Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Community Editor Amanda Harnocz wants to interview the people behind the pages everyone in Twinsburg 'likes.'
Do you operate a Facebook page for a local organization, group, business or school in your community? Then I want to talk to you. But first, a quick introduction. I'm Amanda Harnocz, a community editor for Patch. I'm a Facebook and general social media junkie and recently I was put in charge of managing social media sites for many of the Ohio Patch sites. (I know, lucky me! Right?) I'd click "like" on that sentence if I could ... Anyway, I want to do more than share your information on our Patch Facebook pages, I want to feature the person behind that page. I want to talk the operator about why the page was started, how your audience is growing and what types of things you like to post. I plan on doing several features like this in the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Felix family from Dallas, GA received thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
Monday, December 31, 2012
In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time was the charm. Joseph Felix's home in Dallas, GA outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for the Paulding County, GA school district. After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the Felix home received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. Judging by the 80 comments on the Felixes' Deck the House submission, visiting the home has become a holiday tradition in Dallas, a suburb about 45…
Friday, December 28, 2012
What do you think were some of the biggest stories from Patch’s Ohio sites in 2012? Tell us in the comments.
As the year ends, we're taking a look at some of the most-read local stories on Ohio’s Patch sites in 2012. The stories above are the ones that readers read and responded to the most. They had long discussions in the comments and shared them on Facebook and Twitter. Many of the stories are of loss in our Patch communities, but others, like the video of the Navy dad's homecoming on Fairlawn-Bath Patch or the story of an employee who gave his boss a kidney on Cleveland Heights Patch, inspire hope. Click through the gallery above for a brief look at some of the most-read local Patch stories of 2012 or click on the headlines below for the full stories.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Twinsburg Patch has you covered for Halloween events and stories, like when Trick or Treat is!
Friday, August 31, 2012
No, there's not a catch. SCORE's experienced mentors will help you take your business to the next level.
When it comes down to it, behind just about every small business is an entrepreneur hoping to turn their passion into a paycheck. But, as many wise business advisers have noted: Hope is not a strategy. Business owners need support to turn dreams into reality. That's why Patch is pleased to announce a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit organization with 12,000 business experts nationwide who provide free mentoring to small business owners. The partnership makes sense because we believe that when local commerce grows, the whole community gets stronger. Patch already provides free listings for local businesses and other tools to help build local brands. Whether you're a 10-year-old jewelry designer or a 79-year-old who carves wood knives…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Patch is seeking Community Field Sales Reps to join our team.
Are you born to sell? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Want to join a team that works hard and knows how to have fun? In that case, you may want to work for Patch! We're hiring Community Field Sales Reps, so we're looking for a great person with advertising sales experience to join our team. We're looking for someone who can build and maintain relationships with local store owners and business managers. As one of Patch’s Community Field Sales Reps, you’ll work closely with your local community businesses as their in-town rep. It is essential that applicants for this position know the communities and surrounding areas well, and are familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Patch is seeking a regional advertising manager to join our team.
Are you born to sell? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Want to join a team that works hard and knows how to have fun? In that case, you may want to work for Patch! We're hiring a regional sales manager, so we're looking for a great person with advertising experience to join our team! We're looking for someone who can build and maintain relationships with regional advertising agencies and large regional clients. You'll be working to drive revenue for multi-state regions, and also work closely with marketing and AOL's national sales group. It is essential that applicants for this position know the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social medial world. Also key is someone who loves to see small…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Record number of readers, advertising for online local news platform
Thanks, Twnisburg! You helped contribute to Patch's best month ever! Patch, AOL’s platform of local news, information and engagement sites, today announced that May of 2012 was its most successful traffic and revenue period in the company’s history. Patch served a record 11.7 million users in May (comScore), representing a 14% increase over April (10.3 million users) and an 11% increase over its previous traffic record (10.6 million users in August 2011). In addition: “We are extremely gratified to see these measures of the traction we have gained in our communities and in our business since our launch just over 3 years ago,” commented Jon Brod, CEO & Co-Founder of Patch. “We are laser-focused on continuing to serve our users and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
This nifty video tutorial shows users of any Patch site how to post an announcement, including full press releases, by using the tools available to all users on the Patch.
Have you ever sent a press release to the editor of your Patch site and wondered when it was going to post? How about sent him or her a birth announcement or perhaps an obit (which are published free on Patch sites) or school award only to wonder if it was ever going to be published? Well, our Patch sites are designed in a way that is easy for users to post their own announcement without having to wait for the editor to post it for you. It really is the best way to post your announcement or press release if you are a nonprofit agency, for profit agency, government body or other group to get your stuff on the Patch, instantly. Follow this video tutorial to see how to do this, step by step. After you finish watching the video, consider using…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It's here! Make sure you either come out to Solon Panini's Thursday night or join our online chat
Finally, the draft has come back to Cleveland. That's right football fans, it's draft day and the boys in brown and orange are on the clock. Not only is tonight a big night for Cleveland fans, it's a great night for Patch fans. Draft Party: At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Patch and Solon Panini's will team up and throw a party to celebrate the first round of the draft. We'll be set up at the bar, and we'll be giving away prizes. Hint: You can eat some of the prizes! Live Chat: Cant' make it to Solon? During the draft party, Patch Editors Chris Mazzolini and Mitch Cooper will be hosting a live chat that will stream on all of Ohio's Patch sites. That will give you the perfect venue to discuss the draft and who the team picks during the first round. …