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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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Call for Entries: 33rd Annual National City & Regional Magazine Awards

Call for Entries: 33rd Annual National City & Regional Magazine Awards

The online entry portal is open and submissions are now being accepted. Deadline: November 22, 2017

Media Industry M&A Activity Remains Steady, While Deal Value Spikes

The media industry saw an upswing in mergers and acquisitions activity in the first half of 2017, particularly among consumer-facing publishers, according to the latest figures from investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group (JEGI).

As audience development grows, publishers question who should own it

Audience development has become core to how publishers scale and make money. But now the question facing publishers is how to ensure it serves all sides of the business, whose interests often conflict.

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Publishing

Change is happening all around us, and one of the biggest drivers of change in the digital world is artificial intelligence (AI). We can’t listen to a tech CEO keynote without stumbling on how they are using AI for a variety of products or innovations. Smart publishers are also beginning to embrace AI. They are weaving it into the core of their business — to inform and improve content, advertising and product.

Modern-day Magazine Business Model Relies on ‘Tricks and Goodies’

Good journalism is simply not enough to sustain magazine revenue these days, according to two business-side veterans who spoke at a panel at Columbia Journalism School on Monday [3/26/17].

MPA Brand Report: Desktop Audience Drops, Mobile Rises

Online magazine audiences continue to abandon their desktops and laptops and instead opt for their mobile devices, according to the latest Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report for February 2017 from The Association of Magazine Media.

 

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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.

 

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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