Construction Executive has been named a regional Gold Azbee Award winner in the “best social media campaign” category for the magazine’s first annual CE Photo Contest. The American Society of Business Publication Editors’ annual Azbee Awards of Excellence celebrate the highest quality reporting, editing and design in business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. The awards honor print publications, enewsletters, B2B websites and digital media.

The campaign was judged on general excellence and efficacy of use across multiple social media channels.

With jobsites looking and functioning far differently than in the past, Construction Executive asked its social media followers to show what it’s like to work in today’s building sector. As construction company recruiters are all too aware, industry perceptions don’t necessarily align with reality.

To help move the needle, CE’s readers submitted nearly 200 photos of the interesting tools, equipment, technology, places and people they get to interact with every day. From working at height with stunning mountains as a backdrop to donning a virtual reality headset and watching an obsolete building come down, these images are a great representation of the variety of opportunities afforded by a career in the construction industry. The winning entries were featured in the magazine’s June 2019 issue and the first-place image is featured in the magazine’s 2020 Media Kit.

“We are excited to have been recognized by ASBPE in this highly competitive contest as a standout publication for our use of social media,” said Editor-in-Chief Lauren Pinch. “Our magazine will continue to promote positive perceptions of the construction industry by showcasing career opportunities and business success stories in every issue.”

Construction Executive, the magazine for the business of construction, reaches more than 55,000 commercial, industrial and institutional contractors and construction-related business owners and has won more than 20 editorial awards. Since first being published by Associated Builders and Contractors Services Corp. in 2003, the magazine has served as the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry. For more information, visit constructionexec.com.