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Expanding the possibilities of custom media.
Ascend Integrated Media was formed by seasoned media veterans who recognized that companies and event owners today need outside experts to develop and manage content more than ever and that social networking only dramatically increases that need.
The Ascend Integrated Media event and custom media business, originally Atwood Convention Publishing, was the founding acquisition for the company and still represents the backbone and core strength of the business today. The company today is owned by Kansas City-based TGP Investments and founding CEO, Cameron Bishop. Our management team is focused on helping decision-makers do their jobs better, faster and more strategically with the added benefit of reducing costs and often serving as an additional revenue stream.
With one of largest in-house staffs in the business we are dedicated to creating and producing a vast array of fully integrated communication solutions ranging from event-related products including print and electronic newspapers, directories, city guides and maps to custom magazines and newsletters along with electronic products that extend all print publications digitally. In addition, our farsighted investment in developing electronic media solutions allows our clients extensive electronic communications and social media management tools encompassing dedicated websites, webcasts, podcasts, eNewsletters, Twitter account management and custom-designed hand-held device applications.
For more than 20 years, Ascend Integrated Media (formerly Atwood Publishing) has specialized in turning media-related ideas into enhancements for your event or organization. Our huge menu of media products is designed to increase the value of your brand.
Ascend Integrated Media employs nearly 70 professionals in editorial, sales, production and distribution roles — all of them focused on producing media products that strengthen your connection with your customers.
Watch us exceed your expectations by supporting your media projects with 11 in-house sales professionals — the largest, most experienced in-house sales team in the business. Our own sales database includes 125,000+ qualified prospects, plus advertising histories that tell us who currently has money to spend.
Our editorial team produces about 1,500 pages of content for nearly 50 events each year — in a wide variety of subject areas. We publish an average of 6,000 stories (or 3 million words!) each year for clients just like you.
Headed by Kate Hegarty, who has more than 20 years of experience in event media, our production team ensures that every detail of your project comes off without a hitch. Our goal is the highest quality product for you.
On average each month, our distribution team shepherds 100,000 pieces of media from press to audience. Whether the vehicle is newspaper bins at event sites or hotel lobbies, door-to-door drop-bag deliveries, mailings, shuttle buses, registration kits or any one of our digital or mobile products, we are focused on getting it there on time and in the right hands.
Today, more than ever, corporate communications and customer relationship management revolves around a complex set of options and methods. Our sophisticated team of professionals can help you identify the right opportunities, develop strategies and create the print and electronic media tools to achieve your communications objectives. Plus, we have the resources to work with you all year long to manage your ongoing social media and content creation needs — an increasingly skill-specific, labor-intensive process.
Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr or YouTube and see what we are all about. Learn more about us by reading our take on the world of custom content with our blog, Custom Matters. Keep up with the latest research and trends in content, online, mobile, print and social marketing by subscribing to our eNewsletter.
Contact us today and start enhancing your customer relationships and building your business!