2014 Media Kit
TEAM EXPERIENCE AND PASSION
Andrew Franklin Publisher Andrew has more than 30 years experience in newspaper and online publishing. His experience in media, professional sales, sales management and strategic planning is extensive. Andrew is a successful senior executive with a proven track record of building strong teams who are loyal, successful, innovative and committed to winning. Andrew encourages entrepreneurial thinking and continuous improvement across all departments. He is passionate about multi-media and the convergence of print and digital publishing and is dedicated to providing publishing excellence to the reader and advertiser.
These two qualities are reﬂected in the combined 100 years of media experience between the dedicated management team at The News. The award-winning team provides quality management from content to design to delivery excellence via more than 450 carriers. We continue to have the drive and passion creating the very best in publishing whether in print or online.
Andy Holota Editor
Alana Green Creative
Harv Toews Production
Kevin Hemery Distribution
A journalist with more than 30 years of experience, Editor Andrew Holota has been the recipient of numerous continental, national and provincial awards during his newspaper career. He’s also the regional editorial manager for Black Press Lower Mainland, which involves training and development initiatives for the editorial staff of the group’s 20 community newspapers.
With more than 30 years experience, Alana Green has a wealth of experience and a passion for newspapers. Her commitment to excellence and leadership has set the bar for the creative team, which has resulted in award-winning ad design and a high degree of customer satisfaction. She is an enthusiastic member of our team, has deep roots in Abbotsford and cares deeply about our community.
With more than 40 years experience in newspapers, Harv has seen the transition from “hot metal type” to current high-tech computers, and was instrumental in the transition to computer-to-plate technology. He also oversees pre-press for all Black Press Lower Mainland newspapers. Harv has embraced technology and takes pride in his ability to get the newspapers to the press on time.
Kevin Hemery has many years experience in newspaper distribution, the past 19 based here in Abbotsford overseeing distribution of all Black Press Lower Mainland newspapers. He is highly regarded in the industry, and a very knowledgeable addition to our team. Kevin always goes the extra mile and is committed to ensuring newspapers arrive on time to our customers door steps.
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