FinePrint September 22, 2016


Excellence Awards gala registration now open

By Laura Michaels, Franchise Times Corp.

Entries have been submitted, judges’ scores are in, and soon those gleaming award plaques will be presented during this year’s MMPA Excellence Awards gala on Thursday, November 10. Online registration for the magazine industry’s party of the year is now open at . In a few weeks, we’ll let you know if you’re among this year’s winners—although you’ll have to wait until the night of the…

MMPA happy hour at the Growler

By Nicholas Upton, Franchise Times Corp.

We’re heading to the east side of the river this month for the final 2016 MMPA networking happy hour. Join us at the Growler offices for a barbecue. We’ll provide the grub—and the fantastic Growler staff will provide the beer! Come on down and catch up with your publishing cohorts. As always, we’ll be giving away gift cards to two lucky attendees. Although registration is not mandatory, taking the…

Get your silent auction donations in soon

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

We’re seven weeks from the 20th annual MMPA Excellence Awards gala, so it’s time to get those silent auction donations to the Excellence Awards committee. The silent auction is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the MMPA. The money raised is used to present educational opportunities and networking events year-round and to support the publishing industry in Minnesota. We ask that items be…

Is your cover the best?

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

Do you have a magazine cover published from July 2015 to June 2016 that’s still at the top of your mind? Did it knock the socks off your colleagues and readers? Make sure you enter it in the third annual People’s Choice Cover Contest at the Excellence Awards. Entry rules are simple: Print a full-size copy of your publication’s favorite magazine cover and mount it on cardboard or foamcore. Submit…