March Update From The President


Hello to all MACMA members and associates. It’s very hard for me to contain my excitement these days! The MACMA Board of Directors have been hard at work putting together a conference program that no audience or circulation professional will want to miss. It’s especially an honor for me to preside over the conference this year as my newspaper The News and Observer is proud to be hosting. The 2015 Conference, “Ideas in the Triangle” focuses on the trifecta of our business – revenue, audience and brand. Hear from industry leaders and top companies as they share best practices and insights in audience and revenue growth, digital transformation and circulation strategies. Learn more about the program and speakers here. Meet and visit with the many vendors that will be there to help serve all of your needs for supplying you with the right tools to keep growing your newspaper businesses.

And there’s great networking with plenty of fun and entertainment too. Hit the links and play at The UNC Finley Golf Club one of North Carolina’s premier golf courses Sunday morning and participate in the annual MACMA golf tournament. Meet, greet and socialize with friends and colleagues at the Sunday evening cocktail reception hosted by Michael Zinser. Kick back and enjoy game night Monday evening and try your hand at craps, roulette, poker and blackjack in a friendly Vegas type atmosphere. Don’t worry, there’s no real gambling and it’s all for fun and bragging rights.

While you are in town at the conference take in the sites and see what Durham North Carolina has offer. An exciting downtown area, fine dining, The American Tobacco Museum, Duke University, and much more.

Strap on your hats because this is going to be a one fast paced and energizing event! If you haven’t registered and booked your hotel stay, please do so before April 1, 2015!

Thank you,

Matthew Wolfe, MACMA President 2014-2015