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.
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Here's a revenue-generating idea that is simple, inexpensive and keeps readers looking at an ad for 30 minutes. People participating in SNPA's recent Publisher-to-Publisher (P2P) video conference call already know what it is.
Everyone else, pay attention.
Trevor Evans was advertising manager at The Express in Lock Haven, Penn., when he was told to come up with a way to make up for $5,000 in lost revenue, and do it quickly. The result was a 16-page special tabloid section of Word Search puzzles tied to ads. It made more than $5,000, and he sold it in two hours by making phone calls to legacy advertisers as he was driving.MORE
Break down the costs, not just the ad count. See link in this article for a sample spreadsheet developed by the paper.MORE
Research has proven lucrative for Jones Media.MORE
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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For the Erie Times-News, LEAP Media Solutions' audience-based advertising revenue development program proves "data doesn't lie."MORE
SNPA members are among the first to hear about a new interactive solution from Curious Marketplaces that will help them drive revenue from items being sold in their community.
Curious Marketplaces gives local newspapers the opportunity to provide residents with a cutting-edge marketplace where they can post listings and securely transact payment for buying and selling new and used items locally. Equally good for newspapers: the cost.MORE
Wonder & Joy: Instead of selling ads ROI, Pat Taylor and his staff in Southern Pines, N.C., focus on selling advertising into one holiday package.MORE
What's your best idea for recapturing the wonder and joy of the holiday season? Share your ideas on Content That Works' Facebook page and check back often for holiday marketing ideas and sales strategies.MORE
In 2014 The Charlotte Observer started what could be described as an extended brew pub crawl by selling cards that offered customers tastings at between 15 and 18 local breweries across the city. Phyllis Weber, who recently left Charlotte to become advertising director at The Roanoke Times in Virginia, recalls how well the promotion worked.
"This one totally surprised us," she said. The paper made $13,000 in incremental digital revenue, selling about 650 cards at $20 apiece.More
As the holiday sales season comes down to the wire, here's a quick way to generate a little more revenue, make readers smile and sell some more papers.
The Bay City Tribune in Texas, which circulates about 4,000 papers twice weekly, filled up two full pages at Halloween with photos of kids in costume, got a major business to sponsor the promotion and made $500. There's no reason the same plan can't work with Santa Claus.More