Let us take a brief moment to blow our own horn here at Agent’s Sales Journal, in light of an exciting recent announcement about one of our online initiatives. In a ceremony held in New York City on March 10, ASJ was named a Jesse H. Neal Award winner for our Social Media Boot Camp series, grabbing the glory in the Best Educational Content category.

The Neals, while not as well known as the Oscars, are an equally prestigious award program in our own business magazine world, having been established in 1955 by American Business Media. In recent years, the awards have expanded to reflect the growth in B2B magazines in the online world, and we’re rather gratified to have been honored for our endeavors.

If you haven’t checked out our series, please do so (a full PDF download of the series is available at the hyperlink above). We initiated the Boot Camp as an effort to more comprehensively guide our readers through the very basics of social media, recognizing that many of you may still just be in the beginning stages of your own website, your Twittering, Facebook and LinkedIn use, all of it with an eye to compliance issues.

In just 20 days, we were able to help agents from square one to becoming accomplished masters of their own online domain. Look for more, equally inventive and sales-worthy online initiatives in the year to come.