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Office Hours scheduled for Friday, June 26th at 12PM EST

Office Hours scheduled for Friday, June 26th at 12PM EST

Our-Hometown will be hosting another session of Office Hours this Friday, June 26th, at 12PM Eastern. During this session, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson will discuss Newsletter Optimization and introduce attendees to some of the features available in the Newsletter plugin that is included with our service. In addition to an overview of the plugin, Matt will talk about different strategies for growing your newsletter mailing list, how to launch an effective newsletter […]

Virtual Conference Recap: Digital to Print Publishing

Virtual Conference Recap: Digital to Print Publishing

Our-Hometown’s Virtual Conference on Digital to Print Publishing took place this past Friday, with CEO Matt Larson welcoming Garden City News Publisher Meg Norris as a guest speaker to talk about working from digital to print production using our selection of tools, namely our Reverse Publishing Suite and our Google Docs Add-On. Meg was kind enough to share her experiences with these tools and demonstrate how she typically produces the newspaper, beginning with […]

Office Hours – June 12, 2020

Office Hours – June 12, 2020

Welcome to the first Virtual Office Hours with the Our Hometown Support team. https://our-hometown.com/join-us-for-office-hours-this-friday-at-1pm/ Watch the full office hour video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYBdP_qDek See below for highlight links. Top Stories: Recap on our last Virtual Conference – Helping Local Businesses During Shutdown and Reopening Video: https://youtu.be/WLYBdP_qDek?t=40 Blog Post: https://our-hometown.com/virtual-conference-recap-helping-local-businesses-from-shutdown-to-re-opening/ Next Virtual Conference Announcement – Digital to Print Publishing with Meg Norris Video: https://youtu.be/WLYBdP_qDek?t=136 Blog Post: https://our-hometown.com/virtual-conference-digital-to-print-publishing-with-meg-norris/ What are Pending Transactions? Video: […]

Virtual Conference: Digital to Print Publishing with Meg Norris

Virtual Conference: Digital to Print Publishing with Meg Norris

Our-Hometown will be hosting another Virtual Conference next Friday, June 19th, beginning at 12PM Eastern. This conference will focus on a Digital to Print Publishing workflow made possible by our Reverse Publishing & Multi-Site Publishing tools, as well as our custom Google Docs Add-On. Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson will be joined by Margaret Norris, publisher of The Garden City News, The Jericho News Journal, The Syosset Advance, The Bethpage Newsgram and The Mid-Island Times, […]

Virtual Conference Recap: Helping Local Businesses from Shutdown to Re-Opening

Virtual Conference Recap: Helping Local Businesses from Shutdown to Re-Opening

Our-Hometown hosted another Virtual Conference this past Friday, featuring speakers Alison Kase of Rockaway’s The Wave and Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News, who joined Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson to discuss how newspapers have been able to help local businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they plan to continue helping now that cities across the country are allowing businesses to re-open. Alison and Kristen shared some of the strategies […]

Second Street Summit – “Building a Better Email Program”

Second Street Summit – “Building a Better Email Program”

Second Street is running a virtual summit this week focused on the topic of email newsletters. https://summit.secondstreet.com/schedule/ See below for some of the ideas that stood out to us: Session 1 June 9 at 1pm EST “Building a Better Email Program: How to Use Newsletters to Drive Relationships and Revenue” Dan Oshinsky dan@inboxcollective.com Live notes: Why Email Works Email is a place to engage and start a 1 to 1 […]

Virtual Conference: Helping Local Businesses from Shutdown to Re-Opening

Virtual Conference: Helping Local Businesses from Shutdown to Re-Opening

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that our next Virtual Conference will take place on Friday, June 5th, at 11AM EDT. The conference will focus on different ways that newspapers have helped their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they plan on continuing to support their communities now that businesses are beginning to re-open. Joining Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson as guest speakers will be Kristen Weaver from the Wilson County News […]

Virtual Conference Recap: Donation and Subscription Strategies During COVID

Virtual Conference Recap: Donation and Subscription Strategies During COVID

Our-Hometown hosted a Virtual Conference this past Friday, May 23rd, focusing on Donation and Subscription Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson hosted the event and was joined by a panel of three speakers: Cecile Wehrman of JournalTrib.com, Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen, and Kyle Jorrey of The Thousand Oaks Acorn. There was a lot of great information presented and we are happy to share the full-length […]

Feeling isolated from fellow publishers? Join us for a Virtual Conference tomorrow!

Feeling isolated from fellow publishers? Join us for a Virtual Conference tomorrow!

With the coronavirus forcing the cancellation of most annual spring and summertime conferences, many publishers have been left feeling isolated with no avenue of communicating or sharing ideas with fellow publishers. Annual state conferences have always been a fantastic way to expand your network of contacts, discuss industry trends and learn about new products or technologies that may be useful to your publication; so these cancellations, albeit necessary, are disappointing. […]

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