Northeast Ohio Parent magazine was awarded for its editorial content, design and digital offerings at the Parenting Media Association’s (PMA) convention and awards ceremony, which took place March 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“It’s tremendous to see our design and edit team rewarded for their hard work and creativity on a national level,” said Brad Mitchell, publisher of Northeast Ohio Parent and owner of Mitchell Media LLC. “I’m very proud of what they have accomplished and we look forward to continuing to provide a great magazine and digital experience for our loyal fans.”
Northeast Ohio Parent earned one gold award, two silver awards, and four bronze awards for the following categories:
Table of Contents — Gold
Overall Design — Silver
Best Newsletter — Silver
Northeast Ohio Parent was honored for its twice-weekly email newsletters, which feature local news, parenting topics, family-friendly events and more.
Briefs/Short Stuff — Bronze
The magazine won for its Worth Noting section, a two-page monthly comprehensive mix of local news, health information, event previews and awareness topics.
Features Layout — Bronze
“Get the Scoop” (July 2017),
Travel Feature — Bronze
“Retreat to Fall Weekends” (September 2017)
Original Cover Photo — Bronze
The PMA, a non-profit representing the family media market since 1988, received 560 entries for 2017 magazine issues and digital products. Prof. Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism oversaw the judging. In sum, 148 awards were given in editorial categories, 84 in design categories, 23 awards for Ancillary Publications, 19 awards in the Digital Media space and 29 for General Excellence.
“Our awards recognize the best work done in our industry,” said PMA President Mary Cox. “Our member publications engage with families throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, be it through print, websites, email, social media and events. Our collective goal is to making parenting easier — after all, it’s the most important job in the world — and even more of a fun ride.”
About Mitchell Media LLC
Launched in March 2014, Northeast Ohio Parent is the flagship property of Mitchell Media LLC, which is headquartered in Hudson and is supported by a staff of 15 talented media professionals. The publication, which grew out of a vision to produce a high-quality monthly magazine for parents in the greater Cleveland/Akron area, reaches more than 125,000 parents every month through its print and digital offerings. In 2015, Mitchell Media’s offerings expanded to include custom publishing, live events and the launch of a new magazine, Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond, geared toward adults ages 50 and older.