October 27-29 saw the 5th Anniversary All-Russia Corporate Press Forum, Corpress 2008, with active participation of VTB Bank. The forum featured the 5th annual contest, 2008 Russian Corporate Press Leader, involving more than 50 corporate media.
Energy of Success, VTB's corporate magazine, won the nomination "2008 Best Corporate Title for Customers". The awarding ceremony was conducted by Vitali Rasnitsin, Secretary General of Media Industry Associations Council. The jury noted the invariable high quality of Energy of Success materials, its original design and focus on the most relevant issues.
As Vasily Titov, VTB Deputy Chairman, commented: "We are proud of the progress achieved with Energy of Success, since the magazine received the Best Start award at the contest, 2006 Russian Corporate Press Leader. Only two years later, we are recognized as the best title for corporate customers, our main and the most demanding audience".
17 issues of Energy of Success have been published since it first came out in March 2006. The magazine's circulation is 11 500 copies. VTB Magazine is the only corporate title in Russia distributed in more than 120 cities of Russia and 80 countries of the world. The title is addressed to corporate customers, VTB partners, and representatives of economic and political establishment. It is distributed among federal and regional authorities, including the Presidential Executive Office and the Russian Government Office, local authorities, and VTB customer offices in Russia and abroad.
An online version of the magazine is available for the reader's convenience featuring previews of topics to be covered in the next issues, materials from the latest and previous issues, as well as special materials for regular readers, which are not published in the printed format.
In 2008, the Bank launched Energy of the Team, a magazine for its personnel, and Controlling Interest, a newspaper for VTB shareholders.