Welcome to the Neighborhood: Clark’s Crossing Gazette!

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Clark’s Crossing Gazette!

Our-Hometown, Inc is happy to welcome the Clark’s Crossing Gazette to our Neighborhood of Newspapers!

The Clark’s Crossing Gazette is located in Warman, Saskatchewan (Canada), and serves the Warman & Martensville communities as well as surrounding areas. With an impressive list of awards received from the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, the Gazette aims to continue and expand their exceptional coverage by shifting their focus to online publishing. We’re thrilled to be able to provide the tools they need to be successful in the digital world!

Gazette Publisher Terry Jenson sat down with Our-Hometown’s CEO Matt Larson to discuss what led to Terry’s decision to reach out to Our-Hometown, the transition process, and his experience so far with our products and staff members.

The Decision

“As soon as I saw that Our-Hometown deals strictly with community newspaper and small dailies … I was basically sold at that point!”

Terry mentions that his old website, at the time of launch, did everything that they needed it to do. Over time, however, as the importance of having a digital footprint continued to grow, their existing website eventually became obsolete. Terry sought out a new provider that works closely with the newspaper industry and could offer a modern website with features that promote digital engagement and potential revenue, eventually finding Our-Hometown by visiting the website of one of our other customers.

A quick look at our website was enough to peak his interest, but once he saw that we deal specifically with newspapers, he knew he was in the right place.

The Transition

“What Our-Hometown brought to the table was an entire suite of tools we’d never seen before, like ad rotations, directories, and built-in analytics.”

Although our websites use proprietary software and several custom-made plugins, the fact that these tools are built upon the mega-popular WordPress CMS made the transition extremely easy for Terry and his team. Our suite of tools, including plugins like AdRotate Pro and GeoDirectory, is intuitive and easy to learn how to use. Our pre-launch training session also helped to introduce Terry to some of the great features that he was not familiar with previously.

The Experience 

“The speed is fabulous. How fast everything got turned around was just fantastic!”

Terry reports being incredibly pleased with his experience with our service thus far. He offers high praise for the entire process, and the ease-of-use of our tools combined with the quick responsiveness from our support staff have assured Terry that he is in great hands here at Our-Hometown! We, too, look forward to a great long-term relationship, and can’t wait to help the Gazette continue to grow.

 

 

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