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Mi-Ai Parrish of ASU Media Enterprise to deliver keynote address next Monday at Mega

Mi-Ai Parrish, who leads the Arizona State University Media Enterprise and is the Professor for Media Innovation and Leadership at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will focus on six ways supporting local journalism may reduce fine lines and wrinkles during her keynote address on Monday at the Mega-Conference. Parrish also is president and CEO of MAP Strategies Group, based in Phoenix.

The business of growing audience

Next Monday afternoon at the Mega-Conference, Josh Awtry, senior vice president, audience development with Newsweek, will delve into the business case for engagement and how to build a healthy funnel with first-party data no matter the size of your operation. Learn valuable strategies in audience development to connect communities, enhance readership and build the business.

Solutions Roundtables at Mega-Conference help media execs tackle industry challenges

During a fast-paced session on Monday afternoon at the Mega-Conference, newspaper attendees will have the opportunity to meet in a no-pressure, small group environment with a variety of companies that will provide overviews of how their products tackle some of today’s challenges. This popular session — which is only open to newspaper attendees and the table hosts — will provide valuable information to develop strategic plans.

Think of this as speed-dating for solutions! Every so often, the call will go out to choose your next table, giving media executives the chance to visit a number of tables during this always-popular session.

Among the topics: commercial real estate, audience engagement platforms, public notices, the next-generation experience for obits and classifieds, growing print products, web CMS systems, "Best Of" campaigns, enhancing the customer experience, recruitment verticals, how entertainment content can reinforce reader habits, growing revenue, turn-key OOH solutions, AI and the future of newspapers, legal issues, digital revenue, political advertising and more.

Companies presenting Roundtables are: BellCornerstone, CitySpark, Column, Creative Circle Media Solutions, Elite Insights, Enghouse Interactive, Jobcase (formerly Recruitology), King Features, Monster, NERUS Strategies, Newzware/ICANON, OnPremise Network, OwnLocal, Seyfarth Shaw and Spot-On.

Click here to see details about the topics to be discussed at their tables.

It's not too late to register!

Curious as to which companies will be represented at Mega? Take a look here.

The Mega-Conference is packed full of compelling sessions that will run all day on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16. In making your travel plans, please note that Tuesday sessions will run until 2:30 p.m. You won't want to miss those sessions.

View the full conference agenda here.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Mega and the Town Square on Sunday

350 industry executives already are registered. Don't get left out. There's still time to register.

Networking in the Town Square is an important part of building connections at the Mega-Conference.

The Town Square is the hub of our conference — outside of the meeting rooms. You’ll find lots of space in the Town Square for those important conversations with your colleagues, and the opportunity to see firsthand how our Solutions Partners can provide you with the tools to succeed.

The Coffee Shoppe, The Pub, The Wine Bar, The Whiskey Shoppe and (new this year): The Bake Shoppe

The Town Square will be the place where you’ll find coffee, refreshments, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, as well as our receptions on Sunday and Monday.

In addition to opportunities to talk with your fellow conference attendees, join your colleagues in the Town Square for a unique experience featuring specialty drinks and treats throughout the day!

Curious as to which companies will be represented at Mega? Take a look here.

The Mega-Conference is packed full of compelling sessions that will run all day on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16. In making your travel plans, please note that Tuesday sessions will run until 2:30 p.m. You won't want to miss those sessions. Take a look at the agenda here.

There's still time to register!

Connect with the best in the industry at the Mega-Conference!

Connect with the industry leaders and get the latest information from industry experts April 14-16 at the Mega-Conference.  From what’s happening in AI to how to build rock-star sales teams, the Mega-Conference features the best the news industry has to offer!

Register today and join your colleagues from these companies:

Adams Publishing Group
AdMessenger by a4
Adroitsquare, Inc.
Advantage Newspaper Consultants

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Lead generation, getting more from AI and a sales track at the Mega-Conference

Elevate Your Lead Generation to Drive Revenue

Tap into real-world examples and gain practical knowledge and actionable insights to supercharge your lead generation efforts. The Leads-to-Cash session will review the tools and platforms to drive successful lead-generation operations from beginning to end. We will dive into how this cross-department system structuring will develop revenue growth across the entire organization.

AI is for More Than Content! Using AI to Enhance Operations

While the focus in the media world has been on how AI can impact content, new AI-driven applications are being introduced every day that enhance other areas of the operation. This Mega-Conference session will introduce how AI is being used to find efficiencies in distribution, operations, HR and more with real-world examples from inside and outside the media industry.

Mega-Conference Sales Track for Publishers, Sales Leaders and Managers

Revenue is at the top of everyone’s list and the Mega-Conference sales track delivers with actionable information delivered by the leaders in the industry. Each session is geared for publishers, sales leaders and managers to deliver real-world examples they can implement back home. The sessions will generate new revenue that more than pays for your trip.

Sales track sessions include:

  • Digital Product Development
  • Evaluating, Recruiting and Structuring All-Star Sales Teams
  • Innovative Strategies for Revenue Growth
  • Putting Local Back in Local Sales
  • Ad Effectiveness of Local Newspapers
  • And more!

Check out more session details HERE!

Team discounts for newspapers

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to build your dream team that consistently delivers exceptional results!  The Mega-Conference is perfect for publishers, sales leaders and managers.  Team discounts are still available to media executives.  For information about team discounts, email

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Newspaper executives can save $200 on their registration fees by taking part in the popular Roundtable Sessions to be held during the conference. 

Plan your schedule

Coming to Mega?  Plan your schedule to arrive in time for the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.  Sessions will conclude on Tuesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m.

View information about additional sessions (and a conference overview) HERE.

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