2 Jul 2020

Team Highlight – James Allen, Senior Sales Engineer

By |2020-07-14T09:37:41-04:00July 2nd, 2020|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, SMB|

Spotlight on James Allen, Senior Sales Engineer If you’ve met James Allen, the low-key senior sales engineer at iPublish Media, you probably have no idea about his background.  James is both a veteran who jumped out of airplanes and a Dad who most recently converted an attic space into an air conditioned play-room for his ten-year old son. James’ [...]

29 Jun 2020

The Formula For Self-Service Success = Plan + Execution. Just Ask “The Day”

By |2020-06-30T15:45:57-04:00June 29th, 2020|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, SMB|

With over 13 years in the self-service advertising business and over 600 AdPortals launched for newspapers, broadcasters, and real estate brokerages, the team at iPublish Media Solutions has observed different success rates at similar circulation newspapers using the exact same software. Success takes many forms: ROI, self-service adoption rate, upsells to clients discovered through self-service, lower cost of sales, [...]

3 Jun 2020

Announcements Are Making A Comeback At Newspapers

By |2020-06-05T15:00:11-04:00June 3rd, 2020|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, SMB|

There is at least one piece of good news for newspapers struggling through the shutdowns: Announcements may be making a comeback as a revenue category for newspapers. Graduation announcements are leading the way. This year students have been left out of proms and parties due to safety concerns and parents desperate to celebrate their kids’ accomplishments have been posting [...]

29 May 2020

The Best Use Of Self-Serve Advertising May Surprise You

By |2020-06-01T12:08:26-04:00May 29th, 2020|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, SMB|

Self-serve advertising for SMBs is catching on fire with local media companies who understand its best use: As an efficient way to attract new customers. “This is the most misunderstood aspect of the DIY platforms,” according to Brian Gorman, co-founder of iPublish Media Solutions. The Value of Self-Service Traditionally, media companies who added a self-serve platform thought of it [...]

21 May 2020

Follow The Order: End-to-End Is Essential For Newspapers Building A Self-Serve Advertising Option

By |2020-05-21T10:33:04-04:00May 21st, 2020|AdPortal, Digital, Facebook Ads, SMB|

Facebook and Amazon have proven that automating the sale from marketing through e-commerce and distribution makes placing an order easier and more affordable. But aside from classifieds, available front-end advertising platforms for publishers often do not support an end-to-end solution. “A lot of software companies will support e-commerce, but they don’t build the ads. Or they have a front [...]

6 Apr 2020

iPublish Media Launches AdPortal Targeted Obituaries

By |2020-04-08T11:36:49-04:00April 6th, 2020|AdPortal, Facebook Ads, Obituary|

Traditional Facebook Posts Only Reach a Fraction of Friends Families have been using Facebook to notify friends, relatives, and others about the death of a loved one for years. The biggest challenge, according to Facebook, is users who rely on a traditional Facebook “post” generally reach only 10% to 40% percent of their friends on the platform. Globally recognized [...]

21 Jan 2020

Local Media Objectives for 2020

By |2020-01-21T14:29:41-05:00January 21st, 2020|AdPortal, Facebook Ads, Obituary, Real Estate, SMB, Tributes|

Three Must-Have Objectives for Local Media in 2020 We’ve come a long way. In 2020, local media companies increasingly understand the rules of the game—invest in editorial and revenue growth, and automate everything else possible in the back end to reduce costs. Companies that forget one of the three legs of a stool get stuck in a binary trap—cut [...]

12 Nov 2019

Some Of The Best Ideas Come From Our Partners

By |2019-11-13T09:57:39-05:00November 12th, 2019|AdPortal, Company, Facebook Ads, Obituary, Real Estate, SMB|

Our newspaper partner customers have great ideas that over the years have turned to enhancements to the iPublish Media Solutions AdPortal Self-Service advertising platform. These benefits extend to our other partners, helping the overall industry. We want to take a moment to say thank you and acknowledge the contributions to the newspaper industry from our partners—sharing ideas to improve [...]

26 Mar 2019

Borrell Speakers to Media Executives: Automate & Bundle!

By |2019-03-27T12:19:54-04:00March 26th, 2019|AdPortal, Conferences, Digital, Facebook Ads, Obituary, Print, Real Estate, Recruitment, SMB|

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 [...]

19 Mar 2019

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

By |2019-03-20T09:27:39-04:00March 19th, 2019|AdPortal, Conferences, Digital, Facebook Ads, Obituary, Print, Real Estate, Recruitment, SMB|

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 [...]

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