Sauk Valley Media created a high school sports ballot to connect with readers on a deeper level and grow its local sports newsletter.MORE
According to a study by Borrell Associates Inc. conducted earlier this month, digital advertising spend (including email marketing) for political campaigns will increase dramatically for 2018 campaigns. The figures are expected to eclipse previous years' spend and set new records.
The study shows that digital ad spend is set to grow to $1.8 billion, beating out cable, radio, newspapers and telemarketing, among other categories. In fact, the only category that will beat digital ads in the budgets of politicians this year is broadcast TV, with $3.5 billion in spend. Email marketing experts at Site Impact say this is exciting news, and further proof that the best way to reach people is, increasingly, email marketing.MORE
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DJI leads the market in consumer and prosumer drone sales, so when they release a product, it makes a splash. The company released two new versions of the Mavic Pro last week, and there's been a lot of buzz about both of them. But is it worth it for a news outlet to invest in?
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The Chattanooga Times Free Press leverages various ballot sponsorship opportunities and a winners’ event to drive biggest revenue to date.MORE
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Both the Chattanooga Times Free Press and WDIV-TV made over $500,000 with voting ballots last year.
On Thursday, they'll be joining Second Street for a free webinar to discuss the huge revenue opportunity behind ballots and how to create a year-round ballot strategy.MORE
The Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., was looking for a new way to increase revenue, grow its email database and promote goodwill among readers. Varsity 845, the paper's designated local sports site, decided on a High School Athlete of the Month ballot.MORE
Scared of Santa contests always draw a great crowd! But the Southeast Missourian also knew some families might have a picture-perfect photo with Santa. Since they didn't want to exclude them from the fun, this contest became: Scared of Santa (or Not!).More
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Alabama Media Group launched Red Clay Media in 2017 as a video-driven revenue stream. It began with videos created in the newsroom that inspired engagement from their readers. Today it is a thriving video arm with three distinct brands that focus on feel good, inspirational and comedic southern content.
Kat Duncan spoke with Elizabeth Hoekenga Whitmire, senior director of audience development for Alabama Media Group and Red Clay Media, to learn more about how they've conquered what many newsrooms are still struggling with – making money with video content.More