he Key Executive Mega-Conference kicked off Feb. 25 at the Paris Las Vegas with approximately 700 attendees.

The Mega-Conference is a joint effort of newspaper media associations that have an estimated combined membership of more than 5,000 publishers. Hosts are the Inland Press Association, Local Media Association, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and News Media Alliance, with the Nevada Press Association as a local partner. 

Exhibitors showcased new services, software and mergers aimed to increase efficiency in newspaper operations.

Some highlights included Brainworks announcing new cloud-based solutions in collaboration with CRM development partner APG Media; events marketing automation platform Evvnt announcing a strategic partnership with Metro Creative Graphics and TownNews announcing that it’s formed a partnership with AffinityX and that it’s acquiring GTxcel's Rayos and Rivista content management system business.

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