Take advantage of holidays that lend themselves to special promotions – and lay out a yearly calendar to show advertisers BEFORE they set their ad budgets.MORE
Earning $10 per tweet, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is creating a Twitter following over jobs and cars.MORE
In the first quarter of 2013, this program generated $295,000 for GateHouse – up 18 percent from the same period in 2012.MORE
About 12 months ago, the Reporter and its sister papers, the Alabaster Reporter and the Pelham Reporter, began sending daily 6 a.m. e-mail news reports to their readers. All together, the weekday e-mails from the Reporter, the Alabaster Reporter and the Pelham Reporter now reach their database of more than 25,000 e-mail addresses.MORE
A news consumer in Lynchburg, Va., might encounter a single advertiser in four different places during the course of a day, depending on who is participating in "Own the Day."
"Own the Day," was a special offer during the last two weeks of August at the Lynchburg News & Advance. The package included a front-page sticky note on the print edition, a desktop note, a mobile presence and an email blast.
The Lynchburg paper presented the idea at a recent P2P (Publisher-to-Publisher) SNPA video conference, but multiple papers in BH Media's Virginia Group participated, according to Lynchburg Advertising Director Kevin Smith. The idea originated with Regional Publisher Kelly Mirt, who first tried out a version of it at The Charlotte Observer.More
"Newspapers have been trying to play defense for a long time. From classifieds to inserts to our core users migrating to digital, our industry has been in protection mode," says Vince Johnson, publisher of The Item in Sumter, S.C. "Video allows us to play offense."More
GateHouse Media launched a month-long nationwide sweepstakes on Jan. 15 to promote its partnership with Houzz that will provide readers with a fully co-branded experience, including the ability to purchase products directly from the publisher's co-branded websites. Among the prize offerings are a $5,000 Houzz shopping spree, daily cash prizes and Houzz discount coupons. It's all part of GateHouse Media's strategy to create local home and real estate destination channels within newspapers' websites.More