Most of the sessions here in Orlando at the NAA Marketing conference have dealt with the future. Quit whining about the past, the good old days of the newspaper industry – whether you come from sales or the newsroom – and focus on the future. And its strengths.
Today, the message continued to be preached. One of the afternoon speakers had this to say, “Think of digital as the core product and print as the support product.” That’s a dramatic shift, but it indicates where the audience is trending.
Earlier this week, newspaper execs were warned to develop a high percentage of overall revenue from the digital side in order to survive.