Column and Tampa Bay Times partner to modernize public notice advertising


Column is delighted to announce the Tampa Bay Times as a new publishing partner, among its latest cohort of newspaper groups to adopt our public notice software platform.

“We’re proud to partner with Column for delivery of public notice advertising,” said Bruce Faulmann, the Tampa Bay Times’ vice president of Advertising and Marketing. “Column helps modernize and streamline our services to government and private customers that place public notices.”

The Tampa Bay Times is a long-time leader and innovator in publishing across Florida, in addition to its award-winning journalism. For Column, working with the Times is a meaningful opportunity to provide their organization with an important technological investment across this category of business.

Following the passage of HB7049, Florida became one of the few states in the country to allow the publication of certain public notices on designated government websites. In response, Column announced it would double down its efforts to support Florida publishers by offering a bundle solution that enabled governments to manage online placement and continue to place some notice categories with their local newspapers.

“This new partnership with the Tampa Bay Times gives me great hope for the future of public notice in Florida. We have been iterating on this bundle solution in our work with Hometown News in Brevard County and Neves Publishing in Bay County, and are thrilled to be expanding it with Tampa Bay,” said Jake Seaton, CEO of Column. “We see an opportunity to provide their staff and their customers among county and local governments, law firms, and private parties with the best-in-class software for the public notice process.”

Throughout 2023, Column has released a suite of new features designed to deliver an industry-leading customer experience for the public and legal notice process. As a Column publishing partner, the Tampa Bay Times staff will be equipped with automated affidavit services, a library of notice templates, and dynamic reporting dashboards and analytics to measure category performance.

If you are interested in learning how Column’s platform works, you can schedule a discovery call with our team by visiting For more information on Column’s bundle solution in Florida, you can contact