Golfdom and Landscape Management Combine for 31 Industry Awards

 

CLEVELAND – May 11, 2017 – North Coast Media brands Golfdom and Landscape Management (LM) won 31 awards Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) awards in Tampa, Florida, on May 4 — more total awards than any of their direct competitors.

The brands’ 31 combined awards were tops among all media companies serving the green industry.

toca_pic3Golfdom once again led all golf market publications with 16 awards, including 10 first place awards, five merit awards, and one “Best in Show” Gardner Award. The 16 TOCA awards matched the combined total won by the brand’s three top competitors.

LM claimed 15 awards, including four first place and 11 merit awards — taking home more hardware than any other brand in the landscape market for the 10th consecutive year. The brand remains the most-awarded industry publication in the 28-year history of TOCA.

“We’re incredibly proud of another haul of TOCA awards,” said NCM President and CEO Kevin Stoltman. “Both Golfdom and Landscape Management have outstanding teams, and these 31 awards are a testament to the incredible writing, design and overall work they have done over the past year.”

gd_lm_tocas_staffpicNCM staff members recognized for their work include VP of Graphic Design & Production Pete Seltzer, Editorial Director and LM Editor-in-Chief Marisa Palmieri, Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones, Golfdom Associate Editor Grant Gannon, LM Associate Editor Dillon Stewart, LM Digital Media Content Producer Kelly Limpert, LM Art Director Tracie Martinez and many contributors.

TOCA annually recognizes members for excellence in writing, design, photography/AV, new media and special projects, and top winners in the marketing and publishing categories are named as Gardner Award winners.

The complete list of winnings for the two publications includes:

Golfdom

Design – First

Printed magazine / two-plus page design, advertising
“Hole of the Month” | Grant B. Gannon, Pete Seltzer

Design – Merit
Cover page design – printed magazines
“The sky is the limit” | Pete Seltzer

Photography, Video and Multimedia – Merit
Portrait/personality (photo of individual or group of individuals)
“Game On!” | Pete Seltzer, Matt Hawthorne

Photography, Video and Multimedia – Merit
Best single photo – use of stock art (anywhere in the magazine)
“The sky is the limit” | Pete Seltzer

Photography, Video and Multimedia – First
Best single photo – created by a TOCA member or freelancer commissioned by a TOCA member
“Pay up of go home” | Seth Jones

Photography, Video and Multimedia – First
Best print magazine cover (for stock photos, commissioned art, illustrations, typography, etc.)
“So you’re considering the dark side” | James Bennett, Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer

Special Projects – First
Writing for special projects
“A Tribute to the King” | Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer, Grant B. Gannon, Mark Woodward, Joel Jackson, Steve Wright, Karl Danneberger

Special Projects – First
Miscellaneous special publishing project
“The Fall Classic, Early Order Program Special” | Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer, Grant B. Gannon, Jared Nemitz

Special Projects – First
Special Event – Publishing
“The Golfdom Summit” | Kevin Stoltman, Pat Roberts, Seth Jones, Bill Roddy, Craig MacGregor

Writing – Merit
Series of columns by regular department columnist – commercial publications
“Keeping up with the Jones” | Seth Jones

Writing – First
Turf feature article – commercial publications
“The admiral of the ultradwarf” | Seth Jones

Writing – Merit
Product information article – commercial publications
“What’s new at GIE+Expo” | Seth Jones

Writing – First
Product information article – commercial publications
“Hidden beneath the GIS waves” | Ed Hiscock, Grant B. Gannon

Writing – Merit
Operations profile – commercial publications
“Reverse the Course” | Chris Lewis

Writing – First
Headline writing – commercial publications
“In-tents course management” | Curt Harler

Photography, video and Multimedia – Publishing
Gardner Award
“So You’re Considering the Dark Side” | Golfdom, North Coast Media, James Bennett, Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer

Landscape Management

Design – First
Cover page design – printed magazines
LM October 2016 Cover” | Tracie Martinez, Lisa Lorek, LM Staff

Design – Merit
Single page design, editorial – printed magazines
“Your move” | Tracie Martinez

Design – Merit
Two-plus page design, editorial – printed magazines
“Stronger than ever” | Tracie Martinez

Design – Merit
Overall magazine design – printed magazines
LM October 2016” | Tracie Martinez

New Media – Merit
Websites
“LandscapeManagement.net” | Marisa Palmieri, Dillon Stewart, Kelly Limpert, Jesse Malcmacher

New Media – First
Innovative use of social media
LM Social Media Strategy” | Marisa Palmieri, Dillon Stewart, Kelly Limpert

Photography, Video and Multimedia – First
Portrait/personality (photo of individual or group of individuals)
“Who’s Your Mentor?” | Tracie Martinez, Jerry Mann, LM Staff

Photography, Video and Multimedia – Merit
Best single photo – Use of stock art (anywhere in the magazine)
“Big Picture: Coastal Living” | Tracie Martinez

Photography, Video and Multimedia – Merit
Best print magazine cover (for stock photos, commissioned art, illustrations, typography, etc.)
LM October 2016 Cover” | Tracie Martinez, Lisa Lorek, LM Staff

Special Projects – Merit
Best single issue
LM October 2016” | Marisa Palmieri, Dillon Stewart, Tracie Martinez, LM Contributors

Special Projects – Merit
Writing for special projects
“LM150 2016” | Marisa Palmieri, LM Staff

Special Projects – Merit
Special Event – Publishing
LM Lawn Care Forum” | LM Staff

Writing – Merit
Product information article – commercial publications
“The Future Workforce” | Dillon Stewart

Writing – Merit
Business management – commercial publications
“Stronger than Ever” | Dillon Stewart

Writing – First
General feature article – commercial publications
“Employer of Choice” | Marisa Palmieri


About North Coast Media

North Coast Media, LLC. employs over 50 professionals who collectively possess hundreds of years of experience creating and delivering unparalleled media — from industry-leading print magazines, websites, email newsletters, social media and mobile solutions — to exclusive industry research, custom products and one-on-one buyer-seller networking events. NCM flagship brands include Golfdom, Landscape Management, Pest Management Professional, LP Gas, Pit & Quarry and GPS World. Ancillary brands include Portable Plants & Equipment, Geospatial Solutions, Athletic Turf News and Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations.

About Golfdom

The Golfdom Media Network has 34,462* unique subscribers and delivers the industry’s highest superintendent reach. Originally established in 1927, Golfdom strives to entertain and educate golf course superintendents with practical, real-world content and insight.

About Landscape Management

Landscape Management is the leading magazine for landscape contractors. The LM Media Network has an unduplicated audience of 90,689** landscapers, lawn care operators, irrigation contractors and design/build professionals.

 

*Verified Audit Circulation, Sept. 2016 Integrated Audit Report.

**Verified Audit Circulation, March 2016 Integrated Audit Report.