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2024 Charlie Awards is now open for submissions

The annual Charlie Awards recognize excellence in writing, editing, graphic design, digital, photography and overall best quality in the state. Winners are awarded in more than 30 categories, including the prestigious “Best Overall” awards and a special “Magazine of the Year” distinction. Entry Period: 1/22/24 – 3/4/24 Early Entry Deadline: 11:59 pm EST 2/12/2024 Final Entry Deadline:  5:00 pm…
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Florida Media Conference Delivers Success Strategies

Michael Kane, senior vice president, local media optimization at Gannett Media, encouraged members of the media to embrace innovation, technology, and collaboration during the opening session of the 2023 Florida Media Conference at the Westin Sarasota in Sarasota. He urged journalists to “keep fighting” for truth and the First Amendment. “We cannot evangelize the First…
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Meet New FMA Board Member Gigi Ortwein

Title: Creative Director Publication: Sarasota Magazine Circulation: 21,000 Target Audience: Our target audience is the educated and affluent Sarasota resident and visitor. Frequency: Bi-monthly Website: SarasotaMagazine.com Tell us a little about your publishing background. My background in publishing is limited to three separate stints at Sarasota Magazine. I started shortly after graduating from Ringling College of Art…
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New Member Spotlight: Global Miami

Publisher: Richard Roffman Circulation: 30,500 Target Audience: “C” class executives of multinational companies based in South Florida, having representative relationships in South Florida, and/or doing business with and through South Florida. Target audience also includes members of the International Consular Corp, AMCHEMS, and World Trade Centers throughout the Americas. Website:  www.globalmiamimagazine.com What is your vision over…
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New Member Spotlight: Living in Horizon West

Publisher: Cynthia Dailey Circulation: 10k/year Target Audience: Community of Horizon West, Florida. Website: http://horizonwestlife.com Who is Living in Horizon West? Living in Horizon West is the community’s only printed resource guide created for Horizon Westerners, by Horizon Westerners, and entirely focused on the people and offerings within the Horizon West community. This focus is intentional and meant to…
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New Member Spotlight: The Palm Beaches Official Visitors Guide

Publisher: Sergio Piedra Circulation: 100,000, increasing to 150,000 in 2023. Target Audience: Potential visitors looking to spend a leisure vacation or have a business event in The Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County). Also, we want residents to be our best ambassadors, by learning more about where they live. Website: ThePalmBeaches.com What is your vision over the next five years?…
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Meet FMA Board Member Jennifer Hunt Murty

Publisher, Magnolia Media Company, LLC FMA Member Since 2019 Magazine: Ocala Style Magazine Circulation: Print 10,000, Digital 12,000 Target Audience: Marion County residents Frequency: Monthly Website: www.ocalastyle.com   Tell us about your publishing background. I started in publishing as a second career in 2018 when I purchased an established 20-year-old magazine, Ocala Style, from its…
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Member Profile: Sarasota Magazine

Sarasota magazine honors one of the most picturesque cities in the country while guiding readers through the dynamic, diverse community. With a long and illustrious 43-year history, Sarasota is the area’s go-to source for information on cuisine and dining, arts and entertainment, housing and real estate, health and wellness, and much more. “City magazines will…
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New Member Spotlight: The Well of PBC

Publisher: Lauren Zuchman Circulation: Online bimonthly with special print issues Target Audience: Palm Beach County residents, professionals, systems, and sectors with a vested interest in, and passion for, behavioral health, wellness, and for the community to thrive. Website: www.bewellpbc.org/media/the-well-of-pbc/ Who is The Well of PBC? A collective and inclusive convening of Palm Beach County residents and…
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2023 FMA Charlie Awards

Early entry to the Charlie Awards has been announced! The 2023 FMA Charlie Awards will open on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The contest will close at 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Complete contest information including rules, categories, and entry instructions can be found on FloridaMediaContests.com.