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From the Airport to the InterContinental

When you arrive at Miami International Airport, you have several choices to reach the Intercontinental Hotel. You can take a cab for about $25, the Supershuttle for about half that, or take the shuttle to the Intermodal Center. There you can jump on the Metrorail, which will take you downtown to the Government Center, where you will switch to the Metromover (free!) and ride to the Bayfront Park station, which is located across the street from the hotel. See the Miami info page for more details.
Posted on July 8, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Layar

As the world leader in mobile augmented reality and interactive print, Layar is bridging the gap between the print and digital worlds. Layar-enabled interactive print magazines feature extra digital content that readers can engage with using their smartphone or tablet. The free Layar App, downloaded over 30 million times on on both iOS and Android, is available to brands as a white-label or embeddable SDK solution. Grow your business, engage with your readers and innovate together with us. Get in touch with us through
Posted on July 2, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Publish88®

Publish88® provides an easy and affordable mobile software platform for the publishing requirements of any industry. We can help your company to produce, distribute, monetize and refine your mobile content strategy.

Whether you’re looking for an easy and affordable "do it yourself" mobile app, or a sexy custom mobile content solution, Publish88® is here to understand your unique needs and help you through the process every step of the way. All of our mobile content solutions come complete with reporting suites to ensure you get the most out of your mobile solutions today and tomorrow.

The revolution is now – and it's mobile. Bring power to your information distribution needs with Publish88® "Apps that give back."

Posted on June 29, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: VendAsta

VendAsta Technologies is a leading provider of white label online reputation management and social marketing tools for IYP companies, newspaper groups, interactive agencies, CMRs, digital agencies, and national brands. These tools offer online branding solutions that give media companies a new stream of digital revenue while helping small and medium size businesses monitor, manage, and build stronger reputations and social marketing strategies. Currently, VendAsta serves 250 media institutions operating over 1,800 media properties that brand and resell their solutions to 100,000+ local businesses.
Posted on June 27, 2013

Pack Up Those Papers

Yes, we'll have space to display your papers. You may send as many as you like; however, 25 copies should be sufficient.

Please send them to the following address:
AAN Newspaper Display
c/o Vista Convention Services South
6901 NW 26th Avenue
Miami, FL 33147
Tel: (305) 673-1123

Deadline for receipt at the above address is July 3.

Posted on June 25, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Search Influence

Search Influence is a national, full-service, online marketing company based in New Orleans. The only New Orleans company on the 2011 Inc. 500 list, Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the gulf coast with 50 full-time employees and 70 contract writers supporting our direct and white label customers. We provide a full service approach to Search, Social and Online Advertising. Our direct clients allow us to hone best-in-class scalable solutions, which provide publishers and yellow pages companies SEO, social, SEM and content products for their advertisers.
Posted on June 21, 2013

Hotel Update

If you haven't made your reservation at the beautiful InterContinental Hotel, do not delay. Although the original AAN rate is no longer available, a limited number of rooms may be booked at $159 single/double. Click here to book at the $159 rate.
Posted on June 19, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Marketwired

Marketwired is a social communications leader offering best-in-class news distribution and reporting and state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. Founded in 1983, Marketwired has always been a company of firsts -- first to deliver news releases automatically to registered recipients and first to provide a multi-featured desktop client interface. We put the power of influence to work for our clients -- integrating search engine insight and social media intelligence into press release distribution on one convenient social communications platform.
Posted on June 4, 2013

Don't Miss Out

The AAN Convention is a must-attend event for businesses, entrepreneurs, and content providers that serve the alternative publishing industry. Making connections, exchanging ideas and showcasing innovative products is a big part of what this annual event is all about. Alternative publications have a strong relationship with their readers and are plugged in to their local communities like no one else. There are packages available for exhibitors and sponsors, but space is filling up quickly, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to get in front of key decision-makers in the alternative press. Not to mention, the alt press throws a great party. So come join us, and don’t miss your chance to rub elbows -- and have a drink -- with the most influential publications and personalities in the alternative news media.
Posted on May 29, 2013

Share Your Great Idea: 10-Minute Talks

Got a great idea to share? The AAN Convention in Miami is just the place. AAN members repeatedly cite networking with others in altmedia and learning new things to implement as prime benefits of attending. Engage your fellow convention attendees with a five- to 10-minute snapshot of an idea or innovation that works for your publication or your company. We'll provide space in the Trade Show to present your idea and then discuss it with your peers. No big meeting room with stage and podium, just space to TALK. The discussion doesn't have to stop there... Send your AAN Talks idea or project to by June 14. Time slots are limited. First-come first-served.
Posted on May 24, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: creates affordable state-of-the-art web, print, and mobile content management solutions for news and media organizations. We host more than 1,500 publications, including radio and TV stations, magazines, newspapers, and entertainment sites. Our flagship BLOX CMS is an all-in-one publishing platform with integrated classifieds, banner ads, workflows, and more, that lets you change your site with click-and-drag ease. All products and services are backed by expert training and support.
Posted on May 24, 2013

Second Saturday Art Walk, July 13

The Second Saturday Art Walk is Miami's single biggest party/social activity/way of enjoying mind-blowing painting and sculpture. There are not only dozens of galleries displaying some of the world's most cutting edge art, but a food truck corral and a crafts market. It's a gathering that grew up organically and regularly attracts hundreds -- or sometimes thousands -- of South Floridians to enjoy a neighborhood, Wynwood, that New York's Soho can only hope to imitate.
Posted on May 20, 2013

Exhibitor Spotlight: SpinGo

SpinGo - Event Engine combines research by event specialists with user-submitted content to produce a robust and comprehensive event search engine. SpinGo serves millions each month with event information from 50,000 sources across all 50 states. SpinGo provides this event information to partner websites via the SpinGo Calendar Application. Each partner configures their mobile and web calendars' appearance and content to suit their audience. Stop by their booth in the Trade Show in the Bayfront Ballroom to learn more.
Posted on May 16, 2013

AAN2013 Scholarships Available

"The Board of AAN, for the second year in a row, is offering the next generation of alt media professionals grants and scholarships to our annual conference," explained AAN President Fran Zankowski. "These scholarships and grants were a big hit bringing a diverse class of interns and junior staffers to our 2012 conference. We fully expect grantees and scholarship winners to be a fully active part of our Miami conference."

There are three separate scholarship programs available:

1. Diversity Scholarships for people who would not be able to go the convention without the scholarship.

2. Next Generation Student Grants for journalism students who have shown interest in alternative media.

3. Next Generation Professional Grants for both sales and editorial staff under the age of 35 who are currently employed by an AAN company.

Click here for more info. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 22.

Posted on April 26, 2013

AAN Heads to Miami for Convention 2013

Miami, the capital of Latin America and a world mecca for crazy news, good times at 4 a.m., and da beach. We are much more than South Beach, flesh-eating zombies, and LeBron James...we're Scarface, too.

This place some call the Magic City is a fine dining mecca, world famous nightclub scene, and -- since the arrival of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2002 -- America's center for visual arts. Here the Brat Pack hung out, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston, and Dexter sliced up an amazing number of bodies in the TV series. (Actually they faked you out. That was mostly shot in that other big beach town on the West Coast.)

Posted on April 15, 2013

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