Who We Are
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Who We Are
& What We Do

Enter the 2022 APEX Awards
for Publication Excellence Competition

Enter the 2022 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence Competition
Our Staff
Communications Concepts, Inc. advises publishing, PR and marketing professionals on best practices to improve their publications and communications programs. We also sponsor the annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Concepts has published Writer's Web Watch, the Writing That Works Archives and their predecessors since 1984.

Writer's Web Watch is an online newsletter advising professionals on practical writing, editing and communication strategies for business. Subscribers include corporate, nonprofit, agency and freelance communicators. Concepts also publishes reports on business writing and communications, and provides consulting services to organizations in the field.

John De Lellis, Editor & Publisher
John has over 40 years experience in communications. He served for several years as communications vice president for a national chamber of commerce association and edited their monthly magazine for senior executives. While an educational consultant with the American Automobile Association, he co-authored a driver education textbook, Sportsmanlike Driving, published by McGraw-Hill. He also co-authored a book on driving for adults, How to Drive, and published numerous booklets and multimedia presentations.

In 1984, he founded Communications Concepts and launched a newsletter under the same name. For more than two decades, he published Communications Concepts, Communications Manager and Writing That Works, leading newsletters for professional corporate, nonprofit and independent writers, editors and communicators.

In 1988, he started the Awards for Publication Excellence with 50 award categories. The competition has grown steadily since then, and now receives thousands of entries in more than 100 categories. John has been active in such professional associations as the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Society for Technical Communication and Washington Independent Writers.

Ken Turtoro, APEX Executive Editor & Publishing Consultant
Ken has worked extensively on content and distribution strategies for numerous Concepts publications, including Writer's Web Watch, Writing That Works, Communications Concepts and Communications Manager. Ken is currently a judge in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. He is a highly regarded marketing and publishing executive with management stints at such well known industry firms as Elsevier, Penton Publishing, Medical Economics, Chemical Week Associates, Lebhar-Friedman and Reed (Cahners) Travel Group.

His consulting assignments include Business Week and Quadrant HealthCom. His executive background includes staff development, team building, strategic planning and extensive experience in the medical publishing field. Ken is a board member of the National Trade Circulation Foundation, Inc., a member of the BPA Audience Development Managers Advisory Committee, and a guest lecturer at seminars sponsored by Audience Development Magazine. Formerly marketing director at Shain+Oringer in New York, he consults on circulation and editorial strategy for leading national publishers.

Judy Artunian, Regional Correspondent, West Coast
A freelance journalist, Judy serves as writer, editor and project manager for numerous corporate newsletters, reports, press kits and other projects. Judy writes about subjects ranging from Internet technology to haircuts for such publications as The Miami Herald, Glamour, InfoWorld, New Choices and the Los Angeles Times. In addition, she is a regular contributor to "Your Money" in the Chicago Tribune. Artunian is a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy, an architectural preservation society, and Hollywood Heritage, an organization dedicated to the historic preservation of Hollywood's landmarks. She is the author of "Movie Star Homes: The Famous to the Forgotten."
Christine Turner, Contributing Editor
Anne Lopez, APEX Program Manager
Bill Londino, Consulting Editor
Lee Blank, APEX Database Manager
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