Presenting Sponsor: Google News InitiativeGoogle News Initiative

The Google News Initiative brings together all the work Google is doing with the news industry – across products, partnerships, and programs- and signals a new commitment to do even more moving forward.

Facebook Journalism ProjectGold Sponsor: Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. It also helps address the news industry’s core business challenges.

Gold Sponsor: GeoEdgegeoedge

GeoEdge is the premier provider of ad security and verification for the digital advertising ecosystems. The company ensures high ad quality and verifies that sites and apps offer a clean, safe and engaging user experience. GeoEdge guards against non-compliance, malware, inappropriate content, data leakage and operational and performance issues.‎

Gold Sponsor: SmartNews

SmartNews is a leading global news discovery company dedicated to delivering quality information to the people who need it. SmartNews provides news that matters to millions of users thanks to its unique machine learning technology and relationships with over 400 U.S. publisher partners. The company has raised $182 million in venture funding, achieved a $1.2 billion valuation, and has employees and offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Shanghai, and New York. For more information:

Gold Sponsor: Reveal Mobile

Reveal Mobile is a leader in location-based analytics, audiences, and attribution. Creator of VISIT Local, VISIT Match and VISIT Data, the company’s products help digital marketers at agencies, media companies, brands and retailers of any size leverage location data to understand & reach the right audiences. Reveal Mobile is CCPA compliant and a member of the Network Advertising Initiative, which conducts an annual privacy certification. The company is based in Raleigh, NC. For more information, visit

Gold Sponsor: OpsCo

Digital publishers profit from working with OpsCo in three areas: Ad Tech — OpsCo sells and supports Google Ad Manager 360 and provides cost-effective trafficking services; Yield Ops — We provide revenue-enhancing programmatic and yield-management services; Data Ops — Our straightforward approach to managing DMP, marketing and performance data brings clear insights to publishers and advertisers.

Gold Sponsor: AdPerfect

Obituaries. E-Commerce. Display Ads. Classifieds. Helping you grow revenue while reducing expense is what we do best. In 2019, AdPerfect was acquired by Tribute Technology who provides software solutions to 70% of the funeral home market in the U.S. and Canada. What does this mean for you? Streamlined efficiencies. Greater revenue. Reduced expense. Stronger relationships.

With regulations on crowd-sizes and the necessity for social distancing, AdPerfect has integrated Facebook Live into every obituary where applicable, so family and friends who are unable to attend the services can still join in the celebration of their loved one’s life.

Digital Sales Manager Bootcamp Sponsor: AdCellerant

AdCellerant works with local media companies providing Programmatic Advertising, Native, Geo Fencing, IP Targeting, PreRoll Video, ConnectedTV, Email Marketing, SEO and SEM for their local advertising clients. As a white label service provider AdCellerant offers the best in class digital marketing products placed through their award-winning ad technology platform called

Senior Leaders Strategy Sessions Sponsor: is the global leader in online obituaries with over 40 million visitors each month, providing support and obituary-related services to more than 1,000 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes worldwide. We’re proud to offer our partners unparalleled scale and expertise that delivers industry-leading products, innovative e-commerce solutions, and award-winning customer service. Visit to learn more about how we’re helping newspapers connect with their readers, collaborate with their funeral homes, and enhance their presence in the online memorialization community.

Audience Sessions Sponsor: Vevo

Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, starring the world’s biggest celebrities. With access to 149 million Americans a month, and 61 million of those viewers exclusively on connected TV screens, Vevo provides advertisers audience reach that can rival local TV and maintain the targeting and addressability of a premium digital partner, all within a brand safe environment.  To learn how you can bring local spot buying to music television, whether it’s at DMA, state, or zip code level targeting, contact us at

Technology Sponsor: Recruitology

Sponsor: Recruitology

Recruitology’s cloud-based recruitment platform for media companies includes a fully white-labelled job board, programmatic job distribution and access to a network of niche job sites. New additions to the Recruitology product suite include a a solution to reach passive job candidates via Facebook.

Opening Track & 1:1 Meeting Participant: Social News Desk

Social News Desk makes it easy for everyone in your newsroom to get the most out of social with leading-edge tools built just for them. SND’s publishing, discovery and analytics tools give you an advantage over the competition. Powerful solutions like SND On Air and SND RevStream make it simple to display and monetize social.

1:1 Meeting Participant: Lineup Systemslineup

Lineup Systems is the leading provider of media sales technology worldwide. Our cloud-based system, Adpoint, is the industry’s #1 media sales solution. Our customers include top media groups such as Gannett, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Seattle Times, Sonoma Media Investments, Bonnier Corporation, Torstar and many more. Read how these and other media groups are revolutionizing their advertising sales at 

1:1 Meeting Participant: iPublish Media SolutionsiPublishmedia

iPublish Media Solutions is an industry leader in advertising automation, offering self-serve and call-center platforms proven to increase revenue and decrease operating costs.  Easily offer and execute print, digital and social media ad campaigns, bundled in one turn-key workflow.  Custom versions offered for obituaries, real estate, local retail/smb, automotive, legals, celebrations, business news/professional achievement and classified/marketplace.

1:1 Meeting Participant: Innocode

Innocode, based in Oslo, Norway and Palo Alto, California, makes hyperlocal scalable and profitable. We enable local media companies to regain lost positions as community information hubs by leveraging social media and other local information sources, all personalized for the individual user. Established in 2010, clients include Norway’s three largest newspaper publishers and a growing number of large and small North American local media companies.

1:1 Meeting Participant: Dream Local Digital

Dream Local Digital is a digital marketing agency that has helped thousands of businesses across North America by introducing them to digital marketing — setting up a digital presence; managing social media platforms and creating media content creation; planning and executing digital advertising; constructing and executing SEO strategies; and building websites for businesses large and small. Our expert team has helped nearly 49,000 SMBs and thousands of media executives, through webinars, workshops, in-person events, and ongoing relationships, embrace the age of digital marketing and drive results for themselves and their clients.

1:1 Meeting Participant: EmpowerLocal

EmpowerLocal is aggregating today’s most trusted and influential local publications into an efficient marketplace for top brands to purchase targeted advertising and sponsored content anywhere in the U.S.

Guarantee DigitalPodcast Sponsor: Guarantee Digital

Since 2011, Guarantee Digital has been supporting Media Partners with white label digital agency solutions.  We are the white-glove team behind your team, providing amazing customer care and all the Agency solutions you would expect in 2020.  Programs include full-stack Digital Marketing (SEM, Display, CTV, Native, Social, Mobile GEO, Email, Direct Mail) and complete Digital Services (Web Design, SEO and Content Management for Social, Podcasts, Videos)    Sales Support includes vertical pitch decks, proposals, audit tools, on-call digital sales support and inbound leads.   Beyond Agency Solutions, our new Virtual Trade Show program can help you replace lost Event revenue.  Finally, for our Newspaper partners, ask about our program for increasing readership & subscription revenue

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Subscription Sponsor: Admiral

Admiral: The Visitor Revenue Company, serves thousands of sites worldwide with its Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) platform. Our products empower publishers to engage users and grow visitor relationships to recover revenue lost due to adblocking, manage GDPR/CCPA privacy consent, diversify revenue with paid ad-free subscriptions and more. Find out more at