Thank you to our 2022 FMC Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Thank you to our 2022 FMC Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The Florida Press Association and Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for participating in this year’s conference. Take a moment and check out the companies that made this year’s conference possible.

Diamond Elite Sponsor
Column is a public benefit company building technology to help news media businesses and their customers manage the public notice process. Column’s public notice software is used by publishers of all shapes and sizes, including Adams Publishing Group, Ogden Newspapers, Wick Communications, CherryRoad Media, and The Washington Post. The easy-to-use software enables publishers to streamline operations, maintain compliance with regulations, and enhance the customer experience of placing public notices.

Palm Beach Media Group
Charlie Awards Reception Sponsor
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces six lifestyle monthlies: the flagship Illustrated titles, Palm Beach Illustrated (established 1952), Naples Illustrated (established 1998), and Fort Lauderdale Illustrated (established 2019); Aventura (established 1997); Jupiter (established 2000); and Stuart (established TKTK). Palm Beach Media Group also publishes internationally renowned design magazine Florida Design (established 1990) and its affiliated titles, Florida Design Naples, Florida Design Miami, and Florida Design Sourcebook. Other proprietary titles include Palm Beach Charity Register, Naples Charity Register, Palm Beach 100, Naples 100, Collect, Go561, South Florida Baby & Beyond, Palm Beach Relocation Guide, and Southwest Florida Relocation Guide.

Social News Desk
Gold Sponsor Thursday
Social News Desk is the predominant social media solution for newsrooms – giving thousands of journalists ways to strategically publish & schedule social content with evolved, newsroom-specific features through our SND Dashboard. We offer innovative and simple revenue solutions to help news orgs make money  and build audience using SND Dynamic News Ads.

News Service of Florida
Gold Sponsor Friday
The News Service of Florida is the state’s most comprehensive and in-depth source of political and policy news. We have the largest capitol news bureau in the state. Our subscribers depend on us for timely, unbiased, and detailed coverage of state government, including legislative and budgetary issues, the courts, the Florida economy and much more. For a free trial subscription, call us at (850) 580-8090.

Exclusive Gold Sponsor
ASK-CRM is an “affordable” Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool developed and designed specifically for the media industry by seasoned media industry professionals. ASK-CRM is currently deployed to nearly 300 weekly, daily and monthly publications, with distributions ranging from 2,000 to nearly 200,000. Accordingly, our client sales staff’s range in size from a single account executive to more than 100. Regardless of your scenario, ASK-CRM truly is a “tool that streamlines media selling” for everyone. Please stop by our booth so we can talk in-depth about your needs… we can help you too!

Gold Plus Sponsor
Coda is a ROI-driven research and consulting firm specializing in helping newspapers and Press Associations succeed in demonstrating the strength and value of newspapers.  Coda will be conducting a statewide study on behalf of FPA and its members to measure Florida newspapers’ print and digital readership, use and importance of access to public notices along with advertising categories.  At the Florida Media Conference, the Coda team will take members through the results of the study to show how the data can be used by your sales teams to have successful conversations with advertisers.  Sales materials will be provided as a guide to help members provide the proof that newspapers deliver the consumers that advertisers want to reach. Turning data into revenue.

Gold Plus Sponsor
AdCellerant provides businesses access to high-quality digital marketing technology and solutions through partnerships with media companies and agencies. Focused on generating results and growth for businesses of all sizes, AdCellerant offers best-in-class technology and software, award-winning customer service, expert education, and exceptional operational support to ensure campaign performance for customers. For more information contact Ben Bouslog at 720-908-5445 or bbouslog@adcellerant.com.

Gold Plus Sponsor
Our mission is to bring power back to local media outlets. We offer to help in their online presence and success both on content and ad sides. Already over 800 local publishers from 6 countries have trusted us for our passion to create easy-to-use tools and interest for work on our client’s benefits. We’re publishers too (since 1995), still developing ourselves, so we know this business inside and out.

Marks Gray
Friend of the Foundation
With more than 100 years of operation behind us, our legal team understands what it takes to run a successful business. Like many of our clients’ organizations, our law firm is owned and managed by its shareholders. We often face the same challenges and opportunities as them as well. Our experience allows our counselors to bring unparalleled business knowledge of all stages of business growth while representing business clients. Allow our attorneys to work for your business; so that you may get back to the business of growing your business!

Osteen Media Group
Bag Sponsor
Osteen Media Group (OPC) with properties in Sumter SC, Ponte Vedra, Clay County Florida, and Las Cruces New Mexico. Proudly serving communities with local print and digital news and information second to none.’’

Target Distribution
Coffee Sponsor Friday
Target Distribution focuses on the full periodical distribution cycle. From receiving and warehousing to street level hand distribution, Target Distribution can create a customized program for every type of publication. With operations in 22 counties across Florida, we are ready to work with your team to take the hassle and complication out of your delivery and distribution needs.

Lanyard Sponsor
We simplify local marketing with unparalleled data and insights, smart technology that learns what works for you, and story telling that helps your business connect with local consumers. Our digital and marketing agency offers SEO and PPC services, social media marketing, web design help, and much more.

Thomas & LoCicero
Thomas & Locicero is a Florida based law firm built on a commitment to free speech, a free press, and the success of our clients. Unlike some firms, we don’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, with the focus and client based attention of a boutique firm, we litigate business disputes, protect intellectual property and provide advice and expertise on data privacy and security.

Florida Press Foundation / Florida Press Educational Services
Florida Press Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to literacy, newspaper in education, and training for Florida newspapers. Florida Press Educational Services is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of newspaper professionals that promotes reading, particularly for young people and encourages the use of the daily paper as an up-to-date, instructional classroom tool. Through NIE, newspapers are used in all subjects as a progressive teaching resource.
floridapressfoundation.org  /  fpesnie.org

Intersect Media
Intersect Media is a media planning and placement agency that provides national to local market strategies and solutions for statewide, regional, and national clients. Using the latest industry and media research, we define your advertising objectives, and ultimately pinpoint the delivery of your message to your target audience, allowing you to get the most return on your investment.

There are countless ways to advertise in the 21st century. Finding a successful and viable marketing plan or strategy is increasingly difficult, which is why it’s absolutely necessary to have an experienced, knowledgeable marketing agency to help you achieve your goals. Using Print, Digital, TV, Radio and OOH media, we can reach your customers in their medium of choice with a measurable ROI. By staying ahead of the latest trends in the world of marketing, we guarantee that we’ll find the most effective ways possible of reaching your target audience, allowing your marketing plan to achieve the results you’ve always wanted.

For more than a decade, BlueToad has been the digital content partner of choice for thousands of publishers across the globe to create and monetize beautifully responsive digital editions and web content.   BlueToad helps publishers credibly and affordably meet reader expectations with emerging technologies like mobile editions, responsive web content, and audio articles.  BlueToad’s Lily Platform is designed specifically to create rich and engaging mobile editions from print-ready PDFs in just three business days.  Contact us to learn more.

Vendasta is an all-in-one sales and marketing platform for companies selling to local businesses. Hundreds of media organizations like Hearst Media, Lee Enterprises, Missourian Media Group and Arkansas Times Newspaper  partner with Vendasta to build digital revenue streams; upskill, train and enable modern sales organizations and fulfill digital client services work – so they can thrive in today’s digital-first world. Learn how you can make the transition to digital in a step-by-step journey with Vendasta.

TownNews equips local media organizations with the digital services and guidance to transform their business models and flourish in the digital age. Our tools and expertise in print, digital, video, OTT, and advertising enable forward-thinking media organizations in dynamic markets to efficiently engage their audiences, increase security and grow revenue.

Fueled by a passion for local media and a 30-year proven track record of success, more than 2,000 news organizations have benefited from the platform and tools we’ve built specifically for the media industry to thrive.

Contact TownNews today to learn how we can help you thrive in the digital age.

All your printing needs can be accomplished under one roof – publications, catalogs, mailing, displays, indoor signage, promotional items, and vehicle wraps, all supplied by a single vendor. Panaprint is a simple one-stop solution for your printing needs. Panaprint offers perfect binding, UV coating inline, a huge paper inventory, and streamline pricing for sheetfed, web, and digital printing.

Preferred Marketing Solutions
Preferred Marketing Solutions is a single source for FSI print, catalogs, & direct mail execution. Everything a newspaper company would need for seamless quick-to-the market plan executions. Experienced staff delivers world-class customer service & marketing support across all print and direct mail avenues.  It’s all right here at Preferred Marketing Solutions!

Circulation Verification Council
CVC provides circulation audits and readership studies to newspapers, magazines, shoppers and niche publications throughout North America, including 98 Florida publications.  CVC audits include print, website, digital edition, social media, email marketing, mobile and text media.  CVC readership studies utilize a multi-tier study platform to give publishers accurate demographics spanning multiple media platforms.

Mirabel Technologies
The Newspaper Manager is built upon the industry’s most powerful CRM for newspapers. It’s complemented by must-have features, customizable sales and billing reports, production management tools, electronic invoicing and accounts receivable, and email marketing.

The publishing CRM also integrates with Mirabel’s Marketing Manager, a marketing automation software, ChargeBrite our new subscription module which handles subscriptions, memberships, and events and Mirabel’s DigitalStudio, an online pagination and flat planning software.

As the first web-based CRM made for newspapers, it assists in serving more than 17,000 media properties worldwide.

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day. Two-thirds of AP staffers are journalists with teams operating in 250 locations worldwide

Advantage Newspaper Consultants
Advantage Newspaper Consultants (ANC) is a revenue consulting firm serving media and newspaper clients with print and digital advertising solutions to generate revenue. Led by a management team with decades of leadership and advertising experience, our field sales staff is ready to identify prime prospects for advertising in your market and close deals with your sales team. We bring focus and annual revenue to your project, provide invaluable sales training and motivate your team to succeed.

National Press Institute for Audience Growth
Working with business mentors and advisers is key to your growth. And when it comes to choosing a mentor, turn to NPI-AG. We will give you the time and guidance you need and deserve. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for audience growth. We didn’t reach our goals without sound advice. Let us pass along our knowledge to you!

SRDS is the industry standard for media buying and planning, providing agencies and brands with comprehensive and efficient data and tools to incorporate digital and traditional media into modern, audience-first buying practices. For publishers, SRDS is a powerful revenue driver that helps them to connect with media buyers efficiently and effectively. Its platform is comprised of inventory from over 125,000 media brands. For more information, visit srds.com.

Editor & Publisher
For over 100 years, Editor & Publisher (E&P) has been the independent, authoritative voice of the news publishing industry. Through our multi-platforms of print, online, vodcasts, email and social media, E&P reaches more “C-suite” decision-makers than any other industry trade publication.  67% of our online audience is “C-suite” / Management / Owner employment level

Metro Creative Graphics
Since 1910, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc. is the leading provider of advertising-based creative, editorial and sales support resources for media companies to create, sell and profit — every day, week and month of the year — with their print, web, social, event and mobile efforts: Imagery, spec ads and page layouts, ideas, logos/trademarks, auto manufacturer photos, copyright-free editorial, print templated sections, online sections and print automated event calendars, selling data and digital ad tools.

Nielsen Scarborough
Nielsen is a global leader in audience insights, data and analytics, shaping the future of media. Measuring behavior across all channels and platforms to discover what audiences love, we empower our clients with trusted intelligence that fuels action. Through our audience measurement you can know everything about your audiences with cross-platform measurement data comprised of the entire population and its shifting habits, including cross media measurement and digital measurement.

Modulist specializes in the processing of user-generated paid content, helping media “Publish life’s stories” about people. Our world-class, intuitive, online portal allows users to submit paid content, such as obituaries, announcements, milestones and more to multiple publications through a single transaction. We help our partners to decrease production costs and increase revenue. During 2020, we processed more than 40,000 orders and $5 million in revenue for our clients, without costing them a dime.

Publication Printers
Publication Printers is a leading print partner for newspaper publishers, providing expertise in creating niche special publications. Family-owned and operated since 1979, we take pride in treating every client like part of the family — deserving of the best quality, customer service and competitive pricing. Over the past 35 years, we’ve built a solid reputation of excellence by delivering award-winning quality and consistent, personal service.