Graphcom Acquires Frederick Gorilla Magazine
Since its debut, Frederick Gorilla has embraced open communication from residents across the Frederick region, sharing diverse perspectives on a range of topics relating to the core subject areas of business, life and politics. This approach has quickly attracted the attention of readers of all ages, lifestyles and professions across Frederick.
Frederick Gorilla, which is published six times a year, distributes 10,000 copies with a readership of 40,000 per issue.
“Since its debut in August 2011, Frederick Gorilla has been steadily gaining new readers with each issue. These individuals understand and appreciate the value of a magazine that isn’t afraid to tackle the tough topics that other media sources gloss over or ignore completely,” said Snjezana Arthur for Frederick Gorilla. “I am pleased to have been a part of the team that helped to bring Frederick Gorilla to the community, and I am equally excited for Graphcom, Inc. and its new role in the management and production of this publication.”
The acquisition of Frederick Gorilla follows Graphcom’s successful first quarter launch of Celebrate Family magazine, a regional family resource publication for Adams and York County, PA. Frederick Gorilla joins Celebrate Gettysburg, Celebrate Dining & Entertainment and Celebrate Family as the fourth publication under Graphcom Publishing.
Troy Dean, creative director for Graphcom Creative (a full-service marketing and creative firm), will serve as creative director for Frederick Gorilla. While business operations for Frederick Gorilla will shift to Graphcom’s Gettysburg production facilities, its contributing writer, photographer and illustrator base will remain headquartered in Frederick.
“This opportunity is very exciting for me, as it gives me a chance to reconnect with Frederick from a creative perspective. I began my career in Frederick and have stayed involved with the creative community by being a board member of AIGA Blue Ridge and AAF Greater Frederick,” Dean said. “The Frederick Gorilla will allow my team at Graphcom Creative and me to really embrace the area, once again, and produce something great every other month. Our goal with each issue is to provide readers with unique and compelling content in an attractive, visually-driven format.”