NCM’s Allison Barwacz named top young leader by ASBPE

CLEVELAND — May 8, 2017 — North Coast Media (NCM) is proud to announce Digital Media Content Producer Allison Barwacz has been awarded a Young Leaders Scholarship from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

Barwacz will receive her award at the Azbee Awards of Excellence Banquet May 17 at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Allison Barwacz

The scholarship funds Barwacz’s attendance at the ASBPE National Conference, which is held in conjunction with the awards banquet. Five of the country’s top business editors under 30 are awarded the scholarship each year to give them the opportunity to learn from each other and industry veterans.

“Allison’s willingness to pitch in and dedication to each project she takes on is admirable and an extreme asset to our team,” says NCM Digital Media Manager Joelle Harms. “A true leader, Allison capitalizes on new digital opportunities for each brand she serves. Her future in the industry is nothing less than promising.”

Barwacz is responsible for developing content for the digital properties of NCM’s LP Gas and Pit & Quarry brands. She also produces e-newsletters for GPS World and has assisted with video production and show coverage for Landscape Management and Golfdom.

Tasked with providing an immersive view of the industries she covers, Barwacz researches long-form features, shoots and edits video, creates multimedia projects and engages with audiences on a variety of social media platforms.

Darren Constantino, editor of Pit & Quarry, was the ASBPE sponsoring editor for Barwacz’s scholarship application.

“Allison not only takes on assignments with enthusiasm, she’ll often volunteer for them,” Constantino says. “She is eager to travel, and often returns from trade shows and client events with quality video. On more than one occasion, clients have told me Allison was a joy to have at their event.”

Barwacz has helped veteran print editors integrate multimedia into their content workflows and improve their digital literacy, and she has led sessions in the company’s “Lunch & Learn” series on the topic.

Barwacz holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with specializations in Spanish and English. She has worked for North Coast Media since July 2014.


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

 

NCM promotes Bethany Chambers and Joelle Harms

CLEVELAND, Ohio — March 2, 2017 — North Coast Media (NCM) is pleased to announce the promotion of Bethany Chambers to Director of Audience Engagement and Joelle Harms to Digital Media Manager. NCM’s record digital media growth (revenue and portfolio), and emerging opportunities in content marketing and data/development, prompted the new staff structure and promotions.

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Bethany Chambers

Since joining NCM in 2012, Bethany has championed new product development and content strategy. Under her direction as Digital Media Manager, NCM and its brands have seen website page views and digital revenue more than double. In 2016, Bethany was honored by Folio magazine with its Top Women in Media Award.

In her newly created role, Bethany will oversee four NCM departments:

  • Content Marketing — Launched in 2016, this department delivers custom print and digital content campaigns for NCM’s growing family of marketing partners.
  • Data/Development — This department couples the strength of NCM’s award-winning website design-and-development team with the company’s robust database, to bring custom projects and exclusive insights to market researchers and advertisers.
  • Audience Development — A cornerstone of NCM since its inception five years ago, this department builds and connects NCM’s communities of buyers and sellers, and handles subscription fulfillment, list rental, and controlled circulation audits.
  • Digital Media — This NCM department manages 23 websites, 45 e-newsletters, dozens of social media accounts and myriad multimedia projects.
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Joelle Harms

As NCM’S new Digital Media Manager, Joelle will report directly to Bethany. Joelle joined NCM in 2013, and has excelled in developing an editorial voice and producing engaging content for NCM’s online properties. Since advancing to senior digital media content producer last year, Joelle has mentored her NCM colleagues to several industry awards. In 2016, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) honored Joelle with its Young Leaders Scholarship, awarded annually to five of the country’s top business editors. In addition to overseeing NCM’s Digital Media Group, Joelle will continue to serve as digital editor for the company’s Pest Management Professional (PMP) group.

Please join us in congratulating Bethany and Joelle on their well-deserved promotions. Their business- and team-building skills, and their unwavering commitment to NCM and its customers, propel each of our B2B media brands daily.


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, to websites and email newsletters, to 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.

North Coast Media brands recognized nationally at Azbees, internationally at Tabbies

CLEVELAND, OH – August 1, 2016 – North Coast Media (NCM) is thrilled to announce another strong showing at some of the industry’s most respected award ceremonies. At this year’s Azbee Awards of Excellence, Pest Management Professional (PMP), Golfdom, GPS World and NCM corporate were all honored for their editorial and design work at a banquet July 21 at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.ASBPE_Award

The American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Azbee Awards recognize the exceptional work of magazines, newsletters and digital media in the business-to-business and professional publication industries on the national level. According to asbpe.org, nearly 1,150 Azbee entries were submitted in 75 different categories.

NCM’s five Azbee Awards are:

  • North Coast Media, Silver, Website Design, “NorthCoastMedia.net,” Jesse Malcmacher, Joelle Harms, Bethany Chambers, Pete Seltzer, Steve Galperin
  • GPS World, Bronze, Website Redesign, “GPSWorld.com,” Jesse Malcmacher, Joelle Harms, Bethany Chambers, Pete Seltzer. GPS World offers news and information for businesses and individuals who work with GPS, GIE, GNSS, and UAV technologies.
  • Golfdom, Bronze, Original Research, “The Golfdom Report,” Seth Jones, Pete Seltzer, Grant B. Gannon. Golfdom focuses on news and information for businesses and individuals who manage and maintain golf courses.
  • Golfdom, Bronze, Front Cover-Photo, “A Masterpiece of Minimalism,” Peter Seltzer, Seth Jones
  • Pest Management Professional, Bronze, Front Cover-Illustration, “Pest Management Professional: December 2015,” Leo Michael, Tracie Martinez, Marty Whitford, Heather Gooch. PMP offers news and insights to businesses and individuals who work in the pest control field.
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        Joelle Harms at the Azbee Award               ceremony in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Joelle Harms, senior digital media content producer for NCM, was in attendance not only to collect these awards, but also to be recognized as a top young leader by ASBPE. The Young Leaders scholarship is awarded to five of the country’s top business editors under 30.

Along with these awards, GPS World received a Tabbie Award from the Trade Association Business Publications International. The awards recognize the top business-to-business publications from around the globe. GPS World earned the Bronze Tabbie for “Best Use of Social Media.” The contest received more than 400 entries from 11 countries. The judges awarded Tracy Cozzens, Joelle Harms and Bethany Chambers for their variety of social media platforms and the significant amount of updated content.

“All of us at North Coast Media take great pride in our products. We continually look at ways to improve the design and content of our magazines, newsletters and digital media and to increase reader engagement. Receiving these awards is a great honor and supports these goals,” said Kevin Stoltman, NCM President & CEO.


About North Coast Media
North Coast Media, LLC (NCM) is the largest B2B publishing company headquartered in Cleveland. NCM’s flagship brands include LP Gas, Pit & Quarry, GPS World, Pest Management Professional, Landscape Management, and Golfdom. Ancillary brands include Portable Plants & Equipment, Geospacial Solutions, Athletic Turf News and Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, and a host of other leading industry reference books.

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.

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