North Coast Media redesigns and repositions Pit & Quarry

CLEVELAND — March 24, 2016 — Celebrating it’s 100th year of covering the aggregates industry, Pit & Quarry today announced a new look for its magazine, website, newsletters and overall branding. In addition to aesthetic changes, the publication made a number of updates to the way content is organized and presented.

The redesign followed an extensive research campaign that included focus groups and reader surveys, as well as input from the company’s design, editorial, digital and sales teams. The launch of the new look was timed to coincide with Pit & Quarry’s presence at the 2016 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo in Nashville, Tenn.

pq_mar16cvr“Our 100th anniversary served as an ideal time to take a step back and analyze what we are as a brand, including the magazine, digital media and events,” says Pit & Quarry Group Publisher Rob Fulop. “Remaining the same is easy. But we challenged ourselves to take an introspective look. We needed to ensure we’re still delivering essential content that meets the changing needs of our audience.”

The new design features a modernized logo and an overall grittier look inside the magazine.

Content changes include an Up to Speed news page at the front of the book with quick-read items on important industry happenings — and an expanded new products section that is now called Cutting Edge. Additionally, all news and features are now categorized into one of four sections — Tech, Business, Safety and Events.

Popular content has been retained, including featured columns by Mike Heenan, David Chereb and George Reddin, as well as the historic photos at the back of the magazine — now called A Look Back.


Pit & Quarry is published by North Coast Media, LLC (NCM), the largest B2B publishing company headquartered in Cleveland. NCM’s flagship brands include LP GasPit & QuarryGPS WorldPest Management ProfessionalLandscape Management (LM) and Golfdom. Ancillary brands include Portable Plants & Equipment (PP&E)Geospatial Solutions, Athletic Turf News and Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, and a host of other leading industry reference books.

Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Dinner 2016

The fourth annual Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held March 20, 2016, beginning at 7p.m. with a cocktail reception. At this event, pioneers of the past and current industry leaders will be honored for their service. North Coast Media will be represented by President and CEO Kevin Stoltman, Events Manager Ryan Bockmuller, and Digital Media Content Producer Allison Barwacz. Also in attendance will be the team from P&Q: Editor-in-Chief Darren Constantino, Managing Editor Kevin Yanik, Associate Editor Megan Wilkinson, Group Publisher Rob Fulop, and Associate Publisher Dino Vitanza.

 

 

NSSGA AGG1 2016 Aggregates Academy & Expo

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is hosting their 2016 Aggregates Academy & Expo March 22-24, 2016. The event will feature education sessions led by industry experts, an exhibit hall, and many opportunities to network with industry peers.

Pit & Quarry promotes Dino Vitanza to associate publisher

dino-vitanzaCLEVELAND, OH — March 13, 2015 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Dino Vitanza to Associate Publisher of Pit & Quarry, the aggregates industry’s leading publication since 1916, and Portable Plants & Equipment (PP&E), a publication introduced in 2005 and written for mobile operators across multiple industries.

Vitanza has more than 10 years of experience in media sales. His first media sales role was as an Inside Sales Representative for Advanstar Communications. He was promoted to Regional Sales Representative for Pit & Quarry in 2006, and again in 2012 to Sales Manager.

According to Rob Fulop, Group Publisher of Pit & Quarry and PP&E, Vitanza has played an integral role throughout his career in the overall evolution and growth of the Pit & Quarry and PP&E brands.

“Dino has done an incredible job with each facet of our group,” Fulop said. “He’s been successful selling both print publications, Pit & Quarry and PP&E, as well as our digital products. Without the hard work and persistence that Dino has displayed from day one, there is no doubt that the Pit & Quarry group would not be where it is today. Dino has been extremely successful in growing relationships with our key customers and helping them to achieve their overall marketing objectives.”

Pit & Quarry has been serving the aggregates industry for nearly 100 years. The Pit & Quarry Media Network includes the monthly Pit & Quarry magazine, Pit & Quarry Weekly Report enewsletter, the monthly Pit & Quarry Equipment Spotlight enewsletter, the pitandquarry.com website, P&Q University and the Pit & Quarry Handbook.

The PP&E Media Network includes the quarterly PP&E magazine, monthly PP&E News and the portableplants.com website.

Vitanza is based at the North Coast Media headquarters at 1360 East 9th Street, Suite 1070, Cleveland, OH 44114. He can be reached at 216-706-3741 or dvitanza@northcoastmedia.net.

Dino Vitanza promoted to associate publisher of Pit & Quarry, PP&E

dino-vitanzaCLEVELAND, Ohio — March 13, 2015 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Dino Vitanza to associate publisher of Pit & Quarry (P&Q), the aggregates industry’s leading publication since 1916, and Portable Plants & Equipment (PP&E), a publication introduced in 2005 and written for mobile operators across multiple industries.

Vitanza has more than 10 years of experience in media sales. His first media sales role was as an inside sales representative for Advanstar Communications. He was promoted to regional sales representative for P&Q in 2006, and again in 2012 to sales manager.

Vitanza has played an integral role throughout his career in the overall evolution and growth of the Pit & Quarry and PP&E brands, said P&Q and PP&E Group Publisher Rob Fulop.

“Dino has done an incredible job with each facet of our group,” Fulop said. “He’s been successful selling both print publications, Pit & Quarry and PP&E, as well as our digital products. Without the hard work and persistence that Dino has displayed from day one, there is no doubt that the Pit & Quarry group would not be where it is today. Dino has been extremely successful in growing relationships with our key customers and helping them to achieve their overall marketing objectives.”

Pit & Quarry has been serving the aggregates industry for nearly 100 years. The Pit & Quarry media network includes the monthly Pit & Quarry magazine, Pit & Quarry Weekly Report enewsletter, the monthly Pit & Quarry Equipment Spotlight enewsletter, the pitandquarry.com website, Pit & Quarry University and the Pit & Quarry Handbook.

The PP&E media network includes the quarterly PP&E magazine, monthly PP&E News and the portableplants.com website.

Vitanza is based at the North Coast Media headquarters at 1360 E. 9th Street, Suite 1070, Cleveland, OH 44114. He can be reached at 216-706-3741 or dvitanza@northcoastmedia.net.


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