By: E&P Staff
Miles 33, Bracknell, England, and Norwalk, Conn., has signed a preferred supplier agreement with GateHouse Media Inc. for advertising, ad tracking, and accounts receivable solutions.
In conjunction with the agreement Miles 33 announced software installations at Gatehouse Media’s 56,655-circulation Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, the 40,261-circulation Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y., and the 22,643-circulation Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin.
“Our need to cluster newspapers within regional datacenters led us to Miles 33,” GateHouse Chief Information Officer Paul Ameden said in a statement. Citing Miles 33’s “strong track record for supporting multiple weeklies and dailies on a single datacenter,” Ameden said the three dailies will run off a Rochester, N.Y., datacenter, with personnel working from their local facilities. GateHouse is headquartered in Fairport, N.Y., just outside Rochester.
Miles 33 already has a large clustered installation hosting 130 dailies and weeklies for GateHouse Media New England in Needham, Mass., with satellite production facilities around the region for ad creation, classified page makeup and retail layout. That installation’s success was a factor leading to the agreement, according to Miles 33.