North Coast Media’s Jesse Malcmacher selected to Folio: 30 Under 30 List

CLEVELAND – September 28, 2016 – North Coast Media (NCM) is proud to announce Web Developer/Digital Design Specialist Jesse Malcmacher has been named to the Folio magazine 30 Under 30 list for 2016.

malcmacher_jFolio: Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Awards were created to “salute the brightest individuals under the age of 30 who are executing on some of the industry’s most innovative ideas.”

Malcmacher and the other winners will be honored during the 30 Under 30 Awards Luncheon on day two of the Folio: Show, held November 1-2 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. The event brings together content creators and partners in a collaborative environment designed to inspire innovations in content creation, marketing, sales, content marketing, events, digital media and more.

As web developer/digital design specialist at NCM, Malcmacher’s work has led to double-digit percentage growth in page views and engagement time. He has undertaken several website redesigns, including two recent national winners of American Society of Business Publication Editors Azbee Awards and one current finalist for a national Folio Ozzie Award, while making continual improvements to the company’s 17 websites.

Since implementing responsive design on the company’s primary sites, mobile traffic has increased to as high as 44 percent.

Malcmacher takes a strategic approach to making NCM’s websites cutting-edge, allowing him to focus on new initiatives like content marketing, ad retargeting and subscription onboarding. His work has created new revenue streams for NCM.

“Jesse came to us from outside the business-to-business media world, and he brings a fresh perspective to the design and development of our websites,” says NCM Digital Operations Manager Bethany Chambers. “He has an innovative spirit that extends to all the projects he takes on—and his work always surprises.”

He is a multiple award-winning designer who holds a bachelor’s degree in digital arts from Bowling Green State University with a focus in interactive design and 3-D animation.

North Coast Media brands win 14 Regional Azbee Awards from ASBPE

 

CLEVELAND — North Coast Media (NCM) is proud announce that its brands and staff combined to win 14 Azbee awards at the ASBPE Heartland Region banquet June 24 in Cleveland.

Launched in 1964 as the American Society of Business Press Editors, ASBPE is the professional association of editors, writers, art directors and designers in the business, trade and specialty publishing industry.

Heartland Region awards were selected from more than 1,200 entries from member states Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.

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NCM staff members at the 2016 ASBPE Heartland Region awards banquet in Cleveland

North Coast Media publications Golfdom, GPS World, Landscape Management, LP Gas and Pest Management Professional received awards, as did the company’s corporate website. (See below for the complete list)

Several of the regional finalists are also finalists for national awards, which will be announced July 21 at the Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet during the ASBPE National Conference at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

NCM’s Joelle Harms will represent the company at the National Awards, where she is also being named a Young Leader.

The complete list of NCM brands and staff recognized includes:

Golfdom

masterpiece of minimalismPrint, Original Research, Gold Medalist, “The Golfdom Report,” Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer and Grant Gannon

Design, Front Cover-Photo, Silver Medalist, “A Masterpiece of Minimalism,” Pete Seltzer and Seth Jones

Design, Opening Page/Spread-Illustration, Bronze Medalist, “Water, Water, Everywhere” (November 2015), Pete Seltzer

GPS World

Design, Website Redesign, Bronze Medalist, GPSWorld.com, Jesse Malcmacher, Joelle Harms, Bethany Chambers and Pete Seltzer.

Landscape Management

Print, Special Supplement, Gold Medalist, LM150, Marisa Palmieri, Dillon Stewart and Tracie Martinez

Print, How-To Article, Silver Medalist, “Step by Step: How to store pesticides,” Marisa Palmieri, Dillon Stewart and Tracie Martinez

Online, Social Media Presence, Silver Medalist, Landscape Management social media, Marisa Palmieri, Allison Barwacz and Dillon Stewart

LP Gas

Online, Web Feature Article, Silver Medalist, “The digital revolution and its impact on the propane industry,” Allison Barwacz

Print, Original Research, Bronze Medalist, “Concealed carry policy discussion,” Megan Smalley

North Coast Media

Design, Website Design, Silver Medalist, NorthCoastMedia.net, Jesse Malcmacher, Joelle Harms, Bethany Chambers, Pete Seltzer and Steve Galperin

Pest Management Professional

PMP_PesTech_419x600-210x300Design, Front Cover-Illustration, Silver Medalist, “PestTech 3.0” (December 2015), Leo Michael, Illustrator; Tracie Martinez, Marty Whitford and Heather Gooch

Print, Humorous/Fun Department, Silver Medalist, “Start-Up Diaries,” Pete Schopen, Contributor; Marty Whitford, Heather Gooch and Tracie Martinez

Design, Front Cover-Best Typographic Cover, Bronze Medalist, “2016 State of the Industry Survey” (November 2015), Tracie Martinez, Marty Whitford and Heather Gooch

NCM’s Joelle Harms named top young leader by ASBPE

 

CLEVELAND — North Coast Media (NCM) is proud to announce Senior Digital Media Content Producer Joelle Harms has been awarded a Young Leaders Scholarship from the American Society of Business Publications Editors’ (ASBPE) 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence.

harms_jRThe Azbee Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding work in magazines, newsletters and digital media — websites, e-newsletters, digital magazines and blogs.

With the Young Leaders Scholarship, Harms will attend the ASBPE National Conference in July at The Poynter Institute in Tampa, Florida. The scholarship brings together five of the country’s top business editors under 30 to learn from each other and industry veterans.

“Joelle is a tough editor and a patient mentor who boosts the skills of everyone around her,” said NCM Digital Operations Manager Bethany Chambers. “She exhibits the kind of leadership-by-example that any team would be better for having — and we’re proud to be that team.”

Harms is responsible for developing the content voice and message for all aspects of NCM’s GPS World and Pest Management Professional brands.

In addition to writing and editing stories for web and e-news, shooting photos, producing videos and multimedia and managing social media accounts, she also edits content for digital media producers in the department and works closely with the technical team on development projects.

Under Harms’ direction, GPS World has seen a 13 percent increase in Facebook page likes, a 12 percent increase in Twitter followers, and striking growth on YouTube – a 122 percent increase in subscribers and a 147 percent increase in views over the course of a year. Harms authored the white paper “Social Media Best Practices for the B2B Industry” to share her experiences in social.

Harms regularly travels to national and international trade shows to report on new products and innovations, constantly posting engaging content. As a part of the trade show coverage, she records, edits and produces interviews with industry leaders, manufacturers and product innovators. Her videos from trade shows have appeared on other industry websites.

She has a B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University with a specialization in creative writing, and has been with NCM since November 2013.

Golfdom earns two ASBPE Azbee Awards

asbpe-2015-regional-gold-designCLEVELAND, Ohio — August 18, 2015 — North Coast Media is happy to announce Golfdom magazine won two Heartland Region Azbee Awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), a professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers. Golfdom received the awards at the 2015 Heartland Region Azbee Awards banquet in Cleveland on August 13.

Golfdom’s sister publications, Landscape Management (LM) and Pest Management Professional (PMP) also received awards from the organization, with LM winning four national awards and seven regional awards, and PMP winning two national and five regional awards.

Golfdom’s awards included the following:

Heartland Region Azbee Awards

  • Design, Opening Spread/Photo, Gold Medalist, “Driven to Distraction” (July 2014), Pete Seltzer, Seth Jones
  • Design, Front Cover – Illustration, Bronze Medalist, “The Golfdom Report” (January 2014), Pete Seltzer, Seth Jones

“It’s great to have Golfdom‘s work recognized by the American Society of Business Press Editors,” said Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones. “North Coast Media is fortunate to have Pete Seltzer as its vice president of graphic design and production, and Golfdom is lucky to have Pete as its art director.”

Pest Management Professional wins seven Azbee Awards from ASBPE

asbpe-2015-national-gold-designCLEVELAND, Ohio — August 18, 2015 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce Pest Management Professional (PMP) nabbed a total of seven national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), a professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers. PMP received the awards at the 2015 Heartland Region Azbee Awards banquet in Cleveland on August 13.

PMP won the awards alongside sister publications Landscape Management (LM), which won four national and seven regional awards, and Golfdom, which won two regional awards.

PMP’s list of awards included:

National Azbee Awards

  • Design, Front Cover – Illustration, Gold Medalist, February 2014 Cover, Marty Whitford, Will Nepper, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Original Research, Bronze Medalist, “State of the Industry Report” (November 2014), Marty Whitford, Will Nepper

Heartland Regional Azbee Awards

  • Editorial, Technical Article, Gold Medalist, May 2014 Cover Story Package, Marty Whitford, Will Nepper, Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Front Cover – Illustration, Gold Medalist, February 2014 Cover, Marty Whitford, Will Nepper, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Special Supplement, Silver Medalist, “State of the Industry Report” (November 2014), Marty Whitford, Will Nepper, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Original Research, Silver Medalist, “State of the Industry Report” (November 2014), Marty Whitford, Will Nepper
  • Design, Front Cover – Illustration, Silver Medalist, September 2014 Issue Cover, Marty Whitford, Will Nepper, Tracie Martinez

“We thank our talented team of staffers and contributors, and our loyal family of readers and marketing partners, for our success,” said Marty Whitford, publisher for PMP. “We truly are coengineers of PMP‘s standard-setting integrated media solutions.”

Landscape Management nabs 11 Azbee Awards from ASBPE

LM-team-ASBPE-awardsCLEVELAND, Ohio — August 18, 2015 —North Coast Media is pleased to announce Landscape Management (LM) received national and regional recognition from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), a professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors and designers, for its excellence in digital, editorial and design content. LM earned seven regional and four national Azbee Awards at the 2015 Heartland Region Azbee Awards banquet in Cleveland on August 13.

LM’s sister publications were also recognized by ASBPE, with Golfdom winning two regional awards and Pest Management Professional (PMP) earning two national and five regional awards. LM’s 11 awards included:

asbpe-azbee-gold-award-nationalNational Azbee Awards

  • Editorial, Special Section, Gold Medalist, “Business Planner 2015,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Online, Social Media Presence, Silver Medalist, “Landscape Management social strategy,” (Facebook, Twitter) Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Allison Barwacz
  • Editorial, Special Supplement, Bronze Medalist, “LM150,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Visual Storytelling, Bronze Medialist, “Profit Centers flowcharts,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez

Heartland Region Azbee Awards

  • Editorial, Regular Department, Gold Medalist, “Backstory” (October, November, December 2014), Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Special Section, Gold Medalist, “Business Planner 2015,” Marisa asbpe-regional-award-winnerPalmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Special Supplement, Gold Medalist, “LM150,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, Visual Storytelling, Gold Medalist, “Profit Centers flowcharts,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Online, Social Media Presence, Silver Medalist, “Landscape Management social strategy,” (Facebook, Twitter) Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Editorial, How-To Article, Silver Medalist, “Step by Step: Identify Emerald Ash Borer Damage” (December 2014), Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Magazine Redesign, Bronze Medalist, “Landscape Management redesign,” Landscape Management staff

“I’m pleased to see the investments we’ve made in the Landscape Management brand, including a complete design and rebranding in 2014, have paid off,” said Bill Roddy, publisher of LM. “We’re excited about the awards and we look forward to another year of producing outstanding content that will help our readers and advertisers grow their businesses.”


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