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Professional Convention Management Association

August 05 2015

Award-Winning PCMA Convene Launches a Vibrant New Website at pcmaconvene.org

By PCMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carolyn Clark
Direct: 312.423.7275, cclark@pcma.org

CHICAGO, Illinois, August 5, 2015 — PCMA Convene magazine has launched a dynamic new website — pcmaconvene.org — designed to better serve its readers and showcase its award-winning content on a flexible, fully integrated platform. Created by Point Five, the New York City–based studio that designs the print version of Convene, the website features content from the print magazine as well as online-exclusive material.

“We wanted to create an online experience that more closely mirrors the print magazine while offering the advantages of an online, responsive platform,” said Barbara Palmer, Convene’s director of online content, who along with Web Editor Kate Mulcrone spearheaded the development of the website. “We know that readers might start an article in the print edition, pick it up in the middle on their phones, and then share it with a friend via email or on social media. We tried to make all of that as easy as possible.”

Users will find new content posted five days a week, organized under six umbrella categories: Career, Big Ideas, Event Design, Technology, Logistics, and Places + Spaces — all of it presented with a bold, responsive design, with seamlessly enabled commenting and social-media sharing.

“This is a natural step for us,” said Michelle Russell, Convene’s editor in chief. “We’ve always prided ourselves on delivering content that educates and inspires our readers, and with pcmaconvene.org they’ll be able to experience it wherever and however they prefer.”

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About Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,000+ members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 39 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.

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