The Economist Wins Ad Age Magazine of the Year

economist10.05.08.jpgAdvertising Age‘s editor-in-chief Jonah Bloom announced his publication’s “A-List” awards earlier tonight and The Economist won Magazine of the Year, beating out No. 2 Women’s Health and No. 3 Elle.

The latter book didn’t go home empty-handed, however, as Carol Smith won Ad Age‘s Publisher of the Year. Chris Johns, editor of National Geographic (No. 5), was awarded Editor of the Year.

The full list, and some choice quotes from Bloom, after the jump.


Editor of the year — Chris Johns, National Geographic
Publisher of the Year — Carol Smith, Elle

A-list
No. 10 — Conde Nast Traveler
No. 9 — House Beautiful
No. 8 — People Stylewatch
No. 7 — New York (“A perennial award winner, I’m afraid.”)
No. 6 — Fast Company (“They love to steal Ad Age stories.”)
No. 5 — National Geographic
No. 4 — Every Day With Rachael Ray
No. 3 — Elle
No. 2 — Women’s Health (“Perhaps the most intuitive spin-off in magazines. Also known as the ‘Duh’ magazine.”)
No. 1 — The Economist