx report, I've greatly expanded my work in food journalism–writing features for Natural Foods Network and Specialty Coffee Retailer.
I enjoy combining my interest in food with my background in business journalism. My years of experience writing on highly technical subjects gives me an edge over other freelance writers covering the food industry. I have insights into the manufacturing, production, and supply chain that many others in the field lack.
I look forward to further expanding my reach into the food and beverage industry in 2009. To that end, if you're an food-industry editor, specialty publisher, or PR firm looking for a writer with my background and experience, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Two articles I wrote on K12 grant and funding programs appear on the Scholastic Administrator website under the SMART Administrator resource center banner.
Leveling the Playing Field
Mebane Foundation Paves Way for SMART Technology Implementations in North Carolina
Rated "E" for Effort
E-Rate Success Enhances SMART Utilization in Evangeline Parish Schools
These articles are great examples of my advertorial work. In the world of journalism, many turn up their noses at advertorials and paid supplements, but I find this type of work challenging and rewarding. To be successful, you must marry journalistic integrity with the desires of a corporate sponsor–tilt too far in either direction and the result can be disastrous. However, when executed at a high level, these pieces can be extremely informative and fill an important niche in the marketplace of ideas.