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Changing the “Sender Name” for your Newsletter

Changing the “Sender Name” for your Newsletter

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform features a great Newsletter plugin for sending weekly newsletters, breaking news updates and other e-mails to customers who’ve joined your mailing list or subscribed to your publication. Thanks to some feedback from some of our customers, our engineers recently released a new update that allows any staff user with the Editor role on the website to change the sender name for your newsletter at any time. […]

Kevin Slimp: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads

Kevin Slimp: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Thursday, May 6th at 3:15pm EST and will focus on Increasing Revenue by Designing More Effective Ads. “Kevin will cover the things you need to know to “up” your ad creation, meaning more effective ads and happier advertisers. This session is for both […]

Local newspaper for sale in Wallis, Texas

Local newspaper for sale in Wallis, Texas

A member of Our-Hometown’s neighborhood of publishers is seeking new owners as The Wallis News of Austin County, Texas has been listed for sale by owners Joanie and Johnny Griffin. Please view their sale ad below and reach out using the contact information provided if interested! NEWSPAPER FOR SALE Weekly newspaper for sale located in Wallis, Texas in Austin County. The Wallis News-Review was started in 1974 and continues coverage […]

How to make your print inserts available to readers online

How to make your print inserts available to readers online

If you’ve ever sat down and opened a newspaper — which many of today’s young news consumers have not — you’ve probably pulled out a collection of broadsheets, coupons, and other advertising material geared toward newspaper readers. Newspapers have traditionally acted as a vessel for local businesses and advertisers to deliver these inserts to readers by including them inside the pages of the daily or weekly newspaper. The sudden emphasis […]

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

Long-time Our-Hometown, Inc. customer and friend Guy Roginson, the Executive Editor at Talking Glass Media (TGM) and SignalsAz.com, was recently featured in an episode of Editor and Publisher‘s “E&P REPORTS” podcast where he joined host Mike Blinder to discuss the overall strategy and vision of TGM. You can find the full episode, titled “How Publishing Good News in Central Arizona Is Growing Audience and Revenue” on Editor & Publisher‘s website, […]

Kevin Slimp: Ideas & Tools For Designing Your Grad Section

Kevin Slimp: Ideas & Tools For Designing Your Grad Section

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Friday, April 9th at 11am EST and will focus on Winning Ideas & Tools to Make Designing Your Grad Section Easier. InDesign and Photoshop have several tools which can make the time it takes to create a graduation section decrease significantly. Using tools […]

Disaster Prep for Newspapers: Lessons from the Texas Blizzard

Disaster Prep for Newspapers: Lessons from the Texas Blizzard

Last month, the state of Texas was hit with a rare winter storm that brought snow, bitter cold temperatures and slick, icy roads to residents unaccustomed to such conditions. Power grids across the state failed due to the high usage of heat and energy, ultimately leaving as many as 3.5 million Texans without heat or power for several days. Caught in the middle of all of this were the local […]

See how the Wilson County News is marketing their new podcast

See how the Wilson County News is marketing their new podcast

The Wilson County News is a long-time customer of Our-Hometown, Inc., and one of the first to take advantage of our brand new Audio Articles Podcast feature to get their new podcast off the ground. Publisher Kristen Weaver has teamed up with Our-Hometown on several occasions in the past, including joining President & CEO Matt Larson as a panelist on several of our recent Virtual Conferences. She also joined Matt, […]

Register for “Audio Podcasting with Audio Articles” for free today!

Register for “Audio Podcasting with Audio Articles” for free today!

The Illinois Press Foundation has invited Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson to give a presentation on our latest new feature, Audio Articles Podcast, during a live webinar this Thursday as part of the IPF’s Education Series. Audio Articles Podcast uses text-to-speech transcription software to automatically transform text articles into audio podcast episodes, creating a turnkey podcasting solution that any newspaper can use to enhance their digital outreach — even […]

Local newspaper for sale in Alger County, Michigan

Local newspaper for sale in Alger County, Michigan

A member of Our-Hometown’s neighborhood is searching for new ownership as The Munising News of Alger County, Michigan has been listed for sale by owners Willie and Nancy Peterson after 23-years. A shortage of employees combined with financial challenges created by the pandemic have ultimately forced the Petersons’ decision to discontinue printing the newspaper at the end of the month. The preference is to sell the newspaper to a new […]

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