The Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., was looking for a new way to increase revenue, grow its email database and promote goodwill among readers. Varsity 845, the paper's designated local sports site, decided on a High School Athlete of the Month ballot.MORE
At this year's Second Street Awards, the best citywide ballots of 2017 were recognized.MORE
While your paper likely has a long list of annual goals, it's a good bet that increasing revenue is floating near the top. During the months of March, April and May, there are so many excellent opportunities for driving significant revenue from advertisers perfectly poised for the spring months.MORE
It's now simpler than ever to create a basketball strategy to drive huge results.MORE
Every time an advertiser partners with you is a new opportunity to prove the value of sponsoring your engagement campaigns. It's important to make sure you're doing everything you can to maximize their investment because, we all know, a happy customer is a returning customer.
Here's a comprehensive list of all the assets you should leverage to add value to your sponsorship packages.MORE
The addition of Calkins Digital’s best-in-class over-the-top video technology empowers TownNews.com partners to deliver content directly to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS and Android devices.MORE
Find out how this huge industry is perfectly positioned for quizzes, photo contests, sweepstakes, and ballots.MORE
A cutest baby contest grows hospital's email database by over 4,000 users and drives over 16,000 votes.MORE
If you ask any editor in a newsroom what one of their biggest issues is, chances are online comments would be toward the top of the list.
Between a Facebook page and a newspaper.com site, readers can leave hundreds of comments a day. And moderating them can take time. The comments themselves can also descend into name calling or unnecessary political debates.
Here is some advice for editors who spend time interacting with readers in the comment section.MORE
Let's start with a given: Traditional advertising no longer keeps the lights on. The strategic imperative for newsmedia companies is one of revenue diversification. Of course, revenue diversification can – and does – assume many shapes and sizes.
But for the moment at hand, consumer monetization is in the crosshairs of many publishers as the primary source of untapped revenue. Specifically, it is in persuading consumers to pay for digital content that, heretofore, has been available at zero or nominal cost.
Challenging? Of course.
Sauk Valley Media created a high school sports ballot to connect with readers on a deeper level and grow its local sports newsletter.More
According to a study by Borrell Associates Inc. conducted earlier this month, digital advertising spend (including email marketing) for political campaigns will increase dramatically for 2018 campaigns. The figures are expected to eclipse previous years' spend and set new records.
The study shows that digital ad spend is set to grow to $1.8 billion, beating out cable, radio, newspapers and telemarketing, among other categories. In fact, the only category that will beat digital ads in the budgets of politicians this year is broadcast TV, with $3.5 billion in spend. Email marketing experts at Site Impact say this is exciting news, and further proof that the best way to reach people is, increasingly, email marketing.More