Annually AFCP recognizes the “Best of the Best” throughout all aspects of the Free Paper Industry. Members compete in over 40 separate categories that encompass graphics, editorial, design and innovation demonstrated by our members.
The AFCP Rising Stars program is designed to recognize individuals under the age of 30 who are actively involved in the Free Paper Industry and who have demonstrated the skills, work ethic and attitude necessary to evolve into future leaders within our industry. The program promotes involvement with a variety of AFCP and industry initiatives while exposing the Rising Stars to industry networking opportunities and formal leadership training. Now is your opportunity to nominate a member of your staff for this rewarding and unique staff development experience for the 2013 class of Rising Stars. To find out more about the program or to nominate one of your Rising Stars, download the nomination form and make sure it is in our office by the January 3, 2013 cutoff.
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AFCP has partnered with Company Casuals to provide members with online access to some fantastic quality apparel and items that can be embroidered with one of several AFCP logos including the one used with The Leadership Institute. Quality brand name like Nike Golf, Port Authority and Sport-Tek available for ordering right on the web site.
This site contains information about a wide variety of programs sponsored by AFCP. Review the following table for a guide to help you find the information in which you are interested. The menu above is standard within all of the sites maintained by AFCP. Submenus appear when you roll over each menu link. Use these links to find major areas of the AFCP websites. Menus on the left side of each page provide specific guidance for each area within the overall site.
More than 3,000 free papers are represented within our database reaching nearly one in three homes in the country.
The vast majority of free papers have audited circulation and independently verified readership giving advertisers confidence that they are receiving the best advertising opportunity.
The free paper industry sponsors a wide range of events to provide training and networking opportunites for all free paper professionals in all disciplines. State and regional associations sponsor events in various areas around the country and AFCP sponsors one annual conference and trade show that draws the largest attendance in the industry.
Use this link to find meetings and events located in your area and make plans to attend the AFCP annual conference and trade show.
The National Advertising Network, Inc. operates the largest and most efficient classified advertising network in the country. Reaching more than 30 million homes with one order, advertisers can broadcast their message at rates far below the cost of ordering ads in each publication.
Use this link to research the NANI program.
There is no better place to buy or sell merchandise than in your local free paper or the nation's largest free paper classified online site.
Use this link to find the best online market -- PennysaverUSA.
Link with our Associate Members and Trade Show vendors to improve your utilization of digital offerings for the Free Paper Industry. These businesses are names you can trust and partners we have had in successfully navigating the changes that face our industry.
Free Paper INK is the industry's leading trade magazine. Distributed to all free paper publishers without charge, Free Paper INK has wider readership than any other industry publication. Vendors providing products and services to the free paper industry should consider advertising in Free Paper INK to reach your prime customers. And, free paper publishers will enjoy coverage of all industry events and issues in the 12 monthly issues.
All issues as published online as well as a story database allowing search by keyword.
Use this link to find Free Paper INK online.
The free paper industry is a leader in green initiatives. Publications are printed on 100% recyclable newsprint and many use newsprint that contains previously recycled content.
AFCP provides this area to highlight the green initiatives throughout the free paper industry and to provide helpful information to publishers to increase their green initiatives.
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