New York Newspapers Advertising & Marketing Executives


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NYNAME is the organization representing the advertising and marketing professionals of New York's daily newspapers. Comprised of 50 member newspapers, NYNAME is governed by an Executive Council and administered by the New York News Publishers Association.


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NYNAME's membership mirrors that of the New York News Publishers Association. For a list of member newspapers click here.

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Associate Members

The following companies and individuals support NYNAME as Associate Members. For information on how to become an Associate Member please contact us!

American Solutions for Business - North Canton, OH

Steve Wessel - (330) 806-7647 - swessel@americanbus.com

Database Publishing Systems - Rocky Hill, CT and Webster, NY

Scott S. Waschitz - (860) 748-4490 - scott@dpsadtracker.com

Hurley Media Consulting, LLC - Syracuse, NY

Patrick Hurley - (315) 469-6999 - hurleymc@outlook.com

ICANON Newzware - Hatfield, PA

Dana Bascom - (215) 822-5519 - sales@icanon.com

Metro Creative Graphics - New York, NY

Gwen Tomaselli - (212) 947-5100 - gtomaselli@metro-email.com


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Advertising Contest

Look for details on entering the 2022 contest soon.


2016 NYPA BNC Archive

April 14, 2017

Several members of the New York Newspapers Advertising and Marketing Executives (NYNAME) were honored as winners in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest at the 2017 Spring Convention & Trade Show, April 7-8 in Saratoga Springs.

For the first time ever, NYNAME’s members were eligible to enter 20 advertising categories within the NYPA contest. Entries consisted of advertising published or produced during the 2016 calendar year.

The Daily News in Batavia was NYNAME’s biggest winner, taking home 11 first place, 5 second place and 3 third place awards, as well as one honorable mention for a total of 20 awards.

Other big winners among NYNAME members include the Finger Lakes Times in Geneva (16 awards - 6 first, 7 second, 3 third place) and the Times Union in Albany (15 awards – 13 first, 2 second place).

To view the list of NYNAME members that received advertising awards in the contest, please download NYNAME's press release below:

For a list of all winners in the BNC and judge's comments, please download NYPA's booklet below:

For archived information on previous NYNAME Advertising Contests, please see below.

2016 Ad Awards Archive

2015 Ad Awards Archive

2014 Ad Awards Archive

2013 Ad Awards Archive

2012 Ad Awards Archive

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NYNAME is working on training opportunities. Check back here periodically for updated information.

Miss a webinar? View the NYNAME webinar archive here!

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NYNAME can trace its roots back to 1922 when the Advertising Managers Bureau of the New York State Dailies was formed. This was one year after the founding of the New York State Publishers Association. For sixty-three years, the New York State Dailies Advertising Managers Bureau as it was known, held yearly meetings, training sessions, and an annual conference. Like all organizations that evolve and grow, so too did the Advertising Managers Bureau.On June 6, 1985, at the annual Spring Conference, the membership voted to change the name to the New York Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives Association. On October 8, 1985, NYNAME became an official incorporated not for profit in the state of New York.

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The mission of NYNAME encompasses all aspects of newspaper advertising including the training and professional development of newspaper advertising personnel, and to advance newspaper advertising to business community.

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Executive Council

2022-2023 Officers

President: Patti Crotty, Advertising Director, The Post Star

First Vice-President: Anne Curcurito, Community Relations Manager, Times Union, Albany

Second Vice-President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Delegate Council

Debra Brunner, Advertising Director, The Post-Journal, Jamestown

Julia Lucas, Advertising and Marketing Director, The Cortland Standard

Gary Valik, Corporate Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Johnson Newspaper Corporation, Watertown

Katie Mulligan, Manager, Media Sales, Buffalo News

Advisory Council

Doug Hill, Advertising Account Representative, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady

Diane Lahr-Smith, Business Manager, Finger Lakes Times, Geneva

Michelle Bowers, Publisher, The Citizen, Auburn


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Download NYNAME's By-Laws below:

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Contact Us

For more information on NYNAME please contact Margaret McDermott at NYNPA at (518) 449-1667 ext. 703 or mmcdermott@nynpa.com.

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