Promotional Spotlight

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Promotional Spotlight is an email series that highlights how PNA members are creatively marketing their products and organizations to better connect with readers and advertisers, and generate revenue. Each email highlights a different member and their promotional efforts.

Send your initiatives and promotions to Marketing Director Jane Hungarter, (717) 703-3041.

Promotional Spotlight: The Tribune-Democrat’s We Reach 82% Campaign

We need to get our swagger back! Our industry has taken some serious hits lately. Discussions of diminishing home circulation numbers hit the news feeds every day as some newspaper companies explain…

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Promotional Spotlight: The Times News’ Kids Closet Sale

For nearly a decade, The Kids Closet Sale, a semi-annual children’s consignment event, has helped families in Carbon County stock up on clothing, high chairs, books and games and many more essential…

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Promotional Spotlight: The Ridgeway Record’s Big Buck Contest

What has newspaper readers ranging in age from 8 to 84 joining in to engage and celebrate with three northwestern papers in Pennsylvania? Why, the annual Big Buck contest, that is administered…

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Promotional Spotlight: Pocono Record’s Custom Contests

Who has the sweetest back-to-school photo? Who might win a brand-new generator? It could be you, if you are a Pocono Record reader. The Pocono Record, under the leadership of Stephanie Fairbanks,…

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Promotional Spotlight: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Made in Pittsburgh

How many Instagram followers is your publication gaining each month? If you’re Made In PGH, a platform designed and implemented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, you have over 500 new followers every month…

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Promotional Spotlight: Philadelphia Sunday Sun’s Voter’s Guide

When African-American citizens in the Philadelphia region are looking for information on the upcoming election – from candidates, to issues, to polling places – they know the Philadelphia Sunday Sun will be…

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Promotional Spotlight: Morrisons Cove Herald’s Herald for Hollidaysburg

Most of us have read at least one story recently that cites the potential for, and in some instances, the beginning formations of news deserts in America. One such story comes from…

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Promotional Spotlight: Herald Standard’s Scholar Athlete Program

Banquets honoring elite high school athletes are a growing trend in communities around the nation, and the same is true in Pennsylvania. One PNA member, the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, has taken this…

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Promotional Spotlight: Hazleton Standard-Speaker’s New York Holiday Trip

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker has found a way to further engage the community and its subscribers, and it has proven to be anything but Grinch-y! Three years ago, the Standard-Speaker, under the guidance…

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Promotional Spotlight: Sample News Ad Campaign

When Sample News Group was looking for a program to assist their 16 daily and weekly newspapers to hit their monthly revenue goals, Dave Barry was asked to head up a group…

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