Advertising and Marketing Online with RiverTown Multimedia

May 2013 Marketing Newsletter

In this Issue:

  • – Responsive web design (Hint: We’re re-launching our websites!)
  • – Our audience packs a punch!!
  • – Business profile: Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters
  • – Continuing Excellence with our Award Winning publications
  • – Upcoming advertising opportunities
  • – Digital Tips and Trends from around the web

 

Responding to our audience

Responsive Web Design

Technology has made it increasingly easier for people to access the internet using a number of devices. As a result, we continue to find our online viewership growing across the world wide web. Our local news coverage is viewed every day by people across the globe, whether they are using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. We wanted to give you the above preview and a sneak peak into our re-design plans for our websites. Our website analytics are showing us that between 15-20% of our monthly audience is coming to our website on a wide array of mobile devices.

Our job is to ensure that our readers are able to view our website in a consistent format that is optimized for their particular device and that our advertisers messages effectively reach them. So we’re re-designing our website with what is now called “responsive Web Design”. The code of our website will adapt and respond to any device that our website visitors come to our sites on. With our mobile traffic projected to grow to 40-50% of our audience by next year, we are well positioned to ensure our readers are satisfied and our advertisers messages are effective on all platforms.

 

Our Audience Packs a Punch!!

Did you know?:

  • Our audience will spend over $153 million at Home & Garden stores in the next 12 months
  • Our audience will spend over $105 million on Eyewear and Opticians in the next 12 months
  • Our audience will spend over $461 million going out to eat in the next 12 months.
  • Our audience will spend over $100 million on their pets in the next 12 months.
  • Our audience will spend over $313 million on Vacations in the next 12 months.
  • Our audience will spend over $235 million on College in the next 12 months.
  • Our audience will spend over $818 million on New and Used Vehicles in the next 12 months.
*Q2 2013 Pulse of America Readership Survey

 


Business Profile: Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters

Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters has partnered with RiverTown Multimedia for over 12 years. Over the years we have brought him and his company many advertising opportunities that have helped him grow his business almost every year. Bruce feels very strongly about the success he has had in his business and attributes a great of his success to the successful marketing efforts he has put into place.

Through Print, Online, and Video advertising Bruce has found a powerful and unique audience that has helped him gain and attract new local customers.We appreciate the partnership Bruce has developed with us over the years and will continue to serve him and all of our customers with the best local advertising solutions in the communities we serve.

Click Here to watch a 2 minute video of Bruce talking about how his business has grown.

Award Winning Publications
Award Winning NewspapersEvery year our publications enter and win awards from the Minnesota and Wisconsin Newspaper Associations. We are proud of our journalists and the extraordinary work they do as they serve the information needs of our communities. Below are a list of our publications and the awards we received for 2012.

 

Rosemount (Minn.) Town Pages:– Typography & Design; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; second place.- Editorial Page as a Whole; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; third place.

– General Reporting; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; second place.

– Social Issues Story; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; Emily Zimmer; first place.

 

Farmington (Minn.) Independent:

– Editorial Page as a Whole; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; first place.

– General Reporting; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; third place.

– Sports Reporting; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; third place.

– Use of Photography as a Whole; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; first place.

– Headline Writing; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; first place.

– General Excellence; weeklies 1,501-2,500 circulation; second place.

 

Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle:

– Typography & Design; weeklies over 5,000 circulation; second place.

– Sports Reporting; weeklies over 5,000; third place.

– Sports Story; weeklies over 5,000 circulation; Chris Harrell; first place.

– Local Breaking News Coverage; weeklies over 5,000 circulation; Sarah Gorvin, Anne Jacobson, Danielle Nordine, Don Davis, Regan Carstensen; first place.

– Best Use of Video; all weeklies; second place.

 

Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette:

– General Reporting; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; second place.

– Use of Photography as a Whole; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; third place.

– Sports Story; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; Chad Richardson; second place.

– News Photo; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; Chad Richardson; second place.

– Photo Story; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; Chad Richardson; second place.

 

South Washington County Bulletin (Cottage Grove, Minn.):

– Sports Reporting; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; first place.

– Category X (excellence in utilizing public records); all weeklies; first place.

 

Woodbury (Minn.) Bulletin:

– News Photo; weeklies 2,501-5,000 circulation; Riham Feshir; third place.

 

Hudson Star Observer

– Best Niche Publication in-paper; weeklies over 3500 circulation; First place

– Best Use of Local Photography; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Second place

– Best Niche Publication out-of-paper; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Second place

– Entertainment Pages; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Second Place

– Best feature photo; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Third place

– Best Advertisement; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Third Place

 

River Falls Journal

– General Excellence; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second place

– Best feature story; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second Place

– Best news coverage; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second place

 

New Richmond News

– General Web Excellence; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second place

– Best Advertising Special Section; weeklies over 3500 circulation;First Place

– Best Special Section; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second place

– Open Records & Freedom of Information issues; weeklies over 3500 circulation; Second Place

– Special Projects; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second Place

– Best editorial Page; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Third place

– Best environmental Reporting; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Third place

 

Pierce County Herald

– Advertisement – Best use of color; weeklies over 3500 circulation;First Place

– Best Advertising Section; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Second place

– Best sports writing and photography; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Third place

– Best page Design; weeklies over 3500 circulation;Third place

Upcoming Opportunities
Don’t Miss These Upcoming Opportunities to reach our Audience
A quick look at upcoming opportunities to reach all or portions of our audience with a targeted local publication (dates subject to change.  Contact your Account Executive for more information):

  • Healthy Lifestyle Magazine:
    Publishes: Week of July 17
    Space Reservation Deadline: June 19
  • Official St. Croix County Fair Section:
    Publishes: Week of July 7
    Space Reservation Deadline: June 20
  • Official Pierce County Fair Section: 
    Publishes: Week of July 31
    Space Reservation Deadline: July 12
  • Official Dakota County Fair Section:
    Publishes: Week of August 1
    Space Reservation Deadline: July 17
  • Autumn Home & Garden tabloid:
    Publishes: Week of September 12
    Space Reservation Deadline: August 23
  • Senior Lifestyle Magazine:
    Publishes: Week of September 18
    Space Reservation Deadline: August 20
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