FrontGate Media; the leading faith-based, culture-engaged media & marketing group, announced today the signing of HM Digital and HM Magazine to their expanding internet & event media group. The signing marks the expansion of HM’s digital media options and the return of the HM brand which had previously been part of the FrontGate Media group from 2003-2005 as HM Magazine.
HM will maintain its advertising relationships with artists and music labels, while FrontGate Media will manage all other sponsorships and advertising relationships as the “in-house” team for HM. FrontGate Media will be working with HM to create or expand coverage and sponsorship options in various lifestyle areas including books, tech & mobile apps, gifts, video games, comic books and more.
“HM is one of the most successfully ‘Christian’ media outlets I’ve ever seen, and a tremendous value for advertisers because of the 26 year relationship with their audience. They are a model for what it means to be in the world, but not of it.” – Scott A. Shuford, Founder & President, FrontGate Media, & HM reader since 1989.
HM has thrived for 26 years by being ahead of trends, and listening to their subscribers and members. Formed in 1985, HM has been often called the Rolling Stone of the Christian market, covering Christian themes in music, books, and movies while living a Christian life in the pop culture environment. What other media outlets provided coverage to artists like P.O.D., Living Sacrifice, Underoath, As I Lay Dying, Sixpence None The Richer, or Sufjan Stevens before they were signed? From alternative and indie rock to punk and metal; from Bob Dylan to P.O.D., HM has earned the respect of its readers both in online and in print by caring enough to offer honest reviews, the latest news, and commentary on Christian living in our media savvy, internet wired, social media frenzied, entertainment driven pop-culture.
“I’ve known Scott for years,” states HM Editor Doug Van Pelt. “I love what the FrontGate Media team does and it’s a pleasure working with their streamlined efficiency and quick-on-their feet flexibility.”
About FrontGate Media
FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today. The firm is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group provides reach to more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets.