Gold Sponsor and 1:1 Meeting Participant: 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

Gold Sponsor and 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.

Digital Subscriptions Track Sponsor, TV Broadcast Strategy Track Sponsor & 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: AdCellerantadcellerant

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

1:1 Meeting Participant: TownNews

TownNews equips local media organizations with the digital services and guidance to transform their business models and flourish in the digital age. Our tools and expertise in digital, video, OTT, and advertising enable forward-thinking media organizations in dynamic markets to efficiently engage their audiences, increase security and grow revenue.

Fueled by a passion for local media and a 30-year proven track record of success, more than 2,000 news organizations have benefited from the platform and tools we’ve built specifically for the media industry to thrive.

Branded Content Workshop Sponsor and 1:1 Meeting Participant: Creative Circle

Creative Circle has been helping media companies thrive for more than 25 years. Working in 23 countries, we have a legacy of hundreds of happy clients on three continents.
With deep expertise in editorial and advertising training, strategic consulting and print and web design, we entered the media software business and now offer a full range of unique and innovative digital solutions – from a dynamic, design-centric web CMS and the industry’s most flexible pay wall to classified and local branded content solutions. Top industry advice and support comes with all our software offerings
We host more than 250 media web sites. While we’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, like the Chicago Tribune and NBC, we specialize at helping local and family owned companies. At the conference, we’ll be unveiling new, targeted branded content pages to make it easy for local media to hit the ground running in the new revenue environment. We’d love to help you! (We even try to make the process fun!)

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out the options here.