Robert Dickey, Gannett president and chief executive officer said, “The acquisition of ReachLocal accelerates Gannett’s digital growth strategy, adding more than $320 million of annual digital revenue, the best digital marketing solutions technology in the market, and an outstanding and well-respected management team to Gannett’s digital business. ReachLocal’s focus on local small and medium sized businesses aligns well with Gannett’s local-to-national strategy and extends our reach into new local markets. This transaction represents an important step as we continue to transform our business to meet the changing needs of consumers and advertisers in today’s digital world. We are excited to welcome the talented ReachLocal team to Gannett and look forward to working with them to drive digital growth and create value for our stockholders.” Initially, ReachLocal will expand Gannett’s digital revenue by roughly 50% with its more than 16,000 customers in markets throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. At the conclusion of Gannett’s current digital services arrangement in its existing markets in mid-2017, the combined organization will benefit from leveraging ReachLocal’s best-in-class digital marketing services products in Gannett’s existing 107 local markets in the U.S. ReachLocal brings a diversified client base with home services, healthcare, automotive and professional services representing its largest vertical markets.
Educators Can Enter a NOOK® Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win a Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Classroom Experience
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, will celebrate Spring Educator Appreciation Days, April 11-19. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) will offer pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool educators and administrators special discounts*, events, sweepstakes and giveaways during this time. Barnes & Noble’s Educator Appreciation Days occur several times during the year, recognizing educators and providing them with an opportunity to explore the company’s vast selection of products, learn about programs and events, as well as save with deeper discounts.
This April’s Educator Appreciation Days special discount offerings are:
- 25% discount on personal and classroom book purchases, including Children’s and Teen titles and educational toys and games;
- 25% discount on music, movies, tech gear and more;
- 10% off the current price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® and NOOK GlowLight™ (limit of five devices per customer with the presentation of a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card); and
- 10% discount on all Café consumables purchases.
As part of Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host events exploring Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. With the much anticipated release of the sequel Go Set a Watchman on July 14, stores will host an array of events during Appreciation Days – from book discussions with local educators to local authors discussing how the book inspired or influenced their writings.