NAA 2009: McKinsey Details Newspaper Opportunity with SMBs

McKinsey & Co. Consultant Ali Kesharvarz, speaking at The NAA Annual Convention in San Diego, said he believes that newspapers can add 20 percent to their online revenues by pushing harder on small business accounts. McKinsey has been working on an SMB project with seven newspaper companies since last fall. The primary challenge is for […]

2008: The Year That Was

We’re out with our predictions for 2009. But what’s the final word for 2008? Truly, it was a very stimulating and thoughtful year for our local media and commerce industry. But speaking for myself, it’s hard to say whether it was a good year, especially with fresh layoffs that we are hearing about every day. […]

Angie’s List Giving Away Flip VideoCams for 15 Reviews

Getting people to submit reviews is hard. We’ve seen incentives such as $5 coffee cards (a lot), $10 gas cards, and direct donations to charity (InsiderPages‘ current model). People complain that reports that are stimulated by such efforts aren’t as carefully done, and they tend to be for restaurants and bars. There are usually few […]

Just Announced: Big Time Lineup for ILM 08, Silicon Valley

OK, we’ve got the format(s) and “best and brightest” speaker roster set for Interactive Local Media: Extending Local Channels, which is Nov. 19-21 in Santa Clara, next to San Jose. At the top of the list is Angie Hicks, “the Angie” from Angie’s List, and Rodney Rice from ServiceMagic. They’ll tell it all during one-on-one […]

Comcast Teams with Mixpo in Push for Online Video

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable TV company, is set to upsell its vast body of video advertisers via a new deal with Mixpo, the Seattle-based venture backed company dedicated to making video “actionable” across multiple platforms. For Mixpo, the deal represents its first foray into cable. It already has deals with several newspapers, including The […]