Palm Beach Sproutz mobile web-app proves to be a healthy idea!MORE
Bring in the big bucks this May with Mother's Day contests, deals stores and spa cards.MORE
With Memorial Day just a few months away, other newspapers might find this Best Revenue Contest idea to be something that would work well in their markets, too.MORE
Within two weeks, space on a direct mail business card sold by a daily paper in New York was sold out and advertisers were lining up to be part of the next one. Learn what made this a highly successful revenue program.MORE
Bargains361 is like a consignment shop for readers who want to sell their items online but don't know how or have time. The newspaper handles the sale and earns a profit margin of about 35 percent.MORE
Here are some good tips for creating a local calendar for your school district.MORE
This simple, but effective idea, generated $12,000 in income for a daily newspaper in Virginia. And, it helped the paper further relationships with local pastors.MORE
Here’s how to turn that annual High School Football Preview into a 12-week campaign that gives advertisers great exposure, and will double or triple your revenue with just a single sales call!MORE
The StarNews of Wilmington, N.C., earned $27,000 in revenue with the 10th anniversary Blueberry Festival Magazine. Learn what was key to the success.MORE
The five newspapers in BH Media's Alabama Group signed up 77 new advertising accounts in about six weeks last year through an in-house sales competition called "Let's Play Takeaway."
The goal is to win new accounts away from competitors and regenerate inactive accounts. Advertising representatives compete among themselves for prizes ranging from $75 for the person bringing in the second-highest number of new accounts up to $500 for the salesperson who generates the highest amount of new revenue.
The competition is about to begin its third year.More
In 2014 The Charlotte Observer started what could be described as an extended brew pub crawl by selling cards that offered customers tastings at between 15 and 18 local breweries across the city. Phyllis Weber, who recently left Charlotte to become advertising director at The Roanoke Times in Virginia, recalls how well the promotion worked.
"This one totally surprised us," she said. The paper made $13,000 in incremental digital revenue, selling about 650 cards at $20 apiece.More
As the holiday sales season comes down to the wire, here's a quick way to generate a little more revenue, make readers smile and sell some more papers.
The Bay City Tribune in Texas, which circulates about 4,000 papers twice weekly, filled up two full pages at Halloween with photos of kids in costume, got a major business to sponsor the promotion and made $500. There's no reason the same plan can't work with Santa Claus.More