2018 Speakers

    Successful Social Media Strategies Thursday, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Port Royal II Annie Black is the Social Media Manager for Paste Magazine. Called “well-rounded” and “intelligent” by USA Today and “a well-respected, iconic brand” by Mashable, Paste Magazine covers...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Andy Blizzard is the Vice President of Revenue for Palm Beach Newspapers, a Cox Media Group property, where he is responsible for advertising sales for The Palm...
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    Magazine Track Thursday, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Port Royal II As publisher and creative director of South magazine, Michael Brooks is the creator of one of the region’s most award-winning magazines. Enamored of the richness and vitality of the...
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    Advertiser Insights: Freedom Health Friday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Port Royal I Ricardo Cabrera has been the Business Development Manager for Freedom Health & Optimum HealthCare for the past 11 years. He is responsible for developing business alliances with...
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    Round-table discussions Friday, 8:00 am – 8:45 am Vanderbilt I Paul J. Campoamor, LHAS, BC-HIS, ACA, is the President and Co-Founder of Florida Medical Hearing Centers. He is a Board Certified Audioprosthologist with 15 years of experience. A lifelong resident...
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    Advertiser Insights: Naples Convention & Visitors Bureau Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Port Royal I Ed Caum is the Deputy Director of Tourism and Sports for Collier County Government.
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    McClatchy Partnership with Simpli.fi Friday, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Port Royal I Matthew Christiansen is the Platform Director, Local Media Companies for advertising technology company Simpli.fi. Formerly the Director of Sales for a performance marketing agency in New York,...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Sarah Cooksey is the Senior Online Account Executive at the Orlando Sentinel.
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    The Pulitzer Prize Friday, 10:00 am – 10:55 am Estuary II John Cutter is managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel and a director of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group. His responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the newsroom and working...
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    Recruiting and Keeping Great Sales People Thursday, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Estuary I Penny DiGregorio is the Retail Advertising Manager for the Observer Media Group in Sarasota.
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    Destination 2020: How Do We Get There Stronger and Smarter Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Vanderbilt I Reader Revenue: Realities and Myths, A Deep Dive Thursday, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Estuary II Re-Imagining News Products, The New Role...
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    Selling Traditional Media to Haters Friday, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Port Royal II 6 Revenue Ideas To Drive Huge Profits Friday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Port Royal II Ryan Dohrn is the founder of media sales training firm...
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    Why Print Still Matters Friday, 9:00 am – 9:45 am Vanderbilt I David Dunn-Rankin is the President of the Sun Coast Media Group in Sarasota.
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    Why Print Still Matters Friday, 9:00 am – 9:45 am Vanderbilt I Bruce Faulmann is the VP of Sales and Marketing for the Tampa Bay Times.
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    Why Print Still Matters Friday, 9:00 am – 9:45 am Vanderbilt I Pason Gaddis is President and Group Publisher of Florida Weekly.
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    Digital Transformation Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary II Matthew Karolian is taking a nine month break from serving as director of audience engagement at The Boston Globe to study artificial intelligence as a Nieman fellow at Harvard. Save
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    6 Revenue Ideas To Drive Huge Profits Friday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Port Royal II Carolyn Klinger began her career in media over 20 years ago. After graduating with a BA in Marketing from Georgia Southern University, Carolyn began...
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    Finding the Real Florida Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Port Royal II Jeff Klinkenberg wrote Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times for nearly four decades. His latest collection of book essays, Alligators in B-Flat, was published by the...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Robin Lankton is the client strategy director at Gannett, USA Today Network for the west coast of Florida which includes the Naples Daily News, The News-Press, Tallahassee...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Robert Lee has a reputation as an irreverent plain-spoken media guy. Some call him an interesting mix of sweet and salty. He has lead successful teams in...
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    FSNE Journalism Contest Awards Lunch Keynote Thursday, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Vanderbilt I Joanne Lipman is senior vice president and chief content officer of GANNETT, and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK. She began her career...
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    Digital Transformation Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary II Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez is the executive editor and senior vice president for news at the Miami Herald. She was named editor in 2010, the first Hispanic and only the...
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    Recruiting and Keeping Great Sales People Thursday, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Estuary I Eric Myers, VP-Advertising, joined Cox Media Group and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) in 2010 and has been a key leader in the reinvigoration of its sales...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Michelle Mitchell is the Vice President of Advertising at the Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota.
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    Round-table discussions Friday, 8:00 am – 8:45 am Vanderbilt I Elissa is the Outreach Manager for FTRI, a nonprofit agency charged with administering Florida’s Free Phones for People with Hearing Loss Program, which provides free amplified phones to Floridians who...
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    Legal & Legislative Update Thursday, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Estuary I Samuel J. Morley is General Counsel for the Florida Press Association, directs legislative and lobbying efforts on behalf of the association and oversees the Legal Hotline, a free...
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    The Pulitzer Prize Friday, 10:00 am – 10:55 am Estuary II Nicholas Nehamas is an investigative reporter at the Miami Herald, where he was part of the global team of journalists that broke the Panama Papers. He previously covered real estate and health...
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    Why Print Still Matters Friday, 9:00 am – 9:45 am Vanderbilt I Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Advertisers Friday, 10:00 am – 10:55 am Estuary I Mark Nusbaum is the President of Times-Union Media.  Before taking the position here...
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    The Pulitzer Prize Friday, 10:00 am – 10:55 am Estuary II Laura Reiley has been the Tampa Bay Times’ food critic since 2007. She chose that path not because, as her brother uncharitably asserted, it combined her two favorite things:...
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    The Business of Designing for your Magazine Friday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Port Royal II Hector Sanchez is an award-winning art director specializing in editorial design. Sanchez has received numerous design honors, including medals from the Society of Publication...
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    Profiting from Private Sector Partnerships Thursday, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Port Royal I Bill Schiller is the CEO of REfindly, an integrated platform of solutions solely customized for the real estate industry. REfindly has gained recognition among the Top...
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    Digital Transformation Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary II As Managing Editor for opinion for Philadelphia Media Network, Sandra Shea oversees the editorial and opinion operations for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. After joining the Philadelphia Daily...
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    Advertiser Insights: Ulta Beauty Friday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Port Royal I Cheryl Sone is the Media Director for Ulta Beauty. She has 30 years of experience in media, primarily at ad agencies, before coming to Ulta. She has...
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    Advertiser Insights: Google Thursday, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Port Royal I Amy Swartz is the Lead of Traditional Media Sales Enablement for SEM premier partners at Google. She is responsible for the education of Google’s products, sales, and strategy...
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    Digital for Fun and Profit Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary I Emily Walsh is the Publisher of the Longboat, East County, Sarasota and Siesta Key Observers; Season, LWR Life and Home magazines and YourObserver.com with the Observer Media...
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    Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Advertisers Friday, 10:00 am – 10:55 am Estuary I Dana Wardeh is the Director of Digital Sales & Media Strategy for the Orlando Sentinel Media Group. She is responsible for developing multimedia sales strategies...
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    Digital Transformation Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Estuary II Mike Wilson has been editor of The Dallas Morning News since February 2015. He started his career at the Miami Herald, then worked for 18 years at the Tampa Bay...
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