DATE: September 29, 2011

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Dave Reik
925-943-1199 ext. 209

Diablo Custom Publishin Selected to Host Pearl Awards Judging Event for Custom Content Council 

Walnut Creek, CA – Diablo Custom Publishing has been selected by the Custom Content Council to host the San Francisco-area judging of the Pearl Awards. The Pearl Awards celebrate the best in custom media, design, editorial and strategic initiatives for B2B and B2C publications.

The Pearl Awards are the continent's first award program devoted exclusively to custom publishing. Custom content providers—small and large; B2B and B2C; representing clients in a wide range of industries; and producing magazines, newsletters, and web publications—have participated. Entries will be judged in October 2011 in San Francisco, Chicago and New York by a panel of marketing executives, academics, journalists, designers, corporate strategists and publishers. Finalists will be notified in late October, and official designation of Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be announced at the award ceremony November 7 in New York.

“It's an honor for DCP to participate in the annual Pearl Awards program both as a competition entrant and as host of the San Francisco judging event. A qualified panel of local judges has been recruited, and they are ready to take an active role in support of the Custom Content Council,” notes Dave Reik, Marketing Director for DCP.

About the Custom Content Council and the Pearl Awards
The Custom Content Council (CCC) is the leading association for the custom publishing industry in the United States, and is focused on promoting the growth and vitality of this dynamic marketing discipline. Marketers across the country, the media, and other interested constituencies rely on the CCC as the authoritative source of industry news, data and trends, information on the effectiveness of custom publishing, and referrals to the top custom publishers in North America. In 2004, to herald the commitment to excellence and the growing success of custom publishing, the CCC launched the continent's first award program devoted exclusively to custom publishing.

About Diablo Publications
For over 32 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, The Walnut Creek Book, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasure of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit or