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FileMaker

Endorsements : 1

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FileMaker Pro is an easy-to-use database management software for the iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.

Endorsements by : Paul Nyberg


SmugMug

Endorsements : 2

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SmugMug is a paid digital photo sharing website that partners with local media on a revenue share basis to sell photos taken by reporters and photographers.

 

Endorsements by : Rob Gorczyca, Ryan Brinks


Syncronex

Endorsements : 1

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Syncronex provides software for paid content and pay walls. Price is determined on a case by case basis. Customers include more than 80 media companies worldwide like The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Sun Media, Advance.Net, The Detroit News and The News Herald. Founded in 1997.

Endorsements by : Steve Nilan


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MarketingG2

Endorsements : 1

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MarketingG2.com provides online subscriber services for media companies with paid subscription models. The platform features allow subscribers to manage their accounts online, including scheduling vacation holds, and reporting problems. Features include data-mining and modeling, lifetime value and profitability analysis, mobile CRM, retention analysis, email marketing and loyalty programs. Customers include more than 50 newspapers (see customer list here) including Roanoke (VA) Times and San Antonio (TX) Express- News. In 2012, the company built a full online paid subscription platform for the Millwaukee Journal Sentinel, whose strategy gained 95% forced upsells even with a 17% rate hike,  according to the case study in LocalMediaInsider. See the case study for the full strategy.

Endorsements by : Kelly Wood


AscadNetworks

Endorsements : 1

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Ascad Networks provides membership services software, as well as a decentralized group of PHP/MySQL programmers, designers and web specialists spread over North America, but based in Chicago.

Endorsements by : Gary Spurgeon


Creative Circle Media

Endorsements : 1

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Provides turnkey content management system for newspaper sites including paid content capabilities. Fully customizable. Founder has background in newspaper design. PRLink is a separate platform that allows online order taking for press releases. 

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Clickshare Service Corp

Endorsements : 1

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ClickShare provides user interfaces for paid content for newspaper sites.

Endorsements by : Bernie Re


Marketing Solutions Group

Endorsements : 4

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SugarCRM is an increasingly popular customer relationship management software owned by Marketing Solutions. The relatively low-priced platform integrates with social media, email, mobile and call centers. Used by Morris Publishing Group to run its sales teams, see Four Keys to Managing the Work-from-home Sales Department.

Read the full story on how Morris Publishing Group succeeds; 'Agency 2.0; Main Street Digital Increases Revenues Tenfold in Two Years' at LocalMediaInsider here. 

Endorsements by : David Jonah, George Coleman, James James Smith, Steve Gray


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Press+

Endorsements : 3

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Press+ provides online subscription software. Features of the Press+ system include secure payment processing, ability for subscribers to select from multiple packages (i.e., online only subscriptions, online + print subscriptions, etc) and the option for publishers to add discount codes. Other services: Analytics, A/B testing and custom marketing messages. Customers: More than 300 customers including MediaNews Group, Tribune Company, GateHouse Media and McClatchy. Background: The company was founded in 2010 by Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer magazine; and L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Based in New York City. Numerous case studies on LocalMediaInsider include the launch of Lee Enterprises' paid initiative; and Morris Communications' paid initiative. 

Used by E.W. Scripps as mentioned in the story "Is Scripps' content meter a better paywall model?"

Endorsements by : Jim McGowan, Karl Heminger, Michael Adams