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PMA Hosts live and online events throughout the years. Live PMA events include the Annual Convention & Awards Ceremony (spring), the Annual Publishers' Retreat (fall) and Open Houses (at member offices in varying cities).  Live event information and registration links are below.

Online PMA events include monthly Group Networking Calls by department (editorial, sales, publishers) and occasional special event webinars with industry leaders.  A full schedule of online event information and registration links are found in the members' only area under Group Networking Calls.

2017 Annual Convention & Awards Banquet

March 2-4, 2017
St. Petersburg, FL

Registration is now open for the Annual Convention!  All PMA members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. There are two tracks: Building Revenue and Building Audience. The meeting will be held at Hilton Hotel St. Petersburg Carillon Park  at a rate of only $159 per night while the room block supply lasts. Rates include free parking, free WiFi, free shuttle within 5 miles of the hotel (by availability) and a free shuttle from the airport (reserve in advance with hotel). Vendors - reserve your space now by clicking here

Thursday, March 2                                                                           

2-5pm: Registration Open  

3-5pm: Digital Workshop with Eric Shanfelt of eMedia Strategist

5pm-6pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception, then dinner on your own.

5pm-8pm: The Dali Museum (RSVP required for complimentary ticket). Uber/taxi  on your own


Friday, March 3                                                                              

8-9am - Group Breakfast 

9-10:15am - Keynote: Reinvigorating the Spirit of Your Organization with Bob Danzig, former CEO of Hearst Newspapers  

10:45-noon -  BUILDING AUDIENCE: Google’s No Keywords “Gag Order”, Matt Bailey of Sitelogic.  BUILDING REVENUE: 10 Ways to Immediately Grow  Digital  Revenue, Eric Shanfelt, eMedia Strategist 

NOON - Group Lunch

1:30-2:45pm - BUILDING AUDIENCE:  Email Dominates - Is it working for you?,  Matt Bailey of Sitelogic. BUILDING REVENUE: Print and Digital and  Events- Oh  My!, David Miller, NYMetroParents 

3:15-4:30pm - BUILDING AUDIENCE: Mobile Changed Everything. Keep up and  Stay on Target!, Matt Bailey of Sitelogic.  BUILDING REVENUE: Building a  Sales  Team Culture for Maximum Revenue & Minimum Drama, Don Harkey of  People  CCG

5:00-6:30pm- Vendor Party! Enjoy appetizers and a top shelf bar while networking and winning PRIZES for the vendors who support PMA!

Saturday, March 4                                                                         

8-9am- Group Breakfast                                                                     

9-10:15-am - Keynote: Purposeful Advertising, Samantha Skey, President and Chief Revenue Officer at She Knows Media

10:30-11:45amBUILDING AUDIENCE:  Running a Good Contest, Panel: Lisa Goodlin, Sarah Taylor, Betty Casey. BUILDING REVENUE: Story Telling Secrets of Ad Sales Superstars, Ryan Dohrn of Brain Swell            

NOON - Lunch on your own 

1:30-2:45pm - BUILDING AUDIENCE:  Why the Winners Won, Reuben Stern of    Missouri School of Journaism. BUILDING REVENUE: Teaching Old Sales  Dogs  New Tricks, Ryan Dohrn of Brain Swell.                           

3:15-4:30pm - BUILDING AUDIENCE: Redesigns: Website and Publication      Makeover Case Studies, Panel: Brandan Foreman and Elena Epstein. BUILDING  REVENUE: Branding strategies: community partnerships, events and  anniversaries, Panel:  Alexis Bourkoulas, Ann Herren, Ron Epstein.             

6:00pm - Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner Banquet (additional fee paid in advance)

SAVE THE DATE! Fall 2017 Publishers Retreat is September 15-16 in New Orleans!

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