Newspapers Still Slow to Respond to Digital Threat

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In the 1970s, newspaper companies captured as much as 25 percent of all advertising investments. By 2020, newspapers’ share will have declined to only four percent. The importance of local community marketing has not declined, but the forces that made newspapers the most attractive and productive marketing tool have diminished. It’s not too late for newspapers to take the lead, but most remain too locked into their traditional news-first focus to respond to what their readers actually want and need. Watch this week’s Jack Myers Video Media Business Report for insights on why digital is capturing a growing share of local marketing dollars.

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