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Designated Editor Founder Wins 2017 Top 10 Groundbreakers Award

Newport Life Magazine announces 2017 Top 10 Groundbreakers winners, including Designated Editor founder

Suzanne McDonald was one of the Newport County residents who won the magazine’s Top 10 Groundbreakers award.

The Groundbreakers award is given to individuals in Newport County, Rhode Island who have made a positive impact in their field. The categories for Groundbreakers are Community Leader, Educator, Professional, and Volunteer and the awards are nomination-based.

Suzanne earned the Groundbreakers award for the professional category.

Suzanne McDonald broke new ground by founding and continuing to grow the only area organization focused on educating professionals, at no cost, about the newest digital marketing tools and techniques to increase their business and, thereby, provide businesses needing marketing with a better informed, skilled cadre of digital marketers and improve the local economy. It’s especially helpful for small businesses that do not have funds to employ an in-house or contract digital marketer.

View the full nomination details here.

2017 Top 10 Groundbreakers Newport County RI

Suzanne McDonald, a revolutionary in the Social Media universe, started her company, Designated Editor, with the express purpose of educating clients on EVERY aspect of social media from Google+ and WordPress to blogger outreach/strategy to fully integrated marketing – and to do it affordably and so thoroughly that she would become the leading purveyor of social media expertise in New England. McDonald’s “techie” forum, in Newport Rhode Island, has a waiting list. Her business has doubled each year since she began.

In addition to Designated Editor, Suzanne now runs Angles & Insights and Newport Interactive Marketers, a network for digital marketers in New England.

Newport Life Magazine is the only lifestyle magazine dedicated to Newport County. Since 1993, it has showcased all that is unique about the City-by-the-Sea, from its people and places to its events, history and of course its distinctive lifestyle. Newport Life Magazine strives to educate its readers about Newport County’s distinctive history, as well as the remarkable events that occur today.

Designated Editor Wins International Business Award: Internet New Media Company of the Year

International Business Awards winner: Company, Innovator, & Executive of the Year

The Designated Editor team is proud to announce that it has won three globally competitive Stevie International Business Awards for 2014: Gold for Company of the Year – Internet / New Media, Silver for Innovator of the Year, and Silver for Executive of the Year – Internet / New Media.

IBA 2014 Stevie Gold Award

Designated Editor won the IBA 2014 Gold Award for Company of the Year – Internet / New Media.

The Stevie Awards are one of the highest honors in the business community, started in 2002 to “honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide,” according to its website.

Over 3,500 submissions were received by the International Business Awards this year from a wide variety of industries and from over 60 countries and territories. Entries came from for- and non-profits, from large and small businesses, and from public and private companies alike.

Judging for Stevie Awards go through two phases. In the first phase, entries are judged on a scale of 1 – 10 by five judges and those that score higher than an average of 7.0 move on to the final round of judging. Entries are then scored by another group of judges, and these scores determine who places Gold, Silver, or Bronze.

Designated Editor and its CEO Suzanne McDonald are honored to receive these particular awards as they reflect the hard work and innovation that has characterized this company since its inception. McDonald and her team work for their clients, to improve their businesses and lives, rather than for awards – but the Designated Editor team is still extremely proud to be recognized for exceptional achievements and success in the field.

The awards reception at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France, was amazing on October 10.

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