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.”

Landscape Management earns 15 awards from Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association

CLEVELAND, Ohio — May 12, 2015 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce Landscape Management (LM) continues to be recognized for its outstanding editorial excellence and design by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) earning 14 honors and one Gardner Award at TOCA’s annual awards ceremony held in Milwaukee on May 7. These results continue LM‘s eight-year run of winning more awards than its competing publications and more awards than any industry publication in the 26-year history of TOCA.

LM‘s sister publication Golfdom reaped a total of 16 awards: 15 TOCA awards and one Gardner Award. North Coast Media once again led all publishing companies that competed for TOCA awards in the golf and landscape markets with 31 awards.

LM‘s 15 honors included:

Gardner (Best of Show)

  • Design, Two-plus page design, editorial – printed magazines, “Big Picture November 2014,” Tracie Martinez

First Place

  • Single page design, editorial – printed magazines, “Backstory November 2014,” Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Two-plus page design, editorial – printed magazines, “Big Picture November 2014,” Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Overall magazine design – printed magazines, “Landscape Management: December 2014,” Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Overall company web design – electronic publishing, “LandscapeManagement.net,” Jesse Malcmacher, Bethany Chambers, Pete Seltzer
  • Design, Overall media kit design, “Landscape Management 2015 Media Planner,” Bill Roddy, Michelle Mitchell, Bobbi Ware
  • Special Projects, Best single issue, “Landscape Management: December 2014,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Tracie Martinez
  • Special Projects, Writing for special projects, “LM150,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer
  • New Media, Podcasts, “Landscape Live!”, Jody Shilan
  • New Media, Websites, “LandscapeManagement.net,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Allison Barwacz, Bethany Chambers, Jesse Malcmacher
  • New Media, Innovative use of social media, “Landscape Management social media strategy,” Marisa Palmieri, Sarah Pfledderer, Allison Barwacz
  • Writing, General feature article – commercial publications, “Same tree, different branches,” Marisa Palmieri

Merit

  • Photography, Video, Multimedia, Best single photo – Use of stock art, “LM October 2014 Cover Photo,” Tracie Martinez
  • Design, Cover page design – printed magazines, “LM October 2014 Cover,” Tracie Martinez
  • Special Projects, Writing for special projects, “LM Industry Pulse,” Marisa Palmieri

“This recognition validates the hard work of our editorial and digital teams,” said Kevin Stoltman, president and CEO of North Coast Media. “They are committed to providing readers the content they need on all media platforms they’re using. We put a strong emphasis on our digital offerings last year and it was very rewarding to see our website, blog, podcast and social media initiatives being honored as among the best.”

Landscape Management earns 11 awards from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association

CLEVELAND, Ohio — May 22, 2014 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce Landscape Management (LM) continues to be recognized for its outstanding editorial excellence and design by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) earning 11 honors at TOCA’s annual awards ceremony held in New Orleans. These results continue LM’s seven-year run of winning more awards than its competing publications and more awards than any industry publication in the 25-year history of TOCA.

LM’s sister publication Golfdom reaped a total of 21 awards: 19 TOCA awards, one Gardner award and the Plant Health Writer of the Year award. North Coast Media once again led all publishing companies that competed for TOCA awards in the golf and landscape markets with 31 awards.

There were more than 425 entries submitted to the 2014 TOCA contest. LM’s 11 honors included:

  • First place for Cover Page Design (June 2013), Tracie Martinez and LM Staff;
  • Merit for Overall Magazine Design (December 2013), Tracie Martinez and LM Staff;
  • First place for Overall Company Web Design (for landscapemanagement.net), LM Staff;
  • Merit for Blogs (for The LM Blog), LM Staff;
  • Merit for Websites (for landscapemanagement.net), LM Staff;
  • Merit for Innovative Use of Social Media, LM Staff;
  • Merit for Writing for commercial publications, headline writing (for “B the Change” from the May 2013 issue), Marisa Palmieri;
  • Merit for Writing for commercial publications, headline writing (for “Applied knowledge” from the December 2013 issue), Marisa Palmieri;
  • Merit for Writing for special projects (for “The Industry Pulse 2013” from the October 2013 issue), Marisa Palmieri and Sarah Pfledderer;
  • Merit for Writing for special projects (for the “LM150” from the June 2013 issue), LM Staff; and
  • First place for Podcasts (for Landscape Live!), Jody Shilan and LM Staff.

“This recognition validates the hard work of our editorial and digital teams,” said Kevin Stoltman, president and CEO of North Coast Media. “They are committed to providing readers the content they need on all media platforms they’re using. We put a strong emphasis on our digital offerings last year and it was very rewarding to see our website, blog, podcast and social media initiatives being honored as among the best.”

Landscape Management promotes Marisa Palmieri to editor in chief, names new associate editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio — August 22, 2013 — North Coast Media, LLC (NCM) promotes Marisa Palmieri to editor in chief of Landscape Management (LM) and adds Sarah Pfledderer to the new position of associate editor of LM.

“It’s with tremendous pride that I announce the promotion of Marisa Palmieri to editor-in-chief,” says Bill Roddy, publisher of Landscape Management. “Marisa has been instrumental in bringing a fresh voice and new ideas to Landscape Management. In addition to continuing the LM tradition of producing an award-winning magazine, she has helped the brand make significant strides with our digital, event, social, talk radio and webinar strategies.”

Palmieri has won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named Palmieri a Young Leader.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. You can reach her at mpalmieri@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3764.

“We’re so excited to welcome Sarah to the LM team,” says Palmieri. “She has hit the ground running, talking to landscape contractors and Green Industry experts for articles in print and online, and she’s doing an excellent job.”

Pfledderer is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she majored in journalism and was an editor at the college’s newspaper, The Lantern. She has also interned at her hometown newspaper The Sidney Daily News, (614) Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch and was a writer in the communications department at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. You can reach her at spfledderer@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3756.

“The addition of Sarah to our editorial team is yet another investment North Coast Media has made in the Landscape Management brand” Roddy says. “Since acquiring the LM brand in May 2012, North Coast Media has invested heavily to improve the magazine’s circulation, launched the Landscape Management Lawn Care Forum, completely overhauled the LM website, and added key personnel in both management and support roles. All of this investment helps solidify and strengthen the Landscape Management brand position as the leader in sharing new ideas that inspire our audience to run more efficient, profitable businesses.”


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