Why an ACBJ paper is charging for People on the Move
Rey Schey, the publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, writes about why the American City Business Journals paper is charging for People on the Move content.
Schey writes, “The next area of change for our readers is the People on the Move section we run in print and online. For the past four years, people and companies have been able to submit their own job changes, award announcements, board appointments, etc. from our website free of charge.
“Beginning in a few weeks, there will be a fee to submit those postings. As a company, we never jump into any new initiative without testing such practices in some of our other markets. We are the last group of Business Journal markets to begin the new structure of charging for those placements which, candidly, have been abused by some over the years.
“Our new era of People on the Move will bring our readers a better product. It will eliminate many postings we’ve seen that may not be relevant to most readers, and by expanding the section, we will be allowing for an enhanced layout and design; full color photos; and guaranteed placement in print.”
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