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Spotlight on Conway

This week I’d like to spotlight one of our growing community markets.  Nestled between the towns of Toad Suck and Pickles Gap is Conway Arkansas and our very own Log Cabin Media.  Conway, known as the “City of Colleges,” was founded in 1872.  The Log Cabin Democrat is nearly as old as the community itself, but cont

Spotlight on Savannah

After completing another successful summer road trip to Morris markets, I’m astounded by the creative work and innovation led by our talented team. In my next few blog posts, I’m going to showcase what’s being accomplished and just how far our market creativity is taking this company.
 
Spotlight on Savannah

On the Move

Boy, moving is hard work.  Anyone who has ever experienced a move knows exactly what I’m talking about.  A move disrupts everything about your routine.  For most people, moving would not be described as a “comfortable” experience.

Tremendous Progress 2013

MPG Employees,

As 2013 comes to a close at Morris Publishing Group, we have much to celebrate. We made tremendous progress this year, finding innovative new ways to serve our consumers and advertisers on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. At the same time, we re-invested in our existing print products and have added some exciting new ones.

Amarillo’s Success In Growing Digital Subscribers And Audience

A couple of years ago, Morris Publishing Group set out to transform itself from a newspaper company to the dominant local media company in each of its markets. We decided we would deliver information to our consumers how and when they wanted it – across print, desktop, tablet and phone.

I’m happy to report that our goals have been translated to action across our company, and we are beginning to see results.

Local Media Consortium - Consortium 2.0

Morris Team:
 
You may have read Monday’s announcement that an alliance – known as the Local Media Consortium – has been formed, and that Morris is a part of it.  
 

No Time For Slowing Down

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” – Thomas Edison

Over the past couple of months I have visited nearly every MPG market, met with dozens of fantastic employees and participated in two summits along with 80 or so of our sales & audience leadership. One thing that became abundantly clear throughout this journey, our company isn’t wasting time.

Celebrating Excellence In Sales

“Marketing used to be easy.  Run a few ads in the newspaper, make up a clever jingle for the radio, and people would come,” a local restaurant owner and friend of mine said the other day.

Boy, he’s right.  In today’s multi-platform-connected-all-the-time world, it has never been more complicated for a local business to get their message out. 

And it’s getting more complicated by the day.

Our Most Important Goal for 2013

MPG Employees:
 
In 2011, our company set out to accomplish two things:
 
1. Turn Morris Publishing Group from contraction to growth by 2013.

2. Change MPG from a newspaper company into a 21st-century media company providing advanced digital and print solutions.

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