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This Week Publications

About Us

Founded in 1966, This Week Publications continues to lead the visitor magazine industry. We were proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016 and look forward to the next 50 years.

This Week Publications is part of the Hagadone Media Group, a division of Hagadone Hawaii. Hagadone Hawaii is owned by the Hagadone Corporation located in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. Other Hawaii properties include the Hagadone Printing Company and Hagadone Digital.

Staff

Ed Chung

Ed Chung

General Manager

Edwin Chung joined the Hagadone family of companies in 2007 focusing on the Hawaii Publications Division. Prior to joining the Hagadone family, Ed served as the Accounting Manager for Arcadia Retirement Residence and its family of support organizations. Ed graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Business Administration and majored Accounting. Years later, he returned to the University of Hawaii to earn his MBA and graduated with honors. Ed holds a CPA license.

Kent Coules

Kent Coules

Vice President & Publisher

Kent Coules comes to Hagadone Hawaii with 30 years experience working for and with publishing companies. He started his career as the Advertising Director of a community newspaper in Santa Monica, California and then worked in sales and management positions at the Bakersfield Californian, The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis and the The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. In his last position Kent was responsible for several advertising departments, including travel and tourism, and over $100 million in annual revenue.

Since 2006 Kent and his wife Ruth have owned and operated Coul Productions, an event management company that specializes in helping newspapers produce successful events, including travel shows. Kent, his wife and youngest daughter moved to Oahu in 2013, fulfilling a long term goal of living in Hawaii. His wife is part Hawaiian and his two oldest daughters chose to attend UH Manoa after growing up in New Jersey. Kent has a degree in Mass Communications from UCLA, enjoys all outdoor activities the Island has to offer and is a lifetime golfer.

Dave Burns

Dave Burns

Big Island Sales Director

Dave is the Island wide representative for This Week Publications. He has a strong background in sales and marketing, having spent the last 15 years selling radio and digital advertising for both Disney owned radio, as well 8-years (2006-2014) with iHeartMedia in the Los Angeles market. After earning a BS from Cal Poly, Dave brings 25+ years of direct business to business sales and marketing and great understanding and experience to assist in creating effective marketing campaigns for This Week Publication clients on the Big Island.

Lauren LaDoux

Lauren LaDoux

Account Executive - Maui

Lauren ​was​ born and raised in Southern California but decided to call Maui her home a few years ago. She started her career in ​d​igital ​m​arketing, where she spent the last 9 years with a ​digital media company​. In an effort to diversify herself, she decided to leap into ​p​rint ​a​dvertising when the opportunity arose with This Week. She is passionate about her work and loves meeting new people. When she has free time, she enjoys volunteering and pottery. Outside of work, her life revolves around her husband Matt and her two dogs, Stevie Nicks and Martini.

Sarah Yamanaka

Sarah Yamanaka

Executive Editor

Sharing everything — well, mostly everything! — about the Hawaiian Islands with our visitors is what Sarah does. As an executive editor, Sarah gets to work with a great trio of contributing writers for This Week Maui, This Week Big Island, Pleasant Hawaii Magazine and Queens' MarketPlace Magazine, while doing some writing of her own for This Week Oahu, This Week Kauai and our newest baby, Hele Mai Magazine. She is also also able to collaborate with a number of people that include sales directors, account managers, creative director and production department.

Sarah's greatest joys are: Travelling (She's all about roadtripping, and will one day do a year-long sabbatical in a campervan); Photography; Travel blogging and well...traveling!

Richard Melendez

Richard Melendez

Digital Editor

Richard oversees all website content and social media for This Week Publications as well as editing the print edition of This Week Maui. He has been a writer and editor for several local publications as well as a content manager and copywriter. Richard was born and raised on Long Island and has lived in Hawai‘i for over half his life pursuing his love of writing, food, comic books, and his girlfriend.

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Testimonials

  • "A key component of our Pro Bowl Week marketing is reaching out to the visitor market. No other visitor publication has the reach and distribution into all segments of people visiting our islands. This Week Pro Bowl covers, editorial and publishing of our Pro Bowl Week Activity schedule has been instrumental in the success of marketing Pro Bowl Week to the visitor market. This Week has been a great partner with the Pro Bowl Week for many years because it delivers great results."

    - Ed Nishioka - Pro Bowl Week Marketing
  • "Kōloa Rum has noticed a substantial increase in sales the first month we ran our ad and it has continued to be of value to us We like the quality of this magazine because we feel that it attracts the type of customer we are looking for that like our premium products and the items we carry at the Company Store. Maria’s customer service has been outstanding, she definitely aims to please. We could not be happier in doing business with This Week. Jeanne Toulon, Director of Business & Public Relations, Kōloa Rum Company."

    -Aloha, Jeanne Toulon - Director of Business & Public Relations - K**ō**loa Rum Company
  • "Kamanu Charters has advertised in This Week Magazines for a number of years. We advertise with other publications...our This Week Magazines ad provides, by far, our best response. We appreciate the patience and help to get just the right look we want in the ad. We are very happy with the service and the great staff, and as John always says, "I will never give up my ad in This Week!" "

    John Senn, Kamanu Charters