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
    Sponsored by: Blue Waters Marketing
    Organized by Dan Martini VoicePort
  • 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
Sponsored by: Syncronex

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
Bob Giambelluca
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
Sponsored by: MarketingG2

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Brian Brown

Mather Economics
Manager Consulting Team, Mather Economics
Churn Key Solutions

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Michael Otero
Director, National Home Delivery, New York Times
Home Delivery Strategies That Drive Retention/Revenue

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Working Lunch
Lunch Sponsored: DRG (Direct Resources Group)
Awards Sponsor: Steel City Corporation

Aaron Kotarek, Craig Webber and Jim Smith from Steel City Corp.
Hot Ideas Luncheon, Promotional Awards Program, Honorary Lifetime Member Awards 

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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

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 2:40 PM
Scott Stines, President Mass2one – Panel Moderator, Cedar Rapids, IA, 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

2:40 PM -3:00
Break With Business Partners
Sponsored by: MarketingG2

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tom Ratkovich
Managing Director at LEAP Media Solutions/Blue Venn
Grow Audience “Multi-Dimensional”

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Peter Marsh 
Vice President of Marketing at NEWSCYCLE Solutions
Subscription Myths; the Surprising Youth Movement in the News Media Audience Readership
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: Band-it Rubber Company

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Drew Clayton Director Digital Product, tronc, Los Angeles
Noemi Lazo, VP Digital Operations, tronc, Los Angeles
Digital Topics

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
CEO, Valevo
Innovation Speaker

9:35 AM -10:00
Break With Business Partners
Sponsored by: Schermerhorn Bros. Co.

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Kevin Craig, Sr. VP / Director – Newspaper Relations
Scot Dalquist, VP – Newspaper Relations
AMG Parade – Content and Revenue Solutions

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