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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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Raquel Filipek

New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Raquel Filipek Title and Company: Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Editor-in-Chief; Hilton Grand Vacations FMA Member Since: 2020 Magazine(s): Club Traveler Circulation: 250,000+ Target Audience: Hilton Grand Vacations Club members Frequency: Three times per year (Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter) Website:  ClubTraveler.com Why did you decide to join the FMA Board? What do you hope to…
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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Catherine Walters

New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Catherine Walters Title and Company: Publisher, Morris Communications Company FMA Member Since: 2017 Magazine(s): Orlando Magazine, Where GuestBook & Where QuickGuide Circulation: 31,000 / 22,000 / 480,000 Target Audience: Orlando Residents / Orlando Visitors Frequency: 12 / 1 / 2 Website: https://www.orlandomagazine.com/ Why did you decide to join the FMA Board?…
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2022 Charlie Awards

The 2022 Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards competition is now closed. Thank you for all of your submissions. Award winners will be announced at a dinner gala on the evening of August 5th during the 2022 Florida Media Conference held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Complete contest information including rules, categories, and…
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Embrace Magazine Named FMA “Magazine of the Year”

On July 16, the 2021 Florida Media Conference culminated with the FMA’s Charlie Awards Gala and the naming of Embrace magazine as Magazine of the Year. Shortly following the gala, Embrace publisher and executive editor, John Sotomayor, shared with us his thoughts on winning the top honor in the inaugural year of publishing the magazine.…
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Q&A with the 2021 Doug Damerst Scholarship Recipient, Sabrina Salovitz

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…
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Congratulations 2021 FMA Charlie Award Winners!

  Winners in this year’s FMA Charlie Awards Contest were announced Thursday evening, July 16, during the 2021 Florida Media Conference. Visit FloridaMediaContests.com for complete contest winner’s information including the final list of winners, award presentation, and more!