Innovation, sustainability are focus of 2018 Walls Leadership Forum 11/14/17

The 2018 Carmage Walls Leadership Forum – to be held Feb. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. – will feature two media innovators who specialize in new revenue models for sustaining journalism.

Tim Griggs, the former publisher of The Texas Tribune, and Steven King, the former editor of innovations at The Washington Post, will guide a full day of publisher-to-publisher discussion that will center on revenue growth, sustainability, product development, consumer user experience and digital strategy.


Mega-Conference to feature four tracks to success 11/6/17

Four tracks to success will give attendees at the 2018 Key Executives Mega-Conference two dozen options to choose from during breakout sessions. The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.

Some great discounts exist for newspapers and newspaper corporate offices that send multiple attendees. You'll want multiple attendees at the Mega-Conference to take advantage of the many topics that will be presented in the various breakout sessions. Learn about team discounts.

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Tracks for the breakout sessions will include:

Track One: Building Value in Our Core Brands Now
Best practices in vertical, programmatic, audience and revenue growth, plus user experiences.

Track Two: Transformation – Creating New Opportunities from Disruption
Optimizing your use of data, third-party platforms and tools, CRM and more.

Track Three: Diversification and Entrepreneurship
Exploring new revenue streams in print, digital, events, e-commerce ... and more.

Track Four: Case Studies on the Solutions Stage from our Technology Partners
The latest developments in revenue generation, audience development and engagement, and data intelligence from our industry's R&D partners.

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Kroger's millions in local ad spend are on the line 10/24/17

Michael Wilhite, vice president of data strategy for the analytics arm of Kroger, called 84.51°, will outline at the 2018 Mega-Conference how newspapers and consumer packaged goods companies should use personalization to create new, productive business relationships that go beyond current advertising and inserts.

The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.

Register for the Mega-Conference.

Learn about TEAM DISCOUNTS for newspapers that bring more than one person to the conference. MORE

'Bring the Team' offer for newspapers 10/10/17

The Mega-Conference program is packed with ideas to grow your business. And there's every reason for publishers to bring their marketing, digital, circulation and editorial executives as well. The 2018 conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.

Here's another reason – a new "Bring The Team" rate offer:

Pay the full registration fee for the first person, and bring as many other people from the same newspaper as you want for half price – a 50% discount!

This special rate offer is only available to employees of single newspapers, for a limited time.

Discounted rates are also available for five or more executives from the same corporate group.

For full conference details, go to

Call Karla Zander (847-795-0380) to register your Team or your Corporate Group.


News Media Alliance to co-sponsor Mega-Conference in February 6/19/17

The News Media Alliance will join SNPA, Inland Press Association and Local Media Association as a partner of Mega-Conference 2018, to be held February 26-28, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.