Chicago Monthly Magazine is a unique online and print publication providing a window for the world to experience, learn and visit the beautiful people, attractions and culture of Chicago. Its dedicated team of journalists, writers, event planners, and photographers will offer coverage on all the latest local news, shopping, fashion, local music scene, dining, celebrity, events, touristic attractions and a general overview of Chicago city by day and by night. The magazine will engage its readers through its in depth and honest reviews, interviews and coverage whilst acting as a vehicle and voice to drive and promote Chicago to the world.
UK media company IEG Global will publish Chicago Monthly. Jordan Kensington, CEO & Publisher of Chicago Monthly commented,“As a company we are committed to investing in properties that provide a unique opportunity to discover, entertain and be inspired. The uniqueness of Chicago Monthly is that, it will be the first and only magazine in Chicago with an aim to cover and engage locally and most importantly promote, drive and connect our audiences in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe to visit the wonderful city of Chicago”.
It’s clear to see how successful this magazine is set to become. Tourism is becoming a big business with cities all around the world constantly on the look out for marketing opportunities to drive much needed visitors which in turn increases revenue for the city. President Barack Obama’s announcement of new strategies aimed to significantly increase travel and tourism are proving to work as last year the US welcomed 62 million international visitors, 2.5 million more than in 2010. Obama’s camp stated,“International visitors spent an all-time record of $153 billion on U.S. travel- and tourism-related goods and services. The large volume of international visitors makes travel and tourism our number-one service export”.
As well as the USA being a highly sought-after holiday destination for foreign visitors, the increase of visitors has also created 103,000 more jobs in the tourism-related industry. From tourists, investors, global brands to families looking for an alternative to the usual family vacation, Chicago Monthly will provide international readers an opportunity to find out where the best restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, events and generally who and where to go for the best service the city has to offer.
All of this will be celebrated via its annual Chicago Monthly Awards (CMA’s). The annual awards ceremony ran by Chicago Monthly gives recognition to the best local businesses, restaurants, hotels, bars, entrepreneurs, personalities, attractions and services as voted for by our readers and local residents of Chicago. CMA’s will become the ultimate stamp of approval for the very best in all things Chicago.
Editor-In-Chief of Chicago Monthly Shairah Habib added,“Chicago is one of the hidden treasures in terms of cities in the US compared to a host of other states I have visited. Chicago is the one state that I felt instantly connected with the energy, welcoming hospitality and breathtaking views, which is why I am extremely excited to showcase the best Chicago has to offer to the world via Chicago Monthly”.
The online magazine, chicagomonthlymag.com goes live today whilst the first issue in print which will be available via over 120 outlets in downtown Chicago and via the official website on the 4th of June 2012.
Advertising Manager, Andy Bradshaw added “We have already lined up huge interest from hotels, restaurants, shopping outlets and several brands based in Chicago who see this as an opportunity to advertise directly to a mixture of their core local target audience and prospective new customers visiting the city for the first time”.
CEO Contact: Jordan Kensington
Editor-in-Chief Contact: Shairah Habib
For TV/Radio/Media Interview inquiries:
Contact: Jeff Armstrong
For Advertising Inquiries:
Contact: Andy Bradshaw
For Editorial inquiries:
Erin Doppelt (Features and General News)
Kaylia Cornett (Music and Entertainment)
Camille Vandendriessche (Food and Drink)
Mary LaPlaca (Shopping and Events)
Richard Duke (Travel and Lifestyle)
Emily Chen (Fashion)
Publisher: IEG Global
About IEG Global
IEG Global was launched in 1999 as a media, advertising and events agency with their headquarters in the United Kingdom and the Virgin Islands. The company has six countries from the USA, UK, Africa, China and the Caribbean.
The media part of the business publishes over 12 magazines including; Chelsea Monthly, Los Angeles Monthly, Chicago Monthly (new), Vegas Monthly, Entrepreneurs Weekly and Invincible magazine whilst the advertising agency looks after the media planning and buying for several brands spread across the countries IEG operates in.
The events company, Invincible Events, produces some of the biggest global awards shows including; The National Luxury and Lifestyle Awards, National Reality Television Awards, Urban Music Awards, GABA, International Sports Awards, British Music Week and the International Football Awards. The company employs over 120 employees worldwide.
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