Many thanks for your continued support of PBAA.
Attached is your 2012 PBAA dues invoice. Payment in full is due before March 30, 2012, although we are sending this now for those of you who wish to process this invoice in calendar 2011.
The good news is that 2011 has proved to be more upbeat and constructive than we had anticipated a year ago. We had tremendous response to the 2011 Retail Marketplace conference, with a huge attendance, great speakers and workshops, and very positive one on one meetings.
Also, in 2011 we re-launched our www.pbaa.net website which will permit us to have greater enhanced benefits for our members such as instant access to the 2012 PBAA Directory; available NOW online to Members Only!
Here is your unique member login information (please forward to your company employees ONLY):
Username: (sent via email to company key contact)
Password: (sent via email to company key contact)
While still a $4B powerhouse at retail, our industry is at a crossroads. Retailers are concerned about declining sales and digital editions, wholesalers are concerned about margins and remaining viable, publishers are looking to end the newsstand slide while developing new markets through digital devices, and national distributors are concerned about all of the above.
PBAA's mission has always been to be "the voice of the newsstand industry," and in 2012 we plan to be leaders in addressing the concerns mentioned above. PBAA member meetings and seminars will showcase opportunities and best practices, as well as discussing the challenges we and our customers face in the current climate. Our new officers’ positions are aligned with the changing landscape of the newsstand industry to best communicate information on these topics to our membership and the retailer community at large. Your membership will be more valuable than ever.
So, please renew your commitment to PBAA and newsstand sales. We look forward to working with you again in 2012, and hope that you'll share your suggestions and thoughts on PBAA programs with us.
Our best wishes for a happy holiday season.
Lisa & Jose
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Nearly 500 delegates attended our Forum day in Barcelona and for those who attended and for those who missed it we can now present a summary of each session courtesy of Lisa Scott (Executive Director, PBAA - USA), a copy of all the presentations and selected pictures of the day.
Don't miss the only event that brings together all the trading partners within the magazine and book retail supply chain - from retailers and publishers to wholesalers and national distributors.
Retail Sales Success - Connecting with Consumers Every Day:
Keynote Speaker, Roger Fordyce, Executive Vice President and COO, Operations, Hudson Group will discuss how Hudson continues to thrive and grow in this current economic landscape.
Plus in-store execution best practices, magazine success stories and how digital can drive sales.
Leading DC Journalist to Provide Exclusive Analysis of 2012's Political Landscape
National Journal White House Correspondent Major Garrett – formerly Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News – will offer his unvarnished take on the 2012 Presidential election in a provocative keynote address at Retail MarketPlace 2012.
Garrett will also analyze the current political landscape and offer insights on key issues affecting voters and businesses throughout the country. Garrett’s high-profile career in media includes eight years at Fox News where he also covered the White House, Congress, the war in Iraq and two Presidential elections. His work has appeared in many magazines and he has authored three books.
Don’t miss this lively, timely look at the 2012 Election – as well as Garrett’s unique perspective on the importance of magazine media in shaping the national political discussion
The Future of Digital is Print – Everything Old is New Again
Get ready for a provocative conversation with one of today’s most charismatic branding experts – Drew Davis of Tippingpoint Labs. A leading brand and digital strategist, Drew helps companies find opportunity and prosper in today’s ever-changing landscape.
Creative, smart and entertaining – Drew is not afraid to break the rules and offer fresh new thinking for building business. He brings lively ideas and strategic insights to two important topics for retail magazine growth: The Future of Digital IS Print Everything Old is New Again
Extended “Family”: How Family Circle Grows Its Footprint
Each month, Family Circle sells hundreds of thousands of magazines at retail. In this provocative keynote presentation, editor Linda Fears will discuss how Family Circle’s focus on being the leading brand for moms of teens and tweens combined with social media, in-store activities and other initiatives has enabled the brand to strengthen its connection with its newsstand and subscription readers.
Tackling the Sales Challenges at Retail-What Major Suppliers are Doing to Drive Sales
Leaders from national distributors and wholesalers will focus on success stories at retail and what they have done to increase single copy sales and ways to collaborate in the future.
Reminder: Registration includes 2 nights hotel stay.
Click here to to download our form to register by Mail or purchase online: