America's Newspapers welcomes new members


A warm America's Newspapers welcome to our newest members:

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville, Texas. Now, Community Impact distributes hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents and business owners each day online and monthly by mail.  John Garrett is founder and CEO. Read "How Community Impact Built an Oasis in the News Desert – Texas Monthly."

The Deseret News is the longest-running news organization in Utah and the state’s oldest continuously operating business. In addition to its award-winning website and mobile app, the Deseret News publishes a weekly edition (delivered by mail), Deseret Magazine and the Church News. The Deseret News is a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burke Olsen is the publisher and Sally Steed is vice president of sales.

A Marketing Resource - AMR, a national, award-winning leader in newspaper marketing services, provides inbound and outbound call center solutions with centers located across the United States. It performs circulation, advertising, accounting, digital and mobile services for 44 of the top 50 U.S. newspapers. AMR’s patented Cash Discount Program technology helps publishers eliminate the high cost of credit card processing fees for subscription and advertising payments, and rewards subscribers and advertisers that pay with cash, check and/or bank draft. The potential expense savings for publishers, advertisers and subscribers make this a groundbreaking program for the newspaper industry.  (See how it works here.)  Since its inception, AMR has offered clients an unparalleled record of providing reliable, cost-effective newspaper marketing services. AMR has received multiple awards and focuses on being the "single-source" sales and marketing partner for its clients. Ed Spagnola is CEO and can be reached at

Birdeye is a highly-rated all-in-one reputation and customer experience platform for local businesses and brands. Over 100,000 businesses use Birdeye’s all-in-one platform to effortlessly manage online reputation, connect with prospects through digital channels, and gain customer experience insights to grow sales and thrive. Shelby Van Ommeren is manager, field and event marketing, and can be reached at

Family Features Editorial Syndicate provides FREE ready-to-publish content in print, digital and video formats.  Their content is written in AP standards with hi-res images. Family Features offers unformatted, half-page and full-page  layouts. Content can be edited to fit whatever space you have available. Michael French is president and CFO and can be reached at

Invisibly is an app that gives readers a new way to access and pay for content from top publications and gives publishers a new way to generate revenue from audiences who never seem to subscribe. As readers engage and interact with their personalized feed, they earn points that can be spent to bypass paywalls or purchase monthly subscriptions from their favorite publications — giving our publishing partners incremental revenue from each transaction used to access their premium content by Invisibly readers. Chike Chukwuma is vice president, partnerships, and can be reached at

King Features is a premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games, providing in print and digital formats over 150 features to nearly 5,000 daily, Sunday, weekly and online publishers around the globe. From beloved classics like Hagar the Horrible and Family Circus to newer fan favorites like Candorville and Zits, along with a broad array of puzzles, columns and turnkey digital solutions, King Features’ premium content is designed to delight readers and attract advertisers. Cynthia Graham-Tappan is vice president, content distribution and sales, and can be reached at

Rockledge Software, Inc. has been providing software solutions to the media industry since 2004. As creators of SalesPoint, Rockledge Software helps companies increase revenue and reduce operating expenses by providing easy-to-use tools with seamless connections to mission critical business systems. Through work flow analytics, data integration and marketing support services, they provide your team with the tools needed to navigate the changing media sales environment. For more information, visit  Allyn Hallisey is CEO and can be reached at

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