MACMACon16 50-50 Drawing

Hello MACMA Conference goers!

Be sure to buy your tickets for 50-50 Drawing during the Conference. See Carole Foster to purchase your tickets throughout event. Winner will be announced at the end of the conference on Tuesday.

$1=1 Ticket

$5=7 Tickets

$10=15 Tickets

$20=35 Tickets

Tips to make your conference experience GREAT!

We are looking forward to meeting you at MACMACon16 from April 24-26 in Greenville, NC. Here are few tips to make your conference experience a good one.

  • Directions to the Hilton Greenville can be found here.
  • Those participating in the Golf Tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club: Please meet in the Hilton Greenville lobby at 8:00 a.m. to take the hotel shuttle to the golf course.
  • Vendor and sponsor move-in begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The registration table will be open from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday; and 7:30 a.m. on Monday.
  • Please visit the Conference Schedule for the most up-to-date programming.
  • We plan on a very interactive conference using live polling, contests, social media and networking. Please bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop and be ready to participate.
  • Dinner is on your own Sunday and Monday evening. Here are a few great dining options in Greenville.
  • Don’t miss the opening reception on Sunday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room. Monday’s evening entertainment includes Casino Night and the inaugural MACMA Conference Cornhole Tournament.
  • Please visit the interactive Buyer’s Guide. Thank you to all the sponsors and partners who made this event possible.

Thank you for attending the 97th Annual MACMA Conference. Don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

The MACMA Officers and Directors

Why you should attend MACMACon16

With MACMACon16 just three weeks away, we are excited about this year’s event.  It will be very informative and enlightening for all of us.

The MACMA board of directors are all huge believers in the future of the industry. The annual MACMA Conference represents our core values and mission. We believe that sharing our knowledge and best practices only makes us more successful.

Why should you go?

We have a phenomenal line-up of speakers and facilitators including keynote speaker Steve Wagenlader. Hear from industry leaders and top companies as they share best practices and insights in audience and revenue growth, digital transformation and circulation strategies. We’ve also incorporated a series of breakout sessions focusing on improving sales, engagement, service and distribution. Leave the conference with practical tactics that are ready to implement.

Meet and interact with specialized vendors with products and services ready to help grow your business. Network and build relationships with other newspaper professionals from three states.

If you haven’t registered yet, we encourage you to sign up now before the Hilton is booked. We look forward to meeting you on April 24.


Good news on this Good Friday

We have good news on this Good Friday

The deadline to reserve your hotel at the special MACMA rate of $129 has been extended to Thursday, March 31.  Rooms are filling up fast, so we don’t recommend waiting too long or you may get that noisy room right next to the ice machine.

Have you reserved your spot at MACMACon2016?

Please don’t wait. Your timely registration helps us plan accordingly. This means making sure the food,  seating and facilities are all adequate. It also helps us understand who is coming so we can tailor the Monday workshop series to fit your needs.

Have a Good Friday and holiday weekend.  Easter is the time to spread the joy and happiness that Christ has brought about into our lives, to everyone we meet. Wishing you and your loved ones a Meaningful Easter.

We’re looking forward to meeting you at MACMACon16 in April.

From the MACMA President

Dear MACMA Friends and Partners,

The 97th Annual MACMA Conference will take place April 24-26, 2016 at the Greenville Hilton in the heart of upstate South Carolina. The conference is one of the longest running annual gatherings of newspaper executives in the Southeast, offering networking opportunities and an extremely valuable exchange of information and ideas that will generate results.   Continue reading

Call for 2016 Silent Auction Items

Dear Members and Vendor Partners,

MACMA is raising money to keep this and future conferences affordable while presenting top notch programming featuring industry leaders and experts.

We are seeking donations of products or services for this year’s auction hosted during the MACMACon2016. Your donation can be as simple as a gift certificate or as grand as a weekend getaway package. All proceeds will support MACMA Conferences. Continue reading

September MACMA Bulletin

By Robyn Ashley, MACMA President

I hope everyone is enjoying the first signs of Fall. Here is a quick update on what we’ve been working on this past month:

SymposiumLogoRegister for the Fall Symposium Oct. 23

Whether you work for a large corporation or an entrepreneurial family-owned newspaper–we all face similar industry challenges. We might share best-practices within our own companies, but rarely do we have the opportunity to learn from peers outside our organization. The Fall Symposium is a relaxed half-day idea-sharing session. This year, we’re holding the symposium at The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, NC. The event is free to all MACMA members and includes lunch. Learn more and register here. 

Mark your calendars: MACMA Conference 2016 Date and Location

The conference date is confirmed for Sunday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 26 in Greenville, SC at the Hilton Greenville. Please check back for more details of the conference line-up.

USPS Statement of Ownership Filing Deadline Approaching

A friendly reminder from our NCPA partner, Laura Nakoneczny: It’s getting close to that time of year again to file the statement of ownership for each of your periodical publications. It must be submitted to the Postal Service by October 1. This is a must-do item as if it is not submitted within 10 days of October 1, your periodical mailing privileges could be suspended until compliance is achieved.

National Newspaper Week materials now online

October 4 – 10 marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week. This year’s theme is “Power of the Press” and a tremendous package of editorials, cartoons, columns and graphics has been put together for you to download free of charge at thanks to the work of NAM (Newspaper Association Managers), and with financial support from various state newspaper associations.

See you at the Fall Symposium!

Visit the MACMA website often for new job listings,  updates concerning contractor law,  and a plethora of vendors and partners who can help grow your business:

MACMA Member Employment Listings | Law Updates by MACMA General Counsel | MACMA Preferred Vendors