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Revenue Resource 2020








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North Carolina Press Association, Newspaper Association Managers and the Relevance Project Announces Partnership With Metro Creative to Produce New Ad Campaign for North American Newspapers. 

A key initiative of the Relevance Project is to create revenue tools to help community newspapers boost their sales efforts. The Revenue Resource 2020 will be updated to match dynamic changes in our businesses and economies.

The initial phase of the Relevance Project Revenue Resource has 18 sales promotions:

  • Three are sales fliers that ad reps can send to local businesses to show the local newspaper is eager to help with reopenings under the banner of ALL TOGETHER NOW. The materials are perfect conversations starters to secure appointments and explore solutions.
  • The remaining 15 pieces in the new resource are eye-opening statements about the power of newspapers to motivate consumers to buy from newspaper advertisers in categories ranging from grocers to home services to educators to eyewear to others who use display ads, coupons or circulars.
  • All of the categories show that at least 6 out of 10 readers are motivated to act after reviewing a newspaper advertising. Each statement also lists the Top 3 Actions taken by readers.
 Click here to download The Revenue Resource!
Industry News & Moves
Industry news
Gaston Commissioners' Libel Suit At Odds With First Amendment, Experts Say Last month Gaston County’s Board of Commissioners filed a libel suit against The Gaston Gazette because of an article questioning the county’s process for settling workers’ …
How the Denton Record-Chronicle reduced print days and grew their digital subscriber base with BLOX Live e-Editions "In the fall of 2019, we made the business decision to go digital in a big way," said Bill Patterson, Publisher for the Denton Record-Chronicle. "Selling print orders was really difficult for us …
JAWS offers Alice Stipends to support local news journalists In response to the pandemic and its impact on local news coverage (more than 1 in 5 local newspapers have closed), the Legacy Fund of the Journalism and Women Symposium will provide stipends for …
Our members
News & Observer and Herald-Sun have a new leader in the newsroom Sharif Durhams, who made history as a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill and has spent the last dozen years helping produce news for digital audiences in Milwaukee and at CNN and The Washington …
Lasure promoted to Watauga Democrat, All About Women editor BOONE — Hired at the Watauga Democrat as a staff reporter in February 2017, Kayla Lasure was promoted to the editor position of the Watauga Democrat newspaper …
N.C. newspaper receives support from America's Newspapers in lawsuit filed against local sheriff America's Newspapers has awarded a $5,000 grant to The News Reporter in Whiteville, North Carolina, from its Open Government Litigation Fund to assist the newspaper in a lawsuit filed against the …
NC news
The Business of ‘Upbuilding:’ The Pilot Marks 100th Anniversary There was enough news going on outside of Moore County in the year 1920 to keep anyone well occupied. The United States won more medals than any other country at the seventh modern Olympic …
NCPA Contest deadline extended until 12/2/20   Covid, ballot counting, more Covid, more're busy and we appreciate that.   Let's take a little bit of stress off your desk - or kitchen table...wherever you …
NCPA, media organizations and Reporters Committee urges local police department in North Carolina to drop charges against journalist In co-signing a letter drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to the Graham Police Department concerning the arrest of Alamance News reporter Tomas Murawski, The NCPA and a …
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Job vacancies
  • Regional Audience Development Director

    A progressive, family-owned media company in the Southeast is seeking a regional Audience Development Director. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing and executing …
  • Advertising Manager

    The Daily Times is seeking a seasoned Advertising Manager. If you are an organized hands-on people person that is capable of leading through your planning, motivation, organization, and …

    The County Compass is a thriving, profitable weekly newspaper serving five counties in eastern North Carolina. Our long-time design and layout Independent Contractor is on indefinite medical …
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