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Do you still advertise your listings in the printed newspaper? I don't. Why? Because I don't receive any phone calls from those ads. And it's expensive to keep running ads in a source that most folks don't use any more. We've all heard the stats that over 80% of home buyers begin their search online. No duh! Who reads the newspaper any more? You and I sure don't (we spend way too much time online and wouldn't have time to read a newspaper even if we wanted to). That's why you're reading this blog info now, isn't it...
CNN.com's article quotes industry expert and social media consultant Paul Gillin as predicting that print newspapers will vanish in a few years. '"Information has become democratized today," said Gillin, who has predicted print newspapers will disappear by 2015. "You get a lot of advice from your friends, blogs and multiple media sources. Who reads just one newspaper?"' Click here to read it all:
The article goes on to say that, "The future offers the industry little comfort, with studies showing newspapers have lost a generation of young readers." No duh. And they had to do a STUDY to figure it out? That just shows how out of touch they are.
At a business expo a few years ago, a sales rep for the local newspaper was trying to sell subscriptions. We had a brief discussion about the future of print medium such as newspapers. I told him that I thought the industry would evaporate soon.
"My college-age children have never read a newspaper, and probably never will," I told him. "They get all their info online and text messaged,"
He got a little unnerved at my prediction: The newspaper industry would fold in a few years because they haven't kept up with technological needs. I observed that the newspaper companies "failed to realize what type of business they are in." The have been thinking they were in the newspaper-printing business, when in fact they should have recognized they were in the information-providing business. And they should have adapted to new information-providing sources early on -- in fact, they should have been the leaders in the information business. But it's too late now. Listen, in the background, can you hear the bell tolling?
Oh and by the way, guess where I read this CNN news article? On the internet, of course. It's quick, it's convenient, I can find what I want WHEN I want. And if I don't like their "slant", I can pop on over to the Fox internet site, the MSNBC site, Huffington Post, or many others. Many opinions to read and ponder, that's my style!
What about you? Are you still advertising in the newspapers? If so, what are your ad responses?
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