The newspaper group will have its Web and mobile products produced on BLOX CMS, a revolutionary cloud-based content management platform designed specifically for the media publishing industry.
The agreement will allow SNG—publisher of Moline Dispatch, the Rochester Bulletin, the Kankakee Daily-Journal and the Ottawa/Streator Times—to produce content that is seamlessly pushed to users across all web and mobile platforms. BLOX CMS also offers SNG opportunities for income growth via integrated products like BLOX Metering, and other innovative content solutions.
“We believe the TownNews.com BLOX CMS platform will provide SNG with a superior online and mobile platform that will better serve our readers and offer enhanced revenue opportunities,” said Phil Harris, General Manager of Digital Operations at Small Newspaper Group.
SNG’s mobile distribution will be achieved with Touch 5 for BLOX CMS, an add-on that allows content created for the desktop to display gracefully on an iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or any tablet or smartphone without the need for a dedicated app.
SNG’s first site relaunch is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2012.
About the Small Newspaper Group (www.sngii.com)
SNG has served the readers and advertisers in its respective markets as the indispensable source of news, advertising and information for more than 110 years. SNG publishes market leading newspapers, magazines and websites and together they reach more than one million people every week.
About TownNews.com (www.townnews.com)
TownNews.com provides state-of-the-art online, publishing and revenue solutions. We work with more than 1,500 news websites, producing more than 1 billion ad impressions, and nearly three quarters of one billion page views monthly. Member newspapers include dailies, weeklies, shoppers and specialty publications from groups and independents in all 50 states and Canada. TownNews.com was founded as the International Newspaper Network (I.N.N.) in 1989. The firm’s founder, Marc Wilson, serves as CEO and general manager. Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) of Davenport, Iowa, became majority partner in 1996. We are headquartered in Moline, IL.