Bates’ ‘Cutting Remarks’ Blog Wins Neal Award

Rob Bates, JCK diamond editor, was awarded the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for his blog, “Cutting Remarks.”

Bates was on hand to accept a commemorative plaque during a luncheon on Friday honoring all winners at Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. He received the award for “Best Blog (fewer than 100,000 unique users per month).”

The Neal Awards, held annually by American Business Media, have been called ”the Pulitzer Prize of the business press.” They are the industry’s most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. Named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the business media throughout his life, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media publications.