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Network Media Partners is very proud to introduce Middle Market Growth, the all-new, all-digital publication of the Association for Corporate Growth. The magazine made its debut in April in interactive tablet and desktop formats, reflecting ACG’s dedication to being on the cutting edge for its members.
“There really is nothing quite as exciting and terrifying as creating and launching a new magazine,” says Christine Melendes, CAE, vice president, communications & marketing, for the Association for Corporate Growth. “There is no half-way. We were ‘all in’ from the start because we recognized the tremendous opportunity to tell our members’ story and advocate on behalf of the middle market.”
Each issue includes a wealth of information about what ACG’s members are doing and about the issues that are important to them. There also is a “growth story” on every cover that takes an in-depth look at how private equity is fueling expansion and success for one particular company or industry. Various multimedia elements, such as videos, podcasts and photo galleries, appear throughout Middle Market Growth to enhance the reader’s experience.
Many months in the making, this publication has been a true partnership of ACG and Network Media Partners, extending from market research to editorial and design development to publishing on a monthly frequency.
“Developing a new magazine is always a thrilling experience, and to make a new magazine specifically for a digital audience brings a number of interesting challenges and decisions to conquer,” says Jen Smith, creative director of Network Media. “We are excited to see ACG’s publication take flight and the successes it’s seen in the first few months.”
To download an issue of Middle Market Growth, search for “Association for Corporate Growth” in the iTunes or Google Play store, or visit www.middlemarketgrowth.org.
June 6, 2013
You’ve made the decision to publish your content digitally, but now you’re faced with another question: How? A wide variety of vendors offer technology built for digital publishing, and it seems a new contender appears nearly every day. Which option is best? It all depends on your needs, of course.
Some things to consider:
- Do you prefer an app-based or browser-based solution? Apps can offer more features, while browser-based publications can be simpler to create.
- If you’re interested in publishing in app form, should you focus only on the iPad? Or does your audience also require support for Android devices?
- Are you prepared to take advantage of the advanced features of HTML5? If not, support for this evolving technology won’t be as important.
- How deeply involved do you want your publication team to be? Some solutions allow for greater in-house control, but require more technical expertise; others involve outsourcing more of the workflow to a vendor.
For side-by-side comparisons of several popular digital platform options, download the first issue of Bright Ideas on your iPad.
Search “Network Media Partners” in your iPad App Store, then select “Bright Ideas.”
October 11, 2012
We were thrilled to receive the Association Media & Publishing’s elite EXTRA Award during the recent EXCEL Awards Gala.
Recognized for taking “bold chances” and for being a “pioneer in the field” by the 2012 EXCEL Awards Chair Leslie McGee, Network Media was awarded for our work with Matrix, the digital membership publication for The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.
The surprise EXTRA award was in addition to recognition in two categories for our work on AYP, the official membership publication for the Association of YMCA Professionals, and Matrix.
Here’s what the judges had to say about Matrix:
The digital magazine’s unique design features a single-page configuration, instead of a two-page spread – a very effective approach. In addition to its ultra-clean presentation, Matrix creates easy reader engagement through video, links, and brief but compelling stories.
“Network values the creative partnerships we have built with our clients,” said Jen Smith, creative director. “It’s a thrill to be honored for this work accomplished on behalf of our clients. It’s truly the product of great teamwork.”
“I continue to be so proud of the caliber of publications produced by Network and am pleased to see our team honored by the EXCEL Awards. Being recognized as an EXTRA award recipient confirms what I have believed for years — our team works hard to set the bar high in the association space,” said Carrie Hartin, chief operating officer of Network. “We share these awards with our association clients who trust us to deliver excellent work on their behalf.”
June 26, 2012