Our Story

We began our business in 1993 right where you’d expect to start something from scratch — around the kitchen table. Over the years, we’ve grown into an established, trusted publishing partner for associations and businesses across the country. Innovative publications reach thousands of readers in the U.S. and internationally. Our company works with many industries, partnering with architects, builders, petroleum marketers, lawyers, parks and recreation professionals, and more, all from our headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Innovative Publishing got to where we are because we’ve mastered efficient and stress-free association communications. We’re easy to work with. We deliver quality, custom publications with a fast turnaround that exceeds your needs. And we’ve grown from a husband-and-wife team of Aran and Theresa Jackson to a staff that includes the best editors, writers, graphic designers, and marketing and business development professionals. You get the power of a team that’s as passionate about our work as you are about yours, paired with the simplicity of one-on-one collaboration with your editor.

Though we’ve long since left the kitchen table, we still believe in the fundamental ingredients — responsiveness, collaboration and kindness. Those values are how we’ve built successful long-term publishing partnerships with our clients. We tailor everything to you, with the goal of making your life easier. That’s the Innovative way.

What Our Clients Say About Innovative
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“AIA Chicago has had the pleasure of working successfully and productively with Innovative Publishing for several years on the publication of Chicago Architect magazine. We enjoy a positive, friendly working relationship between the members and our staffs. The Innovative staff has been very responsive to our organization’s needs and goals, and the magazine has been financially successful for our association.”

– ZURICH ESPOSITO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HON. AIA, AIA CHICAGO

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“AIA Chicago has had the pleasure of working successfully and productively with Innovative Publishing for several years on the publication of Chicago Architect magazine. We enjoy a positive, friendly working relationship between the members and our staffs. The Innovative staff has been very responsive to our organization’s needs and goals, and the magazine has been financially successful for our association.”

– ZURICH ESPOSITO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HON. AIA, AIA CHICAGO

“The Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association is extremely pleased with the work Innovative Publishing did to create a high-quality publication celebrating our 90th anniversary. KPMA: The First 90 Years is a coffee-table book that chronicles the history of the KPMA and captures the highlights of key industry and association events over nine decades. IPI did a fantastic job with its design and production, as well as the advertising sales to offset our costs. We are very happy with the final product and our members are thrilled to have a worthy memento of this historic milestone in our association’s history.”

–   BRIAN CLARK, CAE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KENTUCKY PETROLEUM MARKETERS ASSOCIATION

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Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association 90th anniversary publication

“The Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association is extremely pleased with the work Innovative Publishing did to create a high-quality publication celebrating our 90th anniversary. KPMA: The First 90 Years is a coffee-table book that chronicles the history of the KPMA and captures the highlights of key industry and association events over nine decades. IPI did a fantastic job with its design and production, as well as the advertising sales to offset our costs. We are very happy with the final product and our members are thrilled to have a worthy memento of this historic milestone in our association’s history.”

–   BRIAN CLARK, CAE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KENTUCKY PETROLEUM MARKETERS ASSOCIATION

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“We have been working with Innovative since 2015. They have offered excellent collaboration in the creation of our magazine and member directory as well as continuously shared ways for us to increase our reach to our target market. It has added member value by providing useful articles as well as advertising opportunities to their target market. We enjoy working with the entire team and know they will be there to help us get to the finish line on our projects!”

– VERONICA CATOE, CEO, FLORIDA ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION

FALA magazine

“We have been working with Innovative since 2015. They have offered excellent collaboration in the creation of our magazine and member directory as well as continuously shared ways for us to increase our reach to our target market. It has added member value by providing useful articles as well as advertising opportunities to their target market. We enjoy working with the entire team and know they will be there to help us get to the finish line on our projects!”

– VERONICA CATOE, CEO, FLORIDA ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION

“AIA Florida has contracted with Innovative Publishing since 2015 to produce the AIA Florida Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine, and our annual Firm and Membership Directory. As part of our agreement, we work together to prospect for and secure advertisers for these publications as well as on other electronic advertising opportunities. We work closely with Innovative’s very responsive in-house designers to create architect-centric publications that resonate with our member readers. I interact frequently with Innovative leadership as we partner in a highly collaborative fashion through fulsome communications. Our staff works cohesively and collegially throughout the editorial process, making for an excellent final product. The AIA FL experience has been outstanding. I have and will continue to recommend Innovative to my AIA family.”

– VICKI L. LONG, CAE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AIA FLORIDA

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AIA florida magazine

“AIA Florida has contracted with Innovative Publishing since 2015 to produce the AIA Florida Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine, and our annual Firm and Membership Directory. As part of our agreement, we work together to prospect for and secure advertisers for these publications as well as on other electronic advertising opportunities. We work closely with Innovative’s very responsive in-house designers to create architect-centric publications that resonate with our member readers. I interact frequently with Innovative leadership as we partner in a highly collaborative fashion through fulsome communications. Our staff works cohesively and collegially throughout the editorial process, making for an excellent final product. The AIA FL experience has been outstanding. I have and will continue to recommend Innovative to my AIA family.”

– VICKI L. LONG, CAE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AIA FLORIDA

“In 12 years with the Florida Municipal Electric Association, I have worked with three different publishers and Innovative Publishing is far superior to all of them. In my experience, what sets them apart from other publishing companies is that when we have design suggestions or production requests we are not sent to multiple points of contact or made promises that never come to fruition. We publish our quarterly magazine and our annual directory with the team at Innovative and I strongly recommend them.”

– GARNIE HOLMES, FMEA, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

“In 12 years with the Florida Municipal Electric Association, I have worked with three different publishers and Innovative Publishing is far superior to all of them. In my experience, what sets them apart from other publishing companies is that when we have design suggestions or production requests we are not sent to multiple points of contact or made promises that never come to fruition. We publish our quarterly magazine and our annual directory with the team at Innovative and I strongly recommend them.”

– GARNIE HOLMES, FMEA, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

“The team at Innovative Publishing has been wonderful to work with as we relaunched and now regularly produce a printed & digital publication for TNSAE members. I am grateful for their team’s expertise, guidance, ongoing support and professionalism as they work side-by-side with me to provide high-quality publications for members.”

– JAMIE E. FLYNN, CAE, IOM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TNSAE

“The team at Innovative Publishing has been wonderful to work with as we relaunched and now regularly produce a printed & digital publication for TNSAE members. I am grateful for their team’s expertise, guidance, ongoing support and professionalism as they work side-by-side with me to provide high-quality publications for members.”

– JAMIE E. FLYNN, CAE, IOM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TNSAE