Devoted to Growing Audience, Marketing & Membership
    March 25-27, 2017 St Louis, MO
    September 23-25, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA


    Devoted to Growing Audience, Marketing & Membership
    March 25-27, 2017 St Louis, MO
    September 23-25, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA


    Rooms from $119.00 for Mega Summit Attendees



Two Days of Inspiration!

Mega Summit Central - - St. Louis, MO // Early Registration Only $319
Mega Summit East - – Pittsburgh, PA // Registration Coming Soon

NOW TWO GREAT MEGA SUMMIT OPTIONS! Join the 360 Media Alliance, CSCMA & MCMA in St. Louis or the 360 Media Alliance, I-SCMA, OCMA & NYSCMA in Pittsburgh. Gather with many fellow industry executives at either of the annual Audience Mega Summits. These yearly educational as well as motivational conference are the largest audience focused shows in the industry. We welcome Publishers, Audience & Marketing Executives to attend. Early Registration is only $319.00, which includes full program and most meals. Rooms only $119

The Vision

If you aren't in St. Louis and/or Pittsburgh, you are not in the audience game.  Join us to capture the latest and greatest techniques, innovations, strategies that have proven successes.


Pick either of 2 action packed days featuring many of the best industry speakers. Meet with 50+ cutting edge business partners. Network with over 200 industry colleagues.


Join us Sunday afternoon with 20 workshops and roundtables focused on nearly aspect of the business from new revenue to expense saving ideas.




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Audience / Marketing / Revenue

Topics Covering All Aspect of Growing Audience, Building Loyalty/Membership and Bringing Alternative Value and Revenue to your companies bottom-line.

Mega Summit Central Hosted By: 360 Media Alliance, CSCMA, MCMA with our Media Sponsors
Mega Summit East Hosted By: 360 Media Alliance, I-SCMA, OCMA, NYSCMA with our Media Sponsors


Check-In Day

On behalf of the 360 Media Alliance, CSCMA and MCMA, we would like to welcome Circulation Executives, Marketing Managers, Loyalty/Membership Managers and Other Key Audience Executives. 2017 represents the 5th annual Mega Summit, which has become the leading news media industry "MUST-ATTEND" conference for anyone who is responsible for growing audience and increasing the bottom-line associated with audience. Regardless if you are in audience, circulation, marketing, data management, or loyalty.& membership, this is a must attend event.

As in previous years, this year promises to send you away with multiple new ideas, innovations and programs that when implemented will boost your profits and reduce your expenses on all levels. We have many great speakers, cutting edge topics and will continue our highly rated workshop format once again.

The 360 Media Summit offers plenty of new and award winning solutions that can transform your audience and circulation efforts. With the profitability solutions that matters most, you can grow the amount of information to boost your audience, circulation, marketing as well as your loyalty/membership efforts in 2017.

We would encourage all publishers that still value growth in audience to highly consider sending your audience executives to this outstanding and enlightening event. You won't be disappointed!

HOTEL CHECK -IN / BOOK A ROOM 1-314-423-9700


Business Partner Table Set-up

11:00AM - 5:00PM

CSCMA / MCMA Sectional Board Meeting

1PM to 5PM

Saturday Registration

3PM to 5PM

Welcome Reception with the Business Partners

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Dinner On Your Own Or With Groups

7:30PM - ?????

Day 1

Turn off your cell phones and settle in with a very powerful and impactful Day one. Day one promises to provide a plethora of outstanding presentations and multiple workshops covering just about every aspect of the audience/circulation arena. As is a tradition at the 360 Mega Summit, we will begin day one with an outstanding upper level view of the industry and where it is going. This ten thousand foot level view will set the stage for the rest of the summit and the presentations set to follow. As the day wears on, that view or vantage point slowly descends into the trenches and everyday audience/circulation questions that we all have. With the early morning being devoted to a high-level presentation which provides great insights that will help determine the decisions you need to make within your organizations. As we move through the remaining presentations throughout the morning, you will gather information on various topics sure to enlighten. In the afternoon, you will have the choice of over 16 workshops covering all areas of the audience game. From single copy, expense reductions, NIE, sales strategies, pay-walls, pricing, legal issues, insurance issues and the list goes on – you can select which ever makes the most sense for your property. Miss Day one and you miss much of the meat of the Mega Summit!

Breakfast Buffet 6:30 to 7:45

Sponsored by: ANS Technologies & Routesmart (Free with Conference Voucher)

Day 1 Welcome & Overview

JOHN NEWBY 360 Media Alliance

Growing Audiences & Revenue Through Events

Jason Taylor Gatehouse

Intelligent Audience Engagement

Patrick Glennon G2Marketing

Vendor Blender With Business Partners

Sponsors Custom Business Systems & CirTech.

Print First – A Contrarian Point of View

Aaron Kotarek Oahu Publications

Big and Little Data Leaps

Sponsors – Leap Media Solutions

Buffett Lunch - Grand Pavilion

360 Mega Summit Central Networking Lunch Break

1:00PM Breakout Lineup

2:00PM Breakout Sessions

Vendor Blender With Business Partners

Sponsors – Subscription Services North & Steel City

3:00PM Breakout Sessions

4:00PM Breakout Sessions


Sponsored By Zinser Law

Day 2

Day one was long and very informative but don’t get to comfortable as day two promises to be just as enlightening and informative. Turn off your cell phones and settle in with a very powerful and impactful day. Day two gets started with what has become a tradition, the always entertaining and informative Michael Zinser presentation that is sure to not only entertain, but provide the critical elements on the legal front that every audience executive MUST be up to date with. After Michael Zinser, the rest of the day is packed with several outstanding industry presentations that cover practically every facet of the business. From John Murray and the Newspaper Association to Nancy Lane, the Executive Director of the Local Media Association, the day will be fast moving and informational. You will not want to leave early, the final session on Day two is the always great “30 ideas in 60 minutes” presentation pieced together by the CSCMA and MCMA that is sure to provide many great ideas to take home to your properties and then implement in short order.

Breakfast Buffet 7:00 to 7:45

Sponsors: Schermerhorn Bros and VoicePort. (Free with Conference Voucher)

Day 2 Welcome

JOHN NEWBY 360 Media Alliance

What’s New in the Legal Arena

Michael Zinser The Zinser Law Firm

Industry Trends. Statistics & Analysis

John Murray News Media Alliance

Vendor Blender With Business Partners

Sponsors – Turnkey Solutions and Subscription Services North

Innovation & Audience North of the Border

Sandy McCloud Toronto Star

Midwest Lunch with our Business Partners

Sponsors – TCN Broadcasting & Schermerhorn Bros.

Maximize the Power of Membership

Presented By Carol Stein – Stein Marketing

30 Winning Ideas in 60 Minutes

Presented By CSCMA & MCMA

2016 Mega Summit Wrap-up

John Newby – 360 Media Alliance

Post Conference Board Meeting

Presented By CSCMA, MCMA & 360 Media Alliance


  • Legal Issues

    Speaker: Michael Zinser

    Education Seminar

    8:30am, Monday Morning

    Always a Mega Summit highlight. The legal arena continues to get cloudier by the month and the legal storm clouds on the horizon are moving in fast. From the legal issues surrounding the "Independent Contractor" status to the exempt/non-exempt changes, this session will be worth of the price of the conference by itself.

  • Audience Revenue

    Speaker: Aaron Kotarek

    HTML5 & CSS3

    Print has certainly not left the station? Not so fast folks. Aaron comes from the islands and will discuss how Oahu Publications has bucked the national news media industry trends over the past 5 years to grow overall print volumes through a diversified product portfolio approach using print centric strategies and tactics. For those that still believe in the future of print, this is a session that you will not most certainly not want to miss.

  • Executive Panel

    Speaker: John Murray

    jQuery Master Class

    Always a highlight of any audience conference, John Murray has become a welcome mainstay on the Mega Summit circuit and is back again in 2017. They say facts, figures and logic is all we need to win the battle, John always comes armed with plenty of data, facts, figures and profound logic to help us win the war. Listen as John discusses the latest trends in the news media industry as well as what appears to be working and what may not be so great. John brings a unique perspective from the 30,000 level that still translate to whatever level your company desires.


Conference Will Be Held At

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

1 South Broadway Saint Louis, Missouri 63102


Less than a mile from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Free Bus shuttle from and to the air port. Rooms have Flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, desks and coffeemakers are offered in all of the upscale rooms. WiFi is available(fee). Some rooms add access to a private lounge with free continental breakfast, snacks and dessert. Suites have minifridges and additional TVs. Hotel restaurant with easy access to the city

Getting Here

Air Travel

Less than a mile from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, this modern hotel is 13.4 miles from Saint Louis Zoo.

By Car

  • 1 South Broadway
  • Saint Louis, Missouri 63102 USA Easy access on and off the highway. Parking is $10 a day for guest. Non-guest $15


Travel Notes

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Our Business Partners Are Most Critical to our Success!

Contact them before, during, or after, the 360 Mega Summit to receive the best tools, products or solutions the industry has to offer us.

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners




  • 50+ exhibits from our Business Partners

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    Make no mistake, our trusted business partners are most critical to the ongoing success of the news-media industry.  As part of your Mega Summit experience, you can rub shoulders with 50+ exhibits from the leading news-media industry business partners. You won't find a larger audience/circulation exhibit hall under one roof anywhere in the United States

  • Networking with over 200 executives

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    Discuss hot issues that are important to the industry today. Meet with fellow audience/circulation/marketing managgers and publishers from around the country. You won't find a better opportunity to network with like-minded executives sharing information, insights and knowledge from those fighting the same battles as you.

  • Over 30 Powerful Presentations

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    The Mega Summit provides a powerful line-up of some the greatest audience and marketing minds the industry has to offer.  Enjoy over 30 powerful and insightful presentations covering nearly all aspects of the total audience arena including team motivation, whats next, publisher proven secerts, changes in legal, boosting profits with digital and print.


Get in touch by email

For more information contact the 360 Media Alliance event team by email