Appen Media Group wins 11 awards

6 firsts, 1 second, 4 thirds



DENVER — Appen Media Group did it again. This time, nearly doubling last year’s haul at the annual Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) held in Denver April 25-27.

The event titled “Reaching New Heights” annually recognizes the “Best of the Best” throughout all aspects of the free paper industry. Members competed in over 40 separate categories including graphics, editorial, design and innovation.

Appen Media Group won six first-place awards, including general excellence, ad series design, original color photography, single advertisement, most improved publication and self-promotion.

In addition, Appen Media won one second and four third-place awards, including one for column that educates the reader. Last year, Appen Media Group won six awards and two first places.

“This recognition is not only an acknowledgement of our staff’s hard work, but a reflection on the state of our community,” said Ray Appen, publisher. “At Appen Media Group, we are blessed with fantastic partners, loyal readers and the best staff I have had in 23 years.”

Appen Media Group is the parent company of Northside Woman, Johns Creek Herald, Forsyth Herald, Milton Herald, Revue and News and the Answer Book.

Free community newspapers include a diverse mix of publications, from traditional shopping guides and community newspapers, to alternative newsweeklies and special interest publications.

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