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ANA 2017 Annual Meeting & Fall Convention

Even though this year’s convention will be a one-day event, workshops and training sessions are still planned throughout the day – with the Excellence in Advertising Awards presented at the afternoon luncheon, and the Better Newspapers Contest Awards (BNC) presented during the evening reception. Plan to make a full day of it!

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, Ariz. (I-10 south of Loop 202).
Group rate of $119, call (520) 796-4900 or 1-800-946-4452. Mention the group name – AZ Newspaper Assoc. Reservations open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
HURRY,  Room cut-off for this greta rate is Sept. 3rd.

Download a printable Registration Form, click here.
Coming Soon – Online Registration


Operating a Strong Newsroom on a Limited Budget
Moderator: Dan Shearer, Managing Editor, Green Valley News
With panelists: Peter Aleshire, Managing Editor, Payson Roundup; Roxanne Molenar, Managing Editor, Yuma Sun; Christopher Fox Graham, Managing Editor, Sedona Red Rock News
Smarter Sales Prospecting for Digital Success
Presenter: Jed Williams, Local Media Assoc.
This session will present a new framework for digital sales: How sales teams can do smarter prospecting by utilizing actual business data to tailor programs to customers’ specific needs.
Confronting the “Fake News” Phenomenon – Lessening the Impact in Our Markets
Moderator: Richard Haddad, WNI News Content Director
With panelists: Randy Wilson, Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff); Jill Jorden Spitz, Arizona Daily Star; Josh Hoffner, SW Regional Editor at Associated Press
Diversifying and Growing Digital Revenue – Digital Revenue Ideas You Can Use!
Presenter: Jed Williams, Local Media Assoc.
This session will identify the top bets that local media companies are making to seize these new opportunities, with case studies that showcase how they’re succeeding, and how you can do the same!
Planning for the 2018 Election
Moderator: Randy Wilson, Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
Sharing tips on campaign reporting and lessons learned from 2016. Exploring content-sharing for races that cross circulation areas.
Enhancing Engagement Using Social Media – Building Digital Traffic
Presenter: Alessia Alaimo, Digital Manager, Wick Communications
Legislative Update
Presenter: John Moody, ANA Lobbyist
Will cover timely topics that include:
Open Records, Public Notice, Text Messages as a Public Record.
Rebuilding Real Estate Relationships
Rebecca Bradner, Media Sales Consultant & Janet DeGeorge, President of Classified Executive Training & Consulting
Ways to create multi-media packages for the real estate community.