Tag Archives: Mark Potts

NewBizNews Conference Videos: Services & Partners

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .


Representatives from a number of companies gave brief presentations (followed by Q & A) on how hyperlocal sites can benefit from their services. PaperG (Victor Wong) ______________ Spot.us (David Cohn) ______________ SeeClickFix (Ben Berkowitz) ______________ GrowthSpur (Mark Potts)

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The New Ad Network

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by .


Ad networks have come a long way from those annoying punch-the-monkey banners used to fill remnant ad space. But while innovative networks like Glam Media are continually building new tools and services to connect online publishers with highly targeted ads for their audiences, the majority of them still focus on national advertising paired with the […]

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Why Hyperlocals Should Go Mobile

Posted on 18. Jun, 2009 by .


Because the stories that work best on mobile are the bread and butter of hyperlocal coverage, says Mark Potts. “Mobile is really the sweetspot for local sites,” he says. “Google Traffic is never going to pick up the two-car accident downtown or stuff of interest to a small subset of people, like the little league […]

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Mark Potts – Backfence

Posted on 19. Sep, 2007 by .


Introduction and Narrative: Mark Potts began sketching the idea for Backfence while working for Washingtonpost.com. Potts was trying to imagine what a local newspaper product would look like on the web. “Newspapers have trouble doing news down to the town level or below that, they are too big, and it is too expensive to staff,” […]

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