With a degree in business from St. Mary’s of Notre Dame, Nancy brings 10 years of successful experience interfacing with retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, sales rep groups and trade show personal in the B2B specialty retail and gift industry.
Brian has nearly two decades of experience utilizing a consultative, solutions-focused sales approach, along with effective leadership, principled by coaching teams for success, and a reputation for helping customers to achieve their sales goals using a combined ability to understand business vision and strategically execute on those objectives.
Bob Bellew is Vice President and Group Publisher of the Hort and Retail Groups at Great American Media Services. His ad agency, consumer products marketing and extensive B2B media experience has given Bob a unique background to help clients develop their marketing plans.
Julie McCallum is the retail group editorial director and co-owner of Great American Media Services. She has been covering the specialty retail industry for more than 20 years. As a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, Julie is passionate about reporting and telling the stories of the creative minds that make up the gift and stationery industries. She aims to make a difference in the lives of her readers by sharing content that will inspire, inform and help them succeed in their businesses.
As editor for Gift Shop Plus (which includes museums&MORE and Gift Shop Pets), Stationery Trends and three specialty publications: The Guide, Holiday Shop and Celebrations & Occasions, Debbie enjoys interviewing retailers and sharing their stories, as so many of them have really made an impact, not only in the retail world, but in their own local communities. Discovering the ideas, passion and creativity behind the products, and sharing that information with readers is an important component to her writing. She encourages and welcomes feedback on topics that Gift Shop Plus highlights in each issue, as well as information on other pertinent topics readers would like covered.
Ali has 5 plus years of experience as a Graphic Designer and has been working at Great
American Media Services since the fall of 2016. She currently is lead designer on Gift Shop Plus and Lawn & Garden Retailer. Ali enjoys the world of creative problem solving and has a passion for bringing ideas to life through graphic design.
Kristina has 11 years of experience in art direction, graphic design and brand development. Her love for building and shaping brands has landed her seven national advertising awards. She thrives on connecting people and brands through design, technology and data.
Jess brings a creative writing degree and over a decade of professional writing experience to the team. As a career marketer with a background in the design world, she works with clients to make their brand stories stand out. Her specialties are thought leadership, compelling descriptive language, technical details and marketing strategy.
Becky is an audience insight expert, having working in audience development for more than 13 years. She has a vast amount of experience with the various audiences across print and digital platforms. Becky and her team dig into our entire data platform and, based on the client’s needs, provide them with a target audience for the best performance possible.
Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and events with a demonstrated history of success in the trade show and publishing industries. With her diverse skills in event management, digital and email marketing, audience development, social media and branding, she is an essential part of our team.
Kim has 20 years of experience in journalism and marketing. With degrees in journalism and anthropology and a master's degree in integrated marketing communications, she believes in the power of storytelling and information to create connections and bring people together. Her specialty is in combining data and heart to build a compelling brand story, and she loves working with clients to set a unique marketing strategy to drive their businesses forward.