Quincy Becomes First Newspaper Group to Employ WorldNow CMS
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that Quincy Newspapers, Inc., dba Quincy, has chosen WorldNow’s Online Content Management System to develop and deliver relevant and up to the minute local news and information for its newspaper websites.
Striving for a stronger competitive and efficient digital online publishing advantage, WorldNow was chosen for its user-friendly CMS tools and its strategic business model aimed at customer growth. WorldNow offers a SaaS CMS, Video, Mobile, Tablet, Strategic Planning, Content Features, and National and Local Revenue models.
“We believe in the WorldNow model,” said Mary Winters, Vice President of Quincy’s Interactive and Newspapers Divisions. “They have the ability to provide us the scale we need to compete in all aspects in the digital space and are taking us far beyond the next level. Quincy’s decision to move to the WorldNow platforms was influenced by WorldNow’s commitment to excellence in all categories, including customer service. Quincy resources can now focus more on content and revenue while leaving the technology up to WorldNow.”
“We value the site design flexibility and ease of use WorldNow’s platform offers,” said Jon Okerstrom, Senior Internet Director for Quincy. “WorldNow has also successfully integrated our third-party content metering and online subscription management systems, as well as the content delivery systems in the newsrooms at the Quincy Herald-Whig and at the New Jersey Herald. WorldNow’s technical expertise is helping us to break new ground for our customers and for our company. WorldNow’s content and revenue strategies are also helping us connect with our readers and advertisers on a new level. We believe WorldNow is a key component to our future success in the digital and traditional space.”
“We are extremely proud to have won the confidence of Quincy’s newspaper group,” said Charlie Ponger, Vice President Distribution and Client Development for WorldNow’s Online Publishing Group. “Our relationship with Quincy will help open the doors to other newspapers who will want to learn more about our comprehensive business model as a great alternative.”
Quincy Newspapers, Inc., dba Quincy owns 2 newspapers, 12 television stations, 2 radio stations and also operates KXLT under a joint sales and shared services agreement. The Quincy footprint reaches into 13 states. Based in Quincy IL, the company is actively pursuing convergence opportunities that bring together the resources of its broadcasting operations and newspapers to serve readers and viewers in all of its markets across all platforms: print, radio, television and over the Internet.
WorldNow provides industry leading online publishing and revenue solutions for local media. Our cost efficient publishing platforms include innovative CMS solutions for site management, video and mobile publishing. Our online revenue solutions include a national advertising network, packaged local sales programs, classifieds and comprehensive sales training and support. Our online media, technology, and marketing teams have extensive experience in helping local media companies build profitable businesses on the Web. We support our technologies and services with in-depth strategic consultation incorporating market leading best practices for managing successful online businesses. Our full service solutions and support enable our clients to realize greater real-world profitability from their investment. Leverage our experience built over 13 years in partnership with more than 400 local media properties. Current WorldNow customers include: Allbritton, CBS Local Digital Media, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Gray, Griffin, Heritage Broadcasting, Hoak Media, Landmark, Lilly, London, Max Media, Meredith, New Age Media, New Young Broadcasting, Quincy, Raycom Media, Reiten TV, Sagamore Hill, Titan, Waterman, and West Virginia Media. For more information please visit www.WorldNow.com.