mdg + NASSP recognized by ASAE and AM&P

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is the recipient of a 2016 ASAE Gold Circle Merit Award for the redesign of its flagship magazine, Principal Leadership. mdg led the redesign initiative including an editorial overhaul for its client, and oversees the monthly editorial and production of the magazine. The highly-competitive Gold Circle Award program is peer-reviewedRead More

Associations, let’s shine! mdg exhibited at MM&C in DC

mdg showcased solutions at ASAE’s 2016 Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference The ASAE, the leading organization representing association professionals, hosted its annual Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference June 13–14 in Washington, D.C. The conference emphasized education resources exploring the latest trends, technologies, and strategies designed to help associations excel in the face of marketing challengesRead More

Woof! Atlanta Pet Fair Attendance Up 6 percent

Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference Moves to Georgia International Convention Center and Realizes 6 Percent Attendance Uptick The recently-concluded Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference – the Southeast’s largest competition and trade show for professional pet stylists – saw a 6 percent spike in attendance at its newly expanded event at the Georgia International Convention Center,Read More

World of Concrete Hits 7 Year High

World of Concrete 2016 exceeded expectations across the board. This signature event for the concrete industry drew 60,110 registered professionals, up from 55,779 in 2015, and featured more than 1,532 companies exhibiting across more than 743,889 net square feet of space, an increase of more than 67,000 net square feet from 2015. This was theRead More

NBAA’s 2015 Convention Demonstrates Vitality of Show and Industry

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) held November 17-19, 2015 in Las Vegas was a resounding success. “In addition to the strong participation from exhibitors and attendees alike, our industry’s largest event once again showcased the size and significance of the business aviation community, as well as theRead More

US News Hospital of Tomorrow Attracts Top Health Care Leaders

Washington, D.C. – An impressive roster of influential health care executives, policymakers, patient advocates and industry analysts gathered in Washington, D.C. last week for U.S. News & World Report’s third annual Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Hospital executives from 16 out of 17 U.S. News Best Hospitals and 5 out of 11 U.S. News Best Children’s HospitalsRead More

The NASSP Reinvention

Read the full article by Katie Bascuas on Associations Now: On the cusp of its 100th birthday, and with a new executive director and strategic plan in hand, the National Association of Secondary School Principals decided it was time to reimagine itself. One big change: bringing an advertising agency in-house to revamp the organization’s marketing,Read More

SuperZoo Leads Pet Industry

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 12, 2015) — Pet retail tradeshow SuperZoo, held in Mandalay Bay from July 21-23, rallied in people and products of all colors and sizes by the thousands, once again proving to be the leading event of the pet industry. With 8 percent more companies in attendance than the previous year, SuperZooRead More

Annual BOMA Meeting Breaks Records

Washington, D.C. — BOMA International hosted its annual Conference & Expo at the award-winning Los Angeles Convention Center, June 28-30, 2015. As commercial real estate’s most important event of the year, the event is a critical, career-advancing opportunity for property professionals who are serious about crafting their success in the ever-changing, high-stakes business of office, industrial and mixed-useRead More

NPE 2015 Largest in 69-year History

The NPE2015: International Plastics Showcase, held March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida, was the largest in its 69-year history and drew the highest attendance ever in its first show cycle with mdg. SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which owns the show, projected the number of exhibitors to match and possibly exceed the record of 2,009Read More

Excitement and Energy at World of Concrete

Dallas, Texas. World of Concrete completed its 41st event this month with double-digit growth, exceeding expectations across the board. The annual, international event for concrete and masonry professionals drew 55,779 registered professionals, up from just over 48,000 in 2014, and featured more than 1,459 companies exhibiting across more than 675,000 net square feet, an increaseRead More

Ignite ’15 Energizes School Leaders in San Diego

Reston, Virginia. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) held its annual Ignite conference at the San Diego Convention Center, February 19-21, 2015. Ignite is the only professional development event devoted exclusively to the needs of school leaders, providing the resources and inspiration principals need to more effectively guide their school to greatness. ThisRead More

Bicostal Agency mdg Supports Small Businesses with Shopping Blitz

Bicoastal marketing and public relations firm mdg (Marketing Design Group) challenged its employees to shop small this Small Business Saturday, reimbursing participants for a portion of their purchases, as a way to support other small businesses in their communities. Twenty-four mdg employees, spanning three locations, joined the Small Business Saturday movement and patronized shops relatedRead More


WASHINGTON, DC – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced the winners of its 2014 individual awards program, recognizing professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. Among the honorees is Vinnie Polito, recipient of the association’s highest tribute, the prestigious Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award recognizes an individual whoRead More

SuperZoo 2014 Soars Above Expectations with Tremendous Turnout

MONROVIA, CA (July 22-24, 2014) — The National Show for Pet Retailers™, SuperZoo, proved once again why it’s known as the most popular event for independent pet store retailers in North America. A record-breaking 22,987 pet industry professionals took over the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, continuing the show’s unprecedented growth in attendance,Read More

1,300 Professionals Attend Inaugural Craft Beverage Expo

San Jose, CA – As the ever-growing selection of unique, high-quality options at any local tavern or café attests, handcrafted, small-batch beverages are in the midst of a true renaissance. With the dual aims of celebrating and capitalizing upon their hard-won popularity, over 1,300 attendees comprised from the artisan wine, craft beer, craft spirits and craftRead More

NPE2015 Space Draw Far Exceeds 2012 Numbers

Organizers of the triennial NPE plastic exposition announced that, at the NPE2015 Space Draw in Orlando, exhibiting companies committed to 39 percent more booths and 28 percent more exhibit space than at the drawing for the 2012 show. With one year to go before NPE2015, the exhibit space sold thus far already amounts to 91Read More