October 2013

Conference Changes Coming!

The Board of directors has approved changing the 2014 conference dates from May to September.CPF President Justo Rey (left) and IFPA Executive Director Gary Rudy (right), with the help of George Washington, made the announcement that the 2014 conference will be held in Orlando with IFPA and SAPA. Rey and Rudy posed with George at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.The annual conference... + Read More

The President's Message: October 2013

Whether you blame it on the Internet, craigslist, a fragmented media market or a variety of other reasons, decreased classified revenue is altering the operations and future of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) and other free paper associations.One of the changes the board of directors has approved is moving the annual CPF conference from May to September of 2014. After looking at many... + Read More

Back to the Caribe Royale!

The Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center is a family-friendly resort located in Orlando's Downtown Disney® area / Lake Buena Vista neighborhood, close to Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, DisneyQuest®, and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Additional points of interest include Downtown Disney® area and Lake Bryan.The resort's dining options include a... + Read More

Hello to Our New Members!

Gannett Publishing Services3903 Rollingsford CircleLakeland, FL 33810Contact Person: Randy RolfePhone: 863-393-8009Email: randy.rolfe@ymail.com Kantar Media SRDS1451 Millmoore TerraceDacula, GA 30019Contact Person: David CrawfordPhone: 770-375-6591Email: david.crawford@kantarmedia.comWeb: srds.com

Tom Kirk is New GM at The Pennysavers

Tom Kirk has assumed the General Manager's position at The Pennysavers group headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla.Kirk recently served as publisher of the News Gazette in Kissimmee. He built his career managing advertiser teams for both small and large papers in Massachusetts and Florida. He was employed at the Naples Daily News and for Media News Group.He grew up in the publishing business and... + Read More

Print Classifieds Still Work!

A recent Pulse of America survey shows that print classifieds still work! Here's the data:Classified Print Opportunity:Read Classifieds 84%Placed Classified Ads 15%Bought Print Ad Last 30 Days:Real Estate 2.5%New/Used Vehicle 11%Home Contractor 3%Job change ads 12%Classified Print Results:Sold what they advertised 38%Sold or had many calls 73%Craigslist:Visited Last 30 Days 38%Placed Ad on... + Read More

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