One hundred and sixty guests feted the custom content industry's highest honors this year at a festive celebration at Guastavino's in New York City Monday evening.
The Custom Content Council will celebrate 50 companies on Thursday, November 11th at the seventh annual Pearl Awards Ceremony at The Water Club in New York City.
Revenue, however, declined 23 percent to $769.9 million from the comparable quarter.
• Steve DeLuca has been named publisher of Details. • Peter Singer has been named editor-in-chief of Pennwell’s Solid State Technology, and Wayne Wiggins and Peter Sienkiewicz have been hired as sales representatives. • Morris Visitor Publications has announced Alison Short as the new group publisher for WHERE Magazine, WHERE GuestBook and the WHERE Visitor Annual Map. • Spry has named Lisa Delaney editor in chief. • Michelle Preli has been appointed editor in chief of Brides.com. • Rik Gates has joined Pace Communications as the new group publisher, Pace Airline Media. • Science News has named
Greensboro, N.C.-based Pace Communications has been in the custom-publishing business since 1973, when CEO and Owner Bonnie McElveen-Hunter launched Pace Magazine, the in-flight publication of Piedmont Airlines. Today, the company produces 25 magazines, including in-flight publications for Delta, United, US Airways and Southwest Airlines. In 2004, McElveen-Hunter hired Craig Waller, a London-based custom-publishing professional, as Pace’s new chief marketing and sales officer. “When [McElveen-Hunter] had been in Europe, she saw that custom publishing had developed ahead of the U.S. model,” says Waller. “I had been involved in the growth of custom publishing in the United Kingdom … so she thought my experience would
Custom publishing has been booming in recent years. So when will the bubble burst? Or will it? According to the Custom Publishing Council (CPC), if consistent research and years of relative statistics are any indication, the industry will continue climbing. To remain at the top of its game, however, custom publishing, like any industry, will have to forge the trends, rather than simply witness their emergence. The Move Toward “Custom Content” One reason for steady growth is the fact that the custom publishing industry comprises more than just print media. “Custom publishing has evolved into an umbrella industry encompassing custom content as a whole, across several
New York, NY -- November 28, 2005 -- Eighty-eight awards were presented in 30 categories at the second annual Pearl Awards, hosted by the Custom Publishing Council (CPC), at the University Club in New York City. Hosted A team of 30 judges poured over 357 entries to identify publications demonstrating the best in strategy, design and editorial. Applicants submitted entries in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors, as well as by circulation size, and were awarded gold, silver and bronze awards. The 2005 Pearl Award winners were: *(denotes number of awards received) The Magazine Group WebMD the Magazine (6) Biz Tech for