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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.


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.


Internet Broadcasting

Internet Broadcasting is an Saas based CMS publishing platform, and full sevice digital agency, that publishes across platforms, mobile, web, mobile apps and social media. They also provide copy and copy editing priced on a per page basis.


Yext

Yext offers listings distribution services for SMB's since 2006. Providing a one click immediate update for online directories in a tiered pricing format that starts at $199/yr - 39 directories, $449/yr - for an additional 35 'top' directories, $499/yr - adds a dedicated account manager and the premium package, $999/yr includes review monitoring across a limited number of review sites, analytics and training.

Read the full review What's Yext?


SpeakEasy

SpeakEasy is a content marketing, social media and promotions agency based in Dallas, TX resulting from a joint venture between the Dallas Morning News and Slingshot. They operate more like a publishing company than advertising agency, creating content for clients on a daily basis, focusing on content and native advertising. 

Offering partnerships with media companies o helpthem create native advertising programs on the agency model.

Mentioned in the MediaMinds "Round up of native advertising summit 2014".


Kapost

Content search & share platform starts at $2,000/mo. (negotiable) with a 12 month agreement. With Kapost, user can research content ideas, onboard and organize writers, run the content production process and editorial calendar, distribute content, promote the content, and then measure results. Kapost is primarily geared towards text based content but also handles video, tweets, and eBooks.

Used by SpeakEasy as mentioned in the case study, "SpeakEasy's content marketing agency"


Digital Tadpole Inc (DTI)

DTI is a software / web applications development company that has developed Kurkulis, a content management suite that includes layout components like an edit panel and gallery. It also has a free demo site to give an idea of how some features work that (be warned) randomly insert links back to the Kurkulis homepage and the various Kurkulis controls. Developer pricing starts at $300, add fixed number of support hours for $400, or bundle with source code of all tolls plus fixed number of support hours for $500.

Mentioned in the story "Is EW Scripps content based meter a better paywall model?"


Hootsuite

Hootsuites social media dashboard facilitates posts across social media, includes Likedin, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. The platform provides analytics, callaboration and secures social media assets. The tiered pricing starts with a free personal use plan - up to 3 social profiles, basic analytics, message scheduling, basic app integration, 2 RSS feeds and an optional Hootsuite U support and training program with 3 day free trial. PRO tier includes a 30 day free trial with up to 100 social profiles, up to 10 analytics reports, advanced message scheduling and access for up to 9 team members as well as unlimited RSS feeds and message archiving. Priced from $9.99/mo. The last Tier, Enterprise is recommended for governments and corporations with unlimited everything plus advanced security and is priced upon request. Both top tiers also offer custom/vanity URL's as optional. 


Nativo

Nativo  is a platform that plugs into the media cms to automate native ads. Features include disribution to it's network, and targeting to particular demographics, geographies, and other criteria. Mentioned in the LMI story "Three ways to serve native ads". 


Polar

Polar's MediaVoice  platform that allows publishers to place native ads in-stream . Features include real time analytics and integration with existing CMS and Doubleclick. Ad types include sponsored stories, banner ads, in-stream, videos, photo galleries and outbound content. Mentioned in LMI Native ad channel feature story "Three ways to serve native ads".


DistroScale

DistroScale, launched in September, 2014, is an platform and ad network for native ads that are specifically in the "sponsored post" format. Publishers can set unique rules and standards  to govern how  sponsored content is displayed and distinguished from traditional editorial content. The network has 600 partners to date include Digital First Media and E.W. Scripps.  Mentioned in LMI Native ad channel feature story "Three ways to serve native ads". The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in New York City and Los Angeles.


Sharethrough

Sharethrough's platform enables publishers to create in-feed native ads nad video on  multiple devices, especially as an alternative to mobile display ads.  Sharethrough ads work in a mobile “scroll-centric” environment and made to work with the smaller screen. Mentioned in LMI Native ad channel feature story "Three ways to serve native ads".

 


OneSpot

The OneSpot platform turns content into standard ad units for distribution across Facebook and ad networks.  the automated platform plugs into the existing CMS and includes retargeting capabilities. Mentioned in LMI Native ad channel feature story "Three ways to serve native ads".