Expect Success.

Since its inception on May 1, 2012, North Coast Media (NCM) has been the largest B2B publishing company headquartered in Cleveland. NCM began expanding its team on day one – and hasn’t stopped since, doubling the staff size in three years.

NCM has made good on pledges to invest in its team. That dedication to people has had a ripple effect on the greater Cleveland community as NCM employees live and work in the area, mentor future media leaders and volunteer their time with a variety of charities and nonprofit organizations.

Leadership


Kevin Stoltman
President & CEO

Kevin Stoltman
President & CEO


In his 20 years of B2B sales and management experience, Kevin Stoltman has specialized in devising winning strategies for advertising partners while inspiring his employees to do the same. Kevin founded North Coast Media in 2012 after serving as vice president of sales and marketing for the industrial and specialty group of Questex Media Group. Six of the nine iconic brands now owned by NCM have been under Kevin’s leadership for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Questex, Kevin spent five years in sales roles for Meister Publishing’s nursery and specialty ag publications. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toledo.


Steve Galperin
VP of Finance & Operations

Steve Galperin
Vice President of Finance & Operations


Steve Galperin has more than 10 years of B2B experience, including mergers & acquisition expertise, and works with all areas of the business to execute growth strategies. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and minor in economics, he specializes in maximizing integrated media company profits.


Pete Seltzer
VP of Graphic Design & Production

Pete Seltzer
VP of Graphic Design

A graduate of Wittenberg University, Pete Seltzer has more than 20 years of hands-on experience as an art director in all aspects of the design and production of editorial, promotional and marketing creative. Over his career, Pete has garnered numerous national and regional design awards from organizations such as the American Society of Business Press Editors, the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, Folio and the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association.


Debbie Pipik
Director of Human Resources

Debbie Pipik
Director of Human Resources

Debbie Pipik has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources. She was an integral part in transitioning all human resources functions from Questex Media, where she had worked as regional HR manager for seven years, to the newly formed North Coast Media in 2012. Prior to working in B2B publishing, Debbie worked with the non-profit organization University Circle Inc. in the accounting, HR and president’s office.


Marty Whitford
Vice President of Content

Marty Whitford
Vice President of Content

Award-winning journalist Marty Whitford joined the company in 2004. He has served North Coast Media brands in edit and sales capacities. Whitford was appointed Publisher and Corporate Editorial Director in 2012. In 2021, he was promoted to Vice President of Content. Whitford graduated from Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication in 1993. Prior to that, he served a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy. Whitford brings with him 30 years of experience in B2B integrated media.


Michelle Mitchell
Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Mitchell
Marketing & Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Mitchell, a graduate from The University of Toledo, works with advertisers for the magazine, its two websites, nine eNewsletters, webinars, videos and more. Her vast marketing experience helps her develop creative and results-oriented marketing programs customized to the needs of each client.

Sales


Marty Whitford
Publisher

Marty Whitford
Publisher

Award-winning journalist Marty Whitford joined the company in 2004. He has served North Coast Media brands in edit and sales capacities. Whitford was appointed Publisher and Corporate Editorial Director in 2012. In 2021, he was promoted to Vice President of Content. Whitford graduated from Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication in 1993. Prior to that, he served a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy. Whitford brings with him 30 years of experience in B2B integrated media.


Robert Fulop
Group Publisher

Rob Rulop
Group Publisher


Rob Fulop has been part of the P&Q group since 1998, and was promoted to publisher in 2008 and group publisher in 2015. His accomplishments include the growth of PP&E, the introduction of the annual Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame event in 2013, and the evolution of the annual Pit & Quarry Roundtable.

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Jake Goodman
Western Regional Sales Manager

Jake Goodman
Western Regional Sales Manager

Jake Goodman works with a diverse portfolio of clients in the professional landscaping and golf course management industries who are looking to strengthen their position in the marketplace. Jake earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Marshall University.


Dan Hannan
Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Dan Hannan
Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Dan Hannan has worked in management roles with a strong focus on sales and marketing for the past 20 years. With his knowledge of the industries and his strong communication skill set he assists his clients with designing the most effective advertising strategies to meet their goals in both the landscape and golf markets.


Mike Joyce
Associate Publisher

Mike Joyce
Associate Publisher


Mike Joyce, a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience. He utilizes his skill set to help clients develop marketing strategies and advertising solutions to strengthen their position in the pest management marketplace.


Brian Kanaba
Publisher

Brian Kanaba
Publisher


Brian Kanaba builds and maintains marketing partnerships by combining a mix of professional leadership and business strategy. By hosting the industry’s only Hall of Fame event and Propane Growth Summit, Brian has helped grow LP Gas to the industry’s leading publication. He has been with LP Gas for 15 years.

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Craig MacGregor
Publisher

Craig MacGregor
Publisher

Craig MacGregor, a graduate of Cleveland State University, brings with him 15 years of experience in marketing and media sales. Prior to NCM, Craig worked at Design Room Creative, a strategic marketing firm; Elyria Broadcasting Group in its radio, print and web departments; and Advanstar Communications.


Bill Roddy
Group Publisher

Bill Roddy
Group Publisher


Bill directs profitability, sales, marketing, editorial, circulation, production and distribution for our Golfdom and Landscape Management brands. Prior to joining NCM in 2013, Bill spent 12 years at Melamed Riley Advertising managing some of the agency’s largest accounts including FMC and Syngenta. Earlier in his career, Bill worked in the marketing departments at DAP Products and McCormick Paints.


Chloe Scoular
Account Manager

Chloe Scoular
Account Manager

Chloe Scoular brings with her more than 10 years of experience in sales and customer service, with the last five years in a management role. She enjoys sharing with companies the many benefits North Coast Media brands offer to our audiences.


Kelli Velasquez
Account Executive

Kelli Velasquez
Account Executive


Kelli Velasquez attended Rowan University (formerly known as Glassboro State College) where she majored in business administration with a specialization in marketing. She has held sales positions since 1997 and currently maintains existing accounts while bringing new prospects both in print and online media.

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Dino Vitanza
Associate Publisher

Dino Vitanza
Associate Publisher


Dino Vitanza earned his marketing and business communications degree at Cleveland State University and has been in the B2B media industry for more than 10 years. He partners with advertisers to develop marketing strategies and advertising solutions which, in turn, increases their value with aggregate mining industry readers.

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Emily Adkins
Marketing and Sales Manager

Emily Adkins

Marketing and Sales Manager

Emily is a graduate of the University of Akron College of Business Administration, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. She uses her background in marketing, sales, content creation, and administration to manage and grow Buyers Guides in four publications the classified section of Pit and Quarry.


Courtney Jaskiewicz
Sales and Digital Advertising Coordinator

Courtney Jaskiewicz

Sales and Digital Advertising Coordinator

A graduate of Kent State University, Jaskiewicz is a skilled promotional specialist with several years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry. In her role as a sales and digital advertising coordinator with NCM, Jaskiewicz will be responsible for streamlining the order entry process and communication processes both internally and externally.


Todd Miller
Senior Account Manager

Todd Miller
Senior Account Manager

Todd joins NCM with over 25 years of experience in print and digital media. Using a consultative sales approach, he prides himself in helping clients accomplish their unique marketing and communication goals while achieving the highest possible return from their media investment. Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from Kent State University.


Tim Carolin
Account Executive

Tim Carolin

Account Executive

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations at Ohio University, Tim has served as a sales and marketing professional for over a decade in both B2B and consumer services. His experience ranges from selling sports entertainment with the Akron Aeros and Cleveland Cavaliers, real estate with Russell Real Estate Services, and media sales with PR Newswire and North Coast Media. Tim enjoys communicating with others in an effective and professional manner, while working to meet each seller and/or buyer’s personal needs.


Riley Burke
Account Executive

Riley Burke

Account Executive

Riley Burke attended the University of Cincinnati working on a Business Communications degree.  Riley’s primary focus is working with existing clients and bringing new prospects for both print and online media.  As an Account Executive for PMP & GPS World, Riley works with his clients to develop strategies and solutions to increase the value of their brands.


Nader Hassan
Account Executive

Nader Hassen

Account Executive

Nader graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and has 15 years of experience in B2B sales and recruiting. He is very personable and enjoys growing while maintaining relationships with his customers. Nader always puts his clients first and ensures he is asking the right questions to bring them value and gain their trust. Listening and asking the right key questions has allowed him to deliver results for his accounts throughout the years.





Marketing


Antoinette Sanchez-Perkins
Senior Audience Development Manager

Antoinette Sanchez-Perkins
Senior Audience Development Manager


Antoinette Sanchez-Perkins has more than 20 years of experience in B2B media print and digital audience development. Her expertise in database and list management and controlled circulation audits and assessments helps advertisers to target the right audiences with their messaging and to see detailed data regarding the brands with which they interact. Antoinette began her career with Penton Media as circulation fulfillment manager for Electronic Design magazine.


Michelle Mitchell
Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Mitchell
Marketing & Vice President of Marketing

Michelle Mitchell, a graduate from The University of Toledo, works with advertisers for the magazine, its two websites, nine eNewsletters, webinars, videos and more. Her vast marketing experience helps her develop creative and results-oriented marketing programs customized to the needs of each client.


Allison Blong
Event Manager

Allison Blong
Senior Event Manager

Allison Blong is graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Administration. As the Event Manager at North Coast Media, she assists each brand in coordinating annual trade shows, networking summits, Hall of Fame events and more. Prior to joining NCM, she worked for Aetna as a Project Manager planning and executing corporate events worldwide.


Hillary Blaser
Audience Marketing Manager

Hillary Blaser
Audience Marketing Manager

Hillary Blaser received a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College where she dual majored in Business Administration and Communication. As Audience Marketing Manager, she will continue to grow her expertise in audience development within the world of B2B media. She has experience with audience engagement, database/list management, acquisition and retention marketing, controlled circulation audits and more. Prior to joining the NCM team, she worked as Senior Audience Development Analyst at BNP Media headquartered in Troy, MI.


Brian Davis
Sr. Marketing & Digital Manager

Brian Davis
Sr. Marketing & Digital Manager

Brian serves as marketing and communications support for all North Coast Media brands helping to increase readership and ad sales.  He has more than 18 years of experience working in financial, legal, and non-profit marketing and is an MBA graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University.


Alicia LoPresti
Digital Media Specialist

Alicia LoPresti
Digital Media Specialist

Alicia is a graduate of Cleveland State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Promotional Communications with minors in Marketing and Graphic Design. While attending CSU, she held an internship with the university’s marketing outreach department as well as an internship in the B2B field. At North Coast Media, Alicia works with all brands as the Email Production and Digital Media Specialist.


Cassi Calamunci
Social / Digital Marketing Specialist

Cassi Calamunci
Social/Digital Marketing Specialist

Cassi Calamunci is a John Carroll University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in Leadership Development. She is currently studying to get her master’s degree in digital marketing and communication strategy from John Carroll. As the Social / Digital Marketing Specialist for NCM, she works with all brands on their sponsored social media posts, ad campaigns, and the corporate social presence.  


Halle Reid
Content Marketing Project Manager

Halle Reid

Content Marketing Project Manager

Halle Reid is a graduate of Ursuline College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. As Content Marketing Project Manager, she is responsible for keeping track of a wide variety of Content Marketing projects from start to finish including print and digital advertorials, sponsored web pages, and more.

Editorial


Marty Whitford
Vice President of Content

Marty Whitford
Vice President of Content

Award-winning journalist Marty Whitford joined the company in 2004. He has served North Coast Media brands in edit and sales capacities. Whitford was appointed Publisher and Corporate Editorial Director in 2012. In 2021, he was promoted to Vice President of Content. Whitford graduated from Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication in 1993. Prior to that, he served a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy. Whitford brings with him 30 years of experience in B2B integrated media.


Seth Jones
Editorial Director

Seth Jones
Editorial Director


Seth Jones, a graduate of Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was voted best columnist of 2014 by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association. Seth has more than 20 years of experience in the golf and turf industries and has traveled the world seeking great stories.


Brian Richesson
Editor-in-Chief

Brian Richesson
Editor in Chief


Brian Richesson, who has been an industry veteran for more than a decade, oversees the editorial direction of LP Gas. He works in tandem with the publication’s print and digital editors to develop hot story topics and pinpoint emerging trends, ensuring the comprehensive coverage of a changing propane industry.

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Kevin Yanik
Editorial Director

Kevin Yanik
Editorial Director

Kevin Yanik joined North Coast Media in 2012 and has worked in B2B media for more than 15 years in various editorial positions. Kevin is a Cleveland native and a 2006 graduate of John Carroll University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.

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Heather Gooch
Editor-in-Chief

Heather Gooch
Editor-in-Chief

Heather Gooch first joined PMP as an assistant editor in 1995. After 10 years with the magazine, she “retired” to become a freelance writer, but she worked behind-the-scenes for PMP during her freelance years. In 2015, however, she heeded the call to return as managing editor.


Diane Sofranec
Senior Editor

Diane Sofranec
Senior Editor

Diane Sofranec has more than 20 years of experience in the B2B media market, holding various writing and editing roles. Her print and digital expertise encompasses writing news and feature stories, creating content for websites and social media outlets, and generating eNewsletters.


Ellen Kriz
Senior Editor

Ellen Kriz
Senior Editor

Ellen Kriz has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from John Carroll University. At North Coast Media, she is senior editor of LP Gas. Prior to North Coast Media, she worked as a market research analyst and was a writing teacher and tutor.


Matteo Luccio
Editor-in-Chief

Matteo Luccio
Editor-in-Chief

Matteo Luccio has 25 years of experience as a magazine writer and editor. He has a master’s degree in political science from MIT and he co−founded the public policy magazine Oregon’s Future, which he edited for four years. For the past 21 years, he has been the editor-in-chief, managing editor or contributing editor of seven technical magazines on geospatial technologies and his articles have been published in more than 20. Prior to becoming a journalist, Matteo was a research analyst on public policy issues for a private think tank and for state and local government agencies. His varied career has included employment as a case worker for homeless families, as a sailing instructor, and as an Italian teacher.


Jack Kopanski
Managing Editor

Jack Kopanski
Managing Editor

Jack Kopanski is managing editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. A Strongsville native, Jack graduated from Kent State University in 2018 and spent three years working in newspapers before joining North Coast Media in August 2021.


Robert DiFranco
Associate Editor

Robert DiFranco
Associate Editor

Rob DiFranco is a 2018 graduate of Kent State University. DiFranco holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Prior to joining NCM, DiFranco was a reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio.


Chris Markham
Managing Editor

Chris Markham
Managing Editor


Scott Hollister
Editor-in-Chief

Scott Hollister
Editor-in-Chief

Hollister, a graduate of Baker University, previously spent 26 years as the editor-in-chief of Golf Course Management (GCM) magazine, a publication of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Prior to his career at GCSAA, he was the sports editor for the Olathe Daily News. Scott is also a past president of the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), and he has won numerous TOCA awards over the years.

Finance


Karey Constant
Senior Staff Accountant

Karey Constant
Senior Staff Accountant

Karey Constant has worked as a senior accountant in the B2B publishing sector for the past decade. Prior to that she managed accounts payable and receivable, payroll and financial reporting, among others, for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a certification in human resources from Ursuline College.


Liz Trunsky
Accounts Receivable / HR Specialist

Liz Trunsky

Accounts Receivable and HR Specialist

Liz Trunsky is a graduate of Michigan State University. Prior to North Coast Media she was a communications intern for Wolverine Human Services in Detroit Michigan.


Ryan Hite
Financial Analyst

Ryan Hite

Financial Analyst

Ryan is a graduate of John Carroll University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Prior to North Coast Media, he had internships at Chemsafe International and the City of Willoughby.

Digital


Danielle Pesta
Senior Digital Media Manager

Danielle Pesta
Senior Digital Media Manager


Danielle Pesta has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media communications from Otterbein University. At North Coast Media, she manages the digital media team as well as the digital strategy for LP Gas. She has been in B2B publishing since 2014 and has won multiple awards from the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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Joey Ciccolini
Senior Digital Media Specialist

Joey Ciccolini
Senior Digital Media Specialist

Joey Ciccolini received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. He spent his time there creating news reports across various forms of media such as video, audio and print. Prior to joining NCM, he was an intern for 89.7 WKSU producing and voicing multiple broadcast stories.


Tami Liss
Digital Product Development Manager

Tami Liss
Digital Product Development Manager

Tami Liss received her Bachelor’s in Digital Media from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has over 10 years of combined experience in the fields of web design, graphic design, illustration, marketing strategy, documentation/organization, and video/audio editing. After living and working abroad in Taiwan, New Zealand, and Israel, Tami returned to Cleveland and now brings her multi-disciplinary skillset to the NCM team.


Nick Neroni
Digital Data Analyst

Nick Neroni
Digital Data Analyst

Nick Neroni recently received his bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University. As a Digital Data Analyst with North Coast Media, Nick’s primary focus is providing and analyzing performance metrics reports for our advertising clients as well as North Coast Media’s internal operations.


Marie Emerick
Digital Media Specialist

Marie Emerick
Digital Media Specialist

Marie Emerick is the digital media specialist for Pit & Quarry magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in digital media production from Kent State University. In addition to Pit & Quarry, Marie also serves as the digital media specialist for GPS World magazine.


Sydney Fischer
Digital Media Specialist

Sydney Fischer
Digital Media Specialist

Sydney is a recent graduate from Kent State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with minors in Marketing and Advertising. While attending KSU, she held multiple internships and was a reporter for the Kent Stater.  Sydney will work with Golfdom, Athletic Turf and Landscape Management.


Alexis Cappar
Digital Data Analyst

Alexis Cappar
Digital Data Analyst

Alexis Cappar is a graduate of John Carroll University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in business. Prior to joining NCM, she worked as a financial analyst for the Cleveland Clinic and in B2B sales for White Ridge Co. As a digital data analyst with NCM, Alexis analyzes metrics pertaining to external clients and internal activities.


Jesse Khalil
Digital Media Specialist

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Adam Greenwell
Sr. Web Developer

Adam Greenwell
Sr. Web Developer

Adam joins NCM with experience starting in the early days of the internet and modems were still a thing. Having worked in specialized verticals with unique requirements and goals, Adam has a broad skillset encompassing everything from web infrastructure, systems integration, and custom web applications development. He studied at Start State College and continues his education to keep up to date with industry changes and new technologies.


Julie Sweany
Jr. Web Developer

Julie Sweany
Sr. Jr. Web Developer

A graduate of Kent State University’s graphic design program, Julie Sweany worked as a designer in a variety of publishing, agency, and freelance roles before becoming interested in web development. This interest prompted further education and a career transition, beginning with work for an e-commerce company and leading up to her current role with North Coast Media.


					


Design


Pete Seltzer
VP of Graphic Design & Production

Pete Seltzer
VP of Graphic Design

A graduate of Wittenberg University, Pete Seltzer has more than 20 years of hands-on experience as an art director in all aspects of the design and production of editorial, promotional and marketing creative. Over his career, Pete has garnered numerous national and regional design awards from organizations such as the American Society of Business Press Editors, the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, Folio and the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association.


Kim Traum
Art Director

Kim Traum
Art Director


Kim Traum is the art director for Pit & Quarry, Portable Plants & Equipment and LP Gas magazines. She has more than 20 years of experience as an art director, specializing in trade publication design, and has won awards from a variety of professional organizations. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and graphic design from Kent State University.


Tracie Martinez
Art Director

Tracie Martinez
Art Director


Tracie Martinez is the art director for Landscape Management and Pest Management Professional magazines. She has won numerous design awards from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in visual communication, summa cum laude, in 1995.


Bobbi Ware
Senior Graphic Designer

Bobbi Ware
Senior Graphic Designer


Bobbi Ware has more than 20 years’ design experience working in the B2B media environment. She uses her extensive design experience to create impactful promotional materials including print and digital advertisements and custom eblasts for NCM brands. She also provides creative services for many of the company’s customers and partners.


Courtney Townsend
Art Director

Courtney Townsend
Art Director

Courtney Townsend is the art director for GPS World magazine. She also contributes to all of the NCM print magazines as well as the marketing department. Graduated from Bowling Green State University, with more than 21 years experience in print design and prepress. She thrives on deadline-driven environments and brings her organizational skills in the fast-paced publishing industry to NCM.


Kendra Taylor
Graphic Designer

Kendra Taylor
Graphic Designer

Kendra is a recent graduate of Kent State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communication design with a minor in advertising. While attending KSU, she held multiple student media positions serving both print and digital publications, and was a graphic design intern for the university’s School of Art. Kendra will work with all NCM brands as a graphic designer.

Production / Coordination


Chris Anderson
Manager, Production Services

Chris Anderson
Manager, Production Services


Chris Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in the B2B publishing industry. She is available to help NCM advertisers with any questions regarding ad material schedules, specifications and submission.


Terri Johnstone-Mueller
Manager, Production Services

Terri Johnstone-Mueller
Manager, Production Services


Terri Johnstone-Mueller joined NCM in July 2013. Terri started her career in publishing in 1982 with Advanstar Communications in a finance role in accounts payable, then moved to a production role in 1995. In her current position, Terri oversees production services for NCM, including numerous facets of our professional publishing business. Terri contributes to her community as treasurer for Habitat for Humanity of Sawyer County in Hayward, Wis.


Petra Turko
Operations Manager

Petra Turko
Operations Manager


Petra Turko, a Cleveland State University graduate, provides assistance and support for various departments and publications throughout NCM. Some of her responsibilities include managing the company’s CRM system, coordinating trade shows and travel arrangements, and deploying in-house marketing promotions.


Karen Lenzen
Manager, Production Services

Karen Lenzen
Manager, Production Services

Karen began a career in the B2B publishing industry in 1986. Over the last 25 years she has been production and media operations focused with responsibilities focused on media operations management, finance & billing, system administration and production of print and digital products.

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