The digital subscription funnel: Don't neglect the data 11/6/18

By Tom Ratkovich, founder and managing partner, LEAP Media Solutions

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.

Essential? Absolutely.

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GateHouse Media partners with Triton Digital 4/10/18

GateHouse Media LLC has announced a partnership with Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio industry. Through this partnership, GateHouse Media will utilize Triton Digital's programmatic audio advertising marketplace, a2x, as well as its market-leading SSP, Yield-Op, to monetize curated collections of audio clips and podcasts across online properties. The partnership will provide advertisers through Triton's a2x marketplace with access to GateHouse Media's 43 million unique online visitors per month.

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What a California newspaper is learning as it experiments with podcasting 2/19/18


By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

A California newspaper is learning as it experiments with podcasting using its existing staff. The Q&A dives into questions like: “What goes into creating a podcast episode?” “What’s the most effective way to promote the podcast?” “What has been the biggest challenge when it came to launching the podcast or continuing to produce the segments?”

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Agency best practices 2/7/18

Digital agency services have become an important and growing revenue stream for many media companies, but is there one right way to run this complex business?

During a Tuesday afternoon breakout session at the Mega-Conference, Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, hear from three media companies, all with different business models, who have successful, thriving agencies.

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Gamut introduces Real Delivery, a human-delivery commitment for programmatic digital advertising 10/3/17

Gamut, a solutions-based digital advertising organization from Cox Media Group, has announced the introduction of Real Delivery, a pledge that brands and agencies will not be charged for invalid display impressions, as determined by long-time digital measurement provider, Moat.

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SNPA Board of Directors approves two new members 7/18/17

Digital Genie and ITI Digital are the newest members of SNPA.

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Two digital firms apply for membership in SNPA 7/11/17

Digital Genie and ITI Digital have applied for membership in SNPA.

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ITI Digital can help you increase your revenue and engage with your target audiences 7/11/17

By Cindy Durham, SNPA

Events are the lifeblood of the community. They drive business to the community, but few newspapers have the resources to devote to searching out local events and pulling together a comprehensive community calendar of events.

ITI Digital has an automated process that would remove the time barriers ... and generate revenue for you at the same time.

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Quick survey: What do you want to know about digital journalism, and how do you want to learn it? 6/20/17

By Linda Austin, project director of the Associated Press Media Editors' News Train and an RJI Fellow

If you want to get better at social media, data journalism, mobile video or other digital skills, please take this brief survey -- by June 27. You might even win $50.

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Flypaper passes 500 active customers 6/5/17

Local digital marketing agency, Flypaper, announced in April that it has surpassed 500 active customers throughout its seven locations in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma.

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