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ACG’s Middle Market Growth honored by Association TRENDS All-Media Contest

A big congratulations to the Association for Corporate Growth, winner of the bronze award for a monthly professional society magazine in the 2013 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest! ACG is a valued client of Network Media Partners and we are proud to work with the association staff to produce the all-digital magazine, Middle Market Growth.

In critiquing Middle Market Growth, the judges wrote that ACG “has more than succeeded in creating a cutting edge and interactive digital title. There are clear distinctions between each section. There are interactive buttons and embedded videos throughout the title. The creative team has come up with clever names for each section. There is excellent reader engagement throughout the issue along with links back to the main website. The design is easy to read on a computer screen and on a tablet. Other associations should use this title when they decide to create a digital only publication.”

Middle Market Growth launched in April 2013 and is published 10 times per year, with each issue focusing on the achievements of ACG’s membership. The association will be honored for this award, as well as its gold award for the InterGrowth 2013 Onsite Guide, at a luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., celebrating all the winners. Members of the Network Media Partners staff who work on the publication also will attend to celebrate ACG’s accomplishments.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to help ACG celebrate this achievement. With less than a full year of publishing Middle Market Growth under our belts, the magazine is everything we envisioned it to be: a valued member and community touchpoint that keeps ACG on the cutting edge of publishing,” said Network Media Creative Director Jen Smith.

Check out the latest issue of Middle Market Growth here, and then find out more about Network Media Partners’ custom design and editorial services here.

A big congratulations to the Association for Corporate Growth, winner of the bronze award for a monthly professional society magazine in the 2013 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest! ACG is a valued client of Network Media Partners and we are proud to work with the association staff to produce the all-digital magazine, Middle Market Growth.
In critiquing Middle Market Growth, the judges wrote that ACG “has more than succeeded in creating a cutting edge and interactive digital title. There are clear distinctions between each section. There are interactive buttons and embedded videos throughout the title. The creative team has come up with clever names for each section. There is excellent reader engagement throughout the issue along with links back to the main website. The design is easy to read on a computer screen and on a tablet. Other associations should use this title when they decide to create a digital only publication.”
Middle Market Growth launched in April 2013 and is published 10 times per year, with each issue focusing on the achievements of ACG’s membership. The association will be honored for this award, as well as its gold award for the InterGrowth 2013 Onsite Guide, at a luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., celebrating all the winners. Members of the Network Media Partners staff who work on the publication also will attend to celebrate ACG’s accomplishments.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to help ACG celebrate this achievement. With less than a full year of publishing Middle Market Growth under our belts, the magazine is everything we envisioned it to be: a valued member and community touchpoint that keeps ACG on the cutting edge of publishing,” said Network Media Creative Director Jen Smith.
Check out the latest issue of Middle Market Growth here [middlemarketgrowth.org], and then find out more about Network Media Partners’ custom design and editorial services here. [http://www.networkmediapartners.com/services/custom-media-services.php]

Leave a Comment February 18, 2014

Introducing Middle Market Growth Magazine

MMGlarge1Network 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.

Leave a Comment June 6, 2013

The digital platform decision

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.

BrightIdeas_downloadNowFor 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.”

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