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Why We Started Get Smart Digital

Frustrated by digital growth? So were we. That’s why we started Get Smart Digital. We’re all about local, online sales strategy…..that works NOW…..not sometime in the future. We’re known for blunt, yet highly effective methods that push you to run your website as a ‘profit-first’ business. First, we remove common choke-points that stunt …

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About Mel Taylor

Get Smart Digital is lead by Mel Taylor. With over 20 years of hands-on success with Newspaper, Broadcast & hyper-local publishing, Get Smart Digital has successfully trained over 5,000 local media executives from companies like Tribune, The New York Times,, Fox-TV, Clear Channel Radio, Calkins Media, and hundreds of …

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Hyper Local News & Small Business

Gotta love helping small business with digital marketing stuff. It’s one of the fastest growing revenue segments in the local media eco-system. We found the testimonial below, in our inbox recently. It’s from a small business that found us through the hyper-local WordPress site we manage; It’s more proof …

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Wisconsin Newspapers. Digital First Sales & Operations

This Friday, Feb 24,  I will present 3 big sessions for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Convention in Madison. Digital Workflow for Newspaper. Moving a newspaper’s operations to the cloud is more than just a cool idea. It is steadily becoming an industry norm. In this session, online revenue expert Mel Taylor …

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