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We can help you reach our audience directly with unique, creative, and engaging ads meant for your target audiences. Our media consultants can help you craft a custom audience segment and marketing plan to help you grow your business.

For more information contact us directly at ads@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Back to Business Series

Washington City Paper would like to be a resource for you and your business. We established the Back to Business series to inform, educate, and support the local business community. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at ads@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Boost Your Business with Online Contests, Quizzes, & Sweepstakes

Ready to diversify your promotion strategy to increase your customer base? City Paper’s publisher Duc Luu in collaboration with Second Street discusses the best ways to boost your business leads with online contests, quizzes, and sweepstakes.

Speakers:
Julie Foley, Director of Affiliate Success, Second Street
Duc Luu, Publisher, Washington City Paper

The presentation is available for access here.

Attracting New Customers To Your Business Through Email Marketing

As D.C. businesses re-open, testing new marketing tools and strategies is more important than ever. How can you reach and engage your audience in this heightened digital landscape? How can local businesses boost their engagement through email to attract new customers? This webinar features discussions with experts about best practices for email marketing in the new business landscape.

Speakers:
Melissa Feiner, Key Account Manager, Site Impact
Greg Heiman, Business Development Manager, Site Impact
Duc Luu, Publisher, Washington City Paper
Alicia Merritt, Senior Account Executive, Washington City Paper

The presentation is available for access here.

Marketing Strategies in the Era of Social Distancing

This webinar will provide you with key data points on consumer sentiment, new resources, and lessons learned from a fellow small business marketer on how she is adapting her organization’s marketing strategy in the era of social distancing. With local leaders pushing towards a phased reopening of our region, we think it is an ideal time to reimagine our marketing strategies in response to social distancing.

Speakers:
Collette Leonard, Vice President, DC Holistic Wellness
Addy Earls, Sales Director, AdCellerant
Caroline Kiernan, Sr. Account Manager, AdCellerant
Duc Luu, Publisher, Washington City Paper

The presentation is available for access here.

How Best of D.C. Can Help Your Business

Hear from local business owners and experts who have participated in, won, and can speak first-hand about why they build campaigning for Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. into their marketing plans every year.

Speakers:
Brandon Gaynor, Founder, eat brgz, Best Burger Winner

Bonny King-Taylor, Counselor, Coach Consultant, Best Life Coach Winner

Jo LaBrecque, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Best Outdoor Venue Winner

Moderator: Duc Luu, Publisher, Washington City Paper

The presentation is available for access here.