Here at the Southern Regional Magazine Association, we believe in two things; the powerful impact that the printed magazine has in our communities and the importance of speaking directly to their local audiences. 


We also understand the power of working together to expand our shared knowledge and assist each other to ensure that this engaging medium will continue to grow and thrive. 


We are currently planning a conference this summer in Nashville TN

Once we have confirmed dates and schedule we will be updating this information.



Jennifer Trsinar

Publisher, Nfocus Magazine

Join Jennifer as she discusses how Nfocus survived through the pandemic by evaluating their current business model and changing it to accommodate the "new normal" by creating new revenue opportunities with digital, promotional and special print product advertising options.


Ryan Dohrn

Founder, Brain Swell Media

 30-year media revenue veteran Ryan Dohrn has gathered the very best revenue ideas from print media around the globe - and is ready to share them with you. But can you keep up? This is a fast-paced session jam-packed with ideas that are proven and tested.  Nearly every idea can be launched for less than $500 with no additional staff. 


Ben Kinney

Publisher, Business North Carolina and SouthPark Magazines

This presentation will delve into email newsletters and how creative content and simple design can attract more subscribers and advertisers. Business North Carolina and SouthPark magazine publisher Ben Kinney will discuss the magazines' newsletter strategy, how they grew and engaged their subscriber base and created new newsletters in the process.

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Julie Foley

Senior Customer Success Manager

Upland Second Street

Join Julie, the Senior Customer Success Manager at Upland Second Street, for an idea generation session on how to grow revenue for newspapers in 2021! Previously Julie worked in local media as director of online sales and marketing. Julie works one-on-one with many of Second Street’s clients to help them find success through creating engaging campaigns that drive results.



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Schedule - Thursday May 13

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee With Carol

Join SRMA Founder Carol Daniels for a virtual coffee to kick off our inaugural conference, meet our panel and fellow SRMA Members. 

Surviving the Pandemic by “Rethinking Everything 
Lead by Jennifer Trsinar, Publisher, Nfocus Magazine

21 Revenue Ideas For 2021. Tested and proven ideas to grow your bottom line ASAP!

 Lead by Ryan Dohrn, Founder, Brain Swell Media 

Revenue Round Table and Deep Dive - Expansion on previous session 
 Lead by Ryan Dohrn, Founder, Brain Swell Media 



Schedule - Friday May 14

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5 Ideas to Drive BIG Revenue for Newspapers in 2021
Lead by the team from Second Street, an Audience Engagement Platform.

Email Newsletters: How Quality Content Pays Off

Lead by Ben Kinney, Publisher of Business North Carolina and SouthPark Magazines 

Conference Wrap Up and Next Steps 

Lead by Carol Daniels, SRMA Founder