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AM&P Annual Meeting: Promoting your Publication and Increasing Ad Sales

The association publishing world occupies a unique space. The AM&P annual meeting, held this past June in Washington, D.C., provided the opportunity for those participating to take part in something meant just for their occupation.

One of the sessions at this year’s meeting focused on helping advertisers reach the right audience. Associations already have a great grasp of their audience market, so presenting a package that appeals to advertisers’ target market is a no-brainer.

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Repurpose and monetize existing content with a book

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This is the mantra of those who want to avoid waste and repurpose useful material to extend its value. This mantra doesn’t just apply to plastic bottles – magazine publishers should apply this concept to their content.

Reusing or recycling content into books gives extra life to excellent material. These books can extend the life of the content, engage current subscribers and attract new readers.

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The Battle to Gain Consumer Trust in Advertising

We live in a skeptical world. Everything from science to the news generates doubt, and advertising is hardly immune to that skepticism.

Consumers don’t automatically trust advertising, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless. There are still ways to build trust and generate results. Brands may just need to work a little harder and advertise a little more carefully. The multitude of options now available is good for brands. They can combine trusted, established advertising channels with new, more flexible channels for maximum effect.

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Save Your Magazine Big Money

People are always looking to save money, and it’s no different for niche magazine publishers.

Fabi Preslar, with SPARK Publications, and Kevin Evans, with WEB Media Group, gave a presentation titled 17 Huge (Hidden) Magazine Cost Saving Ideas at the Super Niche Media Event in Charlotte, North Carolina. They laid out four major areas where niche publishers can potentially save big money: people, processes, product and promotion.

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How Publishers Can Drive Revenue With a Content Hub

When it comes to digital presence, publishers are often aiming at a moving target. The expectations for online offerings are rapidly changing. It wasn’t that long ago many publishers slapped a PDF on their website, called it good, and the customer was happy. Now, this outdated style will have website visitors laughing (at you, not with you).

As the battle for reader attention continues, content hubs are becoming a necessary one-stop-shop. Andrew Shackelford, a Walsworth sales representative, is an experienced business development and marketing leader. He defines a content hub as “an online brand presence that leverages the value of content to achieve organizational marketing goals.”

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