Recent Developments at SNAP Newspaper Group
Jon Henderson, SNAP Newspaper Group COO
While preparing materials to pitch SNAP Newspaper Group to CBC's "Dragons' Den", I was faced with the challenge of having to quickly explain what we "do" here at SNAP. Hmm... SNAP Newspapers in 10-seconds or less? Therein lies the challenge.
Mentally distilling all key areas of our operations, I went through the obvious - publishing, photography, marketing, advertising, as well as collecting and promoting local content. However, after much deliberation it came down to one critical element: unselfish social networking. Not strictly in the digital sense of the word, but more directly on a personal level.
We are all social creatures and each and every one of us longs to feel like we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves. We exist as part of our super-network known as society, within which we create sub-networks to suit our particular needs, goals and aspirations. While it is true that some "networkers" are self-serving, we at SNAP pride ourselves on being anything but. Truly, one need not be selfish to network effectively. SNAP has proven this to be the case.
Rather than network for purely selfish motives, rather than seek to meet and know people to advance our own agenda, SNAP Newspaper owners truly network on behalf of their clients and their community. Each and every day they connect with and build ties within the communities they serve. True, the business prospers, but only as a result of the effectiveness of social networking itself. SNAP for all its complexities, technological sophistication and subtle nuances really is a simple model: Know more people, help more people.
Now what will the "Dragons" think?
Newmarket, March 29 /SNW/ - SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. is proud to announce that it recently has engaged with trusted international Franchise Sales Brokerage Firm – Franchise Tactical Inc. to assist in its aggressive North American and European franchise network expansion plans for 2010. “More and more people are seeking ways to gain greater control of their lifestyle and income, and for qualified individuals, owning one’s own business is a proven method of achieving this control. We are very pleased indeed to be part of SNAP Newspaper Group’s growth and development plan.” Nigel Mayne, Franchise Tactical Inc. Founder and President adds, “Information and Education are the foundational elements of the Franchise Tactical system. By pre-screening franchise candidates and providing them with a base of information and education, all parties to a Franchise purchase transaction end up winners.”...more
Newmarket, March 12 /SNW/ - SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a fresh new look on Advertising Agencies. SNAP Soup Inc. launched today in Newmarket, Ontario and is set to prepare tasty design solutions for small and medium sized companies across Canada. At SNAP Soup, our expert staff will work with a variety of clients to enhance the effectiveness of their brand communications. SNAP Soup specializes in the development of design work from identity packages and advertising needs to providing full service digital and web based media....more
Newmarket, March 2 /SNW/ - At a time when community news and local television is being dramatically scaled back, SNAP Newspaper Group is expanding their community-centered media programs with the launch of SNAP Community Video.“Never before has there been such an important need to deliver grassroots community news. People want to read and see what is going on in their community and that is exactly what SNAP Video will provide.” Jon Henderson, SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. Co-founder and COO adds, “We believe SNAP Video is an important step forward in delivering an already successful product: that being happy people, smiling faces and positive local events that are delivered through print and web-based media.”...more
Newmarket, March 2 /SNW/ - “Not everyone who applies for a franchise meets the criteria to become a SNAP Newspaper Group franchisee. For mutual success and satisfaction, we must ensure that every franchisee possesses the necessary skills, dedication, work ethic and strong people skills required.” Paul Dutton, SNAP Newspaper Group Inc. Co-founder and CEO adds, “Applicants must demonstrate a strong desire to interact within their community, and the dedication to own and operate their own successful business.” SNAP Newspaper Group is currently looking for high potential franchise owners who are committed to the business and to making it a success, as well as those with the experience and confidence to relate well to community members and the advertisers within....more
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