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 [...]

30 Oct 2018

Close that Sale with Unlimited Low-Cost Spec Ads

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

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. [...]

5 Sep 2018

Why Your Sales Force is Missing 64% of the Market

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

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 [...]

27 Aug 2018

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

By |2018-09-05T08:31:00-04:00August 27th, 2018|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, Programmatic, SMB|

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 [...]

10 Jul 2018

Local Media Companies Have an Advantage

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

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.” [...]

26 Jun 2018

Three Must-Haves for a Successful Self-Serve Platform

By |2018-06-26T16:16:49-04:00June 26th, 2018|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, Programmatic|

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 [...]

17 Apr 2018

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

By |2018-05-08T15:40:56-04:00April 17th, 2018|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Digital, Facebook Ads, Print, Programmatic|

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 [...]