The Association of Magazine Media


Welcome to the home of MPA’s Independent publishers, better known as the IMAG brands. Modern, passionate and thoroughly hands-on, these companies come together regularly to share practices, resources and learnings unique to independent, enthusiast-driven magazine media companies.

Click here for information on the 2015 IMAG Annual Conference. 

The IMAG Board

Eric Hoffman | President & Chief Operating Officer, Hoffman Media, LLC
Michela O’Connor Abrams | President, Dwell Media
Andrew Amill | Vice President Media Group, Weight Watchers Magazine
Beth Fuchs Brenner | Chief Revenue Officer, Domino Media Group
Andrew Clurman | President & Chief Executive Officer, Active Interest Media, Inc.
Chuck Croft | President, Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Scott P. Dickey | CEO, TEN: The Enthusiast Network
Chris Dorbandt | Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Scientific American
Pamela Dunaway | President & Publisher, Data Insights & Analytics Quaterly, PD Advisory LLC
Francis Farrell | Chief Executive Officer, Turnstile Media Group
Bradford Fayfield | Owner/Founder, Storm Mountain Media
Stephen Giannetti | Chief Revenue Officer, Smithsonian Media
Donna Kessler | President, Media Network, Morris Media Network
Joe Landry | Senior Vice President & Group Publisher, Here Media Inc.
David Lusterman | Publisher, String Letter Publishing
David McKee | Chief Executive Officer, DRG
Jeff Paro | President & Chief Executive Officer, InterMedia Outdoors
Philip Penny | Chief Operating Officer, Belvior Media Group
Don Peschke | President & Founder, August Home Publishing Company
Scott D. Schulman | President, Rodale Inc.
Ryan Shea | Publisher & Chief Operating Officer, Entrepreneur Media Inc.
Laura Simkins | Chief Operating Officer, AFAR Media
Jamie Trowbridge | President & Chief Executive Officer, Yankee Publishing, Inc.
Bryan Welch | Publisher & Editorial Director, Ogden Publications, Inc.
Elizabeth Tighe | Vice President, Marketing, MPA, IMAG Staff Liaison

About the IMAG Community

Within the world of magazine media brands, MPA has carved out a community of independent publishers to facilitate peer-to-peer convening, sharing and learning.  The entrepreneurial leaders of IMAG companies have navigated the transition from traditional magazine company to 360° magazine media brand with creativity and innovation. What’s next for these brands? Continuing to build, expand and monetize brand audiences and assets across platforms and formats.

Fueled by the passionate interest of enthusiast audiences, IMAG brands produce world-class content that captures the attention and loyalty of consumers. Much of the excitement and newness among magazine media industry comes from the independent niche brands whose willingness to experiment often drives innovation for the entire industry.

For more information about the IMAG community, or to become an IMAG brand, contact Elizabeth Tighe at

The 2015 IMAG Annual Conference
May 18-20, 2015
St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, CO
Chairman: Bradford Fayfield, Storm Mountain Publishing

IMAG 2015

Click here to register. 

If you are interested in:
-Speaking opportunities or registering, please contact Elizabeth Tighe at or 212-872-3771.

-Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alison Heisler at or 212-872-3740. 

MPA Membership
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
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Phone: (212) 872-3767
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