5 Ideas to Drive BIG Revenue for City & Regional Magazines

by Liz Huff Second Street


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Key Takeaways

National Sweepstakes

Second Street is providing six national sweepstakes – FREE – for all of our customers. These campaigns have big prizes, attract a large audience, and are ideal for selling to advertisers looking for a lot of branding, database growth, and lead-gen!

Home Free for a Year


A Citywide ballot (Readers’ Choice, Best Of) is a perfect opportunity to highlight your advertisers and generate great revenue. These campaigns ask your audience to vote for their favorite businesses in a range of industries. Run a citywide ballot campaign to generate huge revenue and audience engagement for both your newspaper and your advertisers.

Best of West Virginia 2020

Recurring Revenue

Now more than ever, it’s important to have consistent income all year long. This is one of the most efficient ways to sell. You sell the campaign one time, and you have checks coming in every month – freeing your sales team up to sell other sponsorships.

Recurring Revenue contest from Austin Monthly

Advertiser Showcase

Pulling together multiple sweepstakes for multiple advertisers all under one roof gives these businesses all the benefits of a large campaign, while still providing them with the personalized lead-gen results they’re looking for. Maximizing your advertiser’s experience and your revenue.

Gift Local Giveaway from Seven Days Magazine

Lead-Gen Campaigns

Your advertisers need leads. Creating a campaign optimized to deliver quality leads will establish your credibility with an advertiser. When they’re confident in your abilities, they’ll be eager to continue to work with you on future campaigns.

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