27 Aug 2019

A Skeptic’s Guide To Adding Self-Service For Local Retail (Hint: It’s All About ROI)

By |2019-08-28T11:00:18-04:00August 27th, 2019|AdPortal, SMB|

Some sales managers don't believe local business owners will use self-service to build and buy local retail display ads. Sure, self-service works for contract users like funeral homes who place obits, or for lower-dollar liner ads like the ones we find in classifieds—but would a local business owner actually design and buy a display ad directly from your website? [...]

13 Aug 2019

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

2 Oct 2018

Generation Next and the Future of Advertising Sales

By |2018-10-02T20:39:17-04:00October 2nd, 2018|AdPortal, Print, SMB|

What the Changing Age of Business Ownership Means for Advertising SalesAs the ownership and leadership of businesses shifts to a new generation, what these new owners and leaders want from media companies is rapidly changing.10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, allowing millennials to move up into ownership and management roles.This could be great news for local media companies who are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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