Stellar Business Award

Ross & Associates Wins Best Publishing and Marketing in Global

Ross & Associates logo: Michael N. Ross

Why Ross & Associates Was Selected as the Winner

After careful review, the Stellar Business Award Committee has chosen Ross & Associates as the recipient of this year’s award. The company’s commitment to providing customized services in the educational publishing sector, including go-to-market strategies, leadership development, and content creation, has set them apart in the industry. The founder, Michael N. Ross, brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., World Book, Inc., and other notable publishing companies. His leadership in various areas of publishing, coupled with his products and publications winning the highest industry awards, demonstrates his dedication to excellence. Furthermore, his role as a Vistage CEO/executive coach showcases his commitment to fostering growth and success in others. This combination of industry expertise, leadership, and commitment to growth makes Ross & Associates a deserving winner of the Stellar Business Award.

They displayed all of the qualities that we at Stellar Business look for when determining excellence. These qualities include outstanding growth, service to their community, and excellent business practices. We determined that they excel in these criteria as the top Publishing and Marketing in Global.

About Ross & Associates

Educational publishing consultancy providing a variety of customized services including go-to-market strategies, executive and leadership development, content creation in all media, contract negotiation, licensing, and partnerships.

Today, we congratulate Ross & Associates for winning this years annual Stellar Business Award for Publishing and Marketing in Global. Our selection committee reviewed several outstanding companies for this award, and we decided unanimously that they are the official winners.

Competition in Publishing and Marketing

– Smith & Co.
– Johnson Publishing Group
– Brownstone Media
– Greenleaf Publishing
– Blue Ocean Marketing
– Redwood Education Solutions
– Gold Standard Publishing
– Silver Lining Consulting
– Platinum Press
– Diamond Edge Publishing

Ross & Associates Reviews

Our team at Stellar Business reviews companies based on several factors, including online reviews, the ability to deliver results, interactions with leadership, and more. Based on these metrics, we then create a weighted overall score.

When giving reviews, we interviewed Michael N. Ross about their success in the Global area. We also looked at what their customers were saying on Google and other trusted review sites. Because Ross & Associates maintains consistently stellar reviews, they received strong consideration for this award.

Best Business Consulting in Global

Ross & Associates quickly became our strongest applicants in Global. They displayed excellent customer service, an ability to deliver, and maintain high reviews in their community. So, Stellar Business would like to endorse them as the top Publishing and Marketing in Global. We believe that their outstanding ability to serve their clients in Global makes them a long-time favorite provider.

Michael N. Ross Recognized as CEO of Ross & Associates

Before establishing Ross & Associates, LLC, in 2017, Michael was the Senior Vice President and Education General Manager at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., where he led the sales and marketing activities in North America and EMEA (the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and spearheaded the global product development and technology teams.

Peviously he was the Executive Vice President and Publisher of World Book, Inc., and held executive positions at other publishing companies, including NTC Publishing Group, now part of McGraw-Hill; and McDougal Littell before they were acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He began his publishing career as an editor for Time-Life Books and spent three years at their Tokyo bureau.

Throughout his career, Michael has had leadership responsibilities in all areas of publishing including editorial, technology, product development, sales, marketing, and licensing/partnerships.

His products and publications have had worldwide circulation, have generated substantial revenue over many years, and have won the highest industry awards, including: The Distinguished Achievement and the Golden Lamp Awards from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), now a division of the AAP; the GLI Award, presented at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award; PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award; Parent’s Choice Award; Family PC’s Top 100 Award; and the Software & Information Industry Association’s Codie Award.

Michael is the author of four highly acclaimed books on the business of publishing.

Michael is a Vistage CEO/executive coach. Leaders from diverse industries bring their most difficult problems and sensitive challenges to his Vistage group. Members work together to process pressing issues, challenge assumptions, share wisdom, point out blind spots, and brainstorm ideas. The group serves as a private board of directors with no agenda other than to help each other grow and succeed.

For more information about how his Chicago-based Vistage group can help you take your business to the next level, contact him at [email protected].

Michael holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota; an M.A. from Brandeis University; and a certificate from Stanford University’s Advanced Management College.

He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Kathleen, a special education teacher. They have two daughters and a grandson in L.A. and a son in Chicago.

Best Business Consulting in Global

To confirm them as the official winner of our Stellar Business Award for excellence in {text:39} in Global, we made the following announcements:

  • This public post on our website highlights them as the winner

  • A public announcement on our LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook page 

  • Provided a physical certificate signed by our committee

  • Assured that there are no other winners for the category of Publishing and Marketing in Global

  • Sent a physical Stellar Business trophy to symbolize this award

We encourage you to visit our award winner’s business website to learn more about how they can help you with Publishing and Marketing in Global. Link below.

Contact: Michael N. Ross

Stellar Business