September 19, 2013 | Press Releases
Securities America Publication Earns Two AwardsLA VISTA, Neb. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), has earned two awards for its Connect! magazine. Connect! covers the latest industry trends and strategies involving technology, practice management, wealth management, income distribution, business growth and acquisition.
The magazine received a 2013 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in the Magazine & Journals – Print Over 32 Pages category. APEX 2013 – the 25th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence – is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites. The Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., which advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices.
Connect! magazine also received a honorable mention in the Ragan’s PR Daily Awards for Best Content Marketing/ Brand Journalism. Entries from around the world were judged by a panel of Ragan Communications staff and contributions. Ragan Communications publishes corporate communications, public relations and leadership development newsletters and produces dozens of live events for communications professionals.
“Securities America’s home office professionals take a long-term view of the challenges financial advisors face and create solutions that help advisors manage those challenges well ahead of the curve,” said Jim Nagengast, Securities America CEO and president. “Our Connect! magazine offers insights from our subject matter experts and interviews from advisors who have implemented solutions to those challenges. Any advisor can benefit from the ideas in Connect!, and we’re pleased that marketing professionals in other industries have recognized our thought leadership with these awards.”
Securities America publishes Connect! in print as well as an interactive digital format that includes links to additional resources and video interviews. To access the digital version, go to www.joinsai.com and click on the Connect! Magazine link under Advisors’ Top Links.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011, the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013 and was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.