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get to the next level

CUSTOM PUBLISHING | TARGETED ADVERTISING
PRINT | MOBILE | WEB | EVENTS

Custom media and targeted advertising to power your brand

targeted Advertising | Custom publishing
PRINT | MOBILE | WEB | EVENTS

we work to make you shine

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Learn something more about us

INTRODUCING

Welcome to Diablo Publications

For over 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, websites and mobile apps including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Concierge Wine Country, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, Diablo Weddings, Concierge East Bay and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide.

Covering travel, arts and entertainment, lifestyle and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of Northern California’s East Bay and Wine Country.

Diablo Publications is an employee-owned company. We are committed to our core values of top-notch editorial, design, project management, distribution and excellent customer service.

Our custom media division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.

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award winning

we work to make you shine

We put our award-winning
expertise to work for you


CRMA awards
2008 Silver Award, “The Food Issue”
2007 Bronze Award/Best Cover
2007 Silver Award/Reader Service, “Sushi 101”

MAGGIE AWARDS
2017 Best Special Theme Issue
2016 Best Special Theme Issue
2015 Best Regional and State Magazine
2015 Best Overall Publication
2015 Best Special Theme Issue
2012 Best Overall Publication Design
2012 Best Article Series 2012 Best Series Article, Section, Column
2011 Best Special Theme Issue
2011 Best Special Food Issue
2008 Best Special Theme Issue
2007 Best Single Editorial Illustration “Are our school’s flunking Sex Ed”
2007 Best Special Theme Issue
2007 Best Corporate or In-house
2007 Best Visitor’s Guide

PEARL AWARDS
2015 Best Print Magazine-Editorial (Giants Magazine) 
2015 Best Colleges and Universities (UC Hastings)
2014 Best Tablet Content-Digital (Healthbeat)
2013 Best Feature Article/Package <50,000-Editorial (UC Hastings)
2013 Best Opening Spread <50,000-Design (Giants Magazine)
2012 Best Interactive Content-Digital (Next*)
2012 Best Achievement of Corporate Objectives-Strategy (John Muir Health)
2010 Best New Newsletter-Design (John Muir Health) 2010 Best New Newsletter-Editorial (John Muir Health) 2010 Best Web Publication-Digital (Hastings Magazine Online)
2009 Best New Newsletter-Design (Healthlink)
2009 Best New Newsletter-Editorial (Healthlink)
2008 Best New Newsletter-Design (Solage)
2008 Best One Shot-Design (Next*)
2008 Best One Shot-Editorial (Next*)
2008 Best Achievement of Corporate Objectives-Strategy (Good Fun)
2008 Most Improved Publication <50,000-Design (Draeger’s Cooking)
2007 Best New Publication/Newsletter-Design (Connect)
2007 Best New Launch or Re-Launch-Strategy (Connect)
2007 Best New Publication/Newsletter-Editorial (Connect)

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what can dcp do for you?

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city/regional MAGAZINES

Award winning city/regional publications

Consumer Publications

For over 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. 

DIABLO PRODUCTS

See our work 

visit our magazines

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DIABLO PUBLICATIONS EVENTS

Diablo magazine’s signature events offer partners the opportunity to reach Diablo’s affluent readership, engage the community one-on-one, and align themselves with top-tier businesses, while also supporting important charities and the vital services they provide.

GOURMET EAST BAY

Diablo magazine features the East Bay’s best restaurants—judged by well-known food writers and Diablo food editors. With our presenting partner, Broadway Plaza, Gourmet East Bay is an extension of the November issue, literally bringing the East Bay’s food scene to life.

diablo women

Each May, Diablo magazine celebrates women and their contributions to the community by dedicating editorial coverage to topics important to women. The Diablo Women event is an extension of the May issue, giving Diablo Women advertisers, the community, and business leaders the opportunity to network and become inspired. 

threads of hope

The Threads of Hope Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding individuals who selflessly give their time to help others. Attendance is comprised of 500+ community and business leaders.

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Our staff

Get to know us

Meet our management team

30 years at Diablo Publications
BARNEY FONZI
PRESIDENT
19 years at Diablo Publications
BRENDAN CASEY
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
19 years at Diablo Publications
EILEEN CUNNINGHAM
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
15 years at Diablo Publications
DAVID BERGERON
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
8 years at Diablo Publications
deborah kirk
editorial director
9 years at Diablo Publications
CHRIS OLSON
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
19 years at Diablo Publications
DENNIS COOK
DIRECTOR OF SALES
21 years at Diablo Publications
Melinda Solomon
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
15 years at Diablo Publications
SUSAN SAFIPOUR
EDITOR IN CHIEF
14 years at Diablo Publications
TONI TIGHE
ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
36 years at Diablo Publications
STEVEN J. RIVERA
FOUNDER
Diablo publications stAff

Diablo Publications supports nearly 100 charitable causes in the san francisco east bay

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What our clients say about us

TEstimonials

This is what our clients have to say about us!

At Diablo Publications we love working with our clients in a collaborative way. Your mission is our mission.

“From start to finish, they understand our
custom publishing needs.”

jim leahey  
Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Oakland Athletics

“Diablo magazine provides us with the perfect vehicle to reach our target audience.”

Christina Regan 
Operations Manager – Patio world

“Alumni rave about our alumni magazine, 
and other deans have copied it.”

FRANK H. WU   
CHANCELLOR & DEAN – UC HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW

“Our project manager, Chris, helps us stay on track and manage tight deadlines.
He's a rock star!”

KATHLEEN TAGART
 DIRECTOR – DRAEGER’S

“After we redesigned our viewbook with DCP, our applications went up 16%, despite a decrease in law school applications nationally.”

Bryan Zerbe 
Sr. Associate Director of Admissions - UC Hastings

“I love being able to work with a team that is as passionate about our projects as we are.”

claudia leung 
Marketing and Communications Coordinator – OMCA

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CONTACT INFORMATION

2520 Camino Diablo
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Phone: 1.925.943.1199
Email: info@diablopubs.com
Web: diablopublications.com

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