Angie’s List Scores Gold in 2014 Content Marketing Institute Awards“Finding Normal after Disaster” and Experts Podcast Series Win Top Honors

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Angie’s List won two gold medals in the 2014 Content Marketing Awards presented by Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

“We’re immensely proud of the work coming out of our newsroom every day, but this coverage was extra special because it went straight to the heart of how Angie’s List can help people at their most vulnerable,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.

Angie’s List won two gold medals in the 2014 Content Marketing Awards presented by Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

The company earned one gold medal for its October 2013 cover story and online package about homeowners finding normal after natural or man-made disasters. The second award was earned for its ongoing Chat with the Experts podcast series that offers practical advice from highly rated service professionals.

“We’re immensely proud of the work coming out of our newsroom every day, but this coverage was extra special because it went straight to the heart of how Angie’s List can help people at their most vulnerable,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The weekly podcast broadens that reach to listeners across the country and its consistently great, interesting information.”

The CMI awards are just the latest honors for Angie’s List, the national company that offers a local services marketplace and consumer reviews, as well as a monthly member magazine, and online news covering everything from home improvement to health care.

More than 1,100 entries were in play for the CMA process, now in its 11th year. Entries included other national companies, nationally known content marketing, marketing and public relations firms and traditional news outlets.

The feature “Finding Normal After the Disaster” was awarded Gold for Best Special Topic Issue and focused on six Angie’s List members and their families who were devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, explosions, and lightning strikes The full package detailed their experiences and offered information about how to file insurance claims following a disaster and how to avoid scams from storm-chasing contractors. The 8-month initiative included infographics, video and still photography.

Chat with the Experts, powered by Angie’s List, a weekly podcast, won Gold for Best Podcast Series. The hourlong show is also broadcast on Indianapolis’ WIBC on Sunday mornings and available on iTunes as well as the Angie’s List website. Highly rated service professionals answer essential questions every homeowner should ask before hiring and talk about trends and issues in their areas of expertise. Angie’s List Newsroom reporters often drop in to discuss their latest findings.

The Angie’s List Newsroom has earned 31 other awards this year for its journalistic efforts ranging from writing and cover art to photography, digital design and social media, including Green Eyeshade, Association for Women in Communications/Clarion, APEX awards, National Association of Real Estate Editors, Indy SPJ, Chicago Headline Club, W3 awards and The Communicator Awards.

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

The Content Marketing Awards were launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards. Since 2011 they’ve been conducted jointly, by the Content Marketing Institute and McMurry/TMG. In 2013, the awards program was renamed and rebranded to match the changing industry. Presented by the Content Marketing Institute and sponsored by McMurry/TMG, these are the Content Marketing Awards.

Contact: Cheryl Reed, 317-396-9134, cherylr(at)angieslist(dot)com

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