The State of Media Sales: Initial findings released 2/24/15

By Cindy Durham, assistant executive director, SNPA
Sixty-six percent of media sales managers and executive managers surveyed for the 6th annual State of Media Sales survey did not make their goals in 2014, C. Lee Smith said Monday at the Key Executives Mega-Conference in Atlanta. Smith, president and CEO of Sales Development Services and publisher of Media Sales Today, which conducts the annual survey, announced the first 10 survey findings at the Mega-Conference. MORE

SNPA welcomes new members 2/23/15

The Greer Citizen, which is published every Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C., has become a member of SNPA. Eight Mega-Conference sponsors/exhibitors also have joined SNPA through three-month trial memberships: AdviceIQ, Friends2Follow, iMoneza, Media Services Group, NewsBank, NTVB Media, SpinGo and Transparensee. MORE

AP expands content choice as demand for live video grows 2/17/15

In response to a significant growth in demand for live content from its subscribers, The Associated Press is planning a number of new initiatives in 2015 to help media organizations continue to focus on video as a primary storytelling tool. MORE

A. H. Belo partners with VC firm focused on media startups 2/17/15

A. H. Belo has signed on as a partner with Matter, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm and incubator that supports promising media startups and entrepreneurs. MORE

BH Media Group acquires Atlantic City Weekly 2/10/15

BH Media Group, the parent company of The Press of Atlantic City, has acquired Atlantic City Weekly and its associated website,, from Review Publishing Limited. MORE

Broad Street Media acquires South Philadelphia Review and Philadelphia Weekly 2/10/15

Affiliates of Broad Street Media, LLC acquired the South Philadelphia Review and Philadelphia Weekly in Philadelphia from Review Publishing LP, a Delaware limited partnership. MORE

Capturing the right print and digital data 2/10/15

By Matt Lindsay and Arvid Tchivzhel, Mather Economics (special to the SNPA eBulletin)
The move to digital news publishing has resulted in endless amounts of data and, thus, significant opportunities to analyze that data to drive revenue, tailor content, remain competitive and more strategically appeal to advertisers – to name but a few. However, many publishers are unsure which data to capture for insights that will actually make a difference when applied to the business. MORE

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray engaged to explore options for Voice Media Group 2/3/15

Voice Media Group has engaged Dirks, Van Essen & Murray and its subsidiary CAL DVM to explore new strategies for its publishing assets, including the sale or acquisition of alternative publications and other digital businesses. MORE

NIE program celebrates 10 years of publishing Kid Scoop 2/2/15

By Lu Shep Baldwin, NIE coordinator, The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens, Tenn.
The Newspapers in Education program for The Daily Post-Athenian (Athens, Tenn.) is celebrating its 10th year publishing the Kid Scoop page. The student activity page is published weekly in the Wednesday edition of The DPA. MORE

NTVB Media to roll out entertainment content plan at 2015 Mega-Conference 2/3/15

NTVB Media will be introducing a new entertainment content plan at the Key Executives Mega-Conference that will dramatically change how newspapers meet the needs of their readers. MORE
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