MediaWorks Introduces the MediaWorks Publisher Consortium, Providing Marketers Local Reach and National Scale Across Top 30+ DMAs

First-party Subscriber Data Offers Marketers Measurable ROI

CHICAGO--()--MediaWorks today unveiled the MediaWorks Publisher Consortium, a resource for advertisers and media agencies to place print and digital campaigns in the top 30+ DMAs. With the introduction of the Publisher Consortium, MediaWorks, a unit of Tribune Publishing (NYSE:TPUB), offers marketers exclusive local reach and national scale, as well as analytics powered by proprietary first-party subscriber data and capabilities for measuring ROI to marketing partners nationally.

“By leveraging the power of the Publisher Consortium, MediaWorks grants advertisers the ability to get their messages in front of the most engaged audiences while providing measurable results and increased return on media investment”

The MediaWorks Publisher Consortium introduces scalable capabilities and marketing solutions that utilize local news and media brands in each of the top 30+ DMAs in the U.S., extending the reach of marketers to vast national audiences.

By leveraging the Publisher Consortium and by introducing the use of first-party subscriber data and strong analytic capabilities, MediaWorks has the ability to target customers at the zip code and sub-zip code level across the top 30+ DMAs, offering better media alignment and measurable ROI that is proven through pre- and post-campaign analysis.

The establishment of the Publisher Consortium coincides with independent third-party research data from Market Force Information1 that reveals the printed circular “is as popular as ever.” The survey, conducted in April 2015, reveals that nearly half of all consumers review circulars once a week and that circulars influence where and how consumers shop. “Eighty percent (of consumers who view circulars) said they plan their shopping trips based on what is in the circulars,” the survey found.

The MediaWorks Publisher Consortium comprises notable media brands in important markets, including: Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press/News, Tampa Bay Times, The Seattle Times, Star-Tribune, Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Plain Dealer, The Sacramento Bee, The Modesto Bee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Oregonian, The Charlotte Observer, The News & Observer, The Baltimore Sun, The Indianapolis Star, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Tennessean and Hartford Courant.

“By leveraging the power of the Publisher Consortium, MediaWorks grants advertisers the ability to get their messages in front of the most engaged audiences while providing measurable results and increased return on media investment,” says Susan Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager of MediaWorks. “MediaWorks offers advertisers across the U.S. stronger consumer insights, optimized media campaigns and actionable feedback.”

Based on MediaWorks’ pre-campaign analysis, advertisers that engaged with MediaWorks on average saw a 15 percent increase in the number of customers reached, 14 percent increase in the number of prospective clients reached, 25 percent increase in total sales and 9 percent increase in average sales.

MediaWorks’ data assets and strategic collaboration empower smart, innovative solutions that reach 70 percent of the U.S. population and 72 percent of all consumer expenditures. To date, 1.6 billion customer records have been analyzed by MediaWorks from small to large retailers spanning various industries.

About MediaWorks

MediaWorks was founded in 2012 to enhance the effectiveness of publisher media campaigns through data analytics. MediaWorks brings together a landmark collective of publishers from the top 30+ DMAs to simplify the ad buying process and tap into first-party subscriber data to provide stronger consumer insights, optimized media campaigns and actionable feedback for improved return on media investment. For more information, please visit

About Tribune Publishing

Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE:TPUB) is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles, more than 60 digital properties and more than 180 verticals in markets, including Los Angeles; San Diego; Chicago; South Florida; Orlando; Baltimore; Carroll County and Annapolis, Md.; Hartford, Conn.; Allentown, Pa.; and Newport News, Va. Tribune Publishing also offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and operates a number of niche products, including Hoy, El Sentinel and VidaLatina, making Tribune Publishing the country’s largest Spanish-language publisher. Tribune Publishing Company is headquartered in Chicago.

1 The Market Force Information survey of 7,203 participants from across the United States was conducted online in April 2015 and reflected a broad spectrum of income levels and age ranges.



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