B2B Publisher Great American Media Services to Launch Organic Grower Print and Digital Brand

Sparta, MI, November 14, 2019 – Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Greenhouse Product News, has announced the launch of Organic Grower. The new print and digital brand will focus on the unique needs of the organic farming community, offering in-depth coverage of the latest news and products to keep the industry informed and ahead of trends.

The Organic Grower brand will be a fully integrated multimedia brand with a vibrant social media presence, weekly e-newsletter, website and quarterly print magazine. The content will be created by a team of seasoned journalists and thought leaders with expertise on organic growers, researchers, crop consultants, processors, packer/shippers and related associations. Each print issue will focus on the most pertinent issues facing the organic growing industry, including planting systems, pollinators, weed control, disease control, pest control, food safety, organic certification/audits, labor, soil health, crop rotation and more.

The need for Organic Grower was determined after extensive surveying of the agriculture industry, which revealed challenges currently faced by organic growers and a lack of informative resources specific to their needs. In addition, the research demonstrated significant growth of organic growing, with 61 percent of respondents indicating they intend to expand their organic production in the coming years.

“We’re proud to fill a void in the agriculture industry by offering a new resource that will benefit organic growers nationwide,” said Great American Media Services CEO Matt McCallum. “Our award-winning editorial and design team is knowledgeable, dedicated and eager to introduce Organic Grower brand.”

The debut issue of Organic Grower will arrive in mailboxes in March 2020. The website and e-newsletter will launch in December 2019, complementing the print issues with additional news, product information and insight. Growers are currently able to sign up to receive the free e-newsletter at http://organicgrower.info.

Additional information about Great American Media Services can be found online, at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com. Questions regarding this launch can be directed to Matt McCallum at mmccallum@greatamericanpublish.com or 616-520-2133.

 

About Great American Media Services

With more than 50 years of experience in business-to-business communications and marketing, Great American Media Services is a leading source of industry information for the agriculture, horticulture, retail and sports industries through its 15 print magazines, related digital communications and supporting industry events. In addition, Great American Media Services offers a number of additional marketing solutions for clients to engage with prospective customers on a multitude of platforms. Visit www.greatamericanmediaservices.com for additional information.

Fruit Growers News Wins Top B2B Publishing Industry Award

– Annual Folio Awards Honor the Best in Publishing Editorial and Design –

SPARTA, Mich., November 13, 2019 – Fruit Growers News took home top honors at this year’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards Ceremony in the B2B Analysis category, for its Automation Advent article appearing in the February 2019 issue. The publication was also a finalist in the B2B Full Issue category for its May 2018 issue. Presented annually by Folio Magazine, the awards celebrate excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. For the 2019 awards, a panel of esteemed judges selected finalists and winners from among 2,500 entries.

“We’re incredibly proud of the Fruit Growers News team for their commitment to editorial excellence, especially Associate Editor Stephen Kloosterman for authoring the award-winning article,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “This team goes above and beyond with every issue, and we’re honored that their hard work and dedication is being recognized by industry peers.”

For more than 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated publishing industry success. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. Winners were revealed in front of more than 300 media professionals on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles named as finalists were Vegetable Growers News (B2B Full Issue and B2B Series of Articles), Spudman (B2B Series of Articles), Greenhouse Product News (B2B Full Issue), Coach and Athletic Director (B2B Sponsored Content), Gift Shop (B2B Full Issue and Overall Design), Gift Shop Pets (New Magazine), and Stationery Trends (Data Visualization). Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

 

About Great American Media Services

With more than 50 years of experience in business-to-business communications and marketing, Great American Media Services is a leading source of industry information for the agriculture, horticulture, retail and sports industries through its 15 print magazines, related digital communications and supporting industry events. In addition, Great American Media Services offers a number of additional marketing solutions for clients to engage with prospective customers on a multitude of platforms. Visit www.greatamericanmediaservices.com for additional information.

Seven Great American Media Services Titles Named Finalists in 2019 Folio Magazine Eddie & Ozzie Awards

– More Than 2,500 Entries Received for Prestigious Publishing Industry Awards –

Sparta, MI, August 27, 2019 – Seven magazine titles produced by B2B publishing company Great American Media Services have been named finalists in 12 categories of the 2019 Folio Magazine Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence.

The company’s finalists are:

  • Fruit Growers News February 2019 Issue (Analysis)
  • Fruit Growers News May 2018 Issue (Full Issue)
  • Vegetable Growers News December 2018 Issue (Full Issue)
  • Vegetable Growers News “Grow Ahead” (Series of Articles)
  • Vegetable Growers News May 2019 Issue (Graphic Art)
  • Spudman May/June 2018 Issue (Series of Articles)
  • Greenhouse Product News (GPN) (B2B Full Issue)
  • Gift Shop® Spring 2019 Issue (B2B Full Issue)
  • Gift Shop® Spring 2019 Issue (Overall Design)
  • Gift Shop® Pets (New Magazine)
  • Stationery Trends Winter 2019: The State of Paper Article (Data Visualization)
  • Coach and Athletic Director / SmartSolutions Custom Division (Sponsored Content)

“We are honored to be named a finalist in multiple categories for the third consecutive year,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “These recognitions are the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our editorial teams and designers. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in these categories.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Additional information about Great American Media Services and its various magazine titles can be found online, at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Great American Media Services Agriculture Group Named a Finalist in Six Folio Magazine Eddie & Ozzie Award Categories

Sparta, MI, August 22, 2019 – Great American Media Services’ Agriculture Group has been named a finalist in six categories of the 2019 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence. The company’s nominations are:

  • Fruit Growers News February 2019 Issue (Analysis)
  • Fruit Growers News May 2018 Issue (Full Issue)
  • Vegetable Growers News December 2018 Issue (Full Issue)
  • Vegetable Growers News “Grow Ahead” (Series of Articles)
  • Vegetable Growers News May 2019 Issue (Graphic Art)
  • Spudman May/June 2018 Issue (Series of Articles)

“We are honored to be named a finalist in multiple categories for the third consecutive year,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “These recognitions are the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our agriculture team and designers. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in these categories.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles being honored in the 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards are Coach and Athletic Director, Sponsored Content; Gift Shop®, Full Issue; Gift Shop®, Overall Design; Gift Shop® Pets, New Magazine; Stationery Trends, Data Visualization; and Greenhouse Product News, Full Issue. Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Greenhouse Product News Named a Finalist in Folio Magazine’s 2019 Eddie Awards

Sparta, MI, August 22, 2019 – Greenhouse Product News (GPN) has been named a finalist in the B2B Full Issue category of Folio’s 2019 Eddie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial excellence.

“We are proud to be named a finalist for one of the industry’s highest honors,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “This recognition is the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our award-winning editorial team. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in this category, including GPN’s sister publication, Vegetable Growers News.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles being honored in the 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards are Coach and Athletic Director, Sponsored Content; Gift Shop®, Full Issue; Gift Shop®, Overall Design; Gift Shop® Pets, New Magazine; Stationery Trends, Data Visualization; Fruit Growers News, Analysis; Fruit Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Graphic Art; Vegetable Growers News, Series of Articles; and Spudman, Series of Articles. Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Great American Media Services Retail Group Named a Finalist in Four Folio Magazine Eddie & Ozzie Award Categories

Sparta, MI, August 22, 2019 – Great American Media Services’ Retail Group has been named a finalist in four categories of the 2019 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial and design excellence. The company’s nominations are:

  • Gift Shop® Spring 2019 Issue (B2B Full Issue)
  • Gift Shop® Spring 2019 Issue (Overall Design)
  • Gift Shop® Pets (New Magazine)
  • Stationery Trends Winter 2019: The State of Paper Article (Data Visualization)

“We are honored to be named a finalist in multiple categories for the third consecutive year,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “These recognitions are the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our retail team and designers. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in these categories.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles being honored in the 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards are Coach and Athletic Director, Sponsored Content; Fruit Growers News, Analysis; Fruit Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Graphic Art; Vegetable Growers News, Series of Articles; Spudman, Series of Articles; and Greenhouse Product News, Full Issue. Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Coach and Athletic Director Named a Finalist in Folio Magazine’s 2019 Eddie Awards

Sparta, MI, August 22, 2019 – Coach and Athletic Director magazine has been named a finalist in the Sponsored Content category of Folio’s 2019 Eddie Awards, the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial excellence. The sponsored content being acknowledged is the Coach’s Playbook: The Summitt Legacy, appearing in the November/December 2018 issue.

“We are proud to be named a finalist for one of the industry’s highest honors,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “This recognition is the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our award-winning editorial team. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in this category.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles being honored in the 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards are Gift Shop®, Full Issue; Gift Shop®, Overall Design; Gift Shop® Pets, New Magazine; Stationery Trends, Data Visualization; Fruit Growers News, Analysis; Fruit Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Graphic Art; Vegetable Growers News, Series of Articles; Spudman, Series of Articles; and Greenhouse Product News, Full Issue. Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Great American Media Services’ SmartSolutions Division Named a Finalist in Folio Magazine’s 2019 Eddie Awards

Sparta, MI, August 22, 2019 – SmartSolutions, the marketing services division of Great American Media Services, has been named a finalist in the Sponsored Content category of Folio Magazine’s 2019 Eddie Awards – the publishing industry’s most prestigious and coveted honor for editorial excellence. The sponsored content being acknowledged is the Coach’s Playbook: The Summitt Legacy, appearing in the November/December 2018 issue of Coach and Athletic Director.

“We are proud to be named a finalist for one of the industry’s highest honors,” CEO Matt McCallum said. “This recognition is the result of dedication, hard work and the industry expertise of our custom solutions team. We’re proud to be listed among some exceptional finalists in this category.”

For 25 years, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have celebrated excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The Eddie Awards recognize the best in print and digital editorial, while the Ozzie Awards recognize the best in magazine and website design. For the 2019 awards, a panel of more than 300 judges selected finalists from among more than 2,500 entries. Winners will be announced on October 30 during the 2019 Folio Show in New York City.

Other Great American Media Services titles being honored in the 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards are Gift Shop®, Full Issue; Gift Shop®, Overall Design; Gift Shop® Pets, New Magazine; Stationery Trends, Data Visualization; Fruit Growers News, Analysis; Fruit Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Full Issue; Vegetable Growers News, Graphic Art; Vegetable Growers News, Series of Articles; Spudman, Series of Articles; and Greenhouse Product News, Full Issue. Information about all magazine titles can be found online at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com.

Coach and Athletic Director Acquires MomentumMedia to Create Powerhouse Sports Content Group

Sparta, MI, June 13, 2019 – Coach and Athletic Director magazine, owned by award-winning B2B publisher Great American Media Services, has acquired three prominent sports industry magazines previously owned by MomentumMedia – Coaching Management, Athletic Management and Training & Conditioning. The acquisition will position Great American Media Services’ Sports Group as a dominant force in providing engaging, timely and relevant content for coaches, athletic directors and athletic trainers nationwide.

“With a combined 120 years of industry experience and expertise, this enhanced Sports Group will educate and inform team sports industry professionals on a whole new level,” said Great American Media Services Vice President of Sales and Publishing Director Bob Ziltz. “Our marketing partners will greatly benefit from an expanded customer base who will discover new suppliers, products and perspectives through this enhanced multimedia platform.”

The Sports Group will continue to offer the most popular content from Coaching Management and Athletic Management within the pages of Coach and Athletic Director, creating a single powerhouse brand that will cover all aspects of team sports ­– from facilities and product innovations, to player safety and athlete development. Training & Conditioning will continue as the leading multimedia brand focused on content specific to strength training, injury prevention, rehabilitation, improving athlete performance and more. Winning Hoops, a leading resource for basketball coaches nationwide, will round out the Sports Group.

Great American Media Services is proud to welcome Mark Goldberg to the team as Publisher. Mark brings years of sports industry publishing experience as the founder of Coaching Management, Athletic Management and Training & Conditioning. Together with Sports Group Publisher Brian Virgona, the two will lead this fully integrated platform of print publications, websites, e-newsletters and social media platforms. Kevin Hoffman will continue as Editorial Director, overseeing content for all publications. They will combine their years of experience to strategically align these magazines and create even more valuable resources for nearly 300,000 industry professionals across all 50 states.

“I’m looking forward to a successful transition of our brands and confident this collaboration will prove beneficial for the sports industry as a whole,” said Goldberg. “Individually, these magazines have dominated the competitive sports landscape for years. Combined, they will serve as powerful resources to develop winning sports programs across all levels of competitive play.”

Additional information about Great American Media Services can be found online, at www.greatamericanmediaservices.com. Questions regarding this acquisition can be directed to Publishing Director Bob Ziltz at bziltz@greatamericanpublish.com or 616-799-3504.