BEST ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE (Circulation over 25000)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – Accounting and Business magazine
AB magazine is consistently voted number one benefit of membership by ACCA members Despite only launching online in 2020, engagement reached over 272,000 users in 2022. AB plays a vital role in fostering a strong sense of community among our members. It serves as a platform for professionals to share insights and ideas, and address common challenges. Our content encourages networking, collaboration and professional development, which strengthens ACCA’s profile and that of the profession as a whole We publish seven regional editions to serve our members’ diverse interests and needs, providing insights on emerging trends, practical advice on hot topics and showcasing members in varied roles, while offering opportunities to earn CPD Our coverage is not limited to the written word – we run videos, podcasts and webinars to reflect the many ways our members like to consume content. Our focus on high design means we offer a blend of captivating imagery, bespoke photography and visually appealing layouts that not only enhance the reading experience but also reinforce our brand identity. Recognition of AB’s excellence would not be a testament to the dedication of our team and affirmation of the value the magazine brings to members and the wider profession.
Chartered Institute of Taxation & Association of Taxation Technicians – Tax Adviser
The CIOT and ATT are delighted to put forward Tax Adviser, the members magazine, for Best Association Newsletter/Magazine The Tax Adviser team work tirelessly to ensure that the news, insights, updates and stories are the most relevant for the tax profession.
We publish ten issues of Tax Adviser a year Print copies are distributed to over 27,000 members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Association of Tax Technicians (ATT), and its website is at taxadvisermagazine com. There is also a monthly Tax Adviser enewsletter and a new Tax Adviser podcast series Our readers are drawn from right across the tax profession, working at every level from tax technicians and sole practitioners to partners and directors of the major tax firms in the UK.
Our ambition is to provide our readers, whatever their role, with stimulating, constructive, entertaining and interesting content from across the world of tax, and to keep them fully informed about the activities of CIOT and ATT. In a taxing world, we aim to provide our members with the best service that we can.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – IOSH magazine
IOSH magazine is the official publication for the 48,000 global members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered membership organisation for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. Its vision, which is reflected in the magazine, is simple: a safe and healthy world of work.
The publication aims to provide advice for those working in small- and medium-sized organisations, global conglomerates and consultants, resonating with members regardless of location or business sector. It seeks to be the principal channel for sharing insights and innovations, inspiring OSH professionals to become an influential force for good while enhancing their skills and knowledge.
For IOSH, 2022 was dominated by the development of its new strategy, Activate 2028. This sets out the vision for the body over the next five years, based around the themes of building excellence, driving action, and putting people at the heart of social sustainability.
For IOSH magazine, the challenge was to reflect this new vision while ensuring the title retained the identity established when it was relaunched in 2019. It was the starting point for an editorial and design revamp across the content eco-system.
National Residential Landlords Association – Property
In Property the NRLA has created a magazine that both unifies members and stimulates engagement with the association.
The 68-page full colour magazine, which is published quarterly and sent to 77,000 landlords nationally and internationally, is member-focused, showcasing diverse, unique and inspirational landlord stories alongside the association’s campaigns and research work, legislation updates and practical tips and advice. This reflects the association’s position as ‘the home for landlords’.
The publication also includes long form, deep dive features on wider issues affecting the housing sector, offering thought leadership, unique and exclusive insight and analysis, as well as horizon-scanning by experts from within and outside the organisation.
Recent features include an International Women’s Day special, focussing on women in the property industry, a spotlight on the changing demographics within the private rented sector, with increasing numbers of older people looking to rent, as well as discussions with landlords who have adapted their properties in line with tenants’ religious or cultural beliefs.
Trustpilot reviews say it is a ‘brilliant magazine’ with ‘very helpful and informative articles’ and it has picked up a number of industry awards in the last 12 months, including Publication of the Year and Best Magazine titles.
Royal Town Planning Institute – The Planner
The Royal Town Planning Institute has more than 27,000 members in 88 countries. Its monthly magazine The Planner was launched by Redactive Media Group in 2013. The title has always been well received and is regarded as a key benefit of RTPI membership.
Delivered as a digital edition during the pandemic, The Planner played a pivotal role in helping members maintain connection with the RTPI. Nevertheless, economic and environmental realities – coupled with a design style nearing its tenth year – presented a strong case for overhauling both design and content.
Discussions resulted in The Planner moving to bi-monthly but with an increased pagination. At the same time, the title’s online operations were to be rebalanced with the print redesign project.
The impact was immediate, with readers taking to social media to express their thoughts. The magazine’s team has been blown away by some of the feedback from RTPI members, whether that’s in-person at industry events, in the numbers of people now wanting to write for the title, on social media or in reader testimonials.
Society and College of Radiographers – Synergy Digital
The Society of Radiographers successfully transitioned its member publication, Synergy, from print to fully interactive digital format in May 2023 in collaboration with publishers Haymarket. This was a major undertaking, involving the full reimaging and redesign of the publication with a new focus, new content and new multi-media format.
Printing and shipping over 30,000 copies of the magazine every month (i.e. over 10 million pages per year) was fundamentally at odds with the Society’s key commitment to sustainability and to reducing its environmental impact. Moreover, members demanded more from their membership body than a flat text-based output.
At the heart of the revamped Digital Synergy is an emphasis on the impact of radiography, and the innovation members bring into their practice to change healthcare. The new digital issues allow members to interact with the content in a variety of ways. For example, members can watch videos, listen to podcasts, and interact with dynamic data visualisation tools.
The success of the transition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams at SoR and Haymarket Media Group. The new digital publication is a valuable resource for members and will continue to be for years to come.
The Country Land & Business Association – Land & Business
Land & Business magazine is the Country Land & Business Association’s flagship member-only monthly publication. Established in the 1950s as a bio-monthly journal to record the Association’s activities, the magazine remains the CLA’s most important communications channel, and it underpins the delivery of its corporate strategy and core mission.
It delivers guidance and advice on all aspects of running a rural business, highlights good practice approaches through member case study features, provides updates on the Association’s lobbying and campaigning work and reinforces the benefits of membership and how members can access them.
New content sections have been introduced to broaden opinion in the magazine and invite external discussion, offer a spotlight on a member’s business to share good practice, and provide detailed guides on technical topics important for running rural businesses.
The magazine is well-respected and valued by CLA members. A recent survey of members shows that:
• 95% consider the magazine to be a key benefit of their membership.
• 84% have used advice and tips given in the magazine.
• 86% say that Land & Business has improved their understanding of what the CLA is doing for them.