FinePrint December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays

The MMPA Communications Committee would like to wish you a warm and merry holiday season. It has been a year of transition for our committee, and we thank you for your patience and encouragement as we worked to bring MMPA’s communications arm up to speed with current trends in our industry. We have made many changes, and we welcome your feedback on how we can continue to improve our processes to serve you better ( This year has been exciting for us and for the MMPA as a whole. We look forward to finding out what 2012 will bring to the world of magazine publishing and what we can accomplish as an organization.

Kindest regards,
Craig Gustafson


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