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Annual Convention Program

Celebrating 30 Years of Parenting Publications!

February 26-28, 2015 - Baltimore, MD

Building Audience and Making Money: the Keys to our SUCCESS

Our Mission: That every PMA conference attendee goes home with ideas that will create a $10K difference in their business!

To review the entire program for the Annual Convention, click on the brochure image to download the full meeting Brochure. You can also check out the links for session descriptions by either the Building Revenue sessions or the Building Audience sessions.


Check out the brief bios of the outstanding speakers for this year's meeting:

Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey has taught:

  • Google employees how to use Google Analytics,
  • Experian how to present data,
  • Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson online marketing.

Since 1998, Matt has instructed thousands of companies through in-house training, conferences and workshops. He is one of the highest rated speakers in the industry for his ability to communicate complex information in a practical, humorous way.

With nearly 20 years in the online marketing industry, Matt boasts years of experience and an impressive client list; Google, Hilton International, Johnson & Johnson, Gerber Life, Experian, Disney, American Greetings, Travel Weekly, Toys R Us and The Direct Marketing Association are just a few of the hundreds of companies that have benefited from his expertise.

Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni

Samir Husni, aka "Mr. Magazine"™, is the director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, School of Journalism. He is also Professor and Hederman Lecturer at the School of Journalism.

Dr. Husni is the author of the annual Samir Husni's Guide to New Magazines, which is now in its 25th year. He is also the author of Magazine Publishing in the 21st Century, published by Kendall Hunt, Launch Your Own Magazine: A Guide for Succeeding in Today's Marketplace published by Hamblett House, Inc. and Selling Content: The Step-by-Step Art of Packaging Your Own Magazine, published by Kendall Hunt. He is the editor of The Future of Magazines.

He is "the country's leading magazine expert," according to Forbes ASAP magazine, "the nation's leading authority on new magazines," according to min:media industry newsletter; "a world-renowned expert on print journalism" according to CBS News Sunday Morning and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him "the planet's leading expert on new magazines."

Alisa Cromer

Alisa Cromer launched the first Angie's list-style review site for media technology, MediaExecsTech during her fellowship. The site was developed by LocalMediaInsider for its more than 400 media subscribers. Local Media Insider is an online trade journal serving local media executives in television, radio and newspapers who are developing digital business models.

Neil Berman

Neil Berman is a pioneer in the email marketing Industry, founding Delivra in 1999 from his kitchen table.  The entrepreneur has grown the company to deliver over 2 billion emails annually. Delivra has been an Indiana's Best Places to Work each of the last 4 years and named to the Inc. 5000 List for three consecutive years as one of one of America's fastest growing companies.  The Indianapolis-based company offers customized digital marketing software and services to small businesses in all industries and verticals, including Lakewood Media, Indy’s Child and Indiana Business Journal.

Liz Zack

Liz Zack is the Editorial Director of New Jersey Family, overseeing editorial strategy for both print and digital. In the six months she’s been in the role, average monthly uniques are up 92%. Prior to joining New Jersey Family, she was the Editorial Director of iVillage and iVillage UK, where she oversaw channels such as parenting, entertainment, food and health. In her four years there she led multiple redesigns, doubled site uniques and increased social referrals by over 300%. Zack also developed the wildly successful “Hottest Dad in America” contest franchise and was a regular guest on NBC’s “TODAY.”

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2015 Convention - Building Audience Sessions

Check out the detailed descriptions for the Building Audience sessions at the 2015 Annual Convention Feb 26-28 in Baltimore, MD

2015 Convention - Building Revenue Sessions

Check out the detailed descriptions for the Building Revenue sessions at the 2015 Annual Convention Feb 26-28 in Baltimore, MD

Download Convention Brochure!


The brochure is available for you to download by clicking on the image above.


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