2017 Successes and Goals for the Future of OC Times

2017 Successes and Goals for the Future of OC Times

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 31, 2017)

2017 Was a great year for Oakland County Times!

Readership increased from 44,000 to 125,000 Readers per month

We now have over 3 million hits per month and 10,000 visits per day!

We also:

-Changed our name from Oakland County 115 to Oakland County Times

-Got our first National Sponsor (Thanks White Castle)

-Started regularly using freelance writers

-Published an average of 120 stories per month

-Successfully added in Holly as a new test market

-Maintained essential news coverage in Ferndale and other SE Oakland communities

-Did over 85 video interviews with candidates for local offices

-Increased features that showcase what is fun about communities, including event coverage and Reporter Food columns, plus tested out our new “Explore” column

Our GOAL is to have a known presence in every community by 2020 and deliver quality journalism to everyone in Oakland County by 2025.

Our MISSION  is to inform, inspire and unite readers, which we’ve done since 2009

Please help us continue to grow!

Encourage businesses to advertise (info here)

Or make a monthly pledge to support our work (here).

Thanks everyone for a great year!

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Oakland County Times has written 9100 articles for The Oakland County Times

The Oakland County Times started with one city in 2009 and has grown to the community news hub you see today. Contact editor@oc115.com if you have any questions, comments, event listings, etc. Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or check out our online community garden. Also happy to hear tips and story ideas.

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