Monday, April 21, 2014
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The annual Local Media Association Editorial Contest once again elicited fierce competition. The entries were simply phenomenal, and judges certainly had a tough job on their hands. To see the list of winners CLICK HERE.

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By a 91% affirmative vote, we've changed our bylaws to create a new class of membership called "Local Media Members." This new class will allow non-newspaper media companies such as TV stations, radio stations, directory publishers, pure plays, and more, to join the association.

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LMA is out recruiting for its new CareerConnect program in Austin, Texas at the College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (CNBAM) convention. With over 300 attendees LMA is booked solid interviewing hiring candidates for LMA members. If you want to know more about the program, or are a graduating senior, more information is available here.

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We are excited to announce the new and improved Best in Digital Media Awards is now open!  New Categories! New Judging Classifications!  

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The voting has begun! Check your email boxes. It will allow non-newspaper media companies such as TV and radio stations to join.

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LMA President Nancy Lane is at the Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference and shared her favorite takeaways from day one.(Left - LMA board member Brandon Erlacher shares the digital agency strategy at The Elkhart (Ind.) Truth.)


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Live from the Ohio Newspaper Association Convention - Regarded as one of the nation’s most recognized thinkers on the future of media, Tom Rosenstiel, Executive Director of the American Press Institute, delivered a thought-provoking keynote during today’s luncheon at the Ohio Newspaper Association Convention.

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Live from the Ohio Newspaper Association Convention - A major snowstorm didn’t stop newspaper executives from all over the state from attending the annual convention of the Ohio Newspaper Association. Both GateHouse Ventures President Peter Newton (l) and CEO and founder of the Center for Advertising Effectiveness Joe DeBiak, shared their thoughts during a session on digital agencies.

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The training division of Local Media Association is growing!  We are adding the position of "Training and Development Manager" to our team to accommodate the demand for high quality training delivered to media companies and the business community.

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This Chicago summit has an agenda designed to increase your ad revenue. Hosted by the LMA and The Blinder Group. Book now at special rates with $150 savings.

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In 2013, with a total of 2,185 webinar registrations, we produced 45 free webinars for LMA members and these are the Top 10 most attended. In case you missed some of these webinars, we wanted to pass on the archived links. All are available now for on-demand vieweing. 

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We are thrilled to share the LMA 2013 Annual Report, the first in our organization's history!

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(NetNewsCheck) Some of the nation’s smallest newspapers may not be feeling the ad crunch and circulation drops as harshly as their big city cousins. That doesn’t mean they can afford to ignore the growing migration of their readers to digital...

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Local Media Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Newspaper of the Year contest. These award-winning newspapers displayed top-notch editorial coverage, eye-catching graphic design and prominent advertising layouts, exemplifying creativity and innovation in all areas of the newspaper. Click here to view the winners.

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It was another spectacular year in the 2013 Advertising and Promotions Contest!  Special thanks to everyone who entered. With hundreds of note-worthy entries and fierce competition from across North America, our contest judges certainly had a tough job. We're very excited and extremely proud to announce our 2013 Advertising and Promotions Contest winners.

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The November LMIA report focuses on the subject of social media policies. Take a look at different practices being employed by media companies of various sizes. The report also provides helpful links and examples of several social media policies that might be worth adopting at your company.

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If you were in Chicago, or even if you couldn't be there, you can now download all the presentations from the 2013 Digital Agency Summit.

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Street Fight advisor Rick Robinson served as moderator for a fast moving question & answer discussion on hyperlocal sites. 
The panelists included three hyperlocal website publishers. 

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Two industry professionals, BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis and CBS Local Digital Media President Ezra Kucharz, squared-off in a Street Fight session titled, "Hyperlocal Publishing in Search of Scale."

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The “2013 Street Fight Summit” in NYC has attracted a broad range of participants from media outlets to national retailers to tech companies. The first two summit sessions focused on how to reach, engage and serve consumers.

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tout.comOver 300 of the world’s most progressive R&D partners have gathered in Berlin for the WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo. Live sessions are being conducted on four different media port stages to showcase many of the new products and services. Media executives are presenting the information in case study formats.

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WAN-IFRALocal Media Association is a proud sponsor of the world’s largest newspaper trade expo taking place in Berlin this week. The expo kicked off  Monday, October 7, with an opening session that was moderated by U.S. media analyst Ken Doctor. Panelists were Mathias Dopfner, CEO, Axel Springer and Andrew Miller, CEO, the Guardian. The event draws 8,000 attendees. Doctor presented his "10 Truths As We Enter 2014.''

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What attendees had to say about the LMA's 2013 Fall Conference.

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Fall ConferenceIf you were there, or even if you missed it, you won't want to miss the great presentations from the 2013 Fall Conference in St. Louis that are available now!

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Sales Certification ProgramThe Advanced Digital-Sales Course has recently been released and it offers tactical approaches to selling digital products and using digital media to increase and capture qualified leads. It prepares an advertising sales professional to present successful and effective advertising solutions that drive client-value and generate measurable sales-results. The course is made up of 26 modules, one is available for viewing by clicking here.

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