FinePrint September 15, 2011


2011 Excellence Awards: Silent Auction Items Needed

The 2011 MMPA Excellence Awards Gala is fast approaching (Nov. 3), and it is the largest fundraising event of the year for the organization.  Once again, a silent auction adds a note of fun and intrigue to the evening. By donating to the auction, you invest in the future of our industry. All money raised supports MMPA’s many educational programs throughout the year. Your help is critical to the…

Automation Reigns at Eagan USPS Facility

By Aileen Hough

MMPA Circulation and Audience Development Most of you have probably noticed an upside down address on the cover of your favorite magazine or the address block on the back of a catalog being on the top back cover instead of the bottom and thought it looked rather odd. Those of us involved in the distribution and delivery of your magazines have been working on this and the management of subscriber…

Education Series - Over the Transom

What’s the best way for free-lance writers to approach editors? A call? An email? A story pitch? Or submit a completed article and see if it flies? Join editors Ellie Miller Starks (Rochester Women) and Jim Tarbox (The History Channel Magazine) for a discussion about how they deal with unsolicited manuscripts, networking, and a variety of other concerns affecting freelance writers. Offered free via the…

Education Series: Tablet Publishing

Keith Gilbert, Adobe Certified Instructor ID, IC, AI, PS, AA, Adobe Community Professional, addresses using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) for publishing magazines to the iPad and other tablet platforms. Learn about the costs and level of effort involved in tablet publishing. See what types of interactivity and multimedia can be added to tablet apps. Learn what works and what doesn't work…

You can’t fight fête

By Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor

Your table is waiting On Friday, September 9th, the judging of the 2011 MMPA Excellence Awards entries officially wrapped up for another year. Results are being tabulated, checked, re-checked and readied for translation to gleaming award plaques, to be handed out at this year’s 15th Annual Excellence Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 3rd, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion . Official invitations have been…


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Education Series - Circulation Reporting in the Age of Audience Development

SEPTEMBER  22, 2011

Young Professionals Group - Happy Hour

SEPTEMBER  24, 2011

Education Series - Over the Transom

October 11, 2011

Education Series - How to Get Your iPad App Going

October 18, 2011

Education Series - Tablet Publishing

NOVEMBER 3, 2011

2011 Excellence Awards