Tips for today's media research landscape
A major challenge in today's media world is holding on to your staff, specifically experienced personnel. This is especially true in the media industry, which includes print, radio and broadcast with marketing and research staff.
Today's media sales teams are taking more responsibility for revenue by delivering more strategic recommendations and striving to close more business quickly. Having marketing research resources achieves this efficiently by embracing the shift from market research as an expense or a cost center to a revenue generator.
Since so many in the media industry are asking their staff to do more multi-tasking, Research Director On Demand suggests the following tips to help you with your marketing and advertising sales research.MORE
Measure of your local economy: A key sales indicator
Surveys that measure consumers' confidence in the economy are a vital benchmark of economic development.
By asking a few key questions in a survey about your local economy and consumers' future spending, your survey can be an important resource for your branding and marketing initiatives.MORE
Audience Research: An investment to grow your revenue
By Ted Stasney and Robin DiSalvo, Research Director On Demand
We often hear that media companies, especially print, are not doing much research, including audience and readership surveys. This includes important research on who reads and uses their print and digital products.
Some common reasons we hear why media companies do not use research include:
- Lack of budget.
- No research or marketing department support.
- No staff to analyze data and interpret research findings.
- Low priority compared to other items.
- Newspaper/media company too small to do research.
- No need to, it's an expense.
Knowing your customers -- a 2019 priority
- Build better customer relations
- Provide better understanding of their needs
- Retain customers
- Enhance your CRM – Customer Relationship Management
- Optimize your revenue and profits
Research study seeks partners
Research Director On Demand is looking for partners on its national survey to learn more about Millennials and their media habits. The object of the research will be a better understanding of this massive generation, including media usage, sources of information, content preferences and newspaper readership drivers.MORE
Learning from readership surveys
As this readership series concludes, we look at common results that publishers have found and the importance of planning before you embark on a study.MORE
Affordable readership research
Over the next few weeks, SNPA will look at ways newspapers can conduct valuable readership surveys that enhance credibility and generate revenue, without it requiring a large expenditure.MORE
Marketing - Analytics - Insights applies for membership
Through a service called Research Director on Demand, Ted Stasney's firm offers full market and media research services.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
New association launches today;
SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More