Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS, LTS PrA), was recently awarded a Platinum MarCom award in the corporate category for its 2016 edition of Connect magazine. It also earned a Gold MarCom award for its 2015 Connect magazine special edition focusing on women in the financial services industry. The MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers from all 50 states and 35 countries. With about 6,000 entries per year, the competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. Winners include a broad range of organizations from individuals to large media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. "We're honored to receive two of these prestigious awards for Connect magazine," said Securities America Chief Marketing Officer Janine Wertheim. "Connect is the product of many hours of collaboration and hard work by our talented marketing team. This recognition confirms what many readers have already told us — Connect is a valuable and informative resource they turn to for a unique perspective on timely topics impacting the financial services industry." Earlier this year, the 2015 editions of Connect magazine and the Connect Special Edition were awarded Communicator Awards of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The 2013 edition of Connect magazine earned an Apex award and a Gold MarCom award. About Securities America: Securities America is one of the nation's largest independent broker-dealers with more than 2,000 independent advisors and $60 billion in client assets. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm.