By VINCENT VALVO
NATIONAL MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Today is a re-invention of sorts, as we debut an all-new iteration of the Mortgage News Network.
MNN was initially launched nearly a decade ago, as an adjunct service to NMP magazine. The brand was rested two years ago as our company delved into how best to serve the news delivery needs of our community. Today it takes center stage as a robust venue for innovative and trustworthy visual and audio storytelling.
As mortgage markets move, lenders and originators need the best information possible, delivered in the most convenient method. That’s why we’ve doubled down at American Business Media to bring the community the most thoughtful and innovative news and insight possible.
It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic hurt many media companies, at least initially. Advertisers pulled back to see what the market was going to do. Live events were tamped down. And many companies found their ability, or willingness, to grow severely hampered.
But here, we’ve always seen adversity as a challenge of inspiration. During the heyday of the pandemic, we launched new initiatives, acquired other publishers, bought out event software providers, and found ways to deliver more to you, and to do it more smartly. We now publish NMP magazine, Mortgage Banker Magazine and Mortgage Women Magazine. We host dozens of webinars. And we’re the largest producer of mortgage conferences in the nation, serving nearly 20,000 live attendees annually.
Now we’re going even further. Since the start of the year, we’ve bought our own office building to accommodate our growth plans. We’ve doubled our staff overall. And in our editorial area, we’ve tripled our headcount.
Our additions include a Pulitzer Prize winner, an accomplished director, an entrepreneurial editorial leader, a graphics specialist and an award-winning print and broadcast journalist. The purpose is to make sure that when mortgage news breaks, you hear it from us first. And when you need insight on how to be at the top of your game, there’s no better analytical team than here.
We’re also going beyond the boundaries of print and digital delivery. We’ve built out our own state-of-the-art multimedia studio, and have hired the right leadership and talent. We are re-launching the Mortgage News Network in a greatly expanded environment. Daily breaking news reports, in-depth podcasts, and specialty programming that takes you inside improving minority housing and helps aspiring brokers find their footing.
We’re also bring this all together under our www.nationalmortgageprofessional.com website, so you can access all the information you need at one source, and all for free.
Our tagline has been that “we write the story of your success.” Perhaps it should be that “we tell the story of your success.” Because in print, online, in video or audio, or at live conferences, only one media company brings it all to you. American Business Media stands with you.
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