NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldnow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that it has renewed Dispatch owned station WTHR and 38 other distinguished local partners. In the last 3+ years, 13 of 14 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country. "When we first partnered with Worldnow, they helped us not just adopt the technology but create and implement the right strategies to move our news organization into a dominating position. This intense focus on our website and social presence as a means to grow our audience and improve our ratings, has proven to be the game changer we were looking for. The formula just works and Worldnow is the right partner to continue on this trajectory", said John Cardenas, Vice President News, Dispatch Group.
"This is an amazing continuation to an already incredible start to the year. The continued partnership with organizations like Dispatch, London Broadcasting, Quincy Newspapers, Inc. to name just a few, is a testament not only to the strength of our technology and services but to their continued commitment to the success of their digital properties.", said Craig Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, Worldnow.
The impressive Renewals list includes stations and newspapers from the following groups::
- Dispatch Communications
- Sarkes Tarzian Communications
- London Broadcasting
- Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
- Hoak Communications
- McKinnon Broadcasting
- Draper Digital Media
"We did our due diligence and looked at the market but the reality is we could not find another vendor that came close to providing a superior publishing workflow, flexible technology and such a high level of support. Staying with Worldnow just made sense to insure our continued success," said Mary Winters - VP, Interactive, Quincy.
"We appreciate the focus Worldnow has to helping their partners increase revenue, said Phil Hurley - EVP & COO, London Broadcasting, "This relentless focus is clear with a commitment to new local advertiser products and continued training to our sales teams. We plan to roll out their new sales products with them across our group and we are very excited about our continued revenue growth."
"The market is clearly showing a preference for Worldnow as the best solution for broadcasters", said Gary Gannaway, CEO of Worldnow. "This is a testament not just to our superior technology but to our professional and support services, that is what separates us from the pack."
Worldnow, boasts clear features such as a CMS that easily integrates into critical broadcast systems, Rule based automation, Responsive design for mobile and a single unified workflow across the web, mobile and video. The other key feature is the Strategic and Professional services that are offered to each client. It is for these reasons as well as Worldnow's thought leadership that continue to make them the preferred choice within the marketplace.
About WorldNow Inc.
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 15 years in partnership with more than 400 local media properties. Current Worldnow customers include: Allbritton, CBS Local Digital Media, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Fox TV Stations, Griffin, Landmark, Lilly Broadcasting, London Broadcasting, Meredith, New Age Media, Media General, Quincy, Raycom Media, Reiten TV, Sagamore Hill, Titan, Waterman, West Virginia Media, Young Broadcasting and Media General. For more information please visitwww.Worldnow.com. Worldnow services over 57 million monthly uniques and powers over 450 local broadcasters with 81% of US households covered.