Generating substantial non-dues revenue from magazine-style, chamber of commerce publications without a turnkey publisher.
Total financial control, local vendors, flexible content, better monitoring of member investment, protection from failing publishers… We are different.
Chamber Marketing Partners core model is being a project manager for chamber of commerce publications, where the chamber becomes the publisher. Much like a general contractor is hired to build a house, CMP is hired by the Chamber as a project manager to produce an in-house publication. The CMP model provides a safe middle ground between the risks and low returns associated with turnkey publishers and the staff burden of publishing completely in-house.
This unique model turns the tables on the traditional chamber publishing royalty scenario. Instead of the chamber receiving a royalty check representing a percentage of sales, the chamber receives all of the revenue and pays us a percentage for the work we do.
Our team of professionals becomes an extension of your team, providing expertise in ad sales, project management, marketing and editorial strategy, sales coaching and more for your community guide, chamber membership directory or other publication.
Publications are in print, online as flipbooks and in dedicated publication websites allowing the publication to reach users wherever they are.
Don’t need full project management? Perhaps just a print quote, or sales coaching, or help connecting with an audience, or design, or member verification and monetizing member listings… Our a la carte services can help.
Most importantly, the project stays local and members are encouraged to bid on any part of the project.
Total Financial Control
Our way of doing things combines all of the benefits of publishing in-house without the risk or the workload of managing the project on your own. The result is you receive a totally customized publication that reflects your branding, the needs of your members, and the true character of your community. And, the maximum amount of revenue flows into your chamber’s budget!
Member Data Verification & Monetizing
Dedicated Publication Websites
A dedicated website based on your publication engages a user with a more dynamic experience, ties into your chamber’s branding and complements your chamber website.
OurCommunitGuide.com complements any publication with Yelp-style ads.