DATE: November 20, 2013


For more information contact:
Dave Reik
925-943-1199 ext. 209

Diablo Custom Publishing Takes Home Two Gold Pearl Awards

The Pearl Awards are an annual event created by the international association, the Custom Content Council, to honor excellence in editorial, design, and strategy in the custom content industry.

Walnut Creek, CA– Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP) was honored with two Gold Pearl awards for their exceptional work in custom publishing on November 12, 2013 at the Pearl Awards ceremony at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. DCP received a Gold Pearl Award for Best Opening Spread for the April 2013 edition of Giants magazine and a Gold Pearl Award Best Feature Article/Package for UC Hastings, Spring 2013.

Giants magazine, the official magazine of the San Francisco Giants, is produced six times per baseball season. The magazine’s mission is to engage Giants fans through in-depth articles and personalized stories about the players and the Giants’ organization. The winning design features an action photo of Buster Posey taken during the 2012 National League Championship Series. The spread was designed by DCP designer Jake Watling, incorporating a photo from Missy Mikulecky of the Giants.

UC Hastings is the alumni magazine for UC Hastings College of Law. The magazine’s purpose is to engage and educate its alumni on current and future happenings at UC Hastings. The winning submission, for Best Feature Article/Package, is an in-depth feature on Kamala Harris, a UC Hastings alum and current California Attorney General, written by DCP Managing Editor Angela Noel.

"We are delighted to have our custom content projects for our clients recognized with Gold at the Pearl Awards," states Barney Fonzi, Group Publisher at Diablo Publications. "We work in tandem with our clients to create a content strategy that takes them from initial concept to an award-winning publishing solution that advances their reach and customer engagement at a very strategic level."

About Diablo Custom Publishing

Diablo Custom Publishing, the Bay Area’s leading custom publisher, provides complete print, online and mobile custom publishing services to a diverse group of clients, including the Oakland Museum of California, Chevron, University of California Hastings College of the Law, the Oakland Athletics, and the San Francisco Giants. With 32 years of experience and an award-winning creative team, DCP develops integrated marketing solutions that help companies communicate brand value, deepen customer loyalty, and increase revenue. For more information, visit

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.