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.
Small business advertising is the life blood of local media. Much of Patch’s current efforts are nothing but a smoke screen. The real M.O; modus operandi of AOL Patch is to build relationships with local advertisers, then offer a portfolio of digital marketing solutions. More than just banners….set those mom & pops up….for a sweet up-sell.