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Member Benefits

At ACP, we're committed to providing our members with the best opportunities for growth and success. That's why we offer a range of programs and services designed to help you stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing publishing industry. From professional mailing disounts to networking events and more, we're here to help you thrive.

 

Annual Conference & Trade Show

This event is “the” educational and social gathering of the year for ACP Members. This ADS supported conference is all inclusive featuring TLI’s professional training certification courses and upper echelon motivational and industry speakers in some of the nation’s greatest cities.

Publish Magazine

Publish Magazine is the industry's monthly magazine. Publish is distributed to all owners, publishers, general managers, and leaders free of charge. Current circulation is about 1,600 copies monthly which assures that Publish's news and advertising information is the most widely distributed in North America.

Leadership Retreat

Offering a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights from industry experts. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking workshops, engaging discussions, and collaborative activities that will sharpen your leadership skills and enhance your ability to drive positive change in your community.

January Spring Partnership

Exclusive to the ACP membership. Build a digital revenue stream that supports your core print offering. $7 out of $10 advertising dollars will be spent in digital this year. January Spring does the heavy lifting, you reap the rewards. From pre-sale to renewal, they are there with you every step of the way.

Press Passes

A personalized press pass is available at a significantly discounted rate to any ACP member in good standing.

Circulation Audits

Circulation audits give credibility to the community publication industry. ACP pays for third party audits for qualifying members through Circulation Verification Council (CVC). CVC is an independent, third party reporting audit company.

Power Sales University

PowerSalesUniversity.com has developed a world-class sales training curriculum that trains salespeople of all levels to master the art and science of sales. No matter what your organization sells, or how you sell it, our sales training will increase gross sales. We train the fundamentals, the nuts and bolts on how to close from A-to-Z.

Health Insurance

ACP has partnered with World Insurance to craft a healthcare plan built exclusively for the Association of Community Publishers members.
With the Association of Community Publishers Health Benefits Program, members can minimize the costs and stress of finding and providing employees coverage. Through the Benefits Program you, your employees, and their families are covered.

USPS Discount

As a Member Benefit of the Association of Community Publications (ACP), we have put together an advertising promotion that should qualify your publication to take advantage of the Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion discounts from the United States Postal Service.

Saturation Mailers Coalition

Saturation Mailers Coalition (SMC) represents shared mailers, including free papers, coupon magazines and envelope mailers that use USPS saturation mail. SMC advocates for reasonable postal rates, regulations, and reliable service.

The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (TLI) is a structured, comprehensive, cost effective sales and leadership training program designed specifically for ACP members and the community publication industry.

Virtual Events

ACP offers virtual training sessions to accommodate the needs of our members. We offer a mix of live and recorded industry specific presentations throughout the year.

Bob Wright Scholarship

ACP presents The Bob Wright Memorial Scholarships each May. Any parent, grandparent or guardian who is working for a community paper that is a current member of ACP is eligible to apply for one of our annual scholarships for their graduate.

Rising Stars Program

The ACP Rising Stars program is designed to honor individuals who are emerging leaders in the community publication industry and 35 years old or younger. We recognize up to 8 individuals who represent the best of our up and coming industry professionals.

ADS

Advertising Distribution Services (ADS) is the largest classified and display advertising network available in North America, offering national exposure to advertisers at affordable pricing.

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