Check back soon for more information regarding the 2018 Great Western Audience Development Summit.

Tuesday June 19, 2018

  • CWCMA Board Meeting
  • Great Western Audience Development Summit Joint Board Meeting
  • Great Western Audience Development Summit Board Dinner

Wednesday June 20, 2018

  • 7:00 AM Golf Tournament at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Single Copy Summit (open to all Newspaper Attendees)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome to the Great Western Audience Development Cocktail Reception
Presented by the Zinser Law Firm, Nashville, TN
Venue: The LinQ Wheel House
Introduction of Business Partners Sponsors

Thursday June 21, 2018

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Sponsored by: Brainworks

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Opening Session
CWCMA, President Aaron Kotarek, NICE, President Ed Rose and TCMA, President Calvin Dean

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
Bob Giambelluca
President of Custom Signs & Graphics. Partner Turn-Key Solutions
inspirational Speaker

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM

James Avis
SVP Digital Billboard Network
Location Based Multi-Media Solution

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
L. Michael Zinser
President of the Zinser Law Firm
National Legal Landscapes Updates

10:15 AM -10:30
Break With Business Partners

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Hart Zwingelberg
Manager of Consulting Services, Mather Economics
How to Win Subscribers with Acquisitions Strategies

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Michael Otero
Director, National Home Delivery, New York Times
Home Delivery Service Beyond CPM

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Sponsored by: DRG (Direct Resources Group)
Working Lunch
Aaron Kotarek, Craig Webber and Jim Smith from Steel City Corp.
Honorary Lifetime Members Awards, Promotional Awards and Hot Ideas Presentations

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Drew Clayton Director Digital Product, tronc, Los Angeles
Noemi Lazo, VP Digital Operations, tronc, Los Angeles

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Maria Ravera
The McClatchy Company Group Vice President, On Demand
The Future of on Demand

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Scott Steins, President Mass2one – Panel Moderator
Pat Leader, Director of Audience Development, Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA.
Ed Rose, Circulation Sales Manager, Advance Local , Portland, OR.
Dan Schaub, Corporate Director of Audience Development, The McClatchy Company, Sacramento, CA
E-mail Marketing and Digital Touch Point Best Practices

2:30 PM -3:00
Break With Business Partners

3:00 PM to 3:20 PM
Glenn Zuehls
Former Publisher and Senior Advertising Executive
Motivational Speaker

3:20 PM to 4:00 PM
Consumer Revenue Optimization Panel 
Curtis Huber, Director of Circulation Sales, Seattle Times, Seattle, WA .
Aaron Kotarek, Vice President/Circulation, Oahu Publications Inc. , Honolulu,HI.
Troy Niday, Chief Operations Officer, Sonoma Media Investments, Santa Rosa, CA

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Patrick Glennon
President/Owner MarketingG2

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

President’s Cocktail Party
Sponsored by: ACI Last Mile Network, Long Beach, CA
Venue: Top Golf Las Vegas (Rooftop Bar)
4627 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV

Friday June 22, 2018

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sponsored by: 

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bobby Binkley
Regional Marketing Director, Gannett Publishing Services
Randall Brant
SVP Magazine/Catalog, ACI Last Mile Network
Kevin Collins
EVP, ACI Last Mile Network
Extending Your Runway Delivering Magazines and Parcels

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Jed Williams
Chief Innovation Officer, Local Media Association (Austin, TX)
Digital Revenue Opportunities and Business Transformation Initatives

9:15 AM – 9:35 AM
Bill Mommary
Innovation Speaker

9:35 AM -10:00
Break With Business Partners

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Kevin Craig, Senior Vice President, Media Group/Parade
Scot Dalquist, Senior Vice President, Athlon Media Group/Parade
Growing Revenue Through Consumer Sports Magazines

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Michael Keever
We’re Betting Big on TV Entertainment Content and Why You Should Too!

10:45 AM to NOON
Aaron Kotarek, Ed Rose and Calvin Dean
Board Elections, Drawings, Final Outgoing Presidents Messages. New CWCMA, NICE and TCMA President Speeches

Conferences Adjourns

Post Conference

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Western Audience Development Summit, Meeting ( Boards only)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM  2019 Board of Directors Meeting

CWCMA Lifetime Honorary Membership Nomination Form

Section 7. Honorary Membership – Honorary membership in the Association may be conferred upon any member or former member, associate or former associate member, provided the name is proposed by an active member and approved by a 2/3 vote of the Board of Directors. The President of the Association will present the honorary member to the membership at the annual meeting of the Association. A nominee for honorary membership must be a person who made outstanding contribution to the Association and the circulation profession. Persons elected to honorary membership of the Association will not be required to pay dues and shall enjoy all the privileges of the Association except that of the right to vote or hold office, in the event the person so elected is no longer an active member of the Association.
  • Nominee

  • In less than 300 words please describe why this nominee should be selected for this honor