illumedia to Launch First Annual Paper & Pixel Show

Emerging media organization illumedia will host its first Annual Paper and Pixel Show on Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 6:00 PM at Chicago’s Hotel 71. One of several events illumedia has rolled out this year, the Paper and Pixels Show invites professionals to learn about current trends and view exhibits from some of the finest Paper Mills and Interactive/Digital Media Producers in the country. The cost for illumedia members is $10, non-members at $20. Registration is available online otherwise cash or check only at the door on the day of the event. Advance online registration will close on September 29th at noon.  Visit to learn more.

illumedia members and sponsors are involved in creating, producing and publishing communications and content across a wide spectrum of media vehicles including, traditional outlets of broadcast and print, as well as digital, interactive, mobile and social media.

The organization was developed to bring together professionals in the creative and emerging media trades.  Memberships and sponsorships for illumedia target individuals working and/or seeking association with experts and influencers within the various facets of content creation, production and distribution across all media touch-points.  This includes professionals from Advertising, Brand Marketing, Design, Media, and Production. 

Other events illumedia have hosted and provided to members and non-members include luncheons, social events and a series of educational panels designed to demonstrate how to fully integrate marketing campaigns.  Covering topics such as YouTube marketing secrets and mobile marketing concepts, attendance has included guest speakers from Google, media professionals, sponsors and leading integrated production companies.

The illumedia Executive Board includes President Colleen Capola, Associate Director – Product Quality at Leo Burnett, Chicago; Executive VP Doug Kohler, CEO of Mundocom North America; Secretary Gentre Vartan, Sr. Vice President – Director of Marketing at Rider Dickerson, Inc.; and Treasurer Ray Redmond, Director of Advertising & Commercial Sales at Metromedia Technologies. Committee Chairs include members with experience and affiliations with agencies such as Energy BBDO, Razorfish, Abelson Taylor, Leo Burnett, Digitas, and many other leading companies.

illumedia membership and sponsorship information is available at the illumedia website at

About illumedia:  Established in 2011 by some of the creative and multimedia industry’s leading luminaries, illumedia promotes the advancement of ideas and best practices within the evolving cross-media landscape while providing inspiration, education, and professional opportunities designed to keep members informed about new technologies and worldwide media trends.