AdMission Partners With Hearst

Yesterday, AdMission Corp. announced that Hearst Newspapers has chosen it to provide its suite self-serve ad placement products in the publisher's print and online products. This includes AdMission's Classifieds, Spotlight Ads, Directories and Marketplace solutions. In our recent newspaper report,…

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Online Newspaper Visits Increase

The NAA released data that showed newspaper Web site visits in May reached 56 million unique visits. This is an increase over both April and June, when newspaper visits were 54 million and 54.4 million, respectively. Further, about 55 million…

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Yahoo! Local Talks Merchant Offerings

Merchants that take out enhanced listings on Yahoo! tend to improve their impressions and clicks by 2X, and increase their all-important ranking on the page, said Yahoo! Local GM Paul Levine, in a Small Business Commando Tele-Seminar that also featured…

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Social Networking Goes the Last Mile

A new social networking site called Eons.com launched earlier this week. The concept: a Web site for 50-plus Americans. It includes an obituary database and alert notification when someone, well, passes.Jeff Taylor, the founder of Eons.com, told Reuters, "The death…

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Media Companies Increase Ownership of Internet Ventures

AP and BusinessWeek are reporting that newspaper groups including Gannett Co., McClatchy Co. and Tribune Co. have agreed to increase their ownership percentage in CareerBuilder.com, ShopLocal.com and Topix.net.The deals place the following valuations on each of the respective businesses: CareerBuilder…

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Quick Look at RHD, VZN Numbers

Both R.H. Donnelley and Verizon posted their second-quarter and year-to-date figures today, and each revealed some challenges. We will write up both sets of results in detail for next week's Local Media Journal. In the meantime, here are some quick…

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