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FinePrint October 13, 2016


MMPA board nominations due Nov. 1

By Sherry Shifflet, MMPA president

This is the time of year when nominations for MMPA board members are solicited for election for the upcoming 2017 year. The MMPA Board of Directors is a working board that exists to foster a strong magazine and publishing community. Please consider any of our members that you feel could provide leadership into the future as a board member. If you are interested in submitting a nomination for you…

Register for the Excellence Awards

By Laura Michaels, Franchise Times Corp.

Reserve your seat now for the magazine industry’s party of the year. It’s a night to relax, raise a glass, and renew relationships with friends and colleagues as we return to Aria in Minneapolis. A suggested timeline: Join us at 5:30 p.m. Find a parking spot, and beat the rush to bid on silent auction items. Metered street parking is available along with two $5 locations: Recommended: Impark…

Silent auction donations due Oct. 28

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

Silent auction donations for the 20th annual MMPA Excellence Awards gala are due in just two weeks. We’re hoping you or your company can help pitch in for the silent auction. We ask that items be over the value of $50 for the silent auction, but if you have an item of lesser value that you’d like to donate, we’re also looking for drawing items to give away throughout the evening. Ideas for…

Cover Contest submissions due Nov. 2

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

Companies that entered this year’s Excellence Awards competition are eligible to submit entries for the only award voted on the night of the gala. Simply choose your magazine’s favorite cover that was published between July 2015 and June 2016, and send it to the MMPA office. All covers will then be displayed at the November 10 gala. Each attendee will have the chance to vote on his or her favorite…

Join the Digital Lab

by Steve Hedlund, The Hedlund Group

MMPA has launched a "digital lab" initiative to give significantly greater focus to digital publishers and digital publishing best practices. A new committee seeks participation in the areas of digital content, audience development, advertising sales and social media. The "digital lab" committee will meet once a month and help set the course for educational programming, publisher awards and…