FFA New Horizons Magazine App Wins Coveted Pearl Award by Custom Content Council

Franklin, Tenn – The FFA New Horizons magazine app, produced quarterly for National FFA Organization members, has been awarded the Custom Content Council’s Bronze Award for Digital: Best Mobile Application.

FFA mobile app

The Pearl Awards are presented each year by the Custom Content Council and recognize excellence in custom media print and web design, editorial and digital applications. The 2013 awards were selected from more than 500 entries representing 13 countries.

FFA New Horizons magazine is the member publication for the National FFA Organization and is mailed quarterly to the more than 500,000 student members, agriculture educators and FFA alumni. The FFA New Horizons magazine app features content from FFA New Horizons print magazine, including stories about FFA members’ achievements, agriculture facts and stats, information about careers in agriculture, and issues facing the agriculture industry and community.

“The target audience is a huge factor for the design and development of our apps. It was important to us that we didn’t add bells and whistles for the sake of bells and whistles,” says FFA New Horizons Editor Kim Newsom Holmberg. “Our main goal is to deliver the best experience to our audience, and we’ll continue to research the market and solicit feedback from our readers who, at 15 to 21 years of age, are very technologically savvy.”

Each app update features new enhancements, such as a magazine cover with embedded video, an interactive quiz, photos with embedded audio files, pages designed for both horizontal and vertical viewing, embedded photo slideshows, scrolling text and pop-up boxes.

Learn more about the app at FFAnewhorizons.org/mobile. The app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Journal Communications is a custom marketing firm, which produces ag-to-consumer publications and websites for the National FFA Organization, four state Farm Bureaus, and more than 20 state departments of agriculture. Learn more about Journal Agribusiness at jnlcom.com/work/agribusiness.

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