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Traffic Drivers: 10 Ways to Get Clicks (Alternate Title: How to NOT Depend on Organic Facebook Traffic)

Notice your traffic from Facebook is in steep decline? It’s by design. News has been de-prioritized in the Feed (notice, it’s not called News Feed anymore). But, you’re the master of your own domain and there are other ways to get clicks. SND is bolstering you with 10 ways to drive traffic without being at…

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Philadelphia Inquirer’s Newsletters: Strategy Worth Picking Up

Have you picked up the Philadelphia Inquirer lately? You might not be in that particular newspaper market, but if you’re in the business of marketing newspapers –  you can certainly pick up their good habits. Philadelphia Inquirer is laser-focused on growing their top-performing newsletters. They consistently and successfully run newsletter campaigns – collect email addresses…

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SND Ads drives huge results for Sinclair’s The National Desk

Sinclair Broadcast Group recently expanded The National Desk, a national news broadcast, to 20 new markets across the United States. With goals of driving additional website traffic and increasing awareness of the broadcast, they enlisted SND Ads to get the word out. Our Meta-certified ads team quickly launched a large-scale campaign that promoted local tune-in…

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Top 5 Newsletter Audience Acquisition Strategies That REALLY Work

Like mullets and tie-dye, email newsletters have made a comeback from the 90s in a big way. But unlike mullets and tie-dye, a winning strategy for your newsroom’s newsletters is really important! Your email subscribers give you a database of first-party data, help generate ad revenue, help generate membership and subscription revenue, and provide a…

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WDIV-TV rolls out forward-thinking newsletter strategy to acquire new digital audience.

The future is now for TV Newsrooms looking to diversify revenue streams and acquire new digital audience. While newspapers have in many ways gotten a head start here, television stations in local markets are starting to lean into new ways to boost engagement and ultimately create revenue online. For WDIV-TV in Detroit, MI, this means…

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How a national magazine brand grew its newsletter footprint using SND’s Ad Tech

Building new audience isn’t just about selling magazines for The New Republic – an unambiguously left-leaning national political magazine with a robust history going back more than 100 years to its founding in 1914. The 21st century version of the magazine is looking to newsletters and podcasts to round out its reach. And the magazine’s…

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Now hiring: Paid Social Specialist

Social News Desk is now seeking a full-time Paid Social Specialist to be a member of our new SND Ads department. This is a hands-on role and is ideal for someone who loves to build and optimize successful social ads. The ideal candidate will have experience in paid social media. Applicants should have created, executed…

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