Planet Media Communications produces several high-quality, informative online and print publications designed to educate and entertain. Founded in 2009 by Scott Holgate and Burt Bauman, PMC offers competitive marketing solutions in popular markets through their five unique magazines. From lifestyle and career topics, to rentals, health, dining, and entertainment, Planet Media covers it all.

PMC’s first publication, the Apartment Living Guide which premiered in August, 2010 in the Twin Cities and shortly thereafter; the Apartment Living Guide was launched in St. Cloud, Madison, WI, Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD markets. This handy tool helps connect apartment-seekers with landlords and property managers in order to find the perfect home. Planet Media then introduced the Job Guide in 2014 in Fargo, ND with the goal of helping those looking for a new career find employers in need of qualified candidates. Both publications also offer resources for readers, such as interviewing tips and home decor ideas. All of our publications have robust websites with tens of thousands of unique and returning visitors monthly.

The Senior Living Showcase and Vendor Guide helped round out the mix. The Senior Living Showcase has 55+ apartment listings, as well as a blog dedicated to the golden years. The Vendor Guide is a one-stop-shop for property managers; chock full of information regarding plumbers, landscapers, attorneys, and more.

In 2015, Planet Media Communications launched Shop.Dine.Live, a new and exciting lifestyle publication. SDL is dedicated to presenting a wide variety of content covering restaurants and bars, sports, fashion, shopping, the arts - anything the community may be interested in. There are two editions of Shop.Dine.Live - one is published, mailed and distributed in the Fargo, ND metro area while the other is direct mailed in downtown Minneapolis area as well as mailed to affluent homes in the entire Twin Cities Metro area. SDL features the largest audience for any PMC publications, and it continues to grow with every monthly issue released.

Planet Media Communications is dedicated to informing and entertaining the community while also acting as a key marketing tool for a variety of vendors. PMC’s audience has been climbing steadily - the sky's the limit! Contact Planet Media Communications today for help with advertising, submitting an article idea, or subscribing to a publication. We have fun while going above and beyond.


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In All Ways


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Our History

How We Started & Whats Next

Scott Holgate and Burt Bauman have know each other for over 20 years. Their relationship began when Scott was a marketing director for a large local property management company. Burt was an account executive at Star Tribune and sold Scott print and digital marketing solutions to assist him in keeping the company's portfolio of properties highly occupied. Over the years Scott left the management company and became a competitor to Star Tribune by selling digital and print advertising to the rental industry in the Twin Cities and Fargo ND. Throughout the years, Scott and Burt remained friendly and in contact with one another.
  • 2009Founding of Planet Media Communications

    In the Fall of 2009, Scott founded Planet Media Communications. Burt joined the firm the following June.
  • 2010Apartment Living Guide magazine (Twin Cities)

    Together, in August of 2010, they launched Apartment Living Guide magazine and website in the Twin Cities.
  • 2011Apartment Living Guide magazine (St. Cloud, MN)

    In June of 2011, they launched an Apartment Living Guide magazine in St Cloud MN. In September of 2011 they launched, The Property Management Vendor Guide in the Twin Cities.
  • 2012Apartment Living Guide magazine (Madison, WI)

    In January 2012, Apartment Living Guide magazine was launched in Madison WI. In January of 2013, Apartment Living Guide magazine was launched in Fargo ND. In March of 2014, Apartment Living Guide magazine was launched in Sioux Falls SD.
  • 2014Job Guide

    In August of 2014, Job Guide of ND website and publication was launched. Also in August. www.SeniorLivingShowcase.com was launched.
  • 2014Shop. Dine. Live. (Fargo, ND)

    In November of 2014, Shop. Dine. Live. was launched in Fargo.
  • 2014Shop. Dine. Live. (Maple Grove, MN)

    In December, Shop. Dine. Live was launched in Maple Grove MN.
  • 2015Shop. Dine. Live. (Downtown Mpls., MN)

    In July of 2015, Shop. Dine. Live. of downtown Mpls was launched.
  • 2016Shop. Dine. Live. (Metro Edition)

    In April of 2016, Shop. Dine. Live. - Metro edition (Twin Cities) was launched.
  • 2016Shop. Dine. Live. (Downtown Mpls., MN & Metro Edition)

    In July of 2016, the Metro edition and downtown Mpls edition of Shop. Dine. Live. were merged to provide the largest audience Planet Media has ever delivered to it's advertisers.
  • 2016Planet Media Communications

    Currently, Planet Media Communications is focused on continuing to develop it's stable of marketing solutions to ensure that advertisers are achieving their marketing goals. That said, new marketing solutions, if thought feasible, are always on the horizon.
  • 2018Planet Media Communications

    On January 12, 2018 Arvig Media purchased several business entities from Planet Media Communications. Those include Apartment Living Guide, Shop. Dine. Live., Job Guide and all of the magazines displays in Cub Foods and Family Fare stores. We are excited to see these products and services continue to grow under the new ownership. Today, Planet Media Communications is dedicated to providing quality products and marketing opportunities to our fellow vendor partners who service the Multi-Family Industry. In addition to the Vendor Guide, Planet Media Communications also designs and sells marketing materials, signage, brochures, To-Go Menus and more.