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Worldnow's summer heats up with renewals of Dispatch and 38 other local partners
Aug 09, 2013 (10:08 AM EDT)
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::
"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.
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