Publishers Of Your Dracut Today, Your Tewksbury Today Launch Crowdfunding Campaign
Mar 18, 2018 11:23AM
● By Bill Gilman
My name is Bill Gilman, owner of Third Strand Media. My wife and I started our company four years ago with the goal of providing hyper local news and information to our readers.
In May 2014, we launched Your Tewksbury Today. In September 2016, we launched Your Dracut Today. Both are online publications. Both offer totally free content.
We are at a crossroads. We want to be able to keep both publications going and we want to be able to offer more local coverage. However, our revenues have made this extremely difficult, if not impossible.
We are a mom and pop operation and the vast majority of our advertisers are, likewise, very small businesses with a limited advertising budget. We have kept our rates very low to provide these businesses with an affordable venue to get their message out and grow their businesses.
For that reason, we have turned to crowd funding to augment our advertising revenue. In short, we need your help so that we can continue to serve the residents of Tewksbury and Dracut and tell more of the important stories of these communities.
Any contribution will help. Whether it's $5 or $500 or $5000, your donation will be used to hire and pay correspondents (writers and photographers) to help us do what we do better and serve our communities better.
Your Tewksbury Today and Your Dracut Today are YOUR publications. The content is driven by what you tell us you want covered and the information that's important to you.
Help us continue to do this and to do it even better.
In advance, thank you for your support.