Training magazine group has been purchased by Lakewood Media Group. In this transaction, Lakewood acquired Training and SMM brands consisting of a print magazine, events, awards and e-news products. TheTrainingmag.com website is being reconstructed, absent of the ManageSmarter portal created by Nielsen Media. Training magazine will be a 6x publication with a mid summer edition. Lakewood Media Group is led by managing partners Mike Murrell, Bryan Powell and Philip Jones. Returning are Publisher Joyceann Cooney Garipps and Editor Lorri Freifeld.