FinePrint March 01, 2013


Education Series: March 13 Features Innovator Award Winner

by Jim Tarbox

Rat Rod publisher to discuss his surprising success. Stale, stagnant, afraid to change? Innovation in the magazine market is not dead! That’s the word from Steve Thaemert Jr.—editor of Rat Rod magazine and winner of the 2012 MMPA Innovator Award—who will present his thoughts in a dialog with Greenspring Publications’ circulation director Tim Morgan on March 13 at the Good Sam offices in Plymouth as…

New Benefit Streamlines Registrations and Boosts Networking Power for MMPA Members

MMPA Member Portal launches today; learn your role and how you will benefit. MMPA is changing the way member information and event registrations are managed. Today’s launch of the new Member Portal means big things to members, according to Aileen Hough, engagement chair of the board of directors, but only if you help. The Member Portal consists of three public directories (…

2013 MMPA Summit & Expo at Radisson Blu Mall of America on Thursday, April 25th

Early Bird Registration opens Monday, March 4. The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) will convene its annual Summit & Expo on Thursday, April 25th at the new Radisson Blu Mall of America. The full-day conference will include 15 strategic sessions focused on editorial, design, audience development, and sales professionals. A sampling of presenters for this year’s Summit…

Enter the 2013 Excellence Awards Poster Design Contest

Liz Hochstedler, Managing Editor, GS Media & Events

March 6 deadline is approaching. The Design Theme Contest for November’s Awards is underway. Designers, please send your PDF entries to by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. The contest gives designers a chance to impact the events, as their design will be the basis for all marketing materials at and before the gala.   Entries should be 8.5 by 11 inches and in full color. Designs…

Upcoming FinePrint Deadlines

Mark theses dates for submissions in March and April. FinePrint is published twice each month, with the exception of December. Submissions are traditionally due the first and third Tuesday of each month. To submit your copy for inclusion in FinePrint, use the Communications Form found on the newsletter page of MMPA’s web site, which can be accessed via the green button labeled: “Submit a Story or…

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March 13, 2012

Education Series: Innovation with Rat Rod