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Why It’s Important For Community Media To Work With Influencers

For several years, I spoke about social media and emerging digital marketing trends at the Wisconsin Community Media annual conference. Year after year, my workshops focused on addressing three common challenges for media centers: outreach efforts, fundraising and executing strategic plans. A 2016 Linqia study found that 94% of consumer brands that have used influencer marketing believe it’s effective. A joint study conducted by Tap Influence and Nielsen Catalina Solutions found that influencer marketing generates 11 times the ROI of traditional digital marketing. Community-driven […]

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How Community Media Can Use Podcasts to Improve Community Engagement

According to a 2017 joint study by Edison Research and Triton Digital, 112 million Americans have listened to a podcast. A recent Pew Research found that ”[a]s of 2016, 21% of Americans age 12 or older say they have listened to a podcast in the past month, reflecting steady incremental growth since 2013 – when this share was 12%.” While Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media cautions community radio to avoid stereotyping Millennials as the demographic that prefers new media to […]

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3 Ways NPOs Can Use Community Media For Fundraising

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with fundraising due to a lack of community awareness, an undefined focus, or an ineffective brand message. A 2015 study conducted by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative found that small organizations are more likely to struggle with fundraising than larger organizations. The study attributes leadership issues, shortfalls in special events, and a decline in corporate giving as reasons for this challenge. Community media refers to non-commercial media that isn’t part of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) or […]

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How Community Media Can Encourage Minority Communities To Engage

When I walk into a room at any media conference in the Midwest, I’m usually one of only a few black women in the room. The smaller the town, the fewer black women there are in the room. Statistics back up my personal experience: the American Society of News Editors and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University released a 2015 study that found of the 32,900 people employed in newspaper newsrooms around the country, about 4,200, or […]

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