Dialing up revenue: Conference explored opportunities in mobile, social media, video 6/30/14

By Mark Fitzgerald, Inland Press Association
Though newspapers must often fight the image of being a medium well past its sell-by date, they actually have many advantages as they move into the digital era, experts agreed at the Mobile and Social Solutions Conference held in Chicago June 26-27.

Co-sponsored by SNPA and the Inland Press Foundation, the conference attracted presenters acknowledged as among the best in the social media, mobile publishing and video spaces. "You should be kicking yourself if you thought about going to the mobile/social conference and didn't," tweeted one of the speakers, Canis Digital CEO Ray Marcano, the former director of digital audience growth for Cox Media Group. MORE

Digital subscription growth: Four engagement initiatives 6/29/14

By Jeffrey L. Hartley, vice president consumer revenue, Morris Publishing Group
How do you increase the level of engagement? What are the basic engagement strategies to implement or improvements to encourage more content consumption and more conversions? MORE

Small-market paper drives $6K in new business with football fan photo contest 6/29/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street
A "Loud & Proud" biggest fan contest at a small paper in Silverdale, Wash., generated $6,250 in revenue -- 100 percent new business that the client would not have otherwise spent. MORE

Newspapers find significant revenue success with football promotions 6/15/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street
Follow these simple steps to find success with a Pro Football contest. MORE

Who reads the most news found through social media on smartphones? 6/10/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
Women are much more likely than men to read news stories found within social media on their smartphones, according to the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. MORE

Majority of smartphone owners now routinely use news apps 6/3/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
More than six in 10 smartphone owners are regularly using news apps on their smartphones, according to the third report of the latest mobile media survey from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI). Nearly three in 10 are using smartphone news apps branded by newspapers. MORE

The Washington Post partner program signs on nearly 100 papers 6/3/14

Nearly 100 newspapers will participate in The Washington Post partner program first announced earlier this year. Several papers have already begun rolling out the program to their subscribers, and the rest will be rolling out access over the next several weeks. MORE

Presteligence releases tournament brackets and online contests 5/13/14

Presteligence has announced the release of tournament brackets for My Team Scoop, which gives media companies the ability to display tournaments in a visual familiar to their audience. MORE

How to package and price Facebook contests for your advertisers 5/12/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street
Generate revenue while helping small- and mid-sized businesses meet their marketing goals. MORE

AP debuts puzzle app featuring news, entertainment video 5/5/14

The Associated Press, in collaboration with Autonomy, Inc., and The G-Machine, Inc., has announced the debut of AP Video Puzzles, a mobile puzzle app, using AP's news and entertainment video footage. MORE
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