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Archive: April, 2009

The Falling Newspaper Industry: Craigslist to the Rescue?

The human condition demands re-invention in order to accommodate ever-changing life styles, attitudes, demographic patterns and domestic situations. For the centuries-old newspaper industry, it hasn’t been easy to accept the fact that change is needed. After all, they have been around since Johanes Gutenberg invented the printing press back in 1440. It is exactly this complacency that has caused the newspaper industry to fall (and keep falling) on its ear. Will it ever stand straight and tall again? Perhaps in time it will rise again, but not without a revolution within its ranks. more…

Craigslist 101: Part One

Craigslist, Craigslist, Craigslist. Since its inception in 1995, Craigslist has been the online source for classifieds, with users in over 50 countries worldwide. Why? Craigslist is quick, easy, and popular.

Despite this, many classified posters – the less tech savvy, or those simply new to online trading and the like – aren’t quite sure how to take advantage of the power of Craigslist. But that’s okay, because this four-part series, Craigslist 101, is all about the hows and whys of perhaps the most powerful classifieds board the world over. more…

Australian Job Site ‘Seek’ Taps Market for Cash

The James Packer-backed job classifieds site Seek is tapping the market to raise more than $100 million to fund acquisitions for its education and training businesses as employment demand is floundering. more…

New UK Classified Ad Site ‘JumbleAID’ Raises Money for Charity

A new classified ads website based in the UK, JumbleAID, has been launched with the purpose of helping users raise money for their favorite charity.

JumbleAID also stresses the fact that it can help relieve pressure on landfills by selling your unwanted goods for the great cause of your choice. more…

McClatchy Ad Revenue Spirals Down Nearly 30%

Like The New York Times Company, which reported a 27% decline in ad revenue, McClatchy reported a loss that was worse than expected in the first quarter. more…

Gift on Earth Day: United Green Jobs offers free employment site

United Green Jobs’ no cost service allows green job employers to post jobs while at the same time helping prospective workers search for employment opportunities. This is their commitment to making a difference on Earth Day, “Green Jobs for Growth” is their mission and they plan to help play an important role in promoting a more responsible and greener world. more…

Using Newspaper Styling to Make your Ad Stand Out

Newspaper folk are well-versed in the art of delivering information quickly, efficiently, and exactly. Here are a few simple ways to use newspaper techniques to make your classified ad stand out.

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Sell your Stuff for ‘Good’ in the Vail Daily’s Classified Ads

The Vail Daily has just unveiled a new classified ad program that helps customers sell their stuff and helps a local charity.

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