About Us

Spotlight Media is a North Dakota publishing company. We publish over one million printed magazines per year. Our monthly publications include Fargo Monthly, Fargo INC!, Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine. The team manages the editorial process, design, distributions, sales, web, mobile platforms and more.

Our Team
Spotlight Media Team Photo 2017

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. In 2010, there was 1 employee. Now look at our team! All our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and each offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Our Achievements
Spotlight Media 2016 Addy Awards
2016 Editorial Spread or Feature - Series Fargo Monthly June 2016
2017 Niche Conference Award
2017 Niche Conference Award
Spotlight Media 2016 Addy Awards
2016 Publication Cover Design Fargo Monthly August 2016 Cover
  • More than a dozen Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation District 8, including at least seven gold awards
  • More than 10 awards from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association Article of the Year and an excellence award for the overall magazine with Fargo Monthly
  • Over one million magazines printed each year
  • Over 500,000 photos taken every year
  • More than 1,000 individual articles have been developed on local people and businesses with specialized photo shoots and interviews
  • Purchased two businesses: D1 Media Group and Outdoor Design and Living LLC.
  • Donated over $70,000 to charity in four years
  • Gained more than one million impressions online on fargomonthly.com
  • Converted more than 10 local interns into paid employees
  • Successfully executed branding and creative advertising campaigns for over 500 local businesses—this included customized design, photography, messaging and placement
  • Co-Winner of the 2016 Niche Media Nichee Award for “Best Regional Magazine
  • Finalist for the 2016 Fargo-Moorhead-West-Fargo Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year Award
  • Winner of the 2017 Niche Media Award for “Top Niche Media Company
  • Finalist for the 2017 Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year Award
Our Timeline

It’s been an exciting journey full of learning, changing and meeting amazing people. Here’s a look back on everything Spotlight Media has accomplished so far.

1st Issue of Bison Illustrated

AUGUST 2012

Bison Illustrated August 2012

The first issue of our magazine dedicated to everything Bison.

1st Issue of Fargo Monthly

NOVEMBER 2012

Fargo Monthly November 2012

FM Spotlight upgrades to Fargo Monthly magazine.

Bison Illustrated's 1st Championship Issue

FEBRUARY 2013

Bison Illustrated Championship 2013

Honoring Bison Football on two consecutive national championships.

Fargo Monthly's 1st Wedding Guide

JULY 2013

Fargo Monthly July 2013

Our first ultimate guide to wedding planning in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Fargo Monthly Grows Up

JANUARY 2014

Fargo Monthly January 2014

Fargo Monthly grows to a full-sized issue! Former North Dakota Governor John Hoeven graced our cover, and we also talked to 8 other influential figures in our area about the future of Fargo.

Fargo Marathon Commemorative Book

JUNE 2014

Fargo Marathon Book 2014

This exclusive issue was mailed to each runner, and contains race day photos and each participant’s name and race time.

Successful Burgers, Bourbon, and Beer Festival

June 2016

Launched Fargo By Fargo and mailed it to 93,000 mailboxes in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo

January 2017

Fargo By Fargo magazine

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