March 2018

The President's Message: Start Planning Now to Attend Conference in September!

The Community Papers of Florida Board of Directors has elected to return to the Marriot Hutchinson Island Resort & Marina for the 2018 annual conference.This will be our fourth visit to this location, which has all the recreational activities that made Florida famous. The hotel is located on a marina and its beach property is a short distance away. The hotel provides a shuttle service to the... + Read More

No More "Zones"

Several years ago, the Community Papers of Florida went to zoned buys to accommodate The Flyer's Miami and Tampa circulation. With The Flyer's recent decision to pull out of the association and cease publishing the network classified ads, zones are no longer necessary and CPF has returned to a one-zone format that includes all of the former "Zone 1" publications (i.e. all member... + Read More

It's Almost Awards Time!

It's not too early to start searching through your archives and pulling out your best work for this year's Awards for Excellence competition! The 2018 competition will once again be done digitally, using the same program as last year. Comments we received about the new digital format were overwhelmingly positive, with the most frequent comment being that the digital format takes... + Read More

Justo Rey Moves

Justo Rey has been named the publisher of The Islander News in Key Biscayne near the Miami, Florida, market.Since 2013, Rey served as the president of The Flyer in Miami. Previously he was the president of the Forum Publishing Group in Southeast Florida. He started his advertising career in sales with Dick Mandt at The Flyer in Miami.A longtime supporter of free paper associations, he serves on... + Read More

PaperChain Update: This I Believe ...

Twelve years ago I was sitting at my desk at the Pittsburgh Pennysaver when asked if I would, "Write a few short articles for PaperChain?" I agreed and thus began my relationship with Link & Learn and each of you. My mother-in-law used to say that as one ages, "the days get longer and the years get shorter." Time has taught me that she was absolutely right! Somehow I... + Read More

The "News Guru" Speaks: The Great Divide

During a keynote address at the Kansas Press Association convention in February, I presented the results of my annual survey of newspaper publishers in the U.S. and Canada for the first time. With roughly 15 percent of publishers in these two countries participating in the survey, it's a good bet the results are representative of the industry as a whole.In my previous column, the first in a... + Read More

Sales Training: Less Talk Can Lead to More Sales

Andy was telling me about his dealings with media sales people. "Since I run a local business, I hear from a lot of people," he said. "One particular meeting really stands out, because he talked himself out of a sale. As soon as he said ‘hello,' he jumped right into his sales pitch. As he talked, everything was a blur of facts and figures. It was obvious that he was he so... + Read More

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