Tuesday 31 January 2023
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Louis Gump and NewsON: Local News, Nationwide!

Joined in studio today by Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON! Find the app on the iTunes store here!

Introducing a groundbreaking service, delivering live and on-demand local news via mobile and connected TV apps.

NewsONNewsON provides instant access to a nationwide lineup of local news video, including live broadcasts, time-shifted broadcasts, and short clips, available anytime, anywhere for free.

Notes and discussion guide from today’s show featuring Louis Gump with NewsON:

“Local news, Nationwide!”

What is NewsON and how did NewsON get started?

How much coverage of the U.S. do you have in the app? 120 stations, as of this taping!

What is the demand for an app of this type? Your app was launched in November. How are things going with it?

How are you different from your competition? Delivering news is a very competitive space on the internet and in apps…

Describe how the TV industry has evolved and how it’s affected viewership?

Is this the future of how news will be delivered?

We discuss future growth plans, whether they are hiring, and if they are looking to raise additional capital…

“How a small scrappy company can do something very hard…”

And as usual, we close with the Wela question of the week: “Best financial advice ever received or given!”

About Louis Gump of NewsON:

Louis Gump is CEO of NewsON, a digital media company focused on local television news. Accomplished in leading digital media services, Gump presided earlier in his career over benchmark-setting mobile businesses for The Weather Company and CNN, before becoming CEO of mobile media and advertising company LSN Mobile. Gump has also served in multiple capacities in industry organizations including the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Online Publishers Association (OPA).

He served for more than a decade on the board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), where he held various leadership positions including Global Chairman and Treasurer, and was recognized with the MMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Based in Atlanta, he remains dedicated to the development of strong businesses for large-scale audiences that also play an integral role in the evolution of digital media worldwide.

About your Co-Hosts:

ASHLEY STAGGS: Ashley is the Director of Marketing at FinTech startup Wela. Passionate about introducing consumers to life-enhancing products, has nearly ten years of managing marketing departments for startups and growth-phase businesses. During football season you can find Ashley sporting blue and orange and cheering on her Florida Gators. Outside of football season Ashley is touring Atlanta brunch spots in search of the perfect French toast or taking her chiweenie Roxie to the dog park. EMAIL ASHLEY.

TODD SCHNICK: With over twenty years in business, media, and politics, Todd has plenty of battle scars. With an early career as a national political operative, then starting six companies, to hosting thousands of interviews on the radio, Todd’s work as a business and media strategist comes with a unique collection of experiences in the trenches. A distance runner, writer, and speaker, Todd lives with his family in Brookhaven, Georgia. EMAIL TODD.


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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.