Time certainly does things. Remember when making a purchase meant seeing commercials for a product, scouring print ads and then visiting the store to buy a product? That was all before technology took over. The reality is that the digital transformation has had a huge impact on how we live, play, do business and shop for products and services.
Today, the average consumer references 10 sources before making a purchase (Google, 2017), and 67 percent of a consumer's purchase journey is done digitally.MORE
"Over the past decade, a rapid evolution in technology has caused immense change in consumer behavior, requiring media outlets to not only maintain traditional marketing channels, but add new ones at an ever-increasing pace," says Laura Cole, vice president of marketing for Vivial.
During a presentation on the Solutions Stage at the Mega-Conference, she will show "how adding a great marketing platform to an existing product portfolio will provide a way to protect and generate revenue, and ultimately rock the digital revolution."
The Mega-Conference will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
Over the summer, the folks at The Palm Beach Post in Florida realized they had "a very large stock" of aging spadea paper that had to be used fairly quickly. Spadea paper, used for premium advertising that folds or wraps around the front section of the newspaper, eventually ages to the point that it's no good. The unused stock of paper became one half of a special package that also featured premium positioning on the paper's website.More
Southern hospitality and a Midwest-rooted sensibility will combine when SNPA and Inland Press Association team up for a Joint Annual Meeting next fall.
SNPA and Inland, known for programming practical, actionable information in a collegial environment, will meet at the J.W. Marriott Chicago in the city's Loop from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Oct. 8.More