“8 Ways to Increase Digital Revenue by 50% or More” – You Have To Read This

As avid readers of blogs and LinkedIn posts from industry leaders, we came across this article re-posted by our colleagues at Brainworks - “8 Ways to Increase Digital Revenue by 50% or More.” With a headline like that, we had to stop and read it. It contains some valuable tips, we agree with many of the author’s tips, and [...]

By |2019-08-14T10:35:57-04:00August 13th, 2019|AdPortal, Digital, Programmatic, SMB|

Self-Service No Longer A Trend, But An Expectation

Newscycle/Naviga recently recommended that their newspaper clients offer an advertising self-service portal and listed eight reasons why this gives newspapers an advantage. In addition to the convenience for advertisers and labor savings for newspapers, they also highlighted increasing evidence that customers today expect to be able to buy and pay online for their advertising for a variety of reasons. [...]

By |2019-07-10T14:06:55-04:00July 10th, 2019|AdPortal, Digital, Print|

Publishers Improve Ad Bundles with Turn-Key, High-Margin Video

It's very clear that the use of Video for Publishers is a major opportunity. For those of you who have attended recent media conferences you consistently see Video at or near the top of Publisher opportunity lists. You may also follow the daily stream of research/data showing the importance of Video from both the content and revenue sides of [...]

By |2019-05-02T10:26:56-04:00May 2nd, 2019|AdPortal, Digital, Real Estate, SMB, VIdeo|

Borrell Speakers to Media Executives: Automate & Bundle!

Two key recommendations for local media stood out at the 2019 Borrell & Associates Local Online Advertising Conference (LOAC): 1. Automate the buying process 2. Bundle different ad types in the sale Automate Advertising Buys The most persuasive advocate of automating the advertising buy was Philip Rather, head of local at Facebook. “By 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be [...]

On Second Thought: What to Remember from 2019 Mega-Conference

A couple of weeks have gone by since the 2019 Mega-Conference, giving us time to digest the key messages for this year from a jam-packed three days of listening to speakers and customers. This year, iPublish Media Solutions was pleased to see the new focus on how technology powers online sales, not just outside sales teams. With so many [...]

Close that Sale with Unlimited Low-Cost Spec Ads

Close that Sale with Unlimited Low-Cost Spec Ads Included in Every Proposal, Every Time! Sales managers have argued for years that taking spec ads to clients in the field results in more second appointments and additional closings. Some even set “spec ad goals” for reps. It’s a hot topic for every type of agency faced with pitching new business. [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:08:22-04:00October 30th, 2018|AdPortal, Creative, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, Programmatic, SMB|

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 [...]

LMA’s “Selling Digital Marketing Services” Take-Away: Two Opportunities Stood Out

August 8th and 9th at the Local Media Association's “Selling Digital Marketing Services” conference, two opportunities really stood out. 1. Real Estate Opportunities First were the “facts and figures” Gordon Borrell and Jim Brown shared related to the white-hot opportunities in Real Estate. For example: The average brokerage firm spends $52,969 on advertising (average firm means 3-4 people) Real Estate [...]

By |2018-08-20T14:30:30-04:00August 16th, 2018|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Conferences, Digital, Print, Programmatic|

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 [...]