Hyper Local News Sites

Can Local Media Attract Small Business?

It’s a fact. Local advertisers are moving more of their marketing dollars….to online. Understandably, sales reps for newspapers, radio and the Yellow Pages are not amused. While revenues are dropping at traditional media properties, they’re actually growing at digital-first companies that focus on helping the local advertiser. Have ya noticed? …

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API: Hyper-Local News and Revenue Training

American Press Institute will feature the session: “What’s the Business Model” by Mel Taylor Media. Digital competitors like Groupon, Reach Local and Patch grabbing ever larger amounts of local ad dollars. How can Newspaper be pro-active? Also covered: revenue tactics of online-only publishers like Huffington Post and Gawker Media. Find out how these digital competitors are driving revenue.

Hyper-Local gets Hyper-Competitive

Hyper local networks are popping up everywhere. Unfortunately, most struggle due to lack of cash flow and profitability. While their content and editorial oversight are quite strong, most lack sales and revenue expertise. This critical shortcoming allows other players to potentially take advantage, and swoop in with their own network …

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AOL PATCH: Hyper-Local Sales a Priority

Patch; AOL’s bet on hyper-local news, is now executing the next phase of their highly anticipated roll-out. Many markets have reported recruiter inquiries, private meetings, and attempted poaching of traditional newsrooms. Some local bloggers are saying ‘no thanks’, while others are accepting the (reportedly) mediocre offers. The employment boards are brimming with Patch job posts looking …

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Newspaper Web Conference: E-EDGE

It’s no secret. I’m bullish on the future of Newspapers. Not only in it’s current print form, but it’s future as hyper-local, multi-media news/info organizations. Reverse publishing strategy, development of PROFITABLE online video/audio applications, and the re-training/re-deployment of sales & editorial staffs are just some of the areas that I am very …

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