Second-place honors in SNPA's Best Revenue Contest go to The Times-Dispatch in Richmond for its cause-marketing sections, which are generating goodwill in the community and added revenue for the paper.
The success of the paper's program is largely due to the relationships the staff has built with decision-makers at organizations throughout the community.MORE
A mobile app listing people who have recently been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail has earned The Palm Beach Post first-place honors in SNPA's Best Revenue Contest.
The app is sponsored by a local car dealer that wanted the paper to help it increase traffic to its website.
Since the app was launched in July, the Booking Blotter App has increased website traffic on the Earl Stewart Toyota website by 25 percent. And, the paper has generated revenue of $60,000 through this annual sponsorship.MORE
There's revenue to be made with online job fairs. The last three events hosted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram drew 41,000, 38,000 and 37,000 page views, respectively. The most profitable single event made $30,000 from 40 advertisers in 2011; the average is $15,000.MORE
Newspaper's post-ballot cocktail reception and awards ceremony continued to engage advertisers after the ballot was over.MORE
Green Shoot Media releases suite of Christmas sections.MORE
The initial edition of a new parent magazine published by The Index-Journal in Greenwood, S.C., brought in double the revenue that the paper was expecting! As a result, Lakelands Parent will be published at least quarterly. Initially, the plan was twice a year.MORE
Sometimes, an unconventional offer makes the sale. In Scottsboro, Ala., it was "buy a car, get a gun."MORE
The Suffolk News-Herald has figured out how to make $125,000 annually with a bi-monthly community magazine.MORE
After sales commissions and expenses, The Courier News makes money on the first business card placement in this directory. The second (required) placement is pure profit!MORE
The Omaha World-Herald called its drive to bring in new business "Win Back Win Big," and with $480,000 in new advertising in the first quarter of 2017, the strategy was a big success.More
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is growing revenue by monetizing newsletters. During last month's P2P video conference call, SNPA members heard how the paper has changed its focus, added or redirected staffing to oversee all newsletters and craft daily news newsletters, and changed its sales approach.
If you missed the call, here's where you can catch up on this GREAT IDEA.More
Here's a revenue-generating idea that is simple, inexpensive and keeps readers looking at an ad for 30 minutes. People participating in SNPA's recent Publisher-to-Publisher (P2P) video conference call already know what it is.
Everyone else, pay attention.
Trevor Evans was advertising manager at The Express in Lock Haven, Penn., when he was told to come up with a way to make up for $5,000 in lost revenue, and do it quickly. The result was a 16-page special tabloid section of Word Search puzzles tied to ads. It made more than $5,000, and he sold it in two hours by making phone calls to legacy advertisers as he was driving.More