Are you really making money on your special sections? 6/23/15

By Jane Nicholes
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Break down the costs, not just the ad count. See link in this article for a sample spreadsheet developed by the paper.

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Warm them up 4/17/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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The Omaha World-Herald called its drive to bring in new business "Win Back Win Big," and with $480,000 in new advertising in the first quarter of 2017, the strategy was a big success.

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5 tips for driving revenue and audience with Mother's Day promotions 3/24/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street
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Bring in the big bucks this May with Mother's Day contests, deals stores and spa cards.

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Draw digital subscribers with newsletters 4/10/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is growing revenue by monetizing newsletters. During last month's P2P video conference call, SNPA members heard how the paper has changed its focus, added or redirected staffing to oversee all newsletters and craft daily news newsletters, and changed its sales approach.

If you missed the call, here's where you can catch up on this GREAT IDEA.

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Host a job fair online 10/3/13

By Jane Nicholes
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There's revenue to be made with online job fairs. The last three events hosted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram drew 41,000, 38,000 and 37,000 page views, respectively. The most profitable single event made $30,000 from 40 advertisers in 2011; the average is $15,000.

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Victoria readers sell their belongings through Bargains361 2/6/14

By Donnis Baggett (reprinted from Texas Press Messenger)
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Bargains361 is like a consignment shop for readers who want to sell their items online but don't know how or have time. The newspaper handles the sale and earns a profit margin of about 35 percent.

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SNPA offers revenue and audience-growth ideas shared by members 12/9/14

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The Times-Picayune's Hurricane Katrina ‘Then and Now’ project uses photography to demonstrate the city’s recovery. Read about this ... and more proven ideas ... in a collection shared by SNPA members.

More than a dozen members contributed to this collection, which formed a portion of the basis for a segment at the News Industry Summit in Charlottesville.

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Home-grown innovation 4/22/14

By Jane Nicholes
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Palm Beach Sproutz mobile web-app proves to be a healthy idea!

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Sales staff more than doubles revenue goal with parent magazine 7/2/13

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The initial edition of a new parent magazine published by The Index-Journal in Greenwood, S.C., brought in double the revenue that the paper was expecting! As a result, Lakelands Parent will be published at least quarterly. Initially, the plan was twice a year.

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Erie Times-News drives ad revenue using LEAP audience modeling 11/25/14

By Allie Farnsworth
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For the Erie Times-News, LEAP Media Solutions' audience-based advertising revenue development program proves "data doesn't lie."

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