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exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 5

exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 5

November 17, 2020 Jim Smith & Aaron Kotarek
Dr. Matt Lindsay, President of Mather Economics, joins Aaron and Jim in episode five! A variety of print/digital acquisition, engagement and retention topics are discussed. Special thanks to sponsor Wilson Gregory Agency, Inc!!
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Coffee Break Conference Series Episode 2

Coffee Break Conference Series Episode 2

November 5, 2020 Steel City Corp./ NSCMA
Have 10 minutes during your coffee break to learn about a REVENUE producing promotion? Sandy Powell, Director of Audience Development for Lee Enterprises' River Valley Media Group, shares the CURBSIDE BINGO promotion her newspaper used to assist local restaurants in increasing their meal pick up business and enhance reader engagement! Join Jim Smith, Mark Johnson and Matt Wolcanski for this coffee break idea sharing session!
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exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 4

exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 4

November 3, 2020 Jim Smith @ Aaron Kotarek
Our special guest in episode four is Pete Doucette, Managing Director of Telecom/Media/Technology at FTI Consulting. Among the various topics Pete and exPRESSly speaking co-hosts Aaron Kotarek and Jim Smith discuss are the Digital Subscriptions Playbook and the FTI White Paper "An Analysis of the Financial Crisis Facing California Local, Daily Newspapers".
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exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 3

exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 3

October 30, 2020 Jim Smith @ Aaron Kotarek
Kevin Rehberg, Vice President, Client Development Alliance for Audited Media join Aaron and Jim to chat about AAM's efforts to network in 2020 and updates from AAM. An enjoyable conversation with one of the best guys in the biz!
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Coffee Break Conference Series Episode 1

Coffee Break Conference Series Episode 1

October 29, 2020 Steel City Corp./ NSCMA
Taking a quick break at work and want to make it as productive as possible? Check out this initial episode of the Coffee Break Conference Series. Steel City Corp. National Sales Manager, Jim Smith, hosts a conversation with Northern State Circulation Managers Association leadership Mark Johnson (Circulation Sales Manager, Dow Jones) & Matt Wolcanski (Regional Distribution Manager, Gannett) about Thanksgiving/Black Friday newspaper sales opportunities!
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exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 2

exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video Episode 2

October 22, 2020 Jim Smith @ Aaron Kotarek
Episode two of exPRESSly speaking features a conversation with Troy Niday, COO at Sonoma Media Investments and Special Advisor to the Great Western Audience Alliance. Co-hosts Aaron Kotarek & Jim Smith discuss a variety of topics with Troy including the value of networking and relationship building at media industry events.
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exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video

exPRESSly Speaking Podcast Video

October 19, 2020 Jim Smith @ Aaron Kotarek
Welcome to the FIRST episode of exPRESSly Speaking...dedicated to conversing about audience development, revenue opportunities and additional opportunities in the media industry. Co-hosts Aaron Kotarek and Jim Smith chat with John Newby, Founder of 360 Media Alliance and author of the column "Building Main Street, not Wall Street". The trio discuss virtual conferences in 2020 and the GREAT opportunities for local media companies.
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Idea #50 of 50 Days of Ideas! WRAP IT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS !

Idea #50 of 50 Days of Ideas! WRAP IT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS !

June 17, 2020 Akron Beacon Journal
Wrap it up for the holidays! One of our all-time favorite promotions in our collection!!! What better way to "wrap up" our 50 days of Ideas Sharing?!?!
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Idea #49 of 50 Days of Ideas! HOTEL AMENITY PROGRAM !

Idea #49 of 50 Days of Ideas! HOTEL AMENITY PROGRAM !

The Charlotte Observer encourages hotels to provide a value-added amenity!
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Idea #48 of 50 Days of Ideas! REPORTER SPECIFIC PROMO CODES!

Idea #48 of 50 Days of Ideas! REPORTER SPECIFIC PROMO CODES!

The Dallas Morning News is using reporter-specific promotional codes to encourage digital subscriptions!
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Idea #46 of 50 Days of Ideas! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL NEWS!

Idea #46 of 50 Days of Ideas! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL NEWS!

The Greenville (NY) Pioneer utilized Facebook to thank community members for their support!
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