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New Member Spotlight: My Living Magazine

  Magazine(s): My Living Magazines (90 unique communities, each with a different masthead, e.g. Sewall’s Point Magazine, Jupiter Living, Vero Beach Living) CEO: Glen Fetzner Target Audience: Age 30+ affluent homeowners on the Treasure Coast and in Palm Beach County Website: My Living Media (mylivingmagazine.com)     Who is My Living Media? For 46 years,…
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Q&A With the 2022 Doug Damerst Scholarship Recipient, Avery Lotz

The Florida Magazine Association honors the life and career of Doug Damerst by awarding a $1,000 cash prize to an exceptional student majoring in the field of journalism/communications. During his 10 years as the editor-in-chief of Florida Realtor magazine for the Florida Association of Realtors, Damerst set an award-winning standard for the Orlando-based publication—a standard he held…
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Recapping the 2022 Florida Media Conference

The annual event featured scores of tips to help magazines thrive in a digital world. By Tim McCollum and Trinity Curbelo, Internal Auditor magazine Recruiting, audience growth, and podcasts are driving success for magazines, said speakers at the 2022 Florida Media Conference. The August event at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra…
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Boca Magazine Named FMA 2022 “Magazine of the Year”

Editor in chief Marie Speed shares secrets of her success and what taking home the FMA’s top honor means to her. What does winning the 2022 FMA Magazine of the Year award mean to you? To be recognized by your industry colleagues on a statewide level when there are so many excellent publications in Florida…
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New FMA Member Spotlight: América Magazine

Magazine: América Magazine Editor: Felipe Robayo Chacón Circulation: 10,000 Target Audience: Hispanic and Latin American Community within Orlando and Kissimmee and to a lesser extent Altamonte Springs and Winter Park. Website: www.americamagazineorlando.com   Who is América Magazine? América Magazine is a print magazine serving the Hispanic and Latin American community. We are a journalist and a writer…
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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Jamie Rich

New FMA Board Member: Jamie Rich Title and Company:  Founder, Flamingo FMA Member Since:  2016 Magazine:  Flamingo Circulation:  20K print, throughout the southeast Target Audience:  Readers who love to live in or travel to Florida Frequency: Online every day! In print with two collector’s editions a year: Spring/Summer Icons Issue & Fall/Winter Explore Issue Website: …
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New FMA Member Spotlight: Gainesville City Lifestyle

Magazine: Gainesville City Lifestyle Editor:  Elizabeth Mueller Circulation: Monthly Readership 59,500; Distribution 9,000 copies monthly; Direct Mailed to households with housing values $425K+; Distributed to upscale high traffic businesses and at Gainesville Airport, the Chamber of Commerce, business associations, and community events Target Audience:  Affluent households, local upscale businesses Website:   citylifestyle.com/gainesvillefl Who is Gainesville City Lifestyle? …
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New Board Member Spotlight: Carri Oosterbaan

New FMA Board Member: Carri Oosterbaan Title: Account Manager, Magazine Group Company: LSC Communications   Tell us a little about your background. I’m so happy to be part of the publishing community in Florida. Most of my career has been spent in editorial operations, quality, and production at Time Inc and Conde Nast. About four years…
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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: John Sotomayor

New FMA Board Member: John Sotomayor Title and Company:   President and CEO, Sotomayor Media Creations LLC FMA Member Since: 2008 Magazine(s):  Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Embrace Magazine, and Elevate and Elevar Magazines Circulation: Under 20,000 Target Audience: LGBTQ+ community and allies for Embrace; faith-based community for Elevate and Elevar Frequency: Currently three times per year (July, November, February) for Embrace Website:  https://www.embracemedia.us/…
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FMA New Member Spotlight: WDW Magazine

Magazine: WDW Magazine CEO: Steph Shuster Creative Director: Danny Shuster Operations Manager: Brydie Huffman Website: WDW Magazine– The Ultimate Disney Fan Magazine (wdw-magazine.com) Who is WDW Magazine? At WDW Magazine we aim to provide our customers with a moment of escape from the everyday; a little Disney fix to hold them over until their next trip…
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