19 Nov 2019

Forecasted Spending Trends for 2020 Aid in Strategic Planning

By |2019-11-20T13:33:41-05:00November 19th, 2019|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Digital, Real Estate, VIdeo|

2020 Forecast Recent forecasts on advertising spending for 2020 includes a couple of important takeaways for local media managers making strategic plans for next year. Topping the charts for increased spending in 2020 are auto and real estate, each of which are forecasted to be up by a little more than 3% next year, with about 20% of realtors [...]

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 [...]

22 Oct 2019

LeadHax Drives Impressive Increases in Digital & Print Revenue

By |2019-10-22T17:15:18-04:00October 22nd, 2019|AdPortal, Case Studies, Company, Real Estate|

Since 2017, Bay Area News Group and iPublish Media Solutions have worked together to develop a real estate solution to offer self-serve programmatic campaigns to real estate brokers and agents in order to compete with AdWerx and other digital companies. Bay Area News Group came to iPublish for help to develop this custom platform that would address the Real [...]

1 Oct 2019

Lots of Learning for Newspapers at California Realtor’s Association Meeting Last Week

By |2019-10-02T16:18:59-04:00October 1st, 2019|AdPortal, balanced media mix, Conferences, Real Estate|

I had the great fortune of joining our partners from Media News Group in their booth in California last week for the California Realtor’s Association Meeting. What a great chance to interact with brokers and agents, and hear how our clients use our software to make sales. What was immediately apparent were three things: ONE: Agents and brokers are [...]

2 May 2019

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

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

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 [...]

18 Sep 2018

Find Us at LMA Media Transformation 2018

By |2018-09-20T11:32:43-04:00September 18th, 2018|AdPortal, Company, Conferences, Print, Real Estate, Recruitment, SMB|

“Sustainable business models, innovation and media transformation.”We are so excited to join our friends and colleagues at the Local Media Association Media Transformation 2018 conference in Kansas City Sept 25-27. The theme of the conference is one we take seriously: “Focus on sustainable business models, innovation and media transformation.”Sustainable business models: if iPublish had a mantra, it would be “self-service [...]