North Coast Media’s Leyna Chovan wins Folio: Rising Star Award

CLEVELAND – October 9, 2018 – North Coast Media (NCM) is proud to announce digital data analyst Leyna Chovan won a Rising Star Award at the annual Folio: Show at the Hilton Midtown in New York City this week.

Leyna Chovan Rising Star
Leyna Chovan

The awards honored 40 up-and-coming publishing professionals who are “making their mark and disrupting the status quo of magazine media.” Chovan joined winners from PGA Magazine, Bloomberg Media Group, CBS Interactive, the American Chemical Society and other notable publishers. All of the honorees were asked to give a creative, five-word speech that answered the question: “What makes you excited to go to work?”

With an answer that had the ballroom crowd of 150 laughing, Chovan’s speech touted a key benefit of working at NCM: “My boss brings donuts sometimes.”

Chovan brings that same sense of humor to her role as digital data analyst, which she has held since October 2016. NCM’s 200 monthly digital advertisers count on Chovan’s reports to optimize and enhance their digital marketing campaigns. She also oversees compilation of the Brand Engagement Audience Research (BEAR) reports that provide the top 150 advertisers a holistic view of their paid and earned media mentions with NCM.

Chovan’s implementation of data analysis processes — combined with her resolute efforts to train internal teams — have positioned NCM as a leader in data services.

“Leyna’s a natural born teacher, and her training sessions have been as useful as the analysis itself. The numbers are nothing if you can’t tell a story with them, and Leyna’s journalism background gives her a unique perspective,” says Bethany Chambers, NCM director of audience engagement. “We look forward to seeing what Leyna does next.”

Formerly a TV news producer, Chovan holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from Marietta College and a master’s in communication from the University of Akron.

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 GolfdomGPS WorldLandscape ManagementLP GasPest Management Professional and Pit & Quarry. Ancillary brands include Athletic Turf NewsGeospatial SolutionsPortable Plants & Equipment and Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations.