August 2018

Don't Miss the Super Survivor Idea Fair!

A Super Survivor Idea Fair will be part of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference scheduled September 28-29 at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort & Marina near Stuart.The winner will receive $1,000, second place will receive $750, and third place $500.To be eligible to present your idea, you must enter ahead of time! Email the official entry form (attached below)... + Read More

The President's Message: Don't miss top training sessions! Register by August 24th!

Get ready for one of the top training sessions available in the free community papers industry!That's what you'll get if you put September 28-29 on your calendar for the annual Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conference at the beautiful Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina at Stuart. (See the REGISTRATION FORM attached below.)Whether your focus is on print advertising or... + Read More

Meet the Presenters: Elaine Buckley

Considered one of the top trainers in the print industry, Elaine Buckley is on the agenda for the Community Papers of Florida annual conference September 28-29.Buckley recently relocated to Florida to serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Media Solutions, publishers of My Living Magazines on the Treasure Coast, where they are currently experiencing more than 25% revenue growth.... + Read More

Meet the Presenters: Anna Vasquez

Using the phone properly is a priority for the sales reps who sell display advertising.Some great tips are headed your way if you attend the annual CPF conference on September 28-29.Anna Vasquez, a regional sales manager at Ocean Media on the Treasure Coast, will take the podium as a guest speaker during Elaine Buckley's TLI session to offer her expertise on the subject.Vasquez spent years at... + Read More

Meet the Presenters: Clarissa Williams

Clarissa Williams will be on stage to provide digital training sessions at the Community Papers of Florida conference September 28-29.Williams' career as a media executive spans more than 25 years. As chief operating officer of American Hometown Publishing (AHP), Clarissa works with its newspapers on strategy and operations and heads the digital advertising structure and operations. She... + Read More

Sun Coast Media Group Sold to Adams Publishing Group

Adams Publishing Group (APG) has purchased Sun Coast Media Group (SCMG), based in Venice, Florida, including SCMG's publications located on the west coast of Florida.Sun Coast Media Group newspapers to be included in the sale are The Venice Gondolier, The Arcadian, The West Villages Sun, The Englewood Sun, The North Port Sun, The Charlotte Sun and The Charlotte Sun Times.Sun Coast Media Group... + Read More

Osceola-News Gazette Sold to American Hometown Publishing

Fast-growing local media company American Hometown Publishing Inc. (AHP) has acquired the Osceola News-Gazette newspaper, based in Kissimmee, Fla., from Lakeway Publishers Inc."We continue to focus on acquiring free-distribution hyperlocal news products in fast-growing destination markets and the Osceola News-Gazette is an ideal addition to our portfolio," said AHP CEO Brad Dennison.... + Read More

Sales Training: Don't Waste Your Budget on Teaser Ads

I ran across something in my Bad Ads file which reminded me of ads I see every now and then. It was about an eighth of a page, with big bold type: "Big news coming to Main Street." That's it. No details. Just "Big news coming to Main Street." This is known as a teaser ad. Although it was attempting to create curiosity, I'll bet it generated little more than a... + Read More

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