Recipe for revenue 5/1/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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Publishing a recipe card a day made nearly $1,000 a month for The Times Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and readers called if it was left out. The concept was simple: Sell a 2 x 1 ad that runs along the bottom of a 2 x 5 space, and fill the rest of the space with a recipe. The size is small enough to clip and save like a recipe card, with the advertiser as the sponsor.

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A smash-hit special section 4/24/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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A Veterans Day section or advertising promotion isn't an original idea, but The Sault News' circulation is 2,700. So getting 400 families to submit photos and basic information about their loved ones who served their country represents an impressive amount of reader engagement.

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Warm them up 4/17/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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The Omaha World-Herald called its drive to bring in new business "Win Back Win Big," and with $480,000 in new advertising in the first quarter of 2017, the strategy was a big success.

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Draw digital subscribers with newsletters 4/10/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is growing revenue by monetizing newsletters. During last month's P2P video conference call, SNPA members heard how the paper has changed its focus, added or redirected staffing to oversee all newsletters and craft daily news newsletters, and changed its sales approach.

If you missed the call, here's where you can catch up on this GREAT IDEA.

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Puzzling out new revenue 3/27/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent
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Here's a revenue-generating idea that is simple, inexpensive and keeps readers looking at an ad for 30 minutes. People participating in SNPA's recent Publisher-to-Publisher (P2P) video conference call already know what it is.

Everyone else, pay attention.

Trevor Evans was advertising manager at The Express in Lock Haven, Penn., when he was told to come up with a way to make up for $5,000 in lost revenue, and do it quickly. The result was a 16-page special tabloid section of Word Search puzzles tied to ads. It made more than $5,000, and he sold it in two hours by making phone calls to legacy advertisers as he was driving.

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Are you really making money on your special sections? 6/23/15

By Jane Nicholes
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Break down the costs, not just the ad count. See link in this article for a sample spreadsheet developed by the paper.

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Sell your advertisers with statistics 6/8/15

By Jane Nicholes
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Research has proven lucrative for Jones Media.

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SNPA offers revenue and audience-growth ideas shared by members 12/9/14

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The Times-Picayune's Hurricane Katrina ‘Then and Now’ project uses photography to demonstrate the city’s recovery. Read about this ... and more proven ideas ... in a collection shared by SNPA members.

More than a dozen members contributed to this collection, which formed a portion of the basis for a segment at the News Industry Summit in Charlottesville.

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Erie Times-News drives ad revenue using LEAP audience modeling 11/25/14

By Allie Farnsworth
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For the Erie Times-News, LEAP Media Solutions' audience-based advertising revenue development program proves "data doesn't lie."

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Tech startup is reviving revenue for newspapers ... at low or no cost 7/14/14

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SNPA members are among the first to hear about a new interactive solution from Curious Marketplaces that will help them drive revenue from items being sold in their community.

Curious Marketplaces gives local newspapers the opportunity to provide residents with a cutting-edge marketplace where they can post listings and securely transact payment for buying and selling new and used items locally. Equally good for newspapers: the cost.

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