Hyper Local News Sites

Innovators Dilemma Predicted The Demise and Fall of Old Media

The old school media death rattle is getting louder. Once trusted sources of information, local newspapers are either shutting down or dramatically scaling back their operations. In the process, they’re losing most of their main asset: community influence. That’s what really matters. Websites and social media will not bail them out. A New York Times …

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Using Drones for Hyper-Local News Coverage

Perfect together. Hyper-local news & watchdog journalism. Mix in some WordPress as your CMS, add a smartphone and some simple pod-casting equipment… and you got yourself the start of a much-needed local news organization. Invest in a drone, and you could soar to new heights and leap-frog most local TV, Radio and Newspapers. Hyper Local …

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News Talk Radio Stations Still Dropping Ball With Web.

After all these years, far too many radio station websites…suck….bad. And that’s too bad, especially for those AM news talk stations looking for relevance in a digital world. Didja know? News Talks radio stations have the BEST opportunity to leverage the Internet, and leap frog over the local newspapers competition. But are they doing it? …

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WordPress, Podcasting & Social Media vs Newspaper & Radio News

WATCH VIDEO > WordPress-powered websites, podcasting & social media continues to infringe upon legacy newspaper & radio titans. But are these new digital upstarts able to create sustainable business models for hyper-local news? Is it possible to profitably monetize a community website? The short answer is yes. The slightly longer answer is hell yeah. How …

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Digital Disruption. Atlantic City Media

#1. Warren Buffett ( BH Media ) buys AC Weekly. Good move. This certainly strengthens the portfolio that includes Press of Atlantic City and the collection of ex-Catamaran Media weeklies along the Jersey Shore. We always thought that AC Weekly was stronger than the AC PRESS’s weekly “At The Shore”. #2. Local programming at TV-40 …

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How to Sell Online Inventory. CPM or Flat Fee?

How to price ads for online news sites: Flat fee or CPM?”>How to price ads for online news sites: Flat fee or CPM? How to Sell Online Inventory. CPM, Cost per thousand, or Flat Fee?

Why Hyper Local Websites Fail

FROM THE ARCHIVES. DEC 2010. Jim Brady abruptly exited TBD.com. Strange since the site was only up and running for about 3 months and had almost everything it needed to succeed. Almost everything. Now we find that TBD has pulled the plug on the hyper local ad & blogger network that was going to support …

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Case Study: Custom Radio & WordPress Sales Program

Radio stations (and TV/Newspaper) suffer from websites controlled by non-sales execs. That’s the #1 reason why most digital sales efforts of broadcasters…. really stink. Click thru to WATCH VIDEO… Think about it. A radio or TV station is run by a profit focused, general manager….not a program director. A newspaper is run by a business …

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Hurricane Sandy; Hyper Local News Success Using WordPress

As a hyper-local news consultant, Hurricane Sandy had an unexpected affect on our company recently. This so-called ‘Frankenstorm’ wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard. The center of the storm made landfall right on our front step, here in Brigantine, New Jersey.  This fateful distinction played a major role in accelerating the work we do …

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Real Estate Talk with John Bolaris

Borrell Defends Online Sales Force Strategy

We disagreed with local media researcher; Gordon Borrell, with a recent post. Read it here: Separate Web Sales Inside Newspaper, Will Likely Fail. His many comments lead me to believe that our alternative points of view have ruffled some feathers. That was not our intention. The post did not sit well with Mr. Borrell; since …

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