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From our launch as a community content publisher to becoming the most trusted local content partner for the biggest brands, we've had quite a ride! 

We know cities and towns everywhere
like no one else


We create your
local solutions with
impressive speed


We love what we do and hope it rubs off
on our clients

Our Story

School Bond Issue Sparks An Idea To Create A Digital Town Square
In Pleasantville, New York, in 1999, it was the defeat of a local school bond issue that sparked an idea
It was the idea of creating a central website to serve as a community forum that opened the doors for a new platform—a platform for a community to have their voices heard. A digital “town-square” was born.

Technology Enables Scaling
Struck by the power of this digital “town square” platform, the team at AmericanTowns began expanding
By 2008 the platform expanded to 29,000 towns across the country thanks to a test and learn approach to emerging technology.

Answering a Market Need
AmericanTowns’ unmatched ability to connect with communities at scale landed us our first platform client in 2012, instigating the creation of AmericanTowns Media. Seven years later, that brand continues to be a great client and AmericanTowns Media has partnered with numerous other top brands, providing credible and scalable local engagements. Over the years, AmericanTowns has proven to be a trusted resource and our goal of keeping a community connected coincides seamlessly with the needs of clients.

Meet Our Leadership Team


Ed Panian

Co-Founder and President, Technology


Jim Maglione

Co-Founder and President, Community


Mike Raleigh

Vice President 


Mark Wratten

Chief Technology Officer


Bekim Sejdic



Ariana Stover

Social Media


Nicole Vitale

Growth Marketing Associate

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We're always looking to hear from talented folks with an entrepreneurial spirit in areas such as technology, editorial, community management, social media management and client leadership. If you're looking to grow with a team, gives us a shout.

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Our blog covers all aspects of Local Content Optimization (LCO). We offer insight to LCO as a route to solving the complex and ever-changing challenges marketers face when creating authentic engagements with their consumers in the mobile age.

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