Launch a Print Magazine in the Digital Age!

Afar magazineWhat were these publishing neophytes thinking? In 2009, the audacious co-founders of Afar Media launched a print magazine featuring information they wished they had during their own travels. They could not find what they were looking for on newsstands, so, they reasoned, there must be others like them who would value a publication that helped travelers (armchair and otherwise) connect with people and learn about other cultures as experiential travelers. Despite the obsession in the publishing world with all things digital, three years into their dream project, Greg Sullivan and Joseph Diaz, and their exceptionally talented publishing team have defied the odds with a successful, unique, and beautiful print magazine, Afar.

Afar Media: Launching a Print Publication in the Digital Age
Friday, June 8, 2012

Noon – 2:00 pm
Featured speaker, Laura Simkins, Afar Media
Moderator, Kate Byrne, EWIP
Hosted by: EWIP and WFMA

Twitter Hashtag: #ewipJun8


Laura SimkinsEWIP and WFMA members and colleagues in media and tech are invited to learn about this award-winning publication from Laura Simkins, general manager and VP operations at Afar Media, a multi-platform travel media brand that cultivates the passions of experiential travelers. Laura has more than 17 years of experience in media and publishing, specifically in the areas of finance, audience development, research, digital, and events strategy for a range of properties. After successful tenures at established brands including Health and Mother Jones, she ultimately embraced her affinity for launches as a founding member of the teams who created AFAR and Dwell Media. Laura is the featured speaker at the June 8th luncheon co-organized by EWIP and WFMA. The event features a Q&A session moderated by Kate Byrne of EWIP.

Blu Restaurant—Yerba Buena (private dining room)
747 Market Street @4th Street
Inside the Sports Club/LA (4th floor)
Register by June 7th: $35
At the door: $45
or contact Carol Rives at for more information.

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