Editorial Calendar for The Portal
The International Association of Movers magazine, The Portal, is read by thousands around the world and mailed to more than 170 countries six times a year. It is our members' premier information, advertising and communications resource. We welcome submissions of articles and news from our members in every issue. The Submit Your Story page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.
Themes for 2021 issues:
January/February (Deadline: December 15, 2020)
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Focus on U.S. Domestic Asset-Based Movers
And How That’s a Good Thing for Everyone
After months of planning, IAM has embarked on an effort to ensure that U.S. movers understand that IAM is the International Association for ALL Movers, not only an association for International movers.
March/April (Deadline: February 15)
South Asia: A Regional Focus
South Asia is traditionally defined as the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It comprises more than five million square kilometers and a population of almost two billion people, with an endless diversity of geography, cultures, difficulties, and rewards. It’s also the home of almost 100 IAM member companies who thrive in an atmosphere of endless challenge and opportunity.
May/June (Deadline: April 15)
Focus on Technology in the Moving Industry
It’s been almost seven years since the Portal has addressed the subject of technology in the moving and forwarding industry—is there anything that hasn’t changed since then? Veteran users, developers, and pioneers in the industry talk about how technology continues to transform our business.
July/August (Deadline: June 15)
IAM-YP Focus: The Challenge of Change, a Community Transformed
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life around the globe, from individual relationships to organizational operations. The most obvious employment shift caused by the pandemic is the shift to office staff working from home. The YPs will discuss topics including innovative solutions their companies have implemented to increase productivity while working from home, the benefits flex time or remote work options, and the positive outcomes achieved.
Volunteer Opportunities at IAM: Members of IAM’s volunteer committees and charitable affiliates talk about the importance of volunteer leadership to the Association and the industry, as well as to the individual volunteers, their careers, and their companies.
September/October (Deadline: August 15)
IAM 59th Annual Meeting Preview
What to Expect at the Annual Meeting: An overview of planned events and the people who make it all happen.
Cybersecurity: The Internet can be a hive of scum and villainy, full of ransomware, malware, data breaches, DNS attacks, and more. What safety measures do you take to protect your company and your clients as the moving business becomes increasingly digital?
November/December (Deadline: November 1)
Perspectives on the Virtual 58th Annual Meeting & Expo: A recap and screenshot/photo review of the Annual Meeting.
Please submit editorial content to Will Kohudic.