FPA Column Partnership

FPA and Column recently entered into a partnership to provide services that will augment FPA’s aggregated public notice website at floridapublicnotices.com, which will continue to be free for use by the public to access and search for public notices and by FPA members to upload their notices as required by Florida law. Further, FPA will be supporting Column’s efforts to market its software platform product used by media businesses to support governments and the legal sector in the process of notifying the public.“We are looking forward to our partnership with Column as they continue their work in Florida,” said FPA President Jim Fogler. “The Column team has shown its innovation and forward-thinking in this space. We are happy to be able to tap into that energy and collaboration with the Company as we seek to preserve and make public notices even more accessible to citizens and in the format where they look for them—in their local newspapers in print and/or online.”

“Florida is an important state for public notice policy innovation,” Fogler said. “This year, the state legislature passed a historic and significant law.  Column is committed to empowering Florida publishers and the Florida Press Association with the technology they need to meet this new policy framework head-on to build the future of public notice.”
Under this agreement with Column, FPA members will continue to be able to seamlessly upload their public notices to FPA’s aggregate website as they have been doing. Column’s enterprise tools will be available to those individual members that wish to use them to facilitate the publishing process of their notices with government and private sector customers. Members are encouraged to schedule a demo or contact info@column.us for details.

Column’s Founder & CEO, Jake Seaton, shared his view that the partnership will “help publishers facilitate statewide compliance with these changes, simplify the process, increase revenue, and deliver a powerful customer experience for the local governments, legal services, and individuals required to place notices by law.”

Column will have a physical office in Miami, while remaining a remote-first company. The company was recently named the winner of a Miami startup competition hosted by Mayor Francis Suarez and others.

For more information contact, Jim Fogler directly at jfogler@flpress.com or at 845.219.9400. Please be on the lookout in our next e-Bulletin for the upcoming FPA VIP Roundtable discussion for an opportunity to meet our Column partners in person via Zoom and to hear about next steps in regards to our Public Notice plans.