Maureen Slocum Named a Folio: 2014 Top Women in Media Award Winner

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Maureen Slocum recognized by Folio: Magazine Top Women in Media Awards in the Entreprenuer category for her accomplishments as publisher of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design magazines, leading publications in the foodservice industry.

Zoomba Group founder and publisher Maureen Slocum

“Receiving the Folio: award was such an honor,” Slocum says. “I’m really proud of what Zoomba Group has accomplished over the past four years and to have the opportunity to work with such a creative, talented and hard-working team.

Maureen Slocum, founder and president of Zoomba Group, was recently honored at the inaugural Folio: Top Women in Media awards program. Folio: selected the award recipients and created the event to recognize women who are driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies – women who are innovating in new ways and guiding their businesses into new markets. Slocum was named a winner in the Entrepreneur category.

As owner of Zoomba Group, Slocum publishes two award-winning B2B magazines, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) and restaurant development + design (rd+d), as well as related websites, apps and e-newsletters. She formed the company in 2009, during the Great Recession, seizing the opportunity to purchase the FE&S title from Reed Business Information (RBI) when it abruptly discontinued its North American B2B publishing division. A former publisher of FE&S at RBI, from 2003 to 2007, Slocum had since moved on to become vice president of media at ZweigWhite (now Zweig Group). Her return to FE&S by acquiring the title and resuscitating the brand is an entrepreneurial success story second to none in the foodservice publishing industry.

Under her direction, Slocum’s team has redefined and strengthened the FE&S brand through a commitment to editorial integrity, original content creation and value-added service. Over the past four years, the magazine has grown to become the leader in the foodservice equipment space in terms of advertising revenues and ranks fifth in the total foodservice media market.

In 2012, Slocum spearheaded Zoomba Group’s 2012 launch of restaurant development + design. Now a bi-monthly publication, rd+d was a Folio award runner-up in 2013 for Best New Magazine in the B2B category and has been well received by readers and advertisers alike, a testament to Slocum’s philosophy that if readers are treated as the primary customer, then advertisers will follow.

“Receiving the Folio: award was such an honor,” Slocum says. “I’m really proud of what Zoomba Group has accomplished over the past four years and to have the opportunity to work with such a creative, talented and hard-working team. The support we’ve received from readers and advertisers alike lets us know we’re on the right track, and that’s both gratifying and exciting for all of us at Zoomba as we continue to grow.”

About Zoomba Group:
Zoomba Group is a leader in the foodservice media marketplace. The company publishes two award-winning print magazines, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, which recently celebrated its 66th year of serving the commercial foodservice industry, and restaurant development + design, a new niche publication launched in 2012. The company also produces affiliated websites, e-newsletters, mobile apps and industry events. http://www.zoombagroup.com.

About Folio:
Folio: is a multi-channel resource for the magazine and online media industry. Its primary mission is to use digital media, print and events to help media companies solve business challenges. http://www.foliomag.com.

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