Martinelli Custom Publishing Receives APEX Award: Recognition for Publication Excellence Awarded for 2014 New York By Rail®

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Martinelli Custom Publishing Receives APEX Award

Recognition for Publication Excellence Awarded for 2014 New York By Rail®

 Poughkeepsie, NY, June 24, 2015… Martinelli Custom Publishing (MCP), a custom publishing and content marketing company in Poughkeepsie, has been awarded the 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence. The award was presented in the category of “Custom Published Magazines, Journals & Tabloids” for the 2014 issue of New York By Rail. The full-color, glossy magazine is published each spring by MCP in contract with Amtrak® as the annual travel guide to the rail service’s destinations within New York State, Vermont, and Canada.

New York By Rail provides travel information on the 13 Amtrak destinations along the Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, and Maple Leaf railroad lines. Content also includes a calendar of events that can be reached via Amtrak, and information on exclusive savings programs for Amtrak passengers.

The annual APEX awards, sponsored by Communications Concepts of Springfield, VA, are granted by a panel of expert judges based on excellence in graphic design and editorial content in achieving overall communications effectiveness. From 1,851 entries received, 749 awards were presented in 100 individual categories.

In addition to the digital version available online at,175,000 complimentary print copies are distributed in train stations across New York State, and in the back pocket of all seats on Amtrak trains traveling throughout the state. The 2015 issue of New York By Rail—the 12th annual edition of the publication—was just released last month. This year’s issue reflects the work of a new publishing team under Publisher Thomas Martinelli, including Traci L. Suppa as Editor and Laurie Szostak as Art Director.

Martinelli Custom Publishing was established in 2003. The company specializes in developing custom publishing solutions for the travel, healthcare and manufacturing industries. MCP also publishes PremierHealth Magazine for Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley; HV Mfg Magazine for the Council of Industry based in Newburgh, NY; FootSteps Magazine for Sims & Associates Podiatry; and Central Upstate Mfg Magazine for MACNY (Manufacturers Association of Central New York) based in Syracuse, NY.