February 10, 2016
Dear ACC Members,
It has come to our attention that Maria Martonick of Martonick Publications (“Martonick”), is again soliciting the members of some coal industry trade organizations for advertising sales listings or advertisements, including in a membership directory publication sometimes called “Coal Energy.” While we are not aware of any recent contacts by Martonick to American Coal Council members, we want to be proactive in sharing with you that the American Coal Ash Association has advised that she is contacting their members again. Martonick infers that listing and advertising in this directory will reach four associations, including the American Coal Ash Association.
Please be advised that the ACC has no business relationship or affiliation with Martonick or Coal Energy and in no way endorses or supports either Martonick or Coal Energy. Martonick has not been provided access to any mailing list from the ACC. Since ACC does not and will not share its membership or magazine mailing list with Martonick, any claim that Coal Energy reaches or goes out to ACC members or associates is both incorrect and misleading. ACC publishes its own annual Membership Directory with free listings for all ACC members.
You may recall that ACC did make a change in publishing partners in 2015. Our approved publisher and ad sales representative for all ACC publications, including the ACC Membership Directory, is Naylor Association Solutions. ACC and Naylor deliver a premiere platform of coal industry publications, and your advertising support of our publications helps to fund ACC’s programs and activities in service to the coal industry.
If you have questions or concerns about ACC’s publications program or advertising sales or listings, please contact me directly at (202) 756-4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and best regards,
ACC Chief Executive Officer