Cold Beer & Hot Ideas on May 18

An invitation from Dean Eckenroth:

Need revenue? Want more profit? Looking for a profit center?

Attend the Cold Beer & Hot Ideas session at this year’s CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica. Pick up an idea. Do it. Increase revenue. Improve profit. Come back and do it again.

I did it … and I turned my CNPA membership into a profit center.


Bring an idea or two from your newspapers along with some swag to share. Offer an idea and you get to take someone else’s swag home.

I’m hosting and sponsoring this idea session and plan to bring some ideas of my own.

Don’t miss out.

The Cold Beer & Hot Ideas session is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica.

(And yes, there will be cold beer. While you’re talking shop, you can pop a top.)

To bring: Along with your Hot Ideas, please bring documentation such as tearsheets or copies of special sections that will help attendees understand and visualize your ideas. Or you can bring your concepts and designs (short video clips, photographs, PowerPoint, etc.) on a flash drive. We’ll have a laptop and screen set up and ready to go.

And don’t forget to pack some swag.

Dean Eckenroth (Eagle Newspapers, Coronado) is CNPA’s immediate past president.

Act today to receive early bird registration rates for the CNPA Press Summit in Santa Monica. Starting Wednesday, April, 19, prices go up.

Summit details and registration

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