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Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series has been extended to include several more informative LIVE WEBINARS, all of which are open to Our-Hometown customers free of charge! During the first round of webinars included in our partnership, Kevin covered several highly-relevant topics, and many of our customers were able to immediately apply his expertise to their digital publishing workflow. The feedback we received was […]

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson was recently joined by Pason Gaddis and Jim Dickerson, two-thirds of the leadership team at Florida Media Group, LLC — the publishers behind one of Florida’s largest weekly news magazines, Florida Weekly. In Part 1 of the Interview, the trio discusses an exciting new project Florida Weekly is working on that involves using touchless mobile displays to feature their own news content in various […]

East Aurora Advertiser podcast episode exemplifies use of audio

East Aurora Advertiser podcast episode exemplifies use of audio

Last week, Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News — the publishing group behind the East Aurora Advertiser and several other community newspapers in the Western New York region — published a new podcast episode that we feel perfectly exemplifies the use of audio technology in the news publishing world. (You may remember Grant from the Industry Interview we published just a couple of weeks ago, where he detailed his experience with […]

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

Google recently announced that they are changing the way they share content through the Google News program, and it could have big impact on the traffic your website is seeing. Traditionally, Google News has used RSS feeds to collect news content from news publishers and render it directly within the Google News application or on Google’s website. While this resulted in more eyes on the shared content and perhaps some […]

Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

At Our-Hometown Inc., we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers generate revenue through their websites. Today, we are pleased to continue that trend with the announcement of our upcoming Official Our-Hometown Ad Network! Publishers using the Our-Hometown Ad Network will have ads automatically distributed throughout their website, each optimized for desktop or mobile viewing depending on the device the reader is using. All standard ad sizes […]

E&P Webinar Recap – Apps and Audio News for Mobile Readers

E&P Webinar Recap – Apps and Audio News for Mobile Readers

Please see below for the recording from this month’s webinar on “Apps and Audio News for Mobile Readers” brought to you by Editor & Publisher, and Our Hometown. The playlist below serves as an overview for any publisher looking to connect with readers on Mobile through Apps and Audio Articles. Our mobile features can be integrated with Our Hometown’s WordPress sites or can be set up as with a 3rd […]

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

At Our-Hometown, Inc., we’re committed to developing new and unique features that help drive digital newspaper subscriptions and generate extra revenue for the publishers using our platform. Part of that process includes soliciting feedback and suggestions from our customers. Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. recently pitched the idea of a PrePaid Article Paywall Model, and we’re very interested in hearing what other publishers think. Put simply, this model would […]

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson recently had the opportunity to chat with Neighbor-to-Neighbor News publisher Grant Hamilton about their experience with Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform over the past several years. Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. is a group of newspapers in Western New York that includes the East Aurora Advertiser & Elma Review, Arcade Herald, Warsaw’s Country Courier, and The Springville Journal. They joined Our-Hometown’s “Neighborhood of Publishers” in 2018 and […]

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Our-Hometown has recently released a small but powerful update that allows publishers to manually send out Push Notifications to their iOS or Android App users from the website at any time. While the general Push Notifications feature has existed for some time, it was previously configured to send out a Push Notification only when an article is published, and only when it belongs to a particular category. This new, manual […]

OHT customers receive prestigious awards

OHT customers receive prestigious awards

Our-Hometown, Inc. is happy to extend our congratulations to two of our customers and friends who were recently honored with prestigious awards from their respective Press Associations! The South Texas Press Association’s 2021 Convention & Better Newspaper Contest wrapped up in July and saw the Pleasanton Express receive a number of awards, including Sam Fowler earning both Photographer of the Year and Journalist of the Year honors! The Express also […]

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