Digital transformation: Keeping up with the consumer shopping revolution
Time certainly does things. Remember when making a purchase meant seeing commercials for a product, scouring print ads and then visiting the store to buy a product? That was all before technology took over. The reality is that the digital transformation has had a huge impact on how we live, play, do business and shop for products and services.
Today, the average consumer references 10 sources before making a purchase (Google, 2017), and 67 percent of a consumer's purchase journey is done digitally.MORE
Rock the digital revolution with a great marketing platform
"Over the past decade, a rapid evolution in technology has caused immense change in consumer behavior, requiring media outlets to not only maintain traditional marketing channels, but add new ones at an ever-increasing pace," says Laura Cole, vice president of marketing for Vivial.
During a presentation on the Solutions Stage at the Mega-Conference, she will show "how adding a great marketing platform to an existing product portfolio will provide a way to protect and generate revenue, and ultimately rock the digital revolution."
The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
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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
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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