New York, NY (January 15, 2019) – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is now accepting entries for the annual Imagination Awards to honor the innovative and transformational work of independent magazine media (IMAG) companies and brands. The Imagination Awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results.

“As the media landscape evolves, independent media companies and brands continue to innovative to engage both advertisers and enthusiast audiences in new and exciting ways,” said Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. “The Imagination Awards will showcase the transformative and highly-effective ideas, projects and initiatives put forth by our IMAG community.”

The Imagination Awards are offered in six categories: Audience, Content, Digital, Events, Leadership and Revenue. The Revenue category will feature two sub-categories: General Revenue and Advertising/Native Advertising Revenue. Nominated work should have been launched, executed or significantly enhanced from January 1 to December 31, 2018. Magazine media teams may self-nominate work that represents projects, innovations, initiatives and teams (no individual accomplishments) that have made a meaningful and measurable impact on their brand and/or company.

For more information and to enter, visit The deadline to enter is February 15.

Winners will be announced on May 9 at the 2019 IMAG Annual Conference in Charleston, SC. For more information about the conference and to purchase a ticket, visit

About the IMAG Community
Within the world of magazine media brands, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media has carved out a community of independent publishers to facilitate peer-to-peer convening, sharing and learning. Fueled by the passionate interest of enthusiast audiences, IMAG brands produce world-class content that captures the attention and loyalty of consumers. These brands continue to build, expand and monetize audiences and assets across platforms and formats.

About the IMAG Annual Conference
The IMAG Annual Conference brings together independent magazine media executives who thrive on innovation of product, practices and platforms. Senior owners, operators and c-suite entrepreneurs from enthusiast media brands attend the Annual Conference to candidly share ideas and explore new opportunities for their companies and brands.

About MPA
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game‐changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality and increase its revenues and market share. Established in 1919, MPA represents 150 domestic, associate and international members. MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.



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