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NextMedia 360 is the name of Next Media Group's interactive services division for 40 plus radio and outdoor properties across the U.S. This case study looks at how the division was put together, core products offered, platforms and technology partners, corporate staffing and selling organization, products and pricing. Included are results so far and lessons learned. Essential reading for local media considering how to offer digital services. more
This 30,000 circulation daily newspaper is projected to earn $42,000 annual incremental revenue after creating a home-grown database that has opted-in to 25 categories of information. Here's a step-by-step analysis of how to grow targeted emails and monetize the program with upsells to advertisers. more
For local media building engagement with key audiences, such as young families, live streaming high school sports is an inexpensive option. The Houston Herald found that this initiative had the most community response of all their digital initiatives. Here's a step by step "how to" for live streaming high school sports on a budget, including the software and hardware required, finding announcers and selling advertising. more
ABC27TV in Harrisburg, Pa. launched what may be the first web-based local app store of its kind in July by-passing the iTunes. The company is able to create and sell custom apps to local merchants and promote them on the AppsolutelyPa. Here's how it works, packaging ideas, technology partner, costs, and results so far. more
A few local media companies have developed browser-based apps that bypass the Apple store. This technology allows media to go direct to users and let them save an app to the home screen - without the Apple store download. The Columbia Daily Tribune put this approach into action with their first iPad app. This report looks at how they did it, advantages and disadvantages of the technology, screen shots and a URL to see how the app works from a desktop browser, ad unit strategy and more. more
Shaw Media tested Google Consumer Surveys in one of its markets, generating some early metrics on just how much this partnership is worth. Critics say embedding the surveys gives Google access to at least aggregate data. Local publishers like Shaw contend there is no data on individuals released, and the incremental returns are worth it. Here is the case study and revenue metrics from the first 30 days. more
Here's how Federated Interactive is growing sales of streaming and other digital products from infancy to a significant profit center. Included is a One Day Sales package for streaming, with resources, pricing and packaging. Also in the playbook: banner sales, text programs, Facebook sales, and new digital-only radio channels. Also find a list of technology partners which make these initiatives work. more
LIM has confirmed outstanding results from launch of a rich media ad unit from Broadcast Interactive Media. A two-day launch sales of a new ad unit in each of three markets generated $100,000 plus. CTR's are much higher than other rich media units. Here are two case studies, with promotional materials, pricing and packaging, launch tactics and resources required. more
WCHL.com has a unique community site and business strategy that go outside the box for a typical radio station website. The results are in: 25% of the station's revenues now come from digital sales, after just one year of starting to sell digital products. Here's how they did it, including content on the site that engages the community, pricing and packaging, sales organization and a copy of the rate card. more
The Chicago Tribune has started new businesses to replace classifieds revenues lost over the years. An in-house employment agency targeting a multi-million revenue stream is on track. The Tribune Company's LA Times also launched a pay-per-sale real estate initiative in June, 2012. Here are strategies, personnel required, pricing and initial results for both initiatives, from Eddie Tyner, Vice President of Classified Marketplaces at Tribune Company. more
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