Best of the Best: The 2016 Digital Nichee Award Winners!



Drum roll, please! The 2016 Digital Nichee Awards Party was a great way to unwind after the Niche Digital Conference in Denver last week. This super fun event recognizes the creative digital products of the very best niche media companies.   6des7f1wrki5hiv6m7ow_digital-nichee-2016

And this year we significantly expanded the categories so more of your digital excellence could shine!  Our entries did not disappoint. The judges were so impressed by the level of ingenuity and innovation. Maybe it’s because niche media has more room to experiment than the big guys? In any event, here are 2016’s well-deserved award winners: [Read more…]

Niche Publishers are Doing Well, but Want Even More Green!



NicheMediaConf-logo2-2015-w-textSpring is coming…that means you’ve sold lots of 2015 advertising programs, you’ve got your editorial calendars and events planned out, and no one is dreaming of summer vacation just yet. NOW is the time to plant the seeds for new revenue streams to grow even more green! It’s also time to prune back programs that just never took root and lay the groundwork for propagating your niche title into a veritable garden of integrated niche brands. (Buried East Coasters, we promise that spring really, truly is on the way.)

Unless you have the greenest thumb in publishing, you’ll need a little help in finding new strategies and tools to build your media empire. We’ve got you covered at the 2015 Niche Media Conference in Denver March 31st – April 1st!

Niche is all about practical, revenue-generating sessions! “Niche Cover Mania” will teach you cover strategies to boost circulation, in “Brand + Content = Revenue! From Selling Ads to Selling Services” you’ll learn how to build your ad sales team into one-stop Marketing Services solution, and “Turning Data into Dollars” will give you the strategies you need to turn research into revenue! Plus, we have a whole track devoted to ad sales strategies!

Want to dig deeper? Attend a pre-conference workshop on March 30th to get hands-on with advanced ad sales techniques, building your event marketing plan, or taking your city & regional magazine to the next level.

Don’t miss three amazing keynotes under one roof! We’ve assembled an all star team of niche publishers to guide you through turning your niche magazine into a thriving media company! Mark Hintz, CEO of Sovereign Media, has launched over 20 (!!!) niche magazine titles. He’ll share his top 7 publishing revenue secrets. Get the inside scoop on harnessing community revenue and driving growth with big data from niche publishing icon Michela O’Connor Abrams, President of Dwell. If your head isn’t exploding with new ideas by now, buckle up for a wild ride as Eric Shanfelt, Sr. VP of HarperCollins, builds a framework for a complete digital strategy in just 30 minutes!

Get all the super-fun networking you could ever want! Whether you mingle at one of our FOUR networking parties or roll up your sleeves and and dive into our publishing topic roundtable sessions, you are guaranteed to make some new niche publishing friends. Meet publishers just like YOU and share ideas! We have an amazing show lined up for you at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret for the Niche Xtreme Welcome Reception that you won’t want to miss.

Denver is AMAZING! Within blocks of Niche Media Conference HQ – the Westin Denver Downtown – you will find great restaurants and entertainment. Catch the free shuttle down 16th Street, find hidden gems in the historic Larimer district, or come for the weekend and get your fill of the great outdoors before the conference! Here’s our guide to our favorite places in Denver.

Need even MORE reasons to attend? Here’s 25!

Want to get in on the action? Sign up now! Don’t wait – sign up by March 5th and SAVE $300! [Read more…]

25 Niche Xtreme Reasons to Attend the Niche Media Conference



The Niche Media Conference is coming to Denver March 30 – April 1. This conference is targeted just for niche magazine publishers who want new revenue streams for their media companies! Want more reasons to attend? Here’s 25! NicheMediaConf-logo2-2015-w-text

25 Niche Xtreme Reasons to Attend the Niche Media Conference   

  1. Super-Targeted Event! Just for Niche Magazine Publishers!
  2. City & Regional Mania: We’re offering our first workshop just for City & Regional publishers!
  3. More Interactive Than Ever! Meet your peeps in roundtables broken down by B2B, B2C, Association, and distribution type.
  4. Bring Your Sales Team: Camp Niche is the best ad sales training in the world!
  5. Mr. Adventure: See Carl Landau in his Xtreme spandex outfit.
  6. Learn the Ropes: Keynote speaker Mark Hintz has started 20+ niche magazines!
  7. Xtreme Niche Welcome Reception! We’ve got a great show lined up for you at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret!
  8. The Great Niche Magazine Swap: Grab a hundred magazines and learn at Niche Magazine Swap Alley!
  9. Learn from the Best: We’ve got 20+ Niche Publishing Gurus under one roof!
  10. Niche Orientation Party! Meet all your fellow niche publishers before the conference even starts at this super fun event!
  11. You Need to Get Out of the Office! Surround yourself with your fellow publishers and Niche experts!
  12. Create a Media Empire: Celebrity publisher Michela O’Connor Abrams will teach you how to build beyond your niche magazine.
  13. Niche Cover Mania & Evaluation! Covers are so critical for your niche success!
  14. Nichee Awards! You could win a coveted Nichee Award. Enter here!
  15. More YOU Talk!!! 2 new moderated roundtable sessions: choose from Paid Content, Video, B2B, Lead Gen, Pricing Models, Sales Compensation, Content Marketing Events, Tablets, and M&A.
  16. Build YOUR Event Revenue: Learn it all at the Ultra Event Marketing Workshop!
  17. Work Smarter with New Technology! Meet 20 media technology companies in one location. Talk about one-stop shopping!
  18. Small and Informal: Publisher Track limited to 200 and Camp Niche Ad Sales Track limited to just 50!
  19. Great Hotel, Great Rate! Get pampered at the 4-diamond Westin Denver Downtown at our low group rate.
  20. Complete Digital Strategy in 20 Minutes! Eric Shanfelt will teach you how to build YOUR strategy!
  21. Niche Speed Publishing: Make 15 new Niche Publishing Friends at this infamous event!
  22. Everything is Included! Breakfast, lunch, am & pm breaks, plus 4 Niche parties!
  23. First-Ever Advanced Ad Sales Workshop! Your sales team can become Camp Niche Uber Scouts and walk away with a slick new presentation!
  24. Attend Any Session! Check out the 2015 complete agenda.
  25. Big Discount! Sign up NOW and as an Early Bird and save big!

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Denver or Bust! Niche Media Conference is Coming to the Mile High City!



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Our Denver theme is Xtreme Niche! Be prepared to take your media model to new heights!

We can’t be more excited to be heading back to Denver for the 2015 Niche Media Conference March 31st – April 1st. Team Niche LOVES this city!

What’s in store for you at this event just for niche magazine publishers? Here’s just a taste!

Niche is all about practical, revenue-generating sessions! “Niche Cover Mania” will teach you cover strategies to boost circulation, in “Brand + Content = Revenue! From Selling Ads to Selling Services” you’ll learn how to build your ad sales team into one-stop Marketing Services solution, and “Turning Data into Dollars” will give you the strategies you need to turn research into revenue! Plus, we have a whole track devoted to ad sales strategies!

Want to dig deeper? Attend a pre-conference workshop on March 30th to get hands-on with advanced ad sales techniques, building your event marketing plan, or taking your city & regional magazine to the next level.

Don’t miss three amazing keynotes under one roof! We’ve assembled an all star team of niche publishers to guide you through turning your niche magazine into a thriving media company! Mark Hintz, CEO of Sovereign Media, has launched over 20 (!!!) niche magazine titles. He’ll share his top 7 publishing revenue secrets. Get the inside scoop on harnessing community revenue and driving growth with big data from niche publishing icon Michela O’Connor Abrams, President of Dwell. If your head isn’t exploding with new ideas by now, buckle up for a wild ride as Eric Shanfelt, Sr. VP of HarperCollins, builds a framework for a complete digital strategy in just 30 minutes!

Get all the super-fun networking you could ever want! Whether you mingle at one of our FOUR networking parties or roll up your sleeves and and dive into our publishing topic roundtable sessions, you are guaranteed to make some new niche publishing friends. Meet publishers just like YOU and share ideas! We have an amazing show lined up for you at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret for the Niche Xtreme Welcome Reception that you won’t want to miss.

Denver is AMAZING! Within blocks of Niche Media Conference HQ – the Westin Denver Downtown – you will find great restaurants and entertainment. Catch the free shuttle down 16th Street, find hidden gems in the historic Larimer district, or come for the weekend and get your fill of the great outdoors before the conference! Here’s our guide to our favorite places in Denver.

Need even MORE reasons to attend? Here’s 25!

Want to get in on the action? Sign up now! Don’t wait – sign up by Thursday, February 5th and SAVE $400! [Read more…]