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CNPA and Column: Get onboard

CNPA and Column: Get onboard

UnnamedCNPA‘s informational webinar last Thursday provided background and a primer on Column’s new public-notice platform.

Column is billed as “the first collaborative public notice platform helping publishers, governments and legal services work together to inform their communities.” And CNPA is quickly sharing details with members regarding this crucial enhancement in public notice.

All adjudicated CNPA Members should encourage their legal-notice staff to learn about this initiative now.

View CNPA‘s “Streamlining Public Notices” webinar recording from June 3.

As we announced last month, CNPA Members will soon have access to public notice software that they can deploy to reduce costs, improve margins and modernize customer experiences. The new software will make it easier for local governments, legal services and businesses to place notices and for papers to manage the placement process.

“We are intent on finding ways to help CNPA members adapt to and benefit from modern technology,” said CNPA President and CEO Charles Ford Champion II. “Column adheres to that strategy. It is the most cost-efficient and customer-centric public notice platform on the market. It transforms notice operations for publications of any format and distribution. It’s the perfect fit for our diverse membership population.”

CNPA and Column are underway with a rebuild of a new statewide public notice database. The new platform will be available beginning this summer.

Read all about the initiative at and get a personal demo.

Elsewhere: A Poynter article published today features Column founder and CEO Jake Seaton.

Webinar recording: “Building Public Notice for the Next Generation” (Editor & Publisher, May 26)