We use Slack as a messaging tool in our office. It’s where we keep projects moving, send files and share information. Not a workday goes by when someone doesn’t share a news article in our main channel about something happening locally. Local journalism – especially news about transportation, restaurants and our clients – drives a lot of our conversations at Hodges. We have our local paper of record the Richmond Times-Dispatch to thank for that.
When Hodges launched more than 15 years ago, we were primarily a media relations shop. We helped clients get in the news to build brand awareness. Since then, our capabilities have evolved into content marketing and social advertising, but media relations continues to be a core competency at the agency. In other words, we rely on the health and vibrancy of the news media to operate.
We’re proud supporters of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Their tenacious and smart reporters ask tough questions and keep our community informed about topics everyone should know about.
This National Newspaper Week, you should support the Richmond Times-Dispatch by subscribing. Digital subscriptions are only $11.99 a month, and your first month is only $.99. It’s a wise investment in your community.
And, because we’re so excited it’s National Newspaper Week, we’re giving away one digital subscription to a lucky reader. To enter, click the graphic below to subscribe to our blog. We’ll be choosing a random winner (new blog subscriber) on 10/15!
Good luck! But if you don’t win, subscribe. Seriously.
Happy National Newspaper Week! Now, go pick up the paper.