Upcoming AABP Events
AABP exchange of holiday promotions
Welcome to AABP's digital Promotion Information Exchange (PIE). Submitted material from the last exchange has been posted on AABPís website at www.bizpubs.org/pie. You will also see this link in the upper right corner of the home page if logged in. You log in by entering the user name and password you chose. If you donít remember those, click on, Forgot Your Password? to have them sent to you via email (or contact Barton Ortberg). AABP has designated participantsí online records so only they will be able to view and/or download everyoneís materials to print. If you didnít contribute, you won't have access to view the material online.
Each quarter, a new PIE is announced. Once new submissions are posted, previous files will no longer be accessible. So itís important that you view and download what you want before that quarter ends. We want all member publications to participate. Send your e-mail now to avoid missing the deadline.
Upcoming PIE Theme
For this exchange, we're asking for holiday promotions, such as ad campaigns, subscription offers, online promotions, editorial features, etc. Please email that by Aug. 31, 2014 to AABP Staff Associate Barton Ortberg at email@example.com. You can also submit a JPG, Word, Excel or PowerPoint file with relevant content to be included, if it's less than 4mb.
AABP Fall Training Workshop 2014
The Alliance of Area Business Publishers Fall Training Seminar
Oct. 27-28, 2014
MileNorth -- A Chicago Hotel
166 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Rate $219/night (sgl/dbl)
Cut-off Sept. 25 (or when our block sells out, whichever comes first)
To book your room online, go to this group specific weblink for the MileNorth Hotel and enter 4655546 in the Group Code box if it's not already filled in.
The Alliance is breaking new ground!
Plan to take advantage of this new offer from your favorite trade group: The AABP.
Conference Coordinator Chris Katterjohn
AABP Winter Conference 2015
The Alliance of Area Business Publishers Winter Conference 2015
Jan. 23-25, 2015
CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Marriott
Paseo La Marina Norte 435, Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 48354
Room rate $130 (USD)/night (sgl/dbl) + resort fees and taxes
Cut-off: Dec. 21, 2014 (or when our block sells out, whichever comes first)
800/223-6388. Be sure to mention the AABP Winter Conference to receive the discounted rate.
Rates are good Jan. 20-28, 2015, based on availability. One night room deposit is required for reservations. Deposits are refundable, provided the cancellation is received more than seven days prior to arrival.
Conference coordinator is Chris Katterjohn
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
5:30-6:30pm -- Attendees who arrive early meet in lobby bar to form groups for dinner on your own
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
9:30am-12:30pm -- Alliance Board of Directors Meeting
1-4pm -- Magazine Round Table
4:30-5:30pm -- Registration
5:30-7:30pm -- Welcome Reception
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
7:30-8:15am -- Continental breakfast
8:15am-Noon -- Sessions
Noon on -- Publisher networking time
6pm -- Group dinner
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
7:30-8:15am -- Continental breakfast
8:15-12pm -- Sessions
12:45-6pm -- Publisher networking time
6-7:15pm -- Cocktail reception
Watch for updates to this schedule as they become available.
A popular feature at the Winter Conference is the Publications Display near the registration desk. Given the challenges of mail and express delivery to Mexico, most publishers carry sample issues with them on the plane. That is recommended. However, if you are shipping, then do so by FedEx or comparable air service, and allow at least one week for delivery. Click here for the Marriott's memo with shipping advice.
Address packages like this:
Attn: Guest (YOUR NAME)
AABP Winter Conference, 1/23-25/15
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Hotel
Paseo La Marina 435, Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48354 Mexico.
Please have 30-40 copies of whatever you bring.