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Conferences, Contests & Conference Calls
Full details announced well in advance of each contest.
For planning purposes, the following contests occur annually.
Local Community Website
Deadlines in April
Advertising & Promotions
Deadlines in June
General Excellence &
Newspaper Of The Year
Deadlines in July
Results just announced!.
View at www.suburban-news.org
Full participation details are announced via e-mail well in advance of
each call. Except for the Intereactive Media Alliance, participation in
these calls is free to SNA members thanks to Classified Avenue spon-
sorship. To sign up for any of these FREE conference calls, simply e-
mail SNA hq at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19: Fight Yellow Pages and
Win. (Joint call with Classified Alliance)
The Yellow Pages printed directories
3 PM Eastern
are diminishing but they still have
strong sales forces in our communities.
Learn how you can take the upper
hand and win against this aggressive
group with your local sales force and
online directory opportunities.
Using No Cost/Low Cost Research &
2 PM Eastern
Analytics to Understand Your Online
Editors’ & Publishers’
March 25: Empowering Staff to Gain
Alliance - NEW!
Efficiencies - Lessons Learned from
Norway & Sweden. Reporters, photog-
raphers, advertising sales reps and
more all play a bigger role at media
houses in Norway & Sweden. As a
result, communication and productivity
has improved as well as the quality of
their products. Learn the secrets to
their success and how you can imple
ment at your company.
April 16: Distribution Strategies
This call will explore them all — part-
nering with competitors; changing from
mail to carrier; changing from paid to
free; providing e-edition/print combo
subscriptions and more. Find out
what’s working and the many lessons
*Interactive Media Alliance February 12: Video; What’s Working;
What’s New? The panelists on this call
have very successful video strategies
and will share what’s working, lessons
learned and their plans for the future.
SNA Advertising Symposium at America East
April 8, 2009
America East runs April 5 - 8
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA
$134 per night
Fall 2009 Publishers’ Conference
September 22 - 25, 2009
InterContinental, Kansas City, MO
$184 per night
No increase from last year!
$595 for first attendee; $475 for second
and each add’l attendee from same company
SNA Circulation Managers’ Conference
November 3 - 4, 2009
SNA Classified Managers’ Conference
November 4 - 6, 2009
Both at Premier Resorts at barefoot in N. Myrtle Beach, SC
$79 per night
*Membership in the Interactive Media Alliance is required to participate in these calls.
Annual registration fee is $129 for Classified Avenue members , $229 for non-Classideid
Avenue members. Join by contacting Sharon Hill at 623-236-8133.
Submit Your Entries for the
Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek
14th Annual EPpy Awards -
Deadline is February 6th.
The prestigious EPpy Awards draws close to 500 nominations from over 100
U.S . and international media outlets, Web-only service providers, colleges and
universities. SNA members are encouraged to submit nominations
in following categories:
Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors
Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly
Best Weekly Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site
Other contest categories include:
BLOGS | Newspaper | TV | Magazines | Radio | News | Sports | Business |
Entertainment Special Feature | Community Service | Design | Video |
Classifieds | College
To enter, visit www.eppyawards.com Submissions are $150 per entry.
Entries must be received by Friday, February 6, 2009. Questions? Contact Len
Muscarella at email@example.com.
Winners of this international competition will be announced at an awards
luncheon at the Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek Interactive Media
Conference & Tradeshow Thursday, May 7, 2009 at The Astor Crowne Plaza,
New Orleans. www.interactivemediaconference.com.
And to Make Sure Your Web Site Gets All the Recognition it Deserves...
Plan to enter SNA’s Community Web Site Contest - This annual contest
features over 16 categories for both daily and non-daily publications in a wide
range of circulation categories. Deadlines in April. Details to be announced.
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