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Back to School: Celebrating Teachers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is proud to announce a new community recognition program – the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards. We believe the very best of the best are worth honoring and giving them the recognition they deserve. This will be a moment of significant pride for the honoree, their family and school.  Over the next fewRead More

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Content Marketing and Native Advertising: What’s the Difference?

Though both content marketing and native advertising are useful components of an integrated marketing strategy, these two terms are often used interchangeably to describe the same thing. However, there are distinct differences between the two, and it’s important that marketers understand how these concepts differ in order to use both of these tools as effectivelyRead More

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Creative Messaging Strategies Workshop [RECAP]

Struggling to give your ad copy the flair it deserves? Business owners learned how to leverage creative messaging on Thursday at the AJC.  Rachel McMullen, Creative Planner, CMG Premier Creative Services,  discussed ways to get customers to do what you want. Whether you missed the event or couldn’t take notes fast enough, here are some key reminders for digitalRead More

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The Content Quarry – A Gold Mine of Premium Audiences

When it comes to marketing, you’ve heard that content is king. But why? With the rapid shift to digital from traditional advertising platforms in the first decade of the 2000s, sponsorships quickly became synonymous with microsites and homepage premiums. The latter have continued to be key revenue drivers for the big 3 portals and legacyRead More

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How Journalism Standards Affect Your Advertising

When you’re in business, you’re bombarded with advertising options. How do you separate the good from the bad? You may know all about a company’s digital products, but consider the impact journalism can have on your advertising.  An advertising study in the Journal of Applied Psychology indicates the superiority of a high-credibility source. Translation: your message carries moreRead More

AJC Wins Digital Advertising Award

AJC Wins National Digital Advertising Award

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has won a prestigious EPPY Award, an international media competition which honors the best digital media websites and digital innovation.   AJC.com was recognized for its Newcomer’s Guide to Atlanta, an interactive and content-rich hub that engaged readers and drove significant results for advertising sponsors of the site. “We are so honored thatRead More

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‘Newcomer’s Guide’ Exceeds Advertiser Expecations

As an advertiser, you want to know that your marketing dollars are going to pay off. The AJC has many products (paid search, programmatic, and email marketing to name a few), but let’s talk about a case where a specific section on AJC.com delivered big results: the Newcomer’s Guide to Atlanta.   Inside the Newcomer’s Guide  TheRead More

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Native Advertising: Content that Converts [Part 2 of 2]

Q&A with Lance Helms, MultiMedia Sales Lead for Native Advertising at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Want to know more about how native advertising works at the AJC? Read up on Part 1 of our Q&A here.  Q: Can you give an example of a native ad that worked well for a business?  A: One of our recent viral native advertising successesRead More

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Native Advertising: Content that Converts [Part 1 of 2]

Interview with Lance Helms, MultiMedia Sales Lead for Native Advertising at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Check back next week for Part 2 of this interview to read about a great AJC native ad that went viral.  Q: Native content is everywhere, but how does the AJC define it?  A: I would describe native advertising at the AJC as “contentRead More