One of our latest projects at Gem PR & Media is Gemma’s new role as editor of Springfield’s Own Magazine, which is the State Journal Register’s bi-monthly lifestyle publication with a circulation of about 40,000. Our first is the holiday edition for November / December and we are currently busy developing new editorial and advertorial features. On Friday we shot our holiday fashion shoot at Sangamon Reclaimed with photographer Kate Spencer.

New features will also include interviews with local entrepreneurs, Springfield celebrities and the SO positive section, which will champion individuals and organizations that give back to the community. Of course we’ll still have On The Town pages where people in the area are invited to send us photos from their events to feature in the magazine.  

We have been working closely with the sales team to develop opportunities for businesses in the city to market their products and services in a targeted way. Themes for 2016 include Love, Family and Celebration. Our aim is to help produce a publication by and for people in Springfield, Illinois. We want you to be a part of it, which is why the magazine will also feature guest writers and artists.

If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities for editorial and advertorial in SO Magazine please email