Webinar: How to Turn Facebook’s Changes Into Big Ad Dollars! July 26

2-3 p.m.

“I’m only doing Facebook advertising.” Do you cringe when you hear those words from an advertiser? Well, guess what? Facebook has made some major changes that could seriously impact your advertisers in a negative way! Facebook is limiting ads on their platform and raising prices. So, how do you turn this news into more ad dollars for you? Veteran media sales expert, Ryan Dohrn, will share the ins and outs of these changes. He will explain what you can do to turn these changes into money in your pocket! This is a must-attend workshop for ad sales executives of all levels.

Meet the trainer: Ryan Dohrn is the host of the #1 iTunes advertising sales podcast Ad Sales Nation and has trained over 6,000 media sales people in seven countries. His 25-year media career spans newspapers, consumer, B2B, traditional, and digital media brands from Disney to PennWell. He is also the founder of Brain Swell Media, an international sales motivational keynote speaker, and Emmy Award winner, best-selling book author, and he still sells media today.

Cost to attend: $35

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PALMY Ad Contest Entry Deadline July 27

It's time to start gathering your newspaper's entries for the 2018 S.C. Press Association PALMY Advertising Contest! The digital entry platform and contest rules are live and the site will accept entries until Friday, July 27, 2018. The contest period is for ads that ran between May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018.

The PALMY Awards recognize the Palmetto State's best, brightest and most enterprising advertising professionals and advertisers, and the impact they have made in their communities! Enter your staff's best print and digital ads that were published in your newspaper’s full run or a zoned edition, specialty publication or on your website, affiliate site or tablet/mobile app. You may enter ads created by in-state and out-of-state corporate design centers that regularly create content for your SCPA member newspaper.
Webinar: Don’t Forget About Social July 27

2-3 p.m.

In light of Facebook’s changes, a lot of newsrooms are turning their focus away from social. But it’s still vital to most of our readers, so we can’t forget it. Here we will talk about a few tips and tricks to work with Facebook’s algorithm and what makes a good Facebook group. Plus, what content does best on Twitter, LinkedIn and Reddit.

Meet the trainer: Summer Moore is a digital project manager for GateHouse Media based in Austin, Texas. Summer works closely with GateHouse’s newspapers on digital training and growth, and everything that goes into that. She also runs newsletter strategy for the company, and works closely with the app development team. Before GateHouse, Summer was the digital and audience engagement editor for The Times of Northwest Indiana, and before that the lifestyles editor for The Repository in Canton, Ohio. She has been in journalism professionally for about a decade.

Cost to attend: $35

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Webinar: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
August 2

2-3 p.m.

Writing, editing, photography, videography, website and social media management…How much can one person do? And how can you find time to develop new skills? When you’re working in a small or resource-strapped organization, transformation and innovation can feel impossible. But you can try new things. The key is inspiration…and planning. Sara Konrad Baranowski will lead a discussion about where to find inspiration and how to adapt it to work for your organization-no matter the size.

Meet the trainer: Sara Konrad Baranowski is editor of the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, a twice-weekly newspaper in rural northern Iowa. In her 12 years there, she’s led the newsroom through a convergence of newspaper and radio news; overseen redesigns of the print product; launched two digital newsletters; and overhauled the website twice, boosting traffic by more than 250 percent since 2014. In the last 10 years the Times Citizen has received more than 120 state and national awards. Baranowski has been recognized for her writing, investigative reporting, videography and slideshows. In 2014, she was named to Editor & Publisher magazine’s 25 under 35 list, and in 2017 she was selected to attend the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

Cost to attend: $35

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IRE Computer-Assisted Reporting Bootcamp Sept. 28

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SCPA Offices, Columbia

More details coming soon!

National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13
Details and promo kit coming soon!
Ad Sales Basics Oct. 11
More details coming soon!
SCPA Executive Committee Meeting Oct. 25

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
SCPA Offices, Columbia

SCPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation April 5-6. 2019
The Marriott, Columbia
More details coming soon!

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