Local Media Digital Innovation Awards

Upland helps global businesses accelerate digital transformation with a powerful cloud software library that provides choice, flexibility, and value. Our growing library of products delivers the “last mile” plug-in processes, reporting, and job specific workflows that major cloud platforms and homegrown systems don’t provide. We focus on specific business challenges and support every corner of the organization, operating at scale and delivering quick time to value for our 1,700+ enterprise customers. To learn more, visit www.uplandsoftware.com.

AdCellerant is a technology and digital advertising company focused on making quality digital marketing accessible to every business. AdCellerant achieves this goal by partnering with local marketers, media companies, agencies, and channel sales organizations, helping them leverage AdCellerant’s proprietary advertising software platform, UI.Marketing.

Contact: Ben Bouslog, VP of Business Development, bbouslog@adcellerant.com

BlueLena accelerates audience growth and digital transformation by deploying world-class technology, and delivering the expertise and professional services to develop and sustain subscription, membership and donation models for long-term success. Our integrated technology and managed services support a diverse mix of over one hundred non-profit and for profit newsrooms, native digital and print plus digital publications, as well as established and new media brands. Our clients represent membership with the Local Media Association, LION Publishers, the Institute for Nonprofit News, the Black Press Association, the National Association of Hispanic Press and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.

Contact: Daniel Williams, Founder and CEO (daniel@bluelena.io)

Social News Desk is the leader in social media management for news organizations with its ever-evolving legacy product SND Dashboard which streamlines publishing, offers hybrid automation and competitive analytics.  While the Dashboard is key, SND also powers Dynamic News Ads – a proprietary technology-enabled managed service that enables more newsletter signups, subscription acquisition, and tune in for television. SND uses your best content to reach your high-level goals at the lowest cost possible. 

Contact: Kim Wilson, kwilson@socialnewsdesk.com

ppi Media is a trusted partner of publishers around the globe for over 35 years. Our modular publishing platform, which is individually tailored to each customer, enables media companies to create the best possible content to reach all audiences. We focus on the digital growth of our customers besides delivering world-class print integration. We are also a leading provider of efficient solutions for automated newspaper production and offer our partners a revolutionary platform (YouTube-Video) to create thousands of target group specific, hyper regional social media campaigns in a highly automated way with minimal effort. All solutions by ppi Media work seamlessly together.


Contact: Tom Reinacher, thomas.reinacher@ppimedia-us.com | +1 630 4338836

SalesFuel® leverages critical insights – enabling clients to acquire, develop, and retain their best employees and customers. SalesFuel intelligence empowers reps to Sell Smarter® with vital research for discovery and prospecting. Our latest sales solutions include SalesFuel® COACH, a data-driven Adaptive Sales Coaching™ platform for managers. Also SalesFuel HIRE,  a digital solution for sales managers, HR and recruiters that uncovers the true identity of job candidates. In addition to consulting and training services, we also provide a portfolio of tools including AdMall and Gitomer Learning Academy.