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CRMA’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award – CRMA Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

Ralph A. Martinelli CRMA Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Ralph was my business partner along with my brother Rich.  We had the pleasure to work with him in our second-generation family business Today Media for the past 35 years.  He led a successful magazine, event and digital business in the Hudson Valley and Westchester.  For 16 months, Ralph had been dealing with the aftereffects of a catastrophic brain injury and had battled valiantly to recover.  He was just 57 years old when he passed away last November.    Ralph started in the family business by doing circulation and selling advertising for Hudson

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4 Insights on Moving Events Online

As brands scramble to reimagine their events in the wake of cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, there is a resurgence of interest surrounding the virtual event space—one that looks a whole lot different than it did 10 years ago. Read the full article

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Position Zero is Dead

In 2014, Google introduced the featured snippet, a promoted organic ranking that we affectionately referred to as “position zero” or “ranking #0.” On January 23, Google announced a significant change. Read more

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Renaissance Publishing Wins IRMA Magazine of the Year

Two Louisiana-based magazines, Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile, made journalistic history last week when they tied for first place and were each awarded “Magazine of the Year” designation by the International and Regional Magazine Association (IRMA). This was the first time that the 59-year-old Association has ever had a tie for its most prestigious award. Adding to the surprise is that both magazines are published by the same company, Renaissance Publishing. According to Renaissance CEO Todd Matherne, “we’re proud to have won, not once but twice, especially over so much quality competition.” Read more.

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Publishing Trends to Watch in 2020

Melissa Chowning, CEO of Twenty-First Digital, takes a look at four publishing trends she sees coming in 2020. Here’s what to watch for in the media and publishing industry in the coming year. Read more

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CRMA Members Are Finalists for Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards

Congratulations to the CRMA members that are finalists for the Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards! The finalists include: Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Weddings, D Home, D Magazine, D Weddings, Hour Detroit, Houstonia Magazine, Marin Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, Sactown Magazine, Sonoma Magazine, Texas Monthly, What’s Up? Media. Click here to view the full list of finalists!

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The Marketing Funnel + Technical SEO

TFD (Twenty First Digital) recurring blog series on the marketing funnel is back. Learn about technical SEO. Technical SEO covers any SEO work that is done aside from content. While technical SEO efforts often go physically unseen, it’s just as important as any content SEO efforts your team is making. Read more.

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Texas Monthly Has a New Owner

Houston investor Randa Duncan Williams vows to protect the legacy of Texas Monthly and secure its long-term growth. Williams will be the fourth owner of the publication since 1973 when it was founded by Mike Levy. Read more.

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What Publishers Can Learn from Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is flourishing because consumers relate more to the individuals they follow on social media then they can to a brand. With a look at influencer marketing strategies, here are three ways media companies can connect with readers and get more personal. Read more. 

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The Latest Key Newsroom Job: Membership Editor

Publishers looking for membership revenue need to test, develop and distribute new kinds of content for a specific pocket of their audience. That’s given rise to a new kind of role, the membership editor. How and where does this new role fit in? Read more. 

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Cate Sanderson
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