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November - Sponsor in the Spotlight
Beachcomber … Coast Press …DelmarvaNOW.com…. You see their publications everywhere around town and use their websites to find local happenings and news. You also see their names on Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival posters, programs and on a banner in the Big Tent. What you might not know is that Delmarva Media is the company behind these wonderful local information venues and Gannett Newspaper Company, Inc. is the national (and U.K.) media corporation that supports Delmarva Media.
All of this is great news for the Rehoboth Beach Film Society as Greg Bassett, General Manager/Executive Editor at Delmarva Media has been extremely generous since the first year of the Film Festival (1998) in donating print space for the Film Society to get the word out about the Festival. And today, part of their largesse includes multiple website advertisements.
“Beachcomber/Coast Press/DelmarvaNow has been a sponsor of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival continuously from year one (1998),” says Sue Early, Executive Director of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. “Their willingness to support this event from its infancy demonstrates a genuine commitment to cultural activities that benefit the greater Rehoboth community and beyond.”
Delmarva Media manages 11 publications, with total circulation exceeding 111,100 copies. These include: The Chincoteague Beacon, The Daily Times, The Delaware Beachcomber, The Delaware Coast Press, The Delaware Wave, The Eastern Shore News, The Ocean Pines Independent, The Maryland Beachcomber, The Somerset Herald, The Virginia Beachcomber and The Worcester County Times.
In addition, Delmarva Media now hosts websites for all of their publications via www.delmarvanow.com. This website’s popularity has grown to accumulate more than three million page views every month, translating into 172,000 unique visitors.
Delmarva Media’s roots reach back more than 125 years to the founding of The Wicomico News in 1886; which evolved into today’s The Daily Times in Salisbury, MD. This publication was owned locally by Charles J. Truitt, and his cousin, Alfred Truitt, until 1937; with Charles serving as editor. Gannett brought The Daily Times under their umbrella in 2000, along with all of the other Delmarva Media publications.
We at the Rehoboth Beach Film Society are proud to be associated with Beachcomber/Delaware Coast Press/ delmarvanow!com and all of the publications at Delmarva Media. This company is woven into the culture of communities across the Delmarva; which provides a foundation for the Rehoboth Beach Film Society to broaden its reach. And for that we say “THANK YOU!”