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Tribute to Business- SRQ Magazine’s January 2019 Edition

New year, new opportunities!

With a new year of circumstances and growth, SRQ Magazine invites businesses to participate in our annual Tribute to Business for the upcoming January edition. With 60,000+ impressions with readers in print and online, this special section is a golden opportunity to promote your one-of–a-kind organization helping provide economic opportunity to locals and the wonderful people behind your business. You will be interviewed and photographed by the award-winning SRQ creative team to ensure that your story connects with our readers.

Space Closing: Thursday, November 8, 2018.

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Contact your Business Development Executive or Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space and article today. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local | Sarasota and Bradenton

 

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Medical Pioneers- SRQ Magazine’s January 2019 Edition

Medical Pioneers has returned!

Last year, we unveiled a new special section targeting the extraordinary medical community along the Gulf Coast. Great news! We’re bringing it back! Medical Pioneers is a great way to educate and inform our community about new and emerging treatments available at your practice. Whether you specialize in life-saving cardiology advancements or cosmetic procedures for healthy, glowing skin, this section is a perfect opportunity to showcase the amazing cutting-edge technology and expertise of area healthcare providers, physicians, researchers, and health and wellness companies.

Space Closing: Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Click to see the most recent Medical Pioneers.

Flip Book_Medical Pioneers-SPREAD AND COVERContact your Business Development Executive or Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space and article today. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local | Sarasota and Bradenton

Deadline Extended— SRQ’s Annual LOVE LOCAL | Hometown Guide, Now Closing Sept 28

Love Local | Hometown Guide is a carefully curated book of vibrant images and quotes that comes with a powerful social media engine. Love Local | Hometown Guide is SRQ‘s love letter to our local community, featuring pages devoted to the most magical things to see, do, taste and enjoy in our region. Through this publication we invite the reader to celebrate the people and places of our hometown.

SRQ MEDIA will debut this special square collectible, Love Local | Hometown Guide, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LaStrada, SRQ MEDIA’S 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

Vast Distribution—Love Local  | Hometown Guide will have a print run of 30,000 copies, distributed through 60+ high-frequency locations including hotels, accommodations, venues, the SRQ Airport, rental car locations, and arts and culture organizations.

Powerful Social Media—Advertisers in the Love Local | Hometown Guide will receive significant exposure featured in SRQ MAGAZINE’S LOVE LOCAL Instagram channel. Your gorgeous Instagram images will also appear on the official #LOVELOCAL Reel, on-screen during all events produced by SRQ MEDIA from October 2018 to September 2019.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to leverage powerful local influence and credibility from the LIVE LOCAL—LOVE LOCAL team!

Space Closing: Friday, September 28, 2018

Materials Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in the Love Local | Hometown Guide.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local |  Sarasota and Bradenton

SRQ Hosts SPRINGboard Marketing Camp For NewGate Students, February 21

 

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NewGate Montessori IB visits the SRQ Studio for SPRINGBOARD Marketing Camp.

 

The SRQ Studio was full of vibrant and energetic elementary school students eager to learn at our interactive SPRINGboard Marketing Camp last week hosting first, second and third graders attending NewGate School. The workshop was in preparation for NewGate Montessori IB’s Entrepreneur Fair in which students create, develop and sell a product of their choice.

“We started the Entrepreneur Fair because students really did not have a lot of experience with money,” says NewGate elementary teacher Cheryl Allen. “They have the choice to either work in groups or on their own. They still get that teamwork element though because they are so excited to buy each other’s products. We have a $15 per child start-up budget so that we can have an even playing field for each student and they have to figure out how to make that money work. They pay the class back 20% of their profits for rent and advertising and then we go on a field trip with it.”

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SRQ Photographer, Wyatt Kostygan works with students on photographing their inventions. 

 

The morning started with a workshop touching on the ins and outs of advertising. From there, teams filled out their marketing, photo and design worksheets unique to each of their avant-garde inventions. Students then got to sit in the director’s chair and take charge of a photo shoot for their product, choosing the angle and background color for their promotional image. From there, students worked with our design team to build an full-page ad for their product. The SRQ staff went through the step-by-step production process, touching on what to consider when building an ad such as font, product placement and effective taglines. By the end of the workshop, these young entrepreneurs were able to see their vision come to life in their very own advertisement.

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“Spending the morning with NewGate’s young entrepreneurs was a thrill for our team,” says SRQ MEDIA CEO and President Lisl Liang. “When we launched SPRINGBoard to power out-of-the-box community engagement, we had no idea that two years later, we’d be doing a consumer deep dive with the founder of the GooBalloon. Doing a mind meld with six, seven and eight-year-olds about white space, sans serif, zippy headlines and branding resulted in the creation of “The Brookie: Brownie Meets Cookie” and my favorite, “Flying Pretzels: The Most Flying-est Snack’. Our crew loved every minute!”

 

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“We’re planning to formalize the SPRINGboard Marketing Camp half-day program to offer other elementary and middle schools the opportunity to engage their students in the art and science of advertising production, design and creative thinking,” says Liang.

We would like to thank NewGate Montessori IB students and faculty for allowing us t0 share our craft with you.

If you are interested in scheduling a SPRINGboard Marketing Camp with SRQ MEDIA please email madeline.crotts@srqme.com. 

Winners Recognized at the 2017 HOTY Awards Ceremony

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The March 2017 edition of SRQ Magazine has officially hit newsstands and with it comes one of our most popular features, the annual SRQ Home of the Year Competition. We recently hosted our SRQ Home of the Year winners and contributors at SRQ Studios for an awards ceremony and celebration where we distributed the very first launch copies of the magazine which were snapped up within minutes.

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SRQ Sales and Business Development Associate, Suzanne Munroe (right) congratulates Dales Parks of D Parks Architects (left) and photographer Wayne Eastep (center) on their winning project. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan.

This year SRQ Magazine received over 40 entries in the categories of Overall Home Over $2 Million, Overall Home $1-$2 Million, Overall Home Under $1 Million, Renovation/Remodel, Landscape Design/Pool, Sustainable/Green Home, Bathroom and Kitchen. Each year the competition delivers the most stunning examples if architecture, construction, design and landscaping. Contestants submitted their projects along with photos and a written concept statement to present their submission—including significant techniques and materials used and challenges encountered along the way.
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Josh Wynne and his team at Josh Wynne Construction (center) win big at the 2017 Home of the Year Awards Ceremony. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Our panel of qualified judges hailed from regions outside the geographic area of the HOTY competition and represented excellence in the areas of architecture and interior design. They reviewed entries based on innovation, functionality and overall design aesthetic to name SRQs Home of the Year Platinum, Gold and Silver award winners. The SRQ Home of the Year Competition is presented by SRQ Magazine and sponsored by Tempus Pro Services, a remarkable company that handles full-scale home automation throughout Florida’s West Coast. Their team is skilled in designing whole home systems that cover everything from digital networking to security, lighting and audio/visual. Thank you for your continuous support of this ever growing competition!
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Jacob Broadway from Tempus Pro Services, Home of the Year sponsor, speaks to attendees about the company and the services they provide. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

To view a gallery of photos from this year’s Home of the Year awards ceremony, click here. And to view the amazing homes and survey the incredible talent of the architects, builders and landscape companies in Sarasota and Bradenton, pick up your copy of the March 2017 edition of SRQ Magazine today!

If you can’t get enough of gorgeous homes (like us), you should join us for the upcoming Modern Home Symposium on March 9th at SRQ Studios!  Hear from our community’s most notable forces in design/construction and the inspiration behind some of Sarasota’s most iconic homes. A $5 cover includes one glass of wine or beer and light bites. Please RSVP to rsvp@srqme.com.

SRQ Welcomes The Fall Intern Class of 2016

 

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From left to right: Thomas Schwarz, Taylor Young, Diana Morales, Kevin Brandt and Morgan Bortz. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Summer has come to an end and school is back in session, but our fall interns will not just be learning out of a textbook. They will be gaining hands-on professional experience with our transformative intern program. With focuses on advertising, marketing, photography and editorial, each intern will develop core knowledge and gain a deep understanding of their specific field of interest. Our fall internship program has brought us fresh faces from Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida, State College of Florida and Venice High School. As an advocate of all things local, SRQ magazine strives to expose our interns to the tremendous cultural, business and educational assets in Sarasota and Bradenton so that they strongly consider making our region their home when they look for their next job.

Meet the newest interns working with the SRQ team this fall:

Thomas Schwarz, Editorial Associate. Thomas is currently a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in professional and technical communication. He is a man on a mission to effectively communicate and convey his message to a broad audience. Thomas’ dream job encompasses his passion for editing, writing and public relations. Thomas has a love for art, culture and 70s music, especially Pink Floyd and Jimmy Hendrix. His favorite activity outside the office is taking his dog Indie (a rescue from Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue) to Anna Maria Beach. He will be working closely with the editorial team creating content.

Taylor Young, Marketing and Editorial Associate. Taylor, a rising State College of Florida sophomore has always dreamed of working at a magazine and couldn’t wait to start learning the ropes at SRQ. She loves staying up to date on  the most current fashion trends and hopes to one day to do public relations for a fashion house in LA or New York. What inspires her most about fashion is that it is a form of expression. She will be working alongside Ashley Grant and Madeline Crotts on the SRQ Gives Back platform, and will assist Aviel Kanter with the magazine’s digital and print style sections.

Katlin Thompson, Marketing Associate. After receiving an associate’s degree from the State College of Florida, this Sarasota native is thrilled to intern at SRQ magazine and gain professional experience before finishing her degree in marketing and communication. When Katlin is not interning or working at a local clothing boutique, you can find her on North Lido enjoying the sun, riding her beach cruiser around St. Armands or petting every dog she sees at the local farmers market. She will be working with Madeline Crotts on the implementation of SRQ Media’s marketing, event and social media initiatives.

Diana Morales, Marketing and Editorial Associate. After graduating from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in editing, writing and media, Diana came back to her hometown longing for the beach and excited for new opportunities. Diana has a true passion for art, incorporating creativity and innovation with everything she does. During her time with SRQ this summer, Diana’s interested was peaked for our marketing and event planning programs. She has extended her internship through the fall and is excited to continue working alongside our dynamic team. She will be coordinating events and implementing marketing strategy alongside Ashley Ryan while continuing to tackle assignments for the editorial team.

Kevin Brandt, Photography Associate. Kevin is a senior at the Ringling College of Art and Design studying photography and imaging. After he graduates, Kevin hopes to find a job where he can travel the world and capture it through his camera lens. His favorite things to take photos of are landscape and wildlife. Kevin’s passion for nature stemmed from is upbringing in Stuttgart, a rural farm town in Germany. He will be gaining professional photo experience and collaborating with Wyatt Kostygan while interning this fall.

Morgan Bortz, Marketing Associate. Morgan is a Venice High senior planning on attending the University of Florida to earn a degree in business administration with a joint law degree. She is currently a leader in Community Youth Development, an organization dedicated to shaping today’s teens into successful business leaders and a driven board member of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota. She looks forward to giving back to the community, expanding her marketing knowledge and networking during her time at SRQ magazine. She will be assisting Jennifer Miller and Ashley Ryan with the special advertising opportunities.

Internship opportunities are now posted for Spring 2016. Click here to review the positions and for more information.

Thank you Katlin for helping us craft this Inside the Brand post!

Strident Voices at the SB2 Elected Mayor Breakfast Symposium

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Leaders from Southwest Florida tackled the issue of “Elected Mayor” this morning at the most recent installment of SRQ Media Group’s SB2 series. Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston boasted successes he experienced over 14 years bearing the mantle of mayor in The Friendly City, but former Sarasota Mayor Mollie Cardamone noted Sarasota accomplished great strides in tourism and economic development with a mayor that changed each year.

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Del Borgsdorf, a former city manager in California, said you can change how to elect leaders without tossing professional management, while Main Street Connection President Peter Fanning called for change in the system. “There is an ache in people that we could be doing this better,” said Chris Gallagher, incoming chair for The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The transcript from the event this morning will be available for download from SRQMAG.COM/DigData early next week.

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This next SB2 symposium on “Connecting the World: SRQ Airport and Port Manatee” takes place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 11:30am-1pm at the IMG Academy Golf Club. Symposium tickets are $35/person and include a plated lunch. Thank you to our Sarasota series sponsor CS&L CPAs and Bradenton series sponsor IMG Academy.  SB2 is produced by SRQ | Magazine.