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Solutions Partners are critical to the success of newspapers and can help your newspaper meet the challenges it faces. Meet our 2022 Solutions Partners

PressReader survey indicates technology as the key solution to rise of news deserts
Staff | PressReader

Over the past several months, PressReader surveyed hundreds of professionals working in English-language news and publishing around the globe. The survey was conducted to get a sense of views on the current state and future direction of the industry — with a particular focus on the problem of news deserts.

‘Well Being’ series of special sections hits the mark with readers and advertisers
West Volusia Beacon, DeLand, Florida
Staff | Metro Creative Graphics

A locally owned Florida newspaper recently revamped its special sections program for greater ad revenue and reader engagement. Here’s how the West Volusia Beacon did it ...

Analytics FAQ: We answer your questions about changes coming for GA4
Allie Peters | TownNews

New analytics are coming! If you've seen the notices from Google there's no need to panic, because TownNews is here to help. They can answer your questions about what changes to expect, when to expect them and what you can do to prepare.

Turn inflation into opportunity to advance your strategic pricing agenda
Nathan Hart, MS, and Luke Boutwell, Ph.D. | Mather Economics

Current macroeconomic conditions have publishers and consumers alike considering how to navigate this new economic climate. Companies across all industries are trying to determine the right balance between raising prices in the face of higher production costs while maintaining demand and profitability.

Clear and conspicuous: A powerful stop-save case study
Lon Haenel | Newspaper Subscription Services

This week, Lon Haenel of Newspaper Subscription Services caught up with Pat Leader of the Spokane (Washington) Spokesman-Review. Leader, an expert in working with subscribers who intend to cancel, shared how she and her team deployed and leverage the NSS Online Cancellation Intervention app to listen AND respond to subscribers who are about to cancel.

Robert Rivera: "We have had many employees who have spent their entire working lives with this company. We are family owned and operated by the Lang family who are very hands on and appreciate their employees. After 25 years of employment, they gift employees with a Rolex watch and hang their picture in our cafeteria to show their appreciation."
Albuquerque Journal’s Robert Rivera on creating a culture founded on commitment
Kevin Rehberg | Alliance for Audited Media

Albuquerque Journal’s Robert Rivera got his start in the industry right out of high school by delivering newspapers at retail rack and dealer locations for the company. More than 20 years later, he’s Albuquerque Journal’s vice president of circulation. Here he shares how his company rewards committed employees, the value of growing together as a team and what advice he would give to someone starting out in the industry.

Three ways to profit from SMB clients
Staff | Nexta.io

Nexta.io has heard it over and over again. Traditional advertising (print, radio, TV) is declining. The time of digital advertising is rising and clients are asking for it. While platforms or managed services are perfectly fitted to service large campaigns and high budgets, they are too expensive and still demand significant publisher ad ops staffing to serve the large percentage of SMB clients. Nexta can help with this!

Newspaper in Indiana improves customer experience for public notice
Emmie Atwood | Column

Kendal Hampton is the administrative assistant at Fort Wayne Citilink, the public transportation operator for the Fort Wayne and Allen County metro area in Indiana. One of the many tasks that falls on Hampton’s shoulders is posting public notices in Fort Wayne’s local newspaper — the Journal Gazette — for all of Citilink’s board and committee meetings.

Lineup launches immutable backup service
Staff | Lineup

To complement the already robust client data security strategies we have in place for Adpoint and Amplio users, Lineup is introducing an additional layer of protection for critical system backups in the form of immutable storage.  This technology ensures an object cannot be deleted or edited.

Attract new subscribers: Parents of preschool children
Ellen Creane | Kid Scoop

If we’ve learned anything from the COVID years, parents of young children crave learning materials right at home. Your newspaper can provide just what parents of preschool children need, with Kid Scoop JUNIOR.

Zette launches article paywall solution at TechCrunch Disrupt
Yehong Zhu | Zette

Media tech startup Zette launched its product beta at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Battlefield 200 on Oct. 20. Zette was one of only 200 startups selected to present at the renowned Silicon Valley conference, where the best, most innovative emerging startups in the world pitch on the showroom floor.

Number of SMBs doubles, fueling big drag on ad spending
Staff | Borrell Associates

A dramatic change in the creation of new businesses since the pandemic will forge a different advertising landscape across local markets in 2023, according to Borrell Associates. Borrell will unveil its 2023 forecasts and describe the change in business composition during a 45-minute webinar at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 17.  The webinar is free. 

Register now for 'Revenue Opportunities for Newspaper Podcasts'
Matt Larson | Our-Hometown

In this live webinar, Matt Larson will outline the revenue opportunities in podcasting. From host-read and programmatic advertising, to new subscription tools on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, there have never been more ways to monetize audio.

The media executive’s guide to accelerate digital revenue
Staff | Vendasta

In this guide from Vendasta, leading voices of the media industry provide practical insights to publishing executives on how to create a digital-first sales culture and new revenue streams in a rapidly evolving buyer landscape.

NewsXtreme Cloud keeps Ogden's Standard Examiner online after ransomware attack
Jeff Pawlowski | Presteligence

In the early hours of Sept. 6, a cyberattack targeted the entire Standard Examiner prepress system and brought it to a standstill. The attack wiped out everything. Proofing, paging and templates — gone. Ben Brickman, operations director for Ogden Newspapers, quickly realized how serious of a situation had just unfolded. See how Presteligence responded!

New automated content product: Hurricane updates
Cecilia Campbell | United Robots

In partnership with U.S. local media group McClatchy, we have developed a Hurricane bot, which creates automated updates on data from the National Hurricane Center in the U.S. The bot was put to the test as Hurricane Ian made landfall at the end of September.

During the 78th SIP-IAPA General Assembly organized by the Inter-American Press Association in Madrid, speakers on this panel discussed new ways of monetization, big data management, press freedom and new information models aimed at younger generations.
Protecmedia addresses the challenges of journalism in the data era at 78th SIP-IAPA General Assembly
Staff | Protecmedia

During the 78th SIP-IAPA General Assembly organized by the Inter-American Press Association in Madrid, Protecmedia, the Spanish technology company specializing in editorial solutions for the media, analyzed the challenges that journalism will address in the coming years.

Why dynamic pricing is crucial for publishers in 2023
Staff | Mather Economics and Aptitude Software

As Solutions Partners, Aptitude Software and Mather Economics are collaborating to address strategic planning questions faced by newspaper publishers so they can support the tech stack needed in 2023 and beyond.

Did you know?? Automotive insight
Kevin Collins | Wehaa

Automotive dealers are now looking for digital campaigns that drive targeted auto intenders to their website. Previously, the goal of digital advertising was to get auto intenders to walk onto a dealer’s lot. Due to the continued inventory shortages, dealers are now including “in-transit” inventory on their websites. Timing has never been better to run dynamic digital campaigns for your auto, RV, boat, powersport dealers.

New Jersey media company selects SCS to provide integrated, front-to-back advertising and production solution
Staff | Software Consulting Services

In October 2022, Seawave Corporation, publisher of the Cape May County Herald in Rio Grande, New Jersey, signed a contract with SCS to implement the Community Advertising System to standardize and modernize its advertising and production workflows.

AP announces midterm election coverage plans
Press Release | The Associated Press

The Associated Press, the most trusted source of information on election night with a history of accuracy dating to 1848, will offer that expertise to its customers and the public across all platforms when it counts the vote and covers the results of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

From the telegraph to TikTok: A selection of AP stories is now available on TikTok
Lauren Easton | The Associated Press

Content on the @APNews account will range from explanatory journalism about the upcoming U.S. midterm elections to top global stories.

Column announces B-Corp certification
Melissa Theiss | Column

We're proud to announce that Column is now a certified B Corporation. Our certification establishes us amongst a small subset of public benefit corporations officially certified by the B Lab, a global nonprofit network committed to making all businesses a force for good. In our most recent blog, Melissa Theiss, head of people at Column, explains our certification, what a B Corp Score means and how we're committed to making an impact.

Newspaper acquisitions: Regional publishers expand clusters
Sara April | Dirks, Van Essen & April

More than 100 titles have changed hands since we last updated on deal activity in April 2022. Small and medium-­sized dailies and weeklies are still the subject of nearly all transactions as publishers of the larger dailies remain on the sidelines of merger and acquisition activity.

CitySpark offers tools for monetizing newsletter event listings
David Haynie | CitySpark

Utilizing local event content in each of your channels, including newsletters, is key to maximizing its value. When event content is included in newsletters, it generates some of the highest click-through rates and correlates with a boost in traffic and engagement.

Publishers: Connect to a new revenue stream
Ellen Creane | Kid Scoop

The COVID-loss reading and math scores are in, and the news is bad. All children have lost between two and 12 years of reading growth. Children are just not reading enough after two years of education disruption. Kid Scoop has been helping children read more enthusiastically for 30 years. Establish your community newspaper as the community leader in reading advancement.

Online cancel intervention: Your top questions
Lon Haenel | Newspaper Subscription Services

Now is the time to put into play your online cancel intervention strategy. Newspaper Subscription Services has pioneered a solution that educates and advocates. Grow and improve your revenue by nurturing your subscribers. As they re-connect with the benefits of retaining their subscription, they are far more likely to modify subscription terms instead of cancel it.