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iPublish Media Solutions helps media companies extend their reach, grow revenue and lower costs by providing a self-serve advertising platform for print, digital and social media advertising.

Why Local Media Companies Need to Embrace Marketing Automation to Engage with Local Advertisers

Marketing Automation Wikipedia says, “Marketing automation refers to software platforms and technologies designed for marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple channels online and automate repetitive tasks.” So, things like drip campaigns scheduled through software like Pardot can be an effective tool to grow business. “Drip marketing,” according to Wikipedia, “is a communication strategy that sends, [...]

By |2018-09-11T14:49:15-04:00September 11th, 2018|AdPortal|

Why Your Sales Force is Missing 64% of the Market

Your sales force is missing 64% percent of the SMB´s who buy marketing services, and they are doing nothing wrong. That is because 64% of SMBs expect to execute all marketing themselves, according to USA Inside, 2018. That number is also on the rise, up from 51% in 2017. As complex as online marketing platforms can be, local business [...]

By |2018-09-05T09:32:13-04:00September 5th, 2018|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, Programmatic, SMB|

Millennials to Media Companies: Go full-stack or go home!

Small businesses want to buy a full-stack marketing solution from a single source, according to a report from the Local Search Association. Media companies are poised to reap the rewards of this trend, so long as they solve the puzzle of how to make the margins work. Publishers and media companies need both higher margins on 3rd party digital [...]

The “Halo Effect” – A Key Advantage Local Media Companies Have Over Agencies for Online Marketing

Local media companies often overlook the full value of their ‘halo effect’, or additional value and performance of advertising that runs next to credible content. In effect, the ´trust´ in the content, rubs off on the advertising. It is time to start telling this story, and time to leverage this long-earned trust with local businesses in your community. This is [...]

Time for self-service? Ask Amazon, Expedia and your bank….

Most media companies consider the primary benefits of self-service platforms as a means to reduce costs of selling, delivering ads, and marketing services to small businesses. But a new article in Editor & Publisher points out that a great user-interface for transactions actually adds value for the advertiser as well. E&P included “Amazonified” ad transactions on a key benefit [...]

Local Media Companies Have an Advantage

TRUST: The #1 Advantage Media Companies Have to Win in the Local SMB Advertising Game The research matches what we already know on a gut level: Local media companies have a key advantage over “faceless” competitors for local ad dollars. In fact, a recent Kantar Millward Brown survey found, “Consumers are more receptive to traditional media than digital ads.” [...]

By |2018-07-10T14:54:12-04:00July 10th, 2018|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, SMB|

Three Must-Haves for a Successful Self-Serve Platform

Three things you need for a successful self-serve program There is a huge buzz around self-serve advertising platforms. For example, on its last earnings call in April 2018, Facebook touted the accessibility of its ad platform. Many of its 6 million advertisers are SMBs (small to medium sized businesses)*. Local media companies are working to find profitable ways to [...]

Low digital margins are the problem. Is self-serve the answer?

What keeps you up at night?  For digital executives at local media companies, it is often the profitability of their departments. The problem is not a new one. Digital services divisions were supposed to be able to reach into lost markets of small and medium size businesses, expanding market share and share of customer. Serving Small Business Years later, these [...]

By |2018-06-28T13:58:47-04:00June 12th, 2018|AdPortal|

iPublish Media Appoints Software Veteran to Top Job

Recognized leader in newspaper, broadcast and SaaS AdTech for SMBs brings innovation and experience to iPublish Media Solutions Westborough, MA, May 1, 2018 - iPublish Media, the leader in self-serve advertising for newspapers and other local media, announced that Malcolm McGrory joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales. McGrory has a deep background in the software industry. [...]

By |2019-09-10T08:28:31-04:00May 11th, 2018|Company, Press Release|

74% of SMB´s purchase both traditional and digital media

SMB's use both Traditional and Digital Media The latest Borrell Associates Small Business Report shows that 74% of SMB’s use both traditional and digital media. 74% of SMB's used digital and traditional advertising together. In fact, 22% of SMB´s use only traditional media and 3% use only digital alone. So the largest market is businesses already buying across multiple [...]