Gannett Q309 earnings call – we were there

19 Oct 2009

Gannett Co. publishing advertising revenue for the third quarter of 2009 declined year over year more than 28 percent. Not surprisingly, the biggest ad decline was in classified advertising, down just under 37 percent. Retail dropped 22 percent, national 25 percent. Automotive advertising declined 35 percent, employment ads were down 55.5 percent and real estate dropped 36.8 percent.


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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.