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Thursday, Jan. 30

9 am    Pre-Con Meeting – Crowne Room

 

11 am  MPA-MPS Board Meeting – Jacksonian Board Room

            Presiding: MPA-MPS President Jim Prince, The Neshoba Democrat

           

3 pm    MPAEF Board Meeting – Jacksonian Board Room

Presiding: MPAEF Chairman Jim Prince, The Neshoba Democrat

 

4 pm    MCFOI Board Meeting – Natchez Board Room

 

6 pm    Reception – Diplomat

 

7 pm    MPA Education Foundation Benefit Roast – Westbrook Ballroom

            Honoring Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann

            Emcee: Sid Salter, Mississippi State University


9 pm    Events conclude for the evening

 

Friday, Jan. 31

8 am    Registration opens – Regency Hall

            Continental breakfast available

 

9 am    OPENING SESSION – Diplomat I & II

             Presented by Dianne Dyar, Dyar Communication & Strategy

 

9:30     GENERAL SESSION Diplomat I & II

            “New Era, New Strategies”

            What local retailers need from their newspapers
           
Presented by Margie Johnson, Shop Talk

10:30   Coffee Break – Regency Hall

 

10:45   GENERAL SESSION Resumes – Diplomat I & II

 

Noon    LUNCHEON PROGRAM – Madison Hall

            Presentation on MPA's New Marketing Initiative

            Panelists: Jim Prince, Mississippi Press Association
                & John McKie, managing partner, GodwinGroup
 

2:00     CONCURRENT SESSIONS

            A) Ad Sales Boot Camp – Amphitheater?  
                 Presented by John Lindsey, Lindsey & Associates
  
            B) Magazine & Niche Product Design  – Diplomat I

                 Presented by Darren Sanefski, University of Mississippi
            C) Best Practices for Websites – Diplomat II

                  Panelists: David Gustafson, The Lamar Times & The Petal News;
                 Peter Imes, The Commercial Dispatch; and Gary Sosniecki, Townnews.com

3:15     Afternoon Break

 

             3:30   CONCURRENT SESSIONS

                       A) Ad Sales Boot Camp continues – Amphitheater?  
                            Presented by John Lindsey, Lindsey & Associates
  
                       B) Magazine & Niche Product Design repeats  – Diplomat I

                            Presented by Darren Sanefski, University of Mississippi
                       C) Publishers Roundtable – Crowne Room
                            Moderated by Reece Terry, The Daily Corinthian

 

4:45     Free Time

 

6 pm    MPA Tailgate Party – Penthouse
            Music, cocktails and dinner

            Music by
Eddie Raymond
 

10 pm  Hospitality – Port Gibson Board Room

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

8 am    Registration Opens – Regency Hall

8:30     SILVER DOLLAR BREAKFAST – Salon A

Idea exchange – Bring your best revenue ideas to share

 

10 am  Break & Check out – Regency Hall

10:30  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

            A) Selling Against Competitive Media – Amphitheater
                 Presented by John Lindsey, Lindsey & Associates
  
            B) Network Sales Best Practices  –
Diplomat I
                 Presented by David Gillis, MPS Director of Sales
            C) Government Affairs Committee –
Diplomat II

 

11:45   Break  Regency Hall

 

Noon    BNC Advertising Awards Luncheon – Salon A

Emcees: Stephanie Patton, The Leland Progress, and Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger

 

2 pm    Adjourn


 

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