This column by Publisher and CEO Terry Kroeger was published May 5 in the Omaha World-Herald
I want to tell you a story. Don't worry. I'll keep it short.
This story is about you and us and how we're in it together, thick and thin. It's the story about our local newspaper and our community. We have been here for you in some form since 1865 – even before Nebraska was a state.
It's a story that at its most basic level is one of freedom. The stories we tell keep us all free by holding leaders accountable, by informing our community about what matters, and recording Omaha's history. Our stories also entertain, enlighten and inspire, forming the fabric of our community.
We can tell this story best because our storytellers – our employees – are part of the community, too. We are your friends and neighbors.More
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"It's Alive" campaign emphasizes that The Brunswick News is a living entity thrumming with the pulse of the community.MORE
A new series of ads that take a light-hearted approach to the myths surrounding newspaper readership are available for download. SNPA hopes all member newspapers will run these ads into the next year!MORE
As The Facts celebrates its 100th year in business, it has undertaken a comprehensive branding campaign using house ads, paid advertising in special community publications, and other advertising and outreach. The campaign was built around the slogan, "We know where you live."MORE
SNPA members are encouraged to download and run these new ads from the Newspaper Association of America, which focus on the power of newspaper advertising.MORE
Are you telling the positive story of the importance of your newspaper in your local community? Then share it with your peers!
All of us recognize the need to market our brands as the most trusted source of local news and information. Many of you are doing it well – others aren't doing it at all. So let's learn from each other.
SNPA wants to help you access the best of the best when it comes to local marketing campaigns and what our members are doing to fight this battle.MORE
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Shared by The Oklahoman Media CompanyMORE