The new system includes the GN4 Editorial Content Management System for the newsroom, FutureProof for advertising booking and sales, Production Tracking for ad make-up and Beacon for classified pagination and Display Ad advertising planning. A new online customer self-service portal, powered by SAM, is also included. The GNWeb connector will link the GN4 system to Champion Media Group’s existing websites and will allow newsroom staff to publish content directly from within GN4. The HTML5-based “work anywhere” GNi4 client will allow access from PCs, Macs and tablets for added flexibility.
CMG publishes eight Champion titles from its base in Southport and is growing steadily, bucking the negative trend seen in other newspaper markets, says Miles 33. This growth is driving the acquisition of new generation technology, an investment that will enable CMG to consolidate its position as the leading independent newspaper publisher in the area.
Lyndsey Naylor, Champion Media Group’s managing director, said, “We selected Miles 33 as it provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for our current and future activities. Its reputation as a progressive and continually evolving suite of products gave us the confidence to invest our development with Miles 33.”
An aggressive implementation schedule has already been put in place and the entire system is expected to be live by the end of the year.