The Celebration Society announces acquisition of Wedding Guide Chicago by Nei-Turner Media Group, Inc.
January 2018 – Nei-Turner Media Group, Inc., Lake Geneva, has acquired Wedding Guide Chicago to expand the reach of The Celebration Society in the Midwest.
Wedding Guide Chicago, a semi-annual wedding publication distributed across Chicago, brings over 150 clients to The Celebration Society network and an unparalleled 27-year history of business relationships in the Chicago area wedding industry. Laura Wrasman, owner and publisher of Wedding Guide Chicago, says, “The Celebration Society brand is synonymous with the work I’ve been doing for my clients all these years – putting their talents front and center for our brides. Joining forces with a like-minded publishing team means we can continue to grow in a more powerful, aggressive way than we could have ever achieved alone.”
Nei-Turner Media Group will manage the day-to-day functions of the brand and Laura Wrasman will continue to lead the Chicago area as Regional Publisher. Barb Montagano will stay on as Sales Account Executive.
“In today’s competitive bridal marketing industry, we see a team approach to be more efficient and successful than gaining market share independently. Our mission is to help brides and party planners find reputable venues and vendors nationwide by uniting small independent publishers like Wedding Guide Chicago, creating a nationwide media for all occasions,” said Bill Turner, President of Nei-Turner Media Group.
The first issue of The Celebration Society Weddings – Chicago debuts on newsstands this week, and the increasingly popular digital marketplace, TheCelebrationSociety.com, now includes Chicago area venues and vendors along with real weddings and locally-sourced content.
Questions regarding the acquisition may be directed to Laura Wrasman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Krause, Publisher of Nei-Turner Media Group at email@example.com.
About The Celebration Society
The Celebration Society – TheCelebrationSociety.com is an always-open, always accessible marketplace for reputable venues and vendors across the Southeast. The goal of The Celebration Society is to help connect celebrators to venues and vendors that they can trust to execute their visions and styles. With the focus of editorial on TheCelebrationSociety.com being both for weddings and parties, a bride returns many times throughout her life to plan the next occasion she has on the calendar.
About Nei-Turner Media Group
Nei-Turner Media Group publishes high quality, regional tourism guides and lifestyle magazines for Midwestern audiences, with offices in Lake Geneva and Madison, Wisconsin. Nei-Turner produces many of the major visitors guides in Wisconsin, including the Greater Madison Visitors Guide, the Minocqua Area Visitors Guide and the Lake Geneva Official Visitors Magazine. The company also publishes a suite of magazines that were launched or acquired, including Wisconsin Meetings, At The Lake magazine, Experience Wisconsin, Experience Michigan, Lakeshore Living and BRAVA Magazine.
About Wedding Guide Chicago
As the only planning magazine in Chicagoland, couples covet our print, web and social resources to keep them organized and on track. They find visually engaging ideas for inspiration–sourced locally from Chicago’s most talented wedding vendors. Our multi-platform approach marrying magazine, web and social media allows us to engage with couples and vendors connecting them together to provide the products and services they need when they need them.