Tag: nowspots

by Brad Flora

Last June, my company, NowSpots, won Knight News Challenge funding to build better local online advertising products for newspapers, alt-weeklies, and community newspapers. We’ve been building our product and working in closed beta with pilot publishers these last months.   We’re seeing great results and are about to open up to new publishers. If your publication […] more »

by Brad Flora

Here at NowSpots we’re developing a new advertising platform that will let local publishers sell and publish real-time ads on their sites. In my last post here on MediaShift Idea Lab, I explained why real-time ads are a better business model for hyper-local bloggers and local publishers than AdSense or existing display ad solutions. Since […] more »

by Brad Flora

NowSpots are beautiful online ads that feature the latest social media updates from advertisers, and make it easy for a reader to follow and share their content across the web. For the last year at WindyCitizen.com, a social network for Chicago news aficionados and urban explorers, we’ve been selling a simple version of NowSpots ads […] more »