Systemwide Media Assists with Sale of Exhibitor Media Group

 Systemwide Media, today, announced the sale of Exhibitor Media Group of Rochester, MN to Mark Johnson, Chairman and CEO of The STAR Groupe, Minneapolis, MN. Exhibitor Media Group publishes EXHIBITOR Magazine, produces EXHIBITORLIVE, the national conference and exhibition for trade show and corporate event marketing, and runs the university-affiliated Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) program.

“We have accomplished a lot over the past 40 years and now with our industry in post-pandemic transition, it is time for Exhibitor Media Group to also make a transition, to new leadership,” said Lee Knight founder and CEO of the organization. “We have created a tremendous base with the publication, the online programming, EXHIBITORLIVE, CTSM, and our EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences. Mark is able to pick up running full speed and now take this to the next level.”

“Magazines and conference programs are a unique business and help build great communities. Exhibitor Media Group was looking for the right organization to bring this community to the next level, and with the assistance of Scott Kargman and Systemwide Media, we were able to find that right partner. His counsel has made this transition possible,” said Knight.

“Over the past 40 years, EXHIBITOR programs and publications have become the gold standard for marketer education. The CTSM program with 4,000 candidates and graduates have turned the job ‘managing exhibit booths’ into actual professional careers, bringing a whole new breed of marketing executive to tens of thousands of companies globally,” said Scott Kargman, CEO of Systemwide Media. “As an event organizer myself, it is great to work with CTSM candidates and graduates who understand event metrics, audience development and the many facets of event operations. EXHIBITOR will forever be the foundation for this high-quality training and education, and professionalism.”

The STAR Groupe also owns Star Exhibits and Environments, created by Mark Johnson in 1993. According to a statement released by Johnson, “As the new owner of the business, my first priority is ensuring the EXHIBITOR team is well cared for during the transition,” said Johnson, noting his initial focus on people, benefits, and culture. “Because of the unique role that EXHIBITOR plays in our industry, I intend to run it as a separate business and will not have ongoing operational responsibilities.”

About Exhibitor Media Group

The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes EXHIBITOR magazine, an award-winning publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR’s learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, the National Conference and Exhibition for trade show and corporate event marketing; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry’s only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at

EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.

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Film Hatch Media Works with the Adventurous Sarah Mirza

Film Hatch Media welcomes Sarah Mirza with open arms as she undertakes to share her story on spirituality, hope, and positivity to the world with her book, “Lord Santa’s


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Film Hatch Media is a video production agency focusing on providing clients with utmost service in their pursuit to tell stories, share insights, and exchange valuable trust with their anticipated audience. One such storyteller that catches the company’s radar is Sarah Mirza with her perceptive understanding of life and spirituality.

“Feel the fear and do it anyway,” according to Sarah Mirza.

Mirza was born in the UK in 1952 to a family of 7. Her parents and 4 siblings moved to Australia, but she decided to stay behind. Although she misses her family, being an Aquarian helps her out of her loneliness.

Always up to challenging herself, Mirza delves into the depths of her psyche and deals with emotional baggage as a common pastime. Spiritual faith, practice, and meditation nurture her survival and growth.

Despite being seen as a strong woman, she admits to fears and a lack of self-esteem. She had always been told that her independent spirit and intellect were too threatening, but that didn’t stop her from meeting the man of her life or attaining the best she can of her precious life.

A traveler with a penchant for the outdoors who once stayed overseas, Mirza returned to her dear Yorkshire and settled in Sheffield. Since her spiritual awakening in 1992, she has continuously practiced and studied numerous spiritual and religious readings and philosophies that unveil her view of the world.

With a career built in public service, she was once a teacher then moved into the Metropolitan Police for more challenges, and then went to work for Victims of Crime. She is currently in the National Health Service.

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Vision Media Focuses on Digital Growth and Adds Joanna Syiek to Head Up Marketing

 Vision Media, the entertainment industry’s global leader of digital and physical marketing and fulfillment services, has led the way through the shifting landscape of the past two years with its best-in-class secure streaming media platform. Amid the pandemic, Vision Media continued its commitment to providing the safe distribution and storage of digital content, with first-class screening security features including DRM, session-based watermarking, and protected viewing windows. With its cutting-edge digital solutions (Screener Passport, VMX Stream and VMX Awards), studios and content owners were able to offer high-end viewing experiences across all major viewing platforms without interruption.

From its long history of providing physical marketing, promotional support and expert professional services to its entertainment partners, Vision Media has leveraged its expertise to help clients reach further with its cutting-edge digital solutions as well. It has been consistently ranked as top performer in terms of security standards, and recently released an in-depth study on protecting vulnerable film and television content both before and after release. Vision Media is trusted by clients including Netflix, NBC Universal, Hulu, MGM, Searchlight Pictures, Peacock and more.

Founded 1986, Vision Media is celebrating more than 35 years of creative achievement and technological innovation by focusing on digital growth. “As pandemic constraints limited in-person screenings, Vision Media provided the solution. Using our best-in-class digital offerings, studios and content owners were able to create press rooms, provide secure screenings, host and promote events, and store their content – all safeguarded by our proprietary security tools and protocols,” said Vision Media CEO, Tim Shanahan.

Vision Media recently tapped Joanna Syiek to lead its marketing efforts as the Senior Director of Marketing. Syiek has worked in the media space for over a decade, where she established a reputation for helping to develop global marketing strategies and to grow businesses at the intersection of entertainment and technology. “Vision Media is such an exciting partner for the entertainment community at large,” said Syiek. “I’m thrilled to join the team and have the opportunity to contribute at this integral moment of Vision Media’s growth, as they support a longstanding promotion and fulfillment business while leading the way with an exemplary offering in the digital transformation space.”

“Joanna is well poised to help current and prospective customers understand the value of Vision Media,” said Shanahan. “Like many of us, she comes from an international media background, so there’s great alignment with our process, culture and ongoing goals. Her vision for seeing what’s next in media and entertainment will help us really grow our marketing efforts.”

Joanna Syiek has significant experience developing global growth and marketing strategies and has a background in digital marketing, strategic planning and new media initiatives, with a focus on VOD platforms. She has previously worked at RightsTrade, Disney and the Independent Film and Television Alliance where she was charged with finding growth opportunities for 145 member companies. Syiek received a bachelor of arts degree from UCLA and an MBA from HEC Paris (#1 in Europe in the 2022 Financial Times global ranking) where she also received the MBA Leadership Award.

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Vision Media is a proud and trusted partner of over 280 clients in the film, TV, streaming, consumer products and awards industries delivering marketing content and collateral direct to key audiences. With 35+ years of experience in the entertainment industry, Vision Media serves major motion picture film studios, entertainment guilds, distributors and content owners with best-in-class secure screening, promotional support, and managed services. Vision Media’s highly secure, streaming digital platform, which has been vetted and certified by the most discerning film companies and guild executives in the business, has credentialed the company as a best-in-class trusted partner in delivering premium streaming content to VIPs. For more information, please visit

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NCW Organizes Media Workshop on Capacity Building & Sensitization

The National Commission for Women (NCW) organized a workshop on ‘Capacity Building and Sensitization Program for Media Personnel’ to carry out a focused attention on women-related issues and the portrayal of women in the media. The Chairperson, National Commission for Women Ms. Rekha Sharma, and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV Shri Rajat Sharma graced the occasion.


In order to get diverse views, the Commission invited experts from different media fields. In the workshop. Shri Samir Kumar, Head, Prasar Bharti News Services & Digital Platform, Aditya Raj Kaul, Executive Editor, TV9 Network, Nisha Narayanan, CEO & Director Red FM & Magic FM, Kavita Devi, Founder Khabar Lahariya, and Vartika Nanda, Head, Department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College participated as Speakers/Resource persons. The speakers shared their vast experiences in journalism and focused on the portrayal of women in media. Media professionals from different organisations shared their experiences in the open house discussion.

Chairperson Ms Rekha Sharma reflected on the need for qualitative progression in media, a more sensitive approach towards reporting and an equal representation of men and women in the field. She reflected on the challenges women journalists face while reporting and the need for more women to take up managerial positions in media houses.

Special Guest, Mr. Rajat Sharma applauded women in media and said despite the negative mindset of the society, women of the country have reached heights, not only in journalism but across every field. He also said that there is a need to change mindset of the society and media has been playing a crucial role in this regard.


The workshop was divided into three technical sessions; ‘Gender-Sensitive Indicators for media in Media Operations and Content’, ‘Challenges Faced By Women Media Professionals’ and ‘Role of Media in Empowerment of Women’. The workshop aimed at encouraging media stakeholders to dedicate more platforms for addressing women issues and stories of women empowerment and leadership and to conduct programs informing the public about women’s rights and their available recourse in case such rights are violated.



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Canada – Media Advisory – Varennes, Quebec

Varennes, Quebec, May 13, 2022—Members of the media are invited to attend a green infrastructure announcement in the presence of:

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
Mr. Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region
Ms. Suzanne Dansereau, Member of National Assembly for Verchères
Mr. Martin Damphousse, President of the Société d’économie mixte de la Couronne Sud (SÉMECS) and Mayor of Varennes
Ms. Catherine Fournier, Mayor of Longueuil


Monday, May 16, 2022


9:00 a.m. EDT


3171, Marie-Victorin road, Varennes, Quebec

Journalists wishing to participate in the announcement must register in advance by email to Only those who have received confirmation of their registration will be able to take part in the announcement.

Jean-Sébastien Comeau

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities


Rosalie Tremblay-Cloutier

Press Secretary

For the Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change

Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and

Minister Responsible for the Laval Region