News from our sponsors and exhibitors


This section of the Mega-Conference website will feature the latest news from sponsors and exhibitors at the 2020 Mega-Conference.

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  • From Brainworks — Adams Publishing Group chooses Brainworks Stratica as its enterprise-wide solution READ MORE
  • From TownNews and Evvnt — TownNews and Evvnt announce strategic partnership to launch premium revenue-generating events calendars  READ MORE
  • From TownNews — A new program from TownNews called Data Insights will make it easier than ever for publishers and broadcasters to aggregate and act on their data.  READ MORE
  • From Brainworks — SaltWire Network has chosen Brainworks' ad workflow management solution, Xpance, to provide standardized production workflows for print and digital advertising. READ MORE
  • From Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April — Newspaper deal activity broke through the $1.0 billion barrier for the first time since 2007. In total, 154 daily newspapers changed hands in 2019 in 30 separate transactions worth $1.33 billion. The Gannett/New Media deal accounted for more than 70% of all dailies sold and nearly 90% of the dollar volume. READ MORE
  • From Brainworks — The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner went live with Brainworks new Stratica Advertising and CRM system on November 1, 2019. READ MORE
  • From TCN — Who has ever heard the saying, “You can’t measure what you don’t track?” It’s true for many aspects of life and even more applicable in the call center industry.  Today we’ll review the must-watch call center KPIs that uncover grey areas in call center operations — and reveal the heroes in your operation. READ MORE
  • From AdCellerantFor many businesses, marketing is bifurcated — one marketing team devoted to traditional, the other to digital marketing. That creates a problem when your goal is omnichannel. To reap the benefits of an omnichannel marketing approach, these teams need to collaborate, designing a unified strategy the purpose of which is consistent messaging across both digital and traditional channels. Fortunately, there are best practice strategies to meet that challenge.  READ MORE
  • From Modulist — If you've ever doubted the power of an obituary in your local newspaper, this is a story that you should read. Our team produced a heartfelt obituary written by the brother of William Ebeltoft for the Dickinson (N.D.) Press, and it garnered this response according to The Washington Post: "It was shared across social media, bringing hundreds of emails to Paul’s inbox from others who had lost something to war and prompting a story in the Forum News Service, a North Dakota news wire, about 'the decorated war veteran who could never return to normalcy after the war ended.'"  You can see The Washington Post story here, and the CNN story here.
  • From TownNews — Sinead Steele has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president of operations and Rick Rogers has been  promoted to chief revenue officer.   READ MORE
  • From — Do you need a revenue booster for your classified ads? Highlight local events to help draw in a strong local source of advertising revenue. Acqir helps you become an integral aspect of these local events by letting your readers know when, where and how to get to those events!   READ MORE


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