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Modern, Local, Columbus media. A community focused publication, reflecting the LGBTQ experience, of the highest quality making us proud

Columbus, OH Publishing
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We are a group of people who have come together aspiring to produce a product of high quality for the purpose of giving back something special to the community.  Much of the staff gives their time to this effort because of their strong community involvement and passion. They have a desire to represent us--in all our glory--and allow our modern image to resonate with a wide audience.

Our staff varies in age from 22 to 52 and believes in a collaboration that is positive, inclusive, and above all committed to detail and quality.

Quorum Columbus Magazine is a monthly publication with a strong community focus and commitment. We will provide coverage of LGBTQA Community events, news, issues, health and awareness. Utilizing talent from our diverse and qualified staff, our content is bold, consistent and will work diligently to deserve your readership.

Our Mission

Quorum Columbus Magazine is a community-minded collaborative publication reflecting the diverse scope of the LGBTQA experience in Columbus and beyond. We will entertain, enlighten and engage through content that represents the LGBTQA community’s supportive efforts, aspirations and victories.

Some of our most basic goals:
• Deliver the highest quality content and images in print and digital formats
• Frame and capture the modern image of LGBTQA people beyond sexuality for legitimacy, acceptance and equality
• Provide diverse perspectives to reflect the LGBTQA community
• Provide coverage of a broad range of culture, issues and news that entertains, enlightens and engages
• Highlight images and achievements of community members that are appealing and that represent loving relationships
• Generate revenue for our supportive clients and positively impact their bottom-line

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Design

Quorum Columbus has a modern feel, which strives to be clean, bold and attention grabbing. Images will reflect our community as a whole and be of the best quality possible. Photos, graphics, illustrations and images will be generated internally rather than purchased or from national press sources.  We want to produce something uniquely ours and the best way to do this is to make everything ourselves.

Risks and challenges

Challenges in print media can be anything from delays in printing, last minute design changes, to the logistics of actually getting the magazines on the stands.

To overcome many of these challenges our staff has already begun producing and developing content for not only our first issue, but also for later issues. We have a diverse staff to ensure the content is varied, entertaining, and immersing.

We have one staff member dedicated solely to managing distribution. We have begun selecting places and quantities building off of what we already understand about our great city.

The acquisition of those who will advertise with us in the beginning will be a challenge as we build our brand awareness and impact. Already, we have many key establishments on-board who are ready to support us which will give us a strong foundation. It will take time to become the balanced voice of the community we wish to be. It takes time to get everyone to understand our mission, and time to produce content and attend events.

We will take great effort to ensure everything we produce is contributing to the balance between the many walks of life we have in our LGBTQA community.

If you are interested in advertising with us please call 614-450-2559. We would love to feature LGBTQA friendly businesses of all kinds. It will take time to get the best balance of advertisers. Your business' support means helping us make something special and helps our readers know what brands want to be a part of our mission.

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    Every little bit helps! Get 2 special edition, backers only, Q backgrounds for your Smartphone or Mobile Device. We'll also add you to our email list! Be the first to show your friends!

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    Reward # 1 PLUS the first edition mailed to you. Also, we will give you free smiles.

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    Reward 1! AND the first TWO print issues of Quorum Columbus Magazine mailed to your door. We will also add your name to the Supporters of Quorum page on our website.

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    It's a Digital thank you! All of Reward #1 as well as a background for your computer. You'll also get a sneak peak at the digital edition via email and be added to the Supporters of Quorum page on our website.

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    A hand written post card mailed to you featuring the first cover. Your name will also be included in our Supporters of Quorum page on our website & in PRINT.

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    Rewards #3 & #4 plus we will personalize your Quorum digital backgrounds with your name. In addition, your name will be added to our Supporters of Quorum page on our website.

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    Rewards #1 & #3 & #4 PLUS a hand written Thank You note. Your name will also be included in our special "Thank you for your support of print media" section in the print edition.

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