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TownNews

TownNews
www.townnews365.com

TownNews.com offers powerful, fully integrated and easy-to-use products to help newspapers thrive in an online world. We work with more than 1,500 websites, and our BLOX Content Management System is a favorite of news and business staffs across the country.

TownNews.com offers powerful, fully integrated and easy-to-use products to help newspapers thrive in an online world. We work with more than 1,500 websites, and our BLOX Content Management System is a favorite of news and business staffs across the country. Just last year, TownNews.com unveiled BLOX Total CMS, which allows newspapers to manage print and web with the same great system. TownNews.com has everything newspapers need — classifieds, a business directory, site calendars, mobile solutions and many more great products. Our Special Web Advertising Team also can help jump-start web revenue for your site.

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Penny Lane Promotional Products

Penny Lane Promotional Products
www.plpp.info

Penny Lane Promotional Products provides great marketing tools with your company’s name and logo imprinted on them. Linking a useful, functional, handy or amusing promotional product to your business generates a lasting image. This lasting image ties into brand recognition, which flows into knowing your company’s name when a purchasing decision is being made.

Penny Lane Promotional Products provides great marketing tools with your company’s name and logo imprinted on them. Linking a useful, functional, handy or amusing promotional product to your business generates a lasting image. This lasting image ties into brand recognition, which flows into knowing your company’s name when a purchasing decision is being made.

No matter what your objective is – promoting your products or services, reinforcing your brand, thanking customers, or motivating and rewarding your employees, we have the knowledge and ability to put together a line of products that will make your business stand out!

We can also show you how you can make money selling promotional products through our Resale Program with very little effort on your part. Just call or email us for all the details!

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Hillsboro Free Press

Hillsboro Free Press
www.thebookcreators.biz

Helping you create a successful book publishing venture is what we do. More than 30 years collective experience helping newspapers, corporations, businesses, colleges, churches and individuals create books.

Preferred Marketing Solutions

Preferred Marketing Solutions
www.preferredms.com/

Preferred Marketing Solutions helps newspapers of all sizes with their print and deliver insert programs. Specializing in quick turn, cost efficient, glossy insert printing. We make your newspapers single sheet insert program hassle free and highly cost-effective.

Preferred Marketing Solutions helps newspapers of all sizes with their print and deliver insert programs. Specializing in quick turn, cost efficient, glossy insert printing. We make your newspapers single sheet insert program hassle free and highly cost-effective.

Preferred also has extensive expertise in printing and mailing post cards and self mailers. With production capabilities to ink jet over a million pieces of mail per day. We will get your mail printed and mail prepped quickly and correctly. Preferred’s promotional division, backed by state of the art equipment and the purchasing power of a Fortune 500 company, offers low pricing, top quality on all your newspapers logo wear and promotional products.

With Preferred Marketing Solutions, “It’s all right here.”

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Walton Press

Walton Press
www.waltonpress.com

Walton Press is always focused on you the client – We focus on your business objectives and develop custom and dynamic solutions that meet your needs. We provide the finest “high definition” cold web printing, which means your printed publication will always be printed to the highest possible standards. Our dedicated print professionals provide unequaled customer service. From in-depth file consultation to on-time delivery. We offer a refreshing and distinctive solution to print publishing. Through consistently meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Walton Press can truly proclaim that we are “Your Partner in Publishing”.

SRDS

SRDS
www.srds.com

For 90 years, SRDS has been connecting media sellers with buyers through quality information services covering the world of advertising and marketing opportunities. SRDS Newspaper Solutions connect publishers with media decision makers all day, everyday. SRDS has added powerful functionality to help buyers select markets, data and ad opportunities to the newspaper product line to meet subscriber and publisher needs. Affordable ad packages are available to maximize your SRDS presence and ensure buyers allocate dollars to you.

Circulation Verification Council

Circulation Verification Council
www.cvcaudit.com

Circulation Verification Council (CVC) is an independent, third-party reporting audit company specializing in community newspapers, shoppers, niche publications and electronic editions. A CVC audit covers printing, distribution, circulation and readership studies, using the industry’s most thorough and accurate methodology.

Circulation Verification Council (CVC) is an independent, third-party reporting audit company specializing in community newspapers, shoppers, niche publications and electronic editions. A CVC audit covers printing, distribution, circulation and readership studies, using the industry’s most thorough and accurate methodology.

Who is CVC?

As a reporting audit company, CVC doesn’t make the rules. We simply report the facts. Our stringent methodology and experienced staff ensure that the numbers we report offer a true picture of a publication, its readers and its market. These high standards benefit publishers and advertising decision makers alike.

Publishers find CVC to be a strategic business partner who provides valuable, objective information on their publications. Advertising decision makers know CVC is an impartial and trusted source for information on an ever-changing industry.

It’s About THE DATA

Without accurate information; a publication audit isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. That’s why CVC audits ensure that the most relevant, up-to-date data is always reflected in our reports. Since 1992, we’ve been applying the most thoroughly progressive standards to audit processes of a wide range of print publications. Everything we do is designed to ensure that our database is the most current and accurate in the industry.

The Audit PROCESS

Unlike many audit companies, CVC utilizes a three-tiered audit process that assures the accuracy, reliability and integrity of our results. Experienced CVC auditors, field audits in individual markets, phone surveys and extensive reviews of publication records combine to deliver dependable audit results.

A CVC audit is performed with a system of checks and balances that gives both publishers and advertising decisions makers a fair and honest look at the circulation and readership of individual publications across the country.

Promoting your Audit

With a CVC audit you will gain the knowledge needed to better position yourself against competitors for advertising revenue, and you will be able to arm media buyers and advertisers with the numbers they need to buy with confidence. We will also teach you how to promote your audit so that you can achieve the biggest return on your investment. Our free webinar training session and Audit Handbook will show you how best promote your CVC audit.

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AutoConX

AutoConX
www.autoconx.com

Winner! of the International Classified Media Association (ICMA) 2010 Innovation Award, from a total of 19 highly qualified submissions from 14 countries worldwide. AutoConX Systems provides publishers with a turn-key, Automotive Vertical services from the dealer level, on up. Built by publishers, for publishers, AutoConX has been in the business since 1989, and now serves more than 200 media clients nation wide. Whatever your needs are, from data gathering, to full inventory management, to a complete consumer facing site, AutoConX will provide you with just the tools you need at the right price, to help you navigate new waters and earn new money.

MSG Payment Systems

MSG Payment Systems
www.membergroup.com

MSG Payment Systems allows newspapers & publishers to process payments easily and securely. Choose from a variety of PC and web-based products to enable credit and debit card acceptance, ACH processing, check verification, recurring payments, Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), accounting software integration, & more. Count on MSG to help you turn your PC or website into a one-stop-shop payment powerhouse.

MSG Payment Systems allows newspapers & publishers to process payments easily and securely. Choose from a variety of PC and web-based products to enable credit and debit card acceptance, ACH processing, check verification, recurring payments, Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), accounting software integration, & more. Count on MSG to help you turn your PC or website into a one-stop-shop payment powerhouse.

Request a free analysis of your current credit card program today! Simply complete our online request form and fax two complete monthly statements to (515) 334-7461. We’ll conduct a side-by-side comparison of your current program and find out how much you could be saving by switching to MSG Payment Systems.

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Bartash Printing

Bartash Printing
www.bartash.com

With a corporate philosophy of helping publishers grow their business, Bartash is consistently rated one of the top publication printers in North America by Publishing Executive Magazine. Bartash offers a complete manufacturing solution for publishers of newspapers, tabloids, magazines and niche publications. We offer 24/7 customer service, award-winning printing, binding, inserting, circulation and mail management. We’ve developed the most convenient and cost-effective solution to online publishing with Bartash eDITIONs (visit bartasheditions.com). Bartash ROI:Response Oriented Inserts (visit bartashroi.com) offers increased revenue opportunities through demographic targeting for publishers and advertisers alike. With over 50 years experience and hundreds of satisfied publishers, we know how to help you grow their busines

North American Precis Syndicate

North American Precis Syndicate
www.napsnet.com/

ere you can find features and graphics from more than 750 companies, associations, PR firms and government information offices. NAPS distributes releases for most Fortune 500 companies, over 150 associations, many government information offices and more than 100 PR firms including all of the 20 largest.

Here you can find features and graphics from more than 750 companies, associations, PR firms and government information offices. NAPS distributes releases for most Fortune 500 companies, over 150 associations, many government information offices and more than 100 PR firms including all of the 20 largest.The Editor’s Q & A

Q: What is NAPS, and what will Featurettes do for us?

A: NAPS, or North American Precis Syndicate, distributes feature releases for more than 750 companies, including Nokia, IBM, GM, and Singer; nonprofit associations, such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Boys Town USA: and government agencies such as the Department of Transportation, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Our publication, Featurettes/News To Use, is filled withe consumer news items hat can be easily incorporated into special sections or features and lifestyles pages. The CDC and the AMA, for example, contribute timely health stories on food, safety for children, or cutting edge medical technology and techniques; experts write about home maintenance and decor; home economists at General Foods send recipes; and financial guru at such companies as Primerica (a member of Citigroup) offer advice on investing and money management. The material is timely, ACCURATE, and double-and-triple-checked by our editors.

More than 7,000 dailies, weeklies, shoppers, monthlies, and dotcoms now use Featurettes as a convenient and easily accessible way to fill up holes in the copy, or to pick-and-choose solid background text and art.

Q: What formats are available for Featurettes?

A: We will be happy to put you on our regular mailing list for hard copy (glossy booklets in 9 or 12 pica column width), CD-ROM’s(which make it easy for editors to electronically cut and paste two issues at a time), and diskettes tat are compatible with IBM or MAC PC’s. Our website – www.napsnet.com – is especially helpful for editors on tight deadlines.

Q: What makes NAPSnet so popular with Special Sections and Features Editors?

A: Downloading by Topic. You simply click on Topics at our home page, and when you see our list of thirty categories for special sections and feature (including HEALTH, FAMILY, BOOKS & MAGAZINES, RELIGION & CHARITY, FASHION & BEAUTY, HOME IDEAS, HOLIDAYS, AUTOMOTIVE, BRIDAL, SENIOR CITIZENS, and WOMEN), you can scroll through summaries of six months of recent articles then download whatever text and high resolution art (including COLOR as well as black & white photos) you need.

Q: How much will Featurettes cost?

A: NOTHING. The service is absolutely FREE and the articles are non-copyrighted and available to be used immediately or whenever you want.

Q: OK, what’s the catch?

A: There is NONE. Our only request is that you return mailing of clips (with our NAPS attribution) in the postage-free envelopes that we include with every mailing, or e-mail us:(to service@napsnet.com) or follow instructions on how we can quickly set up a free subscription with your paper and keep track of Featurettes articles used – that’s how we are able to report on coverage and usage to our clients ( and , of course, to keep the roof over our heads)!

Q: But suppose that our paper is strictly local, the space is very tight and everything is written in-house?

A: That’s a key reason many community papers use Featurettes! A health/seniors story on new treatments for Alzheimer’s for example, CAN BE EASILY LOCALIZED TO FIT YOUR FORMAT, whether as source material o photo option. In fact, NAPS actually saves you time and effort when you need to come up with story ideas for special sections. In addition,, every month we hear from scores of editors who thank us for the ease and effectiveness of downloading from NAPSnet.com

Q: But we already subscribe to the wire services!

A: AP certainly is an invaluable resource; but Featurettes is FREE, it offers a tremendous variety of features for special sections, and in a number of categories-Automotive/Car Care, for one-many Editors say, “You won’t find anything better on the wire!”

Q: OK, how do we get on your mailing list?

A: Just spend 2 or 3 minutes with us while we update our database with our contact name, address, phone, e-mail and website information, circulation figure and format choices: hard copy, CD’s, and /or diskette).

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Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
www.metrocreativeconnection.com

Metro is today’s advertising, creative and editorial resource specifically designed to make publications money both in print and online. With an unparalleled dedication to providing the finest resources available for ready-to-use images, spec ads, stock-quality photos, logos/trademarks, auto manufacturer photos, ideas, marketing/sales materials, copyright-free editorial features, state-of-the-art themed MicroSites, and ground-breaking online ad development tools — plus custom image, ad design and editorial services — Metro remains unmatched in serving the creative needs of the publishing industry, now and for the future.

ICANON/Newzware

ICANON/Newzware
www.newzware.com

Newzware Business System Software – The best performance value in the newspaper industry. Circulation, Display & Classified Advertising, Financial, Editorial and Ad Production tools are deployed separately or integrated as a complete business environment. ICANON Services insure a legacy of performance with unequaled personal customer support. ICANON, as a System Integration Company since 1990, has supported the publishing industry with its Newzware products and specializes in distributed computing applications. The 2007 release of Newzware 7.0 utilizes the power of J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise) and the Internet to provide a scalable, trouble-free, flexible and dynamic set of newspaper business software applications.

MultiAd

MultiAd
www.multiad.com

Boost your ad revenue while streamlining your design and production process with the help of MultiAd. You’ll find solutions designed to benefit your entire organization from sales to design to editorial.

AFCP Member Benefit: Co-op

Get access to the ultimate sales information—co-op plans for thousands of manufacturers—an AFCP member benefit. Contact AFCP to start selling more ads today.

Advantage Newspaper Consultants

Advantage Newspaper Consultants
www.newspaperconsultants.com

Advantage Newspaper Consultants (ANC) is dedicated to providing newspapers with innovative marketing and sales expertise that enhance readership and profitability by integrating newspaper industry experience with technology. ANC provides compelling marketing, digital publication processing and consulting services to over 300 North American publications and generated millions in newspaper client advertising revenue in 2010. Visit www.newspaperconsultants.com to learn more about ANC’s programs.