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.
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.
- 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“
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.