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What do I need to know about selling advertising space for a small local newspaper?

Asked by appleyard (45points) November 17th, 2008

Does anyone have experience with this? Horror stories? Feel-good stories? Tips? Pointers? Things I should know? Things you wish you knew during your job interview for it?

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tigran's avatar

so are you going to be the guy selling ad space for the newspaper? kind of like a salesperson?

Mizuki's avatar

advertising sales are at their lowest levels since WWII

fireside's avatar

-Show the value of the service
-Get testimonials from existing advertisers
-Provide circulation and readership figures
-Approach your sales by looking at the companies that would most benefit from the newspaper’s target demographic
-Follow up with people, expect a lengthy sales cycle
-Many smaller advertisers will equal one large advertiser, diversify your efforts

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