Thank you to our 2021 FMC sponsors and exhibitors!

The Florida Press Association and Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for participating in this year’s conference. Take a moment and check out the companies that made this year’s conference possible.

Diamond Elite Sponsor

Modulist specializes in the processing of user-generated paid content, helping media “Publish life’s stories” about people. Our world[1]class, intuitive, online portal allows users to submit paid content, such as obituaries, announcements, milestones and more to multiple publications through a single transaction. We help our partners to decrease production costs and increase revenue. During 2020, we processed more than 40,000 orders and $5 million in revenue for our clients, without costing them a dime


For more than a decade, BlueToad has been the digital content partner of choice for thousands of publishers across the globe to create and monetize beautifully responsive digital editions and web content. BlueToad helps publishers credibly and affordably meet reader expectations with emerging technologies like mobile editions, responsive web content, and audio articles. BlueToad’s Lily Platform is designed specifically to create rich and engaging mobile editions from print-ready PDFs in just three business days. Contact us to learn more.

Circulation Verification Council
Lanyard Sponsor

CVC provides circulation audits and readership studies to newspapers, magazines and niche publications throughout North America, including 116 in Florida. CVC audits include print, website, digital edition, social media, email marketing, mobile and text media. CVC readership studies give publishers accurate demographics spanning multiple media platforms. CVC audits thousands of editions nationwide representing over 60,000,000 circulation.

First Amendment Foundation

The First Amendment Foundation is a highly visible and accessible source of authoritative information, expertise and assistance to the public and news media. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by the FPA, the FSNE and the FAB to ensure that public commitment and progress in the areas of free speech, free press, and open government do not become checked and diluted. Its purpose is to protect and advance the public’s constitutional right to open government by providing education and training, legal aid and information.


Florida Press Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to literacy, newspaper in education, and training for Florida newspapers. Florida Press Educational Services is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of newspaper professionals that promotes reading, particularly for young people and encourages the use of the daily paper as an up-to-date, instructional classroom tool. Through NIE, newspapers are used in all subjects as a progressive teaching resource.

Intersect Media
Presenting sponsor

Intersect Media  is the marketing and media placement agency of the Florida Press Association. IMS uses the latest industry and media research to help its customers better define their advertising objectives and pinpoint the delivery of the message to their target market. Using print, mobile and online media, IMS facilitates its customers reach. IMS is a wholly-owned, but independently-operated subsidiary of the non-profit Florida Press Association, and serves a growing list of sophisticated clients. From research to planning to placement, IMS drives incremental revenue to Florida’s news media organizations.

LSC Communications

With a rich history of industry experience, innovative solutions and service reliability, LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) is a leader in print and digital media solutions for storytellers around the world. Our traditional and digital print-related services serve the needs of publishers, brands and retail marketers. With advanced technology and a consultative approach, our supply chain solutions meet the needs of each business by getting their content into the right hands as efficiently as possible.


All your printing needs can be accomplished under one roof – publications, catalogs, mailing, displays, indoor signage, promotional items, and vehicle wraps, all supplied by a single vendor. Panaprint is a simple one-stop solution for your printing needs. Panaprint offers perfect binding, UV coating inline, a huge paper inventory, and streamline pricing for sheetfed, web, and digital printing.

Preferred Marketing Solutions
Gold sponsor

Preferred Marketing Solutions is a single source for FSI print, catalogs, & direct mail execution. Everything a newspaper company would need for seamless quick-to-the market plan executions. Experienced staff delivers world-class customer service & marketing support across all print and direct mail avenues. It’s all right here at Preferred Marketing Solutions!


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 print, 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.

Palm Beach Media Group
Coffee Lounge Sponsor & Charlie Awards Reception Sponsor

Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces six lifestyle monthlies: the flagship Illustrated titles, Palm Beach Illustrated (established 1952), Naples Illustrated (established 1998), and Fort Lauderdale Illustrated (established 2019); Aventura (established 1997); Jupiter (established 2000); and Stuart (established TKTK). Palm Beach Media Group also publishes internationally renowned design magazine Florida Design (established 1990) and its affiliated titles, Florida Design Naples, Florida Design Miami, and Florida Design Sourcebook. Other proprietary titles include Palm Beach Charity Register, Naples Charity Register, Palm Beach 100, Naples 100, Collect, Go561, South Florida Baby & Beyond, Palm Beach Relocation Guide, and Southwest Florida Relocation Guide.

Silver Sponsor

Walsworth is a top-five magazine printer that offers end-to-end print and digital solutions. From design to distribution, we craft customized solutions that go beyond just paper and ink. We know our offerings are only as valuable as our ability to deliver on them every day. That’s where our people make the difference. Our employees are experienced, passionate and go the extra mile to meet your needs on time and budget.

Observer Media Group
Bag Sponsor & FPA Awards Lunch Sponsor

Observer Media Group  Formed in 1995 with the acquisition of the Longboat Observer, The Observer Media Group has grown into a family-owned and operated multimedia company with eight community newspapers, three business newspapers, six websites, three magazines and multiple social media channels reaching more than 456,967 people throughout Florida.

Silver Sponsor

ASK-CRM  was developed from the ground up by newspaper veterans to help your sales team maximize their sales efforts. We start by integrating your customer and sales history into ASK-CRM and then provide in-depth analysis to guide your sales team in the best direction. Our analysis includes account transactional history that is complete with final ad images from your production process. Next, your sales history is molded into a dynamic and flexible advertiser churn analysis which helps with account retention and/or reactivation. We do all of this and so much more at an affordable cost and for media companies of all sizes. We’d love an opportunity to share more of our story with you. Let’s talk!


Column is a public benefit company founded by Jake Seaton, the fifth generation of local media family based out of Manhattan, Kansas. Column offers publishers a collaborative public notice software platform to streamline operations and deliver a modern order experience to their clients. Since launch in September 2020, the company has signed on a roster of publishing partners including The McClatchy Company, Ogden Newspapers, Adams Publishing Group, and more. To learn more visit:


Reclaim your local recruitment advertising market. We are putting media companies back where they belong: top of mind for local employers. Until recently, media companies had little choice when it comes to recruitment partners. Not any more. Recruitology places our partners’ brands foremost. Whether you need a full-featured job board, programmatic advertising, or best-in-class niche job boards, we’ve got you covered. All solutions are designed from the ground up to be white labeled.


SRDS is the industry standard for media buying and planning, providing agencies and brands with comprehensive and efficient data and tools to incorporate digital and traditional media into modern, audience-first buying practices. For publishers, SRDS is a powerful revenue driver that helps them to connect with media buyers efficiently and effectively. Its platform is comprised of inventory from over 125,000 media brands. For more information, visit SRDS: Where media decisions are made.