This Week Publications
Founded in 1966, This Week Publications continues to lead the visitor magazine industry. We are 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, ID. Other Hawaii properties include the Hagadone Printing Company and Hagadone Digital.
Vice President & Publisher
Craig Furuya, Vice President and Publisher of Hagadone’s Hawaii publications division Hagadone Media Group includes This Week Publications, Accelerate Magazine, Hele Mei, Queens Marketplace, Pleasant Hawaii and other market publications. Furuya has been with the team since 1998, serving in various roles. Furuya is also the current president of the Hawaii Publisher’s Association, president of the University of Oregon Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter, and has volunteered his time and talent for many Hawaii organizations and charities.
Sales Director – Statewide
Norma Kamai has been in the Advertising Industry for over twenty years, which started as a Sales Assistant with KTLA Los Angeles – Ch 5. Norma has worked on the client side as a Senior Media Buyer Planner for agencies such as Ketchum, ICG Media Group, Ogilvy Mather and Starr Seigle McCombs to name a few. In 1999 Norma transitioned to Media Sales where she worked with the Honolulu Advertiser for 10 years as a Major and Retail Account Executive before becoming the current Sales Director for Hagadone Media Group and has been a part of This Week Publications since 2012. Norma also holds a BA in Media Communications from the University of Hawaii - Manoa.
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 Heart Media 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.
Kauai Sales Director
Maria is an island girl at heart - coming originally from Australia - the largest island! Her and her husband have two sons, one whom is an avid surfer/ fisherman and the other son an avid Jiu Jitsu Instructor/ surfer. Maria has seen print evolve over the years during her time in the publishing industry. Her advertising career started working at a fun, local newspaper then moved into glossy magazines. In her spare time Maria enjoys walking her beautiful lab, painting with acrylics as well as catching some rays and snorkeling. Maria is actually a mermaid at heart!
Senior Account Executive
Yongchae Song was raised on Oahu and is a graduate of Kaiser High School, UH Manoa with a BBA in Marketing and an alumni of Pi Sigma Epsilon - Upsilon Chapter. Yong has worked in various advertising /marketing positions on both the agency and client side to understand the needs of a client. Yong join the This Week Publications team in 2011 as an Account Executive and was promoted to Senior Account Executive soon after. Yong has been on the Ad2 Honolulu Board for 6 years and has also served on the AAF-Hawaii Board since 2011. He was honored as the 2012 Outstanding Young Advertising Person of the Year during the Pele Awards.
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 digital marketing, where she spent the last 9 years with a digital media company. In efforts to diversify herself, she decided to leap into print advertising 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.
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. I'm also able to collaborate with a number of people that include our 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 Travelling!
Chase has proven himself to be very strong in creative design as well as direction with no problem switching roles and multi-tasking. He has been a design lead for a variety of marketing communications including media kits, e-blasts, and sales promotions. He achieved his BA in Advertising at Hawaii Pacific University, he continues to harness his passion for creative work in all the projects he is assigned to.
Vice President, Finance & Operations
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. His focus was on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance for non-profits. 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 was able to graduate with honors. Ed holds a CPA license but is not currently in public practice.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Clint Schroeder joined the Hagadone Corporation in early 2010. Prior to becoming President and Chief Operating Officer for the Hagadone Corporations Hawaii Holdings, Clint served as Vice President of Sales/Advertising/Marketing for Gannett Co, Inc. at The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii’s largest newspaper. Clint possesses 20 years of media, publishing, marketing, and commercial printing experience, as well as experience working in the Denver and Chicago metro markets. His experience with franchise protection, associate development, brand management, and market share improvement for his own company, and those of his clients, is expansive.
Experience has proven that a powerful distribution program is key!
"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."
"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."