Circle of Excellence!

Marianne Howaston, CEO Letter SFCandGAll of us at C&G Media Group were surprised and delighted when we were informed by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) that through its member voting system, we were selected to receive the Circle of Excellence Award for OUTSTANDING MEDIA! This prestigious awards program was created in 1992 and recognizes outstanding leadership, vision and education in the furnishing and design industry. John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon were this year’s masters of ceremonies at the gala held at the Union League Club in Manhattan in October. The award was presented to yours truly by superstar designer Jamie Drake, who applauded us for producing 31 issues CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens), HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) and SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens) annually;; numerous editorial, social and real estate newsletters; and C&GTV. As if that weren’t enough, we just won a 2016 Folio: award for our integrated marketing campaign for San Francisco’s own Serena & Lily comprising print, digital, social media, events and C&GTV.

If you turn to the two masthead pages in each issue of our magazines, you will see the names of the incredibly talented and passionate people who made all of this possible. They have my admiration and deepest gratitude.CEO-Letter-Compositemarianne-signature


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