“We are thrilled to add Modern Babies & Children to our publishing family. We knew we wanted to expand our publications and were just looking for the right existing publication or new ones to create. We are humbled Kara approached us to take over at a time when she was finding herself not in a position to continue to grow and expand as she wanted,” says RMG Owner and Publisher, Shelly Robertson Birdsong. “For her to choose us is extremely flattering. As a ‘mommy’ publisher myself, I know how hard it would be to let your ‘baby’ magazine go and hope it continues to flourish. We intend to do her proud and to continue the great work she has started.”
Modern Babies & Children has been focused primarily in the Sumner County area where Keek is located. However, it does cover all of Middle Tennessee. “We are excited to get started on revamping this model and building our own brand of a high-quality children’s and parent’s services publication for all of Middle Tennessee,” says Vice President of Communication and Managing Publisher, Anna Robertson Ham. Plans include a more robust print product to enhance the already strong digital presence and to grow to the entire coverage market including Davidson, Williamson, Maury, Rutherford and Wilson counties in addition to Sumner. “We look forward to including content, advertising and contributions from all of those areas very soon, while also continuing to work with the great existing clients and contributors who have made this publication what it is,” says Anna.
Modern Babies & Children Central Florida will become a part of RMG as well. “We hadn’t planned on running a magazine in Florida – yet – but definitely are looking forward to getting out of our comfort zone and learning a lot both as individuals and as a company, “says President of Sales and Development, Johnny Birdsong. “I know we will face challenges not being in our backyards, but we knew we wanted to look for new publishing opportunities. I look forward to growing the licensing and consulting branch of our business, which will give RMG the chance to grow our brands into new communities with the help of individuals who would like to have such publications in their own community. It’s a win win,” he says.
Modern Babies & Children Middle Tennessee will be on stands this fall. For more information on advertising, contributing or on licensing and consulting information to start your own publication, contact Anna Robertson Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org.