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Whether you’re in the media business, in public relations, in advertising or marketing, in between jobs or in the catbird’s seat, we cover what’s “in it for you.” A working philosophy of our editors, writers, analysts, researchers, marketers, content programmers and publishers in the Marketing & Media Group is to NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. It’s too valuable, and we know it.

So what we give to you every day, through our flagship brands PR News, FOLIO, Event Marketer, Media Industry Newsletter (min), LeadsCon, PR News, Chief Marketer and MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT are information and intelligence that’s sui generis. We go behind the headlines and mainstream coverage of the topics to a deeper level that will make you smarter and your organization or department much more effective.

Both PR News and min have been covering communications and magazine media for more than 60 years. You can say we’ve been around the block a bit, and along the way have created services and products that cater to the time-strapped executive looking for insight, smart ideas and access to like-minded individuals with whom they can partner and learn.

Through our publications, events, awards programs, books, Web sites, professional development webinars, on-site training and more, the Marketing & Media Group provides Next Practices for smart executives like you. I hope you’ll join our network and see what’s in it for you.

 

KERRY SMITH

SVP, Marketing & Media Group

DIANE SCHWARTZ

SVP and Group Publisher, Marketing & Media Group

     
 
   
  min Day is a one-day conference for magazine-media professionals across the business. Attended by c-suite executives and their teams–and powered by a faculty from the industry’s leading brand – min Day delivers the most mission-critical trends and best practices available. min Day is designed to provide 360-degree approach to tactics, strategic insights and new ideas touching on the key elements of a media company—sales, marketing, content, digital, and more, along with the inspiration you need to grow your brand and succeed.
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Prepare yourself for the future of brand communications and put your PR/marketing career on a faster track by joining digital communications experts from leading brands, nonprofits and agencies at PR News’ annual Digital PR Conference.
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PR News Webinars are led by expert panelists and focus on timely topics ranging from Pinterest and Twitter to the more fundamental PR areas of media training, measurement and crisis management. Webinar attendees are given access to speaker presentations and also receive a certificate of completion.
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Folio:’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards is one of the largest and most comprehensive awards programs in the magazine publishing industry. The Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards celebrate gorgeous design and uncompromising journalism being created every day--all in one awards program. Open to all consumer, b2b, association, custom and regional, big and small magazines and websites.
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EventTech is the first-ever conference focused on the digital+live phenomenon. EventTech is a can’t-miss industry event, produced by the industry’s leading publications and brings together technology experts, social media gurus and some of the most progressive users of digital+live.  The educational component delivers access to trends, best practices and case studies on the best ways to “plug” in events. 
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The Experiential Marketing Summit is the world’s leading executive conference on events and trade shows and is attended by 1,000 leading experiential marketing professionals each year. Only at the Experiential Marketing Summit can you get the newest trends, the latest best practices and the critical intelligence needed to upgrade event and trade show portfolios.  Content at the Experiential Marketing Summit is formatted to give attendees access to various types of sessions including deep dives, quick-hit sessions, breakouts or peer-to-peer conversations.
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The Folio:Show brings together hundreds of media professionals in both the consumer and b2b magazine sectors for a 3 day immersion into the latest trends affecting the print and digital media industry.  Led by a faculty of experts each year, attendees get the tools, insight and inspiration needed to move their businesses forward. The Folio:Show is one of the most recognized events for the magazine industry and delivers powerful content focused on the convergence of print and digital media.
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LeadsCon is the pioneering conference and summit for the online lead generation and broader customer acquisition industry. LeadsCon serves the needs of the online customer acquisition arena with a specific focus on lead generation. This segment of the online advertising space contains some of the most dynamic, successful, and innovative companies, but it is also a sector that has been historically under-served. Our flagship event, LeadsCon Las Vegas, has become the must-attend event for those interested in online customer acquisition, praised equally for its content and caliber of attendees.
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The LeadsCouncil is an independent association, whose members are companies in the online lead generation space from buyers to sellers, technology solution providers and investment professionals. All members are united in a common goal of promoting best practices and fostering trust regardless of vertical.
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AUGUST 25 & 26 2015 | New York City | The New York Hilton

B2B LeadsCon NY is the B2B focused event within LeadsCon NY that specifically covers the unique challenges of the B2B Lead Gen Marketer. Unlike Consumer Lead Gen, Business-to-Business Lead Generation typically is targeting specialized industries, job functions or accounts that must be qualified, nurtured and turned over to a sales team. At B2B LeadsCon you will learn the latest targeting techniques to identify, qualify, engage and convert leads to meet and exceed your B2B lead gen goals.
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APRIL 12-14, 2016 | Cincinnati, OH | Duke Energy Convention Center

The Operations Summit is the only event of its kind—exclusively about direct-to-customer operations & fulfillment. Our unique sponsor & exhibit packages give you the opportunity to participate fully in the event. Plus, the exhibits are very close to the concurrent sessions—providing you with more traffic. More than 700 high level decision makers will be in attendance for the 2015 Operations Summit. This is your opportunity to get in front of them!
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Now in its 2nd year, Growing Global is a great opportunity to reach companies looking for global ecommerce marketing and operations resources. Global merchandise sales are growing by the minute, and merchants are scrambling to figure out which products to sell to which countries, and what channels they should use to reach global markets.

Growing Global 2015 is designed to help merchants figure out which opportunities are the best for them, whether or not they should use marketplaces, third party providers or partners to help them market, fulfill, and delivery their merchandise. We’ll explore what’s working now, what pitfalls to watch out for, and how to overcome the language and culture barriers. Merchants will learn which marketplaces are working best where, what regulations they need to worry about, how to protect themselves from fraud, how to get started, or how to grow to the next level.
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The AdMonsters Publisher Forum is our most focused event, with attendance limited to just one hundred of the most senior leaders in ad operations and technology at online publishers. Participants gather for three days of in-depth peer-to-peer discussions, focused on developing actionable solutions and best practices in response to cutting edge challenges. Example topics include the strategic role of Ad Operations, audience targeting, yield, revenue and inventory management, emerging platforms, organizational structure, data monetization and creative executions.  Select a location below for further details on each forum.
Charleston, SC – August 23-26, 2015
La Jolla (San Diego) – November 8-11, 2015
OPS is for online advertising leaders. OPS is where we tackle the big issues and learn to leverage operations for increased profitability. Agencies are looking to Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), Real Time Bidding engines (RTB) and Ad Exchanges to more efficiently buy the audiences advertisers want to reach. Publishers are automating workflow and developing yield management capabilities to maximize revenue. Online advertising networks add value as they evolve and reduce friction in the marketplace. At the core of all these changes and suddenly thrust into the spotlight, are ad operations teams. Select a location below for further details.
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Breakfast with the minsiders is a unique series of open forum, no-holds-barred discussions between industry experts, each focused around a different, burning topic. Hear first-hand what top media experts are succeeding at, struggling with and envisioning around the corner. The events are honest, live exposés about the direction of the media industry.
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In addition to conferences, PR News offers half-day workshops on everything a communication professional needs to succeed in the industry.
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min's Best of the Web & Digital Awards is the industry's top honor in the digital space, recognizing outstanding social media, web and mobile initiatives among consumer and b2b magazines.
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min’s Editorial & Design Awards program recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands. This annual awards competition sets new benchmarks for storytelling, news reporting and editorial leadership among content providers and will shine a spotlight on the art directors and designers who complete the editorial package.
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Recognizing outstanding magazine sales performance, min's Best Sellers in Media Awards salutes those in the trenches, selling the print, online and multiplatform programs and creating a winning proposition for both the advertiser and magazine. Whether selling in a challenging or booming market, the winners will be the ones running circles around their peers, the ones who can sell well and better than the rest. min will salute those who are the “cream of the crop” and their best practices will serve as guides for the thousands of magazine sales professionals in search of stronger strategies.
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  min’s Integrated Marketing Awards salute the campaigns, ongoing programs and innovative people who’ve raised the bar on magazine marketing programs. Going neck to neck with TV, the Internet and other media for a larger slice of the advertiser pie, winners of min’s integrated marketing awards recognize the power of offering integrated marketing programs. The awards program is open to any consumer and business-to-business magazine & web sites.
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  PR News’ Platinum PR Awards shine a spotlight on the people and campaigns that have made an impact, and in most cases, are still making a difference. Winning a Platinum PR Award from one of the industry’s most established publications will be one of your best PR accomplishments of the year. This program underscores the creative and effective ways in which communications plays a key part in nearly every area of business and community.
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  PR News’ PR People Awards competition showcases the top talent, the innovators and passionate professionals who day in, day out are making communications matter in the marketplace. The winners of this annual program set the benchmark for PR and underscore the outstanding PR achievements made in the past year. Nominate your colleagues, or self-nominate; either way, we want to meet the best in PR and introduce them to the thousands of readers of PR News and their key stakeholders.
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PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards celebrate those who have made bold advances in managing crises, developing brand messages, protecting and building brand reputations and creating content for digital platforms - for their own organizations or for clients.
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  Corporate social responsibility has become one of the benchmarks of an organization’s overall success. PR News’ CSR Awards honor the corporations and their partners that have implemented and executed highly successful CSR campaigns. PR News’ CSR Awards is the industry’s best showcase for the most powerful, impactful social responsibility and green campaigns. Winners of this awards program set new standards of excellence and point the way for other organizations to follow. 
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  Juggling the needs of various constituents, managing critical public issues, projecting a positive image of an industry and its members—these are the many challenges facing communications professionals at nonprofits and associations worldwide. PR News’ Nonprofit Awards Program is solely dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in this sector. Winners of this awards program join a distinguished circle of those holding the key to “best practices” in the nonprofit communications arena.
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  PR News’ Digital PR Awards is the industry’s top honor in the PR and communications digital space, recognizing outstanding digital initiatives among corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The coveted awards set the industry benchmark for excellence across all areas of digital PR. Winners are those organizations that took risks, made tremendous strides and understand the power of digital communications in public relations. 
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  PR News’ Top Places to Work in PR Awards honor the agencies, corporations, nonprofits and associations that have excellent work cultures, growth opportunities and benefits. Winners of this awards program represent the organizations that appreciate their PR and communications employees and strive to make their day-to-day work experiences better. 
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PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards allow you to show off what you've done in the past 12 months and get recognized for all the hard work, interesting content and impressive results that you and your team have accomplished. 
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The Experience Design Awards honor excellence across events, exhibits + environments.  The Experience Design Awards are for designers builders, agencies, brands, suppliers, and manufacturers including museum, sponsorship, mobile, hospitality, trade-show, production, nightlife, retail, or field marketing.
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  The Event Technology Awards is the first program established to recognize the power of integrating technology across events. The ETAs shine a spotlight on the best use of event technology to elevate brand experiences, increase reach, communicate smarter, drive attendance, increase leads, push sales and upgrade the engagement between companies and their target audiences. 
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The Ex Awards is the only awards program focused 100 percent on event marketing – and the only program judged entirely by brand-side marketers.  The Ex Awards celebrate the most creative, strategic and successful experiential marketing campaigns from around the world each year. Hundreds upon hundreds of nominations are submitted for a chance at the industry’s most prestigious recognition.  This is the industry’s biggest event of the year where the world’s biggest brands and best agencies come together in one place, for one night.
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The AdMonsters Awards celebrate the ad operation and technology industry’s most innovative individuals, teams and campaigns. The awards program is the benchmark for excellence across ad operations and technology.
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PR News’ Rising PR Stars 30 and Under honor the budding PR leaders and creative practitioners age 30 and under.
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The PRO Awards are the most prestigious promotion marketing program of its kind, representing the brightest strategies and most innovative ideas for engaging new and current customers. The Annual PRO Awards include 28 categories, generating well over 500 entries from big brands and creative agencies, showcasing proven, measurable results. In summer, Chief Marketer & PROMO present the awards at a live event in New York. If your company is interested in brand & relationship building, as well as lead generation with outstanding agencies, then sponsoring the PRO Awards is for you.
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AUGUST 25, 2015 | New York City | The New York Hilton

The Marketing ARC Awards is the first-of-its-kind awards program recognizing marketing campaigns powered by technology. Focusing on campaigns that were made possible or greatly improved by leveraging marketing technology solutions, the awards honors top projects in categories such as Lead Acquisition/Generation, Lead Nurturing, Conversion Optimization, Content Marketing, and more. The Marketing ARC Awards Gala will be held at LeadsCon in New York City August 25th. If your company is interested in brand and relationship building with tech-savvy marketers, as well as lead generation with outstanding agencies, then sponsoring the MARC Awards is for you.
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Now in its 70th year, PR News is the industry’s most trusted publication that helps enhance the business impact of PR. Each week, PR News provides the ideas, tactics and tools to maximize your organization’s communications efforts. Each issue contains action-oriented feature stories, behind- the-scenes case studies and unparalleled access to communications-related market research, metrics and data.
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Every Monday morning for more than 60 years, America's top consumer magazine publishers, advertising and media executives have turned to min for the latest pulse on the media industry and the people behind it. min reports on the news, deals, trends and personnel moves shaping the consumer magazine publishing industry. You’ll also get the mergers & acquisitions scoreboard, with min’s expert analysis on the players and what their actions mean to your business. 48 weekly issues per year.
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The industry’s first-ever online “television-ish” series takes viewers face-to-face with some of the best events, the best brands and the best marketers in the world. Each week our EM All Access episode features candid, in-depth chats with the agencies and marketers that are building the best experiences getting the best results.
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EM Buzz keeps subscribers up-to-date on breaking news, deals, account assignments and other trends. It’s an easy way for event marketers to stay on top of a changing industry. The newsletter also highlights emerging trends and a variety of other topical happenings. 
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A weekly wrap-up, curated from around the web, of the week’s most inspiring content about measurable marketing. Chief Marketer’s seasoned editorial team ferrets out the most relevant stories of the week. Frequency: Weekly
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The latest trends and revolutions in marketing technology. From email and social media optimization to ecommerce and conferencing and beyond. Learn where tech investments should be made for a better bottom line, not only for the technology itself, but staffing and skill sets needed to make the most of the investment. Frequency: Bi-Weekly
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Keeps promotional marketers ahead of the curve by uncovering the metrics and meanings behind the most innovative campaign rollouts. Readers will get insight from Q&As with the marketing elite, full discussions of the most innovative and effective promotional channels, and sound expert advice on testing the new promotional tactics or mastering the tried and true. Learn how brands are employing everything from social games and couponing to samples, live events and loyalty programs to connect with consumers and convert them to advocates. Frequency: Bi-Weekly.
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Actionable ideas from the leading practitioners and experts on ways you can improve your B2B marketing results. Offering case study examples and expert analysis on B2B campaigns, creative, technology trends, lead generation, data, metrics and more that B2B marketers can use to improve their own strategies and initiatives. Frequency: Bi-Weekly
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Helps direct marketers respond to emerging opportunities fast. The most seasoned team of direct marketing journalists in the business offers readers analysis of trends and developments impacting the DM world, with emphasis on case examples, best practices and measurement-based tactics that can assist any direct-response marketer. Read the latest commentary from industry experts and our editors on topics as vital to DM success as direct mail, telemarketing, ecommerce, database/CRM, social media and email. Frequency: Bi-Weekly
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Management, marketing, ecommerce and operations insider news, how-to, feature articles, video, research, technology round-up, and wrap-up each Tuesday and Thursday.  Original content and items curated from around the web. Multichannel Merchant’s seasoned content team finds the most pertinent content of the week for merchants, and adds color commentary on what merchants should learn and how they can act. Frequency: Weekly
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Management, marketing, ecommerce and operations insider news, how-to, feature articles, video, research, technology round-up, and wrap-up each Tuesday and Thursday.  Original content and items curated from around the web. Multichannel Merchant’s seasoned content team finds the most pertinent content of the week for merchants, and adds color commentary on what merchants should learn and how they can act. Frequency: Weekly
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Covers ecommerce/catalog/direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment news, how-to, feature articles, video, research, technology round-up, and wrap-up every week. O&F Advisor is the only media that focuses exclusively on ecommerce/catalog/direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment. Frequency: Weekly
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Expand your ecommerce revenue and profits worldwide with strategies and tactics for ecommerce, marketing, corporate and operations management in merchant companies. Since ecommerce outside the US is growing far faster than domestic ecommerce, Global Ecommerce will cover how to set strategies, what the largest opportunities are in which countries, what’s working now, what pitfalls to watch out for, how to get started and how to grow to the next level. Frequency: Weekly
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Event Marketer magazine was founded in 2002 to serve the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency exclusives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing. It has become the world’s most respected provider of content for the event and trade show category. Our portfolio includes our flagship magazine, twice a month EM Buzz e-newsletter, annual Experiential Marketing Summit executive conference, the Ex Awards, and more.
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Folio: is the only brand that serves the entire magazine publishing industry. The 43-year-old industry bible is dedicated to providing publishing professionals with the news, insights and best practices to keep them in tune with today's media industry. Our audience includes publishing professionals from all sectors of the magazine industry, including those in b-to-b, consumer, association, and city and regional. We offer advertisers a multifaceted, highly efficient opportunity for business development in a rich environment of editorial excellence.
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Chief Marketer publishes four strategic guides each year- both digitally and in print.  Each edition focuses on a key evolving trend in measurable marketing; the B2C and B2B brands and agencies that are leading the way; and the technology that is enabling optimization, measurement and ultimately greater ROI.
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Three strategic guides are published throughout the year –two for marketing ecommerce and two for operations.   These print guides are a year-long reference and contain original research, executive summaries as well as insights on the latest trends.
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Build up your event library for yourself and your team with Event Marketer case study reference books. Get inspired. Get ideas. See what is being done by the best-of-the-best in the industry. They also make great gifts for customers, partners and clients.
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The PR News Press publishes useful guidebooks to help PR professionals do their jobs better. These guidebooks are a year-round resource for PR teams and include expert articles, case studies, market research, checklists and more on digital PR, measurement, CSR, media training, employee communications, and crisis management.
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Serving the unique needs of our PR News subscribers, PRNewsOnline is the go-to online community for PR and communications professionals. In the subscriber-only sections of the site, you will find PDF and HTML issues of PR News, article archives, survey findings, industry research, and measurement strategies. Open access features of the site include daily stories, a career center, measurement tip sheets, award and event listings, as well as access to the industry resources targeted specifically to the needs of the communications professional.
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minonline brings b-to-b and consumer publishers, as well as advertising executives and brand marketers, together in one online portal for strategic information and analysis affecting magazines, newspapers, broadcast sites and online publishing. Subscribers to min have full access to the subscriber-only sections including weekly issues and article archives. Open access features include the daily stories, career center, awards and event calendars.
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  Welcome to the world’s largest, most complete and most legitimate repository of event industry partners. Trusted by Fortune 500 event departments from around the world, this is your easiest way to quickly navigate the full directory of leading vendors by categories or companies, learn about them, review their work, even issue a call for more information in just one click. From designers and fabricators, to A/V, technology, venues and more–the Superbook has got you covered. So go ahead and get searching. See why the Superbook is the most used partner discovery tool in the industry. Partners–interested in being a part of the event industry’s go-to supplier resource?
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The Event Marketing Institute (EMI) is a think tank, educator, and professional resource dedicated to the advancement and development of best practices, insights and business intelligence for individuals and companies using live marketing as a strategic marketing initiative. EMI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in event marketing strategies, tactics and measurement.
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Folio: is the only brand that serves the entire magazine publishing industry. It is a multi-channel source, using print, online and face-to-face delivery to bring actionable information to the publishing community. Our audience includes publishing professionals from all sectors of the magazine industry, including those in b-to-b, consumer, association, and city and regional. Folio: is the definitive source of industry trends and news and tells the stories of those magazine enterprises that are creatively serving readers. We offer advertisers a multifaceted, highly efficient opportunity for business development in a rich environment of editorial excellence.
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AdMonsters is the global leader in strategic insight on the future of digital media and advertising technology. Through our conferences, web site, original research and consulting services, we offer unparalleled in-person experiences and unique, high quality online content focused on media operations, monetization, technology, strategy, platforms and trends. AdMonsters is the meeting place for this dynamic and expanding community to connect, gain insight, develop best practices and exchange thought leadership.
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Chiefmarketer.com is an indispensable resource on measurable marketing strategies, tactics and benchmarks for marketing professionals at both B2C and B2B leading brands and their agencies. Find case studies, practical solutions, innovations & ideas – cross & by channel—from acquisition, engagement & retention, to data & analytics.
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MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT reaches key decision makers responsible for ecommerce, management, marketing and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels—including ecommerce and catalog.   Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets & resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.
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Leading organizations in the event, media and marketing industries rely on Access Intelligence Research & Consulting for unique information, insights and recommendations. We leverage our trusted brands along with our industry leading data, market expertise and experience to help clients make important business decisions. Our research and consulting services include benchmark and best practices studies, industry trend analysis, market surveys, white papers and special reports, presentations, meeting facilitation and more.
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DecisionHealth Acquires Contexo Media, Dorland Health

Access Intelligence Acquires Marketing Brands from Penton

LeadsCon East and LeadsCouncil to Host Buyers Summit July 23-25 in NYC

Access Intelligence Acquires LeadsCon Trade Show Along with Daily Deal Summit

Access Intelligence Acquires Cynopsis Media, Expanding Reach into TV, Sports and Kids Markets

     
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