Oak Island woman wins $10,000 in GateHouse Media sweepstakes 10/16/18

By Allison Ballard, StarNews Staff

Melissa Girard said she often ignores similar emails. But she didn't ignore this one.

The GateHouse Media Blockbuster Bucket List Sweepstakes was offering the chance to win everything from a luxurious getaway to $10,000 in cash. So she clicked and she entered. Again and again.

For more than a week, the Oak Island resident had her eye on that $10,000 prize. On Oct. 1, she learned that she won.

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By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

Discover over 30 photo contest ideas from January through December.

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By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

Concerned with database growth, revenue or improving time on site? Engagement campaigns will achieve and surpass your goals.

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10 emails you should send to improve your program 9/20/16

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

Improve your paper's email strategy by running welcome emails, drip campaigns, event invitations and more.

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3 steps to winter revenue success 8/30/16

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Follow these three steps to create a plan to turn the biggest retail season of the year into your biggest revenue season yet.

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3 ways to use quizzes this football season 8/1/16

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Tap into this massive football audience with a combination of personality, trivia and match-up quizzes.

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Giveaway has everyone talking about where they would go on their dream vacation 8/19/14

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin

A highly successful contest to win a $3,000 vacation package generated 900 new circulation actions and $20,000 in revenue from new starts and reactivations of lapsed subscriptions.

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INCnow.tv drives $90K with golf card 3/10/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

Popular golf card has customers demanding more; on track to make $112K.

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Ideas for the ultimate wedding ballot 2/11/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

This category list will make setting up your ballot a piece of (wedding) cake.

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9 tips for planning, selling & promoting basketball promotions 1/29/14

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

The college basketball tournament may be short, but the opportunities to score promotions revenue are immense.

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