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CRMA's purpose is to facilitate professional development and training opportunities for member magazines and opportunities to exchange information and ideas. The Association seeks to encourage high editorial and journalistic standards and to compile industry research and data for the membership. City and regional magazines are promoted as a major media market. CRMA represents member magazines on major national and regional policy issues (legal journalistic, commercial, and political), as well as furthers the interests of the membership.

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Yikes! Ad Blocking!

We brought together the major players in the ad blocker war, and here's what they told each other in a candid discussion of digital's hottest topic.

Pulitzer Update: Online and print magazines are now eligible to enter International Reporting, Criticism and Editorial Cartooning

The Pulitzer Prizes have expanded eligibility for three more journalism categories — International Reporting, Criticism and Editorial Cartooning — to include many online and print magazines, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced in October.

The Multicultural Millennials Are Waiting to Hear From You

Luxury brand marketers must rethink their relationship with multicultural Millennials. The group represents 80% of the total growth of Millennials more broadly – the largest consumer demographic in the U.S. – who luxury marketers are already pursuing frantically.

"We Need to Rename Advertising"

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell believes that the definition of advertising as we collectively understand it is outdated. Branding needs a rebrand.

The Luxury of Print Isn't Just for Subscribers

"I recently came across a quote from an executive who said the newsstand is a crumbling method of distribution. It doesn’t need to be." Bottom line: There's a specific allure of print that everyone enjoys. Even newsstand buyers.

How Leading Web Properties Disclose In-feed Ads

The IAB Native Advertising Playbook outlined six types of native advertising formats and gave examples of commonly used disclosure language for each format.


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CRMA 2012 Membership Directory

2012 Digital Directory

An exciting approach to this year's directory! A real page-turner. The directory is not only electronically accessible — it contains live links to all member titles and advertisers.



38th Annual Conference

May 17-19, 2014
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC, 20008
Room rate: $195/night (sgl/dbl)
Cut-off: April 17, 2014 (or when our block of rooms sells out -- whichever comes first)
To book a room online, visit this special Marriott web page
For reservations, call 877/212-5752 or 202/328-2000 and mention CRMA

Details on this meeting are posted here.

Promotion Exchange Program (PEP)

June 30, 2014
Theme: Ad sales reports and templates used to measure results

PEP is electronic. Send your contribution in an email to bart.ortberg@dowdenmanagement.com, and participants (only) will receive a link to where all submissions are posted after the deadline.

Questions? Email: bart.ortberg@dowdenmanagement.com

Fall Publishers' Round Table

Sept. 19-20, 2014
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Room rate: $285/night (sgl/dbl)
Cut-off  Aug. 18, 2014
For reservations, call 858/453-4420 and mention CRMA
Click here to book rooms online at our discounted rate



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CRMA 2012 Winter Roundtable Memories