Opinion: Newspapers Should Become Digital Marketing Agencies

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This guest post is written by Lloyd W. Armbrust, CEO of OwnLocal.

Newspapers need more money. Print subscriptions are in decline. Print ad revenues have fallen precipitously. Online advertising revenues are growing, but not nearly fast enough. There's an unmistakable sense of despair and hopelessness surrounding most print publications. Everywhere, newspaper publishers and ad directors ask the same question: "What do I do?"

Luckily, there's an answer.

The future of newspapers sits at the intersection between content and online services. In other words, it looks like a Newspaper plus a Digital Marketing Agency.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-11    
Topic: Newspaper, Opinion



Bombardier Says Your...Um...Manhood is All You Need to Fish

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This has to be the most overly long, weird, twisted, strange beer commercial we've seen in a while. But we're not surprised by it. After all, it comes to us from the folks who are obsessed with banging. Yea, that kind of banging. this time around the Bombardier tells us all about fishing and why catching fish is really all about the tackle in your pants.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-11    
Topic: Commercials, Strange



Meth Project Gets Graphic With Darren Aronofsky

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OK. So here we go again. Wasn't it determined that scare tactics don't work when it comes to getting kids to stop drinking, stop doing drugs and to not text while driving? If that's the case The Meth Project hasn't been informed. An tandem with Darren Aronofsky, Organic and Wild Plum, four new commercials continue down the "hard-hitting" road to getting people's brains off drugs.

We're not claiming the four scenarios we see in this campaign. Don't happen. They do. Far more often than anyone would like. But hasn't it been determined that all these scare tactics get is a "well that would never happen to me" response? As always, we could be wrong.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-11    
Topic: Cause



Animated Story Aims to Sell Some Tissues

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Everyone's lovin' on this Publicis London/ilm Club Productions-created ad for Tempo tissue today. And rightfully so. It's a beautifully animated story about a boy, a girl and a box of tissues. And, sometimes, that's all it really takes to get a little noteriety for a tissue brand.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 8-11    
Topic: Commercials



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