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, nearly 1,150 Azbee entries were submitted in 75 different categories.

NCM’s five Azbee Awards are:

  • North Coast Media, Silver, Website Design, “,” Jesse Malcmacher, Joelle Harms, Bethany Chambers, Pete Seltzer, Steve Galperin
  • GPS World, Bronze, Website Redesign, “,” 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.
        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.

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