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Signalhq

Signal integrates email, text, social media, offers and promotions into a single marketing platform.


Mobivity

Mobile marketing and fan engagement for the sports and entertainment industries through smart phones and other mobile devices.  Its C4 solution facilitates short messaging service, multi-media messaging, and interactive voice response interactions through a set of graphical user interfaces; and reporting and analytics capabilities.

 


bluehornet

Email Marketing Consulting, Strategy and Service Provider - Targeted eMarketing Campaigns

This email provider was one of the first providers to BigFishDigital, the inhouse agency of RedWing Publishing, featured here.  Features include segmenting by clicks, mobile usage, social usage, drag and drop email creation, 24/7/365 customer support, training and strategic consulting. Multiple languages.


Brides365

One source shopping for all things wedding. Organized by zip code, this site puts the ability to review, gather and engage resources at the fingertips of a wedding planner (be it bride, in-law or professional). From invitations to venues, local vendors can advertise and/or promote thier services on Brides365 and reach their targeted audience.

See the full review at LocalMediaInsider here.
Detailed case study available here.


Tributes.com

Tributes.com is the online platform for  broadcast obituary news . Features include  posts of free 300-word obituary with one photo, a permanent memory book where guests can send a personalized sympathy item or charitable donation to commemorate the recently decease, e-commerce for  flowers and sympathy gifts. Partners with media companies, but sold primarily through funeral homes.


Cocktail Compass

Cocktail Compass is a free mobile app developed by The Stranger to be used to search for bars in local areas, neighborhoods, towns or cities. Local businesses can sign up in the directory (much like YB) to be added to search.  Current cities with media partners include Boise, ID; Charleston, SC; Halifax, NS; Little Rock, AR; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA.  Features: Tap the app to find happy hours nearby, location, distance, how long before happy hour is over, whether it has Wi-Fi or patios and share with friends. Save favorites and find again next time. A Cabs icon calls a cab to take you home. Included in LocalMediaInsider's 10 Steps to a Winning Mobile Ad Strategy here.

 

 


Bloomfire

Bloomfire is a platform used at Morris Publishing Group and other companies to allow teams to collaborate and to train them by sharing multimedia content. Features include easy-to-use content creation tools, such as HD webcam video creator, HD screencaster, and native text editor.  Managers can grant access to content based on roles, answer community questions and see analytics regarding use. Allows access to partners and off-site employees. Integrates with Sales Force. Here are 4 tips on how the Morris Publishing Group runs their 'work from home' team.

Mentioned in 'Agency 2.0; How Main Street Digital Grew Revenues Tenfold in Two Years'  at LocalMediaInsider here.

 


Dowitcher Designs

Dowitcher is a web design firm. Services include branding, logo, web, and print design rebranding, as well as new site development, and integrated marketing. Marketing campaigns include usability analysis, time on site, entry and exit paths, traffic sources, and corresponding sales or goal data.  


Campaigner

Campaigner is an email marketing platform. Features include the ability to schedule list segmentation,  professionally designed newsletters and other templates, meets email regulations like CAN-SPAM, a/b split testing, contact lists available. Pricing ranges from under $10 for up to 1,000 names to $55 for up to 10,000, with custom pricing for larger lists.


Drupal

Drupal is free open source software with a wide variety of CMS tools and applications. Setting up a Drupal site typically involves downloading and configuring Drupal core, then downloading and configuring various contributed modules, as needed. There are a variety of "pre-configured" versions of Drupal to use for specific types of sites  called "distributions".  Used for a wide variety of local media sites.


MoFuse

Mofuse is a quick and easy to use mobile platform builder with a 14 day free trial. Depending on your audience, there are several different price points that vary by the elements (building blocks - RSS feeds, weather widgets, content pages, etc.).

Services include a mobile web content management platform that facilitates creation and management of mobile sites, mobile coupons, data capture forms, m-Commerce and other features to help businesses connect with their mobile customers. MoFuse provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and best practice driven, “Build-It-For-Me” services. The business will host and optimize mobile sites for display on every mobile device worldwide.

Read more on building a winning mobile site here at LocalMediaInsider.


Box

Box is a file sharing platform similar to Google docs, used by companies to communicate with customers and production in a cloud-based system on any device. Pricing starts free with 250MB per file and an upgrade option for 5GB. Single user is also free for 100GB storage. For multiple users, pricing for 10 users (upgraded 2GB file size) is  $5/mo. Business and Enterprise plans run $15-$35/mo with unlimited storage and 5GB file size. Features include responsive design, online collaboration, file sharing, file synchronization, mobile transfer. Custom data fields can be set up to easily search content of business documents. Integrates with SalesForce and NetSuite. Content security for all plans with additional mobile security plus integrations and API. Set passwords and expiration dates on files, uploading a file with the name and the system versions it. Offers the ability to see files rendered in thumbnails, for example jpgs, even photoshop and vector files are rendered correctly.

Mentioned favorably by Morris Publishing Group who uses the platform for its digital agency, 'Agency 2.0; Main Street Digital Grows Revenue Tenfold in Two Years" see report here.

Also mentioned in 5 tips on how the Morris Publishing Group runs their 'work from home' team.


NextRadio

NextRadio, from Emmis Communications, is a free app available at GooglePlay that synchronizes FM radio reception with corresponding visual and interactive elements that allow users to listen to, share, like and purchase music on FM stations on all FM and HD enabled wireless devices (including car dashboards). Instead of using the internet, NextRadio connects through an FM tuner chip in the phone, using less battery time. Users can also call in to or text their favorite talk radio shows directly through the phones app.
NextRadio is currently offered by Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Sprint, with the purchase of selected Samsung, HTC, Kyocera, LG and MOTO devices.

To better enhance the 'listener' experience TagStation, a cloud services platform, allows radio stations to enhance content such as meta data, album art and advertising by sending NextRadio users advanced synched broadcast features.

NextRadio is mentioned in the LocalMediaInsider report from RadioInk Convergence, 2014.


AccountEdge

AccountEdge, from Acclivity software, offers business accounting software for Mac's,iphones and ipads named MYOB, it costs $999 and works with multiple currencies. Features include Invoicing templates, banking integration, payroll, credit card processing, customer management, networking, stock portfolio management, and reporting.


Showclix

Showclix provides online and offline ticketing services. Features include online and box office, optimized event pages,  ticket sales, ticket scanners, Facebook ticketing, and social marketing. Services include a call center, e-commerce, client support and private label.  Used by the Chattanooga Times Free Press for multiple events a year, including their Best of Preps Banquet, and bridal events, case study here. 


Basecamp

Now 'Basecamp', formerly called 37Signals, is a project management business software that runs in the cloud. Used for team sharing, storage, time management - Basecamp integrates with desktop and mobile apps and can be used with IOS or Android. Free 60 day 'unlimited' trial with tiered pricing packages and always free to teachers.


Interlink

Interlink circulation management software is partnered with the Newspaper Association of America and offers subscriber and non-subscriber delivery and management options to both build and maintain circulation. 


eMagStudio

eMagStudio is a digital publishing tool for creating flip page publications such as emagazines, ebooks, ebrochures, web catalogs and other content with PDF conversion.

 


GTxcel

GTxcel is a unified publishing platform that will build and design a website, as well as create and publish content for digital catalogs or magazines that can be viewed on any desktop/laptop, tablet or web-enabled smartphones.