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While we plan to feature the events important to the industry in our issues, if shows change their dates or cancel, we will make changes along with them.
O&A MARKETING NEWS:O&A is an abbreviated form for Oil and Automotive Service Marketing News. It is a property of KAL Publications, Inc. Editor/Publisher: Kathy Laderman. Administrator: Karen Laderman. Advertising Sales: Laura Lawrence.
PUBLISHER'S EDITORIAL STATEMENT:The O&A Marketing News, first published in 1967, is a newsmagazine whose editorial focus is the marketing segment of the energy industry in the 13 Western United States. Stories and photos published in the O&A are primarily about the people and companies involved in supplying and marketing of petroleum products and transportation fuels. Our coverage also includes the alternative fuel, carwash, quick lube, and convenience store industries – businesses commonly associated with retail fueling operations – and trends that impact the Western marketplace.
Our 4,000-plus readers occupy all sectors of the industry: gasoline station, carwash, convenience store owners and operators, petroleum wholesalers, equipment manufacturers and distributors, contracting and service companies, major oil companies and more.
Prominent features of the paper include:
EDITORIAL CALENDAR 2021:The O&A Marketing News is printed every other month starting in February. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our extra issue will be published in November. The paper closes two weeks prior to printing and all materials are due one week prior to printing. While we plan to feature the events important to the industry in our issues, if shows change their dates or cancel, we will make changes along with them.
|Deadlines for 2021|
Editorial content subject to change due to the COVID-19 crisis.
FEBRUARY – A special section featuring highlights from past Western Petroleum Marketers Association Convention and Convenience Store Expos. The 2021 convention was cancelled due to COVID-19.
APRIL – This issue will offer a preview of the Washington Independent Energy Distributors Convention, scheduled for the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington on June 21-24, as well as highlights from the Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association Meeting and Golf Tournament.
JUNE – We plan a preview of the Oregon Fuels Association Annual Conference, scheduled to return to Sunriver, Oregon July 17-19. The issue will have additional distribution at the show as well as photo highlights of recent events.
SEPTEMBER – A huge section devoted to the annual Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit which will be held September 7-9 at the Grand Manchester in San Diego. This is one of the biggest issues of the year and a must to reach oil jobbers, service station operators, and convenience store operators in California and the West.
OCTOBER – The issue will feature a preview of the NACS Show and the Petroleum Equipment Institute Convention, the joint conventions of the convenience store industry and petroleum equipment industry scheduled for October 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. This will be the 20th joint trade show between NACS and the Petroleum Equipment Institute Convex and will be of great interest to all petroleum marketers and convenience store operators as well as petroleum equipment distributors and manufacturers. With the added participation of the Energy Marketers of America, it's an issue you'll want to be in.
NOVEMBER – This issue will feature coverage of recent Western conventions, including the Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit and the Colorado-Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association.
DECEMBER – The year-end issue with 100 or more business card holiday greetings and a calendar of events for the year 2022. It is always a well-read issue and a great way to thank your customers and colleagues and to end a successful year.
Serving the 13 Western States, the World's Largest Gasoline, Oil, Fuel, TBA and Automotive Service Market