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Best Version Media Overview

Brookfield, WI
201 to 500 employees
2007
Company - Private
Media
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Best Version Media (BVM) brings neighbors together by providing a superior quality and a professional publication that reflects the integrity, pride and prestige of the local communities we serve. We are one of the fastest growing media companies in North ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide residents and community leaders an exciting, warm and effective means to communicate with one another.

We create an exceptional environment and opportunity where an individual Publisher can excel to his or her fullest potential. BVM ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#25)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#20), 2015 (#5)

Company Updates

  • Have fun reading Glassdoor’s new ebook ’25 Tips from Top CEOs’ – “If an environment is created, at work, for people to become the best versions of themselves, they will often choose it…and be grateful.” – Dave Durand, CEO, Best Version Media - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKRC

  • Congratulations to our CEO, Dave Durand, one of the Highest Rated CEOs for 2015! Glassdoor recognizes Highest Rated CEOs according to employees: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWMK

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Best Version Media – Why Work For Us?


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 Our Company Culture

Built on humility, we at Best Version Media believe in a company culture based on three basic principles and one essential foundation:

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 Professional Will

  • Own your own personal successes and challenges.
  • Make each day the best! The only thing to win is your attitude.
  • Bring your unique gifts and talents to the table and use them.

Compassionate Heart

  • We are committed to what we do, but understand mistakes happen and that is okay. We will all learn from these mistakes to make us stronger as a company and as a team.
  • Commit to what you do, and do it well.
  • Combined with professional will, we create a trusting work environment.

Fun-Loving Spirit

  • Our number one customers are our team members.
  • We love people with a smile on their face and a song in their heart that love to work with a great company and great people!

HUMILITY

All this is laid on the foundation of humility. Humility is the precision truth about oneself. It is not about being a perfect person, but to accept the responsibility that comes with one’s unique strengths. Each team member is responsible with knowing their strengths and weaknesses, and acknowledging those to help them become the best version of themselves. 

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MISSION STATEMENT

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Best Version Media brings people together by providing a superior quality, professional publication that reflects the integrity, pride and prestige of the local communities we serve. 

VISION FOR PUBLISHERS

We create an exceptional environment and opportunity where an individual Publisher can excel to his or her fullest potential. We offer professional development initiatives that not only further the Publishers financial opportunity, but also have a strong focus on personal development programs that build character and virtue. This double-emphasis accomplishes our goal to have the very best leaders and visionaries building the future of BVM.

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BVM Testimonials:

“Just wanted to let you know that the recent issue of Connect was BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you reaching out to us for our input…..we love it when that happens!!! This was such a great project [Chamber's Building Renovation] on so many levels, but an article in the Connect was a great way to wrap it up!! I look forward to the next time we get to work together on something cool and fun…" Sue, Sponsor & Chamber Member (Connect)

‘Thanks again for your very kind article about our family in this month's magazine, so many friends and neighbours have shared very positive reactions, it's been really nice - and your magazine is definitely very well read!!!’ Michelle, resident (Neighbours Of The Old West End)

‘Ann [Content Coordinator] - I just received our copy of the May issue of Congdon Neighbors. The article on pp. 8-9 about the upcoming Duluth Monarch Festival is absolutely perfect! The article is well-written, accurate, and the photos are marvelous!  Please accept a gracious thank you from Duluth Monarch Buddies for your tremendous support and great advertising!!! Thank you!’ Carolyn, resident (Congdon Neighbors).

‘My wife and I, LCF residents for more than 30 years, were very happy to see The Maliks as the cover story of your monthly publication. Healthy diversity is the cornerstone of a strong community. You've featured a real gem of a family. Well done!’ - Don & Bobbi, residents (La Canada Flintridge Neighbors)

‘I was so impacted by this month's issue, for two reasons. Your feature family is fabulous! I am thrilled to see such a beautiful and talented Islamic family on the cover. It gives me hope that we can embrace diversity on the local level…Thank you for the wonderful job you're doing!’ - Nancy, resident (Mequon Beacon).

“I just want to say thank you for featuring my family in the BLUE magazine. We just received our issue and I am so proud…” Susan, resident (BLUE)

"My family and I really enjoy receiving the new Sevierville Living magazine. We enjoy reading the articles and seeing the advertising, we feel like we learn stuff, and we're so happy to be getting this new magazine and we hope you're around for a long time. Thank you for bringing this to our community." - Joey, resident (Sevierville Living)

‘Dear Kelli [Content Coordinator], I just wanted you to know how much my husband and I enjoyed the January, 2017 Natick Neighbors magazine! The Resident Feature was very interesting. It was good to get the information about real estate sales in the area. The calendar of events is very helpful. And we had both always wondered about the bridge and statue of Mary, and now we know the whole story…Overall we really like this. Thanks for the good work!’ - Mary, homeowner in the neighborhood (Natick Neighbors)

“Winter Park Neighbors Magazine has made a tremendous difference in our business. By usingtheir marketing insights, our business has seen an increase in local awareness and I truly appreciate their efforts to increase our branding. Everybody in this company is so friendly and knowledgeable and we truly recommend them to other businesses looking to increase their bottom line.” Aileen, Business Owner (Winter Park Neighbors)

"We saw the magazine today! It turned out amazing!! Thank you for using so many pictures and sharing our love story!! It was really nice that we were able to share it all, especially the testimony about Ben's Army buddy - thank you for giving us the opportunity to do that!" Emily & Ben (residents, Lakeside Living)

“Chelsea [Content Coordinator], I've been meaning to write to you!  Thank you so much for letting us be on the cover of Lakeside Living! We have gotten such an overwhelmingly positive response from our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues (and students) at all of our schools, parents at Graeme's daycare, ladies in my Pilates classes, etc. The superintendent of our school district actually just stopped in a few minutes ago and said he was really pleased to see and read the article. So thank you for such a great experience :)  And Laura did such a nice job with the pictures, too!” - Katie (resident, Lakeside Living)

“Hello Marcia [Content Coordinator]! Just wanted to send a quick note to say how impressive you are and your Mequon newsletter is!!!!!!...Also, just want to say what a fabulous article on the Hynson’s….much deserved….they are a great couple…..but you wrote it so well….the magazine has taken a step up with you at the helm!!! Great job!!! (Another……….great job!!!!) And thank you for all you do to help others!!!!” Peggy & Mike, Mequon Beacon

“Linda [Content Coordinator], we just received our April issue of RHR [River Hills Review]……awesome!!! All the content is interesting and important!” - Chris, Village Manger/Clerk/Treasurer (River Hills Review)

“Yeah-it came out yesterday!! It's AWESOME!!! Thanks so much-it was a great experience!! …The kids want copies to keep and Grandma's are so proud too! Thanks again for this opportunity!!” - Deb, Hartland Pathways

“After years of living in a small California town and commuting to Reno for work, my wife and I purchased a home in the Skyline neighborhood. We had initially intended to raise our two boys in the small-town environment of Portola, CA, where my wife grew up, but we finally realized last Spring that the commuting time was actually keeping us away from our boys more than we’d like, and defeating the whole intent of our small town living. We’ve always been surprised by how close-knit Reno feels, but your magazine really sealed the deal for us. We always look forward to hearing what is happening in our community, and your magazine with its personal stories about our neighbors makes us feel good about our choice to move here. Being here in Reno has allowed me to expand my private practice, and will allow my wife to focus on her research as she begins a new chapter in her career as a tenure track professor in the Psychology Department at UNR. Thank you so much for your publication, and helping us feel connected to our new small town.” - Brian, Lorraine, Jorge & Jack (The Good Life magazines)

“Thank you all so much for the lovely article and the work everyone did to make it happen.  It looks great!! We had so much fun doing it. You all did a great job! :) The kids love to be celebrities and many of their friends at school say now "I saw you on the magazine- Is this really you?" - Andy, Lakeside Living

“Thank you Kettering Neighbors for an insightful local magazine. You keep your readers informed with local happenings, information on local businesses and great articles on local families. Congratulations on your launch in Beavercreek! [We are] proud to be a part of the Kettering, Beavercreek and Miami Valley community.” - Angie, Cemetery & Arboretum Development and Marketing Manager

“WOW!!!!!  I just received the sample copies of the Fairway Living magazine – You are the BEST! Thead looks fabulous and right inside the back cover! I can’t thank you enough. I know that the magazine is very popular so it should bring good results. We hope to see you and the rest of the group…Thanks again.” - Dawn, Fairway Living

“Hi, Patrick [Publisher]. Per our short phone call a bit earlier today, I want to repeat sincere appreciation and delight in your South Shore Neighbors publication. My spouse, Pati, has lived here her whole life….more than 65 years…I’ve been here since 1969, serving Christ Memorial Church 18+ years, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, 12 years, and, Christ Community Church, Spring Lake, 3+ years….then, I “hung up being a minister.” Pati and I delight in reading and learning about [Holland] from/with each of your issues. This is indeed a great “town”, and, you and your staff do a really fine job of portraying both the old and new thereof.  So, Thank You...” - Don, South Shore Neighbors

“Hi Eliane (Content Coordinator), the magazine arrived yesterday and I have received phone calls from some very surprised people! Very nice work that you've done!” - Barry, Les Voisins De Westmount Neighbours

“We are so happy and touched by the wonderful article you [Joshua, Content Coordinator] wrote! Everybody in the family is so excited about it. We have gotten tons of calls and emails from people who thought the article was great. Even a friend in Georgia texted me yesterday because someone had sent her a picture of the article! Thank you so much for the kind words and inspiring thoughts you wrote about our family. Brian and I are so happy about the whole thing. You really understand us! I already have several extra copies and I'm sure I will get more today as I see people. Thanks again…please keep in touch.” - Peggy, Bay Leaves

“HI Chelsea [Content Coordinator], Wow, you do good work!!! Who are these neat people in the article in the magazine, ‘South Shore Neighbors?’ Oh my golly, they're us. What a rush it is. I smile every time I read the story of us. Thank you for your nice portrayal of the Danbys...gosh, now we have to live up to the hype. I feel like asking myself for my autograph. Thanks again.” - Kay and Chuck, South Shore Neighbors

“Our most [sincere] thanks for the endearing cover story and gorgeous photos...Paulette [Content Coordinator], thank you for the heartwarming portrayal of [our] family, dogs and all. Dana [Photographer] thank you for capturing our family in the most flattering of images. We are so truly touched and honored. It was such a privilege to work with such talented and gifted women. Thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart…” - Cindy, Rancho Santa Fe Connector

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    Pros

    Excellent Culture, Organization, and Product

    Cons

    The cons are really with ones self. You must be willing to follow the program and put the time in on a consistent basis. Slackers are not rewarded. This is not really a con but I think the point is clear.

    Advice to Management

    I love the support team.

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Best Version Media Photos

Best Version Media photo of: "To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." - Sr. Thomas Watson
Best Version Media photo of: It was a sea of blue at the Brewers game over the weekend – isn’t it beautiful?! =]
Best Version Media photo of: Friday afternoon was awesome!
Best Version Media photo of: On Friday, Teri (left) and Mark (right) had their first Georgia Division Meeting…they are ready to launch their next BVM adventure!!
Best Version Media photo of: Our Team is awesome!!
Best Version Media photo of: Happy work anniversary to our fabulous Design Team Manager, Hilary, and one of our brilliant Designers, Katie! You two ladies are such an asset to our BVM Team – thank you for everything=]
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Best Version Media Interviews

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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in De Pere, WI
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Best Version Media (De Pere, WI).

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted via email about a week later to schedule an in-person interview. The interview took place 3 days after that.

    The interview started off with a written exam that mainly gauged your knowledge of magazine design terminology and familiarity with Adobe's design software. After that, the 2 interviewers took turns asking me a series of questions. Some were standard interview questions, others were very technical and required a strong background in the design industry to answer.

    I was told I'd hear back within a week, so I waited for their decision. After 5 days I still hadn't heard anything, so I inquired and was simply informed that "BVM wasn't a fit for me."

    Interview Questions

    • How well do you receive/follow direction? (Over the course of the interview, the interviewer made it clear that all BVM designers must follow a standard format to ensure all magazines look/feel consistent, with little room for creative liberty.)   1 Answer
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Best Version Media Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur and Culture IQ, Entrepreneur Magazine & Culture IQ, 2017
  • Top 10 Businesses of the Year, Waukesha County Business Alliance, 2017
  • Named one of “Milwaukee’s Top Workplaces” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Top Workplaces, 2017
  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • 2016 Top 10 Businesses of the Year, Waukesha County Business Alliance, 2016
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