The Local Media Consortium is a strategic partnership of dozens of local media companies representing more than 1,600 local media publications across a multiple platforms.
The Local Media Consortium goes through an extensive, months-long process to choose partner companies, including polling media members about their needs and priorities, and vetting only the highest-quality service providers who have expressed interest in working with the Consortium. Local Media Consortium members are not bound to work exclusively with specific service providers, but the benefit to both members and the service providers is significant.
For information on partnering with the Local Media Consortium, please see the FAQ for prospective vendor partners here.
Local Media Consortium current service partners include the following companies:
Google is providing Local Media Consortium members with Google search and ad-serving technology and the opportunity to leverage Google’s advertising exchange to create a marketplace of premium local publishers. The products and services at the heart of the Local Media Consortium-Google partnership include a Local Media Consortium private exchange among its membership, powered by the DoubleClick Ad Exchange; DoubleClick for Publishers; and, contextually-matched ads that appear on member companies’ websites and in search results (powered by Google Custom Search).
Yahoo is providing innovative digital ad solutions to local media companies and their advertisers, giving local marketers and agencies access to Yahoo’s display and native advertising offerings as well its ad platforms, including the Yahoo Ad Exchange. Together, Yahoo and the Local Media Consortium provide advertisers with an effective way to reach premium local audiences, meet their campaign objectives and deliver greater value for publishers. All Local Media Consortium member companies can easily access Yahoo’s extensive advertising tools to help them increase revenue. Yahoo benefits from the Local Media Consortium members’ local sales relationships and expertise.
Monster.com provides Local Media Consortium members with preferred access to its extensive database of job and career information, ad placement and more. The partnership with the Local Media Consortium helps Monster.com offer localized access and relevance to employers and job seekers. Local Media Consortium members can take advantage of Monster.com’s powerful recruitment and job matching technology.
DistroScale offers pioneering native content technology and offers Local Media Consortium members preferred access to DistroScale’s native content marketplace, a scalable, measurable native content and advertising solution. Publishers participating in DistroScale’s content marketplace can host content marketing campaigns for marketers seeking both brand engagement and awareness and also more performance-based campaigns. The system allows publishers to establish their own unique rules for how to display native content. Read more here about this partnership.
Ebyline is a platform that connects both brands and publishers with experienced, vetted freelancers to create exclusive, high-quality content. Ebyline’s partnership lets all members of the Local Media Consortium use Ebyline’s platform to recruit and work with freelance journalists nationwide. This collaboration allows publishers to create quality content marketing assets and provide readers with valuable information hosted by familiar local media outlets. Working with Ebyline, news organizations are able to help businesses reach new and existing audiences and develop additional assets to complement and support other marketing initiatives. Read more here about this partnership.
HomeFinder.com provides consumers nationwide with local access to more than 4 million real estate listings on HomeFinder.com through Local Media Consortium member company publications. HomeFinder.com’s partnership with the Local Media Consortium expands its reach. HomeFinder.com provides its visitors with an easy-to-navigate home search experience via desktop and mobile. Its long-standing relationships with multiple listing services (MLS) and real estate brokerages nationwide ensure the integrity and selection of digital real estate listing content. Read more here about this partnership.
Legacy.com offers Local Media Consortium members its Next Generation Obituary, a state-of-the-art offering that brings newspapers closer to readers with a dynamic new online experience, closer to funeral homes by featuring their brand and promoting their services, and closer to families by providing ways to honor a loved one’s memory like never before. Read more here about this partnership.
Lotame’s provides members with the premier toolset in the data management space. Utilization of the platform promises members a much deeper understanding of their highly engaged, premium audiences — and a greater ability to monetize that audience. Members are also eligible to participate in the Local Media Consortium data exchange, an aggregation of highly desirable behavioral segments, collected from across member properties and made available to the buy side via programmatic channels. The Lotame/Local Media Consortium agreement provides access to Lotame’s technology and expertise at volume-based pricing tiers structured to ensure reasonable terms for publishers of all sizes. Read more here about this partnership.
Memoriams.com enables funeral directors to place correctly rated obituaries and death notices into over 2,700 newspapers and local news websites. Memoriams.com, by AdPay, solves the funeral director’s primary challenge of pricing and placing print obituaries in out-of-area newspapers, including Local Media Consortium member publications. By removing the obstacles and inefficiencies of placing obituaries in multiple publications, Memoriams.com’s integrated and easy-to-use system allows death care providers to focus on providing the best possible service to the bereaved. Read more here about this partnership.
Moonlighting is a one-stop, end-to-end solution that allows users to hire or be hired instantly in the burgeoning “gig” economy. Moonlighting solves the two biggest challenges facing 1099 workers: finding new customers and getting paid quickly. From discoverability to invoicing and payment, Moonlighting’s comprehensive platform provides the tools to run businesses from anywhere. Read more here about this partnership.
Okanjo provides Local Media Consortium members with a suite of native commerce tools. Our innovative solutions help publishers generate revenue while still keeping their site’s integrity. Tools available to members include performance marketing ad units, that use artificial intelligence to pair products next to content; syndicated native commerce content, curated eCommerce stores, online auctions and Native Marketplaces. These tools help publishers transform their content into commerce, enabling new revenue opportunities. Read more here about this partnership.
Tout provides next-generation video publishing and syndication capabilities across local media websites. All Local Media Consortium member publishers through this partnership with Tout have access to the Tout Programmatic Video Content Exchange. The exchange matches relevant, high-quality video to articles in real-time across publications. Local Media Consortium member companies may leverage Tout’s sophisticated video publishing, matching and insertion technology to generate new revenue and higher engagement across member sites. Read more here about this partnership.
ScribbleLive is a real-time content publishing platform used by a growing number of the world’s largest news organizations and brands to deliver enhanced coverage, drive engagement and create new revenue opportunities. Driven by the increasing demand for relevant real-time news and event coverage, ScribbleLive has established itself as a market leader by providing organizations with easy-to-use technology backed by big data. Using ScribbleLive, media organizations can figure out what topics their audiences care about, and then curate or create original content to meet those needs. Read more here about this partnership.
YieldEx, owned by AppNexus, provides publishers with a complete picture of their data through YieldEx Analytics to reduce challenges in forecasting and packaging inventory. YieldexDirect is an automated guaranteed solution that offers highly specialized tools to increase operational efficiency through integrated workflows and campaign automation. Read more here about this partnership.