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.

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:


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,, 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,, 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 Bethany Chambers honored with Top Women in Media Award

Bethany_Chambers_72CLEVELAND – April 20, 2016 – North Coast Media is proud to announce that Digital Operations Manager Bethany Chambers has been chosen as one of Folio magazine’s Top Women in Media awards honorees in the Rising Stars category.

The annual list is composed of the most influential women in media, and celebrates their creativity and accomplishments. Honorees are chosen for their demonstrated ability to “move their teams, brands, and companies forward, make strides in their respective markets, and create lasting impressions on their colleagues.”

Chambers and other winners from organizations including Bloomberg Media, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine and Yahoo News will be honored during an awards luncheon at the Yale Club in New York City on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

“I am extremely proud of all that Bethany has achieved since joining the North Coast Media team. Thanks to her leadership and strategic vision, digital revenue and metrics have grown in every year of her tenure,” said Steve Galperin, North Coast Media’s vice president of finance & operations.

“Her vast knowledge and ease of explaining complex terminology to her peers has given the sales teams confidence to include Bethany on their sales calls. Her colleagues appreciate her ability to see things from all sides.”

Since joining North Coast Media in 2012, Chambers has championed new product development, content strategy and strong client relationships as the keys to boosting digital revenue.

Under her direction, the company and its brands have seen website page views grow 184 percent and digital revenue double.

Chambers and her team of five create and maintain all of the digital properties associated with the company’s six print publications, seven digital magazines, 22 websites and 23 unique e-newsletters – in addition to dozens of social media accounts and hundreds of e-blasts.

Prior to joining NCM, Chambers worked in the media industry in a variety of roles, from B2B digital editor to newspaper reporter and expert panelist for a local TV news program. Chambers has a bachelor’s degree in business from Duquesne University and a master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in interactive publishing from Northwestern University’s Medill School. She has won numerous awards for her writing and reporting and is a National Press Club fellow.

The Folio: Show 2015

The Folio: Show, taking place Oct. 19-21, 2015, provides the essential tools for publishing professionals to anticipate and prepare for changes in the magazine business and the media landscape as a whole. Networking events and educational sessions emphasize great content, marketing and sales that improve publishing, both print and digital. North Coast Media’s vice president of operations Steve Galperin and digital operations manager Bethany Chambers will be in attendance.

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