Father's Day app
Father's Day app will make the most of dad's big day.
This app celebrate's dad with free, self-service paragraph about why did is great. But families can pay to go further and invite extended family to join in. And publishers further benefit with web and print sponsorships.
Graduation app
Honor My Grad is back after huge 2020 win
Gather photos and brief bios from local grads. Sell upgraded displays to proud parents. Reverse publish info into print graduation special sections. Generate more money from web and print sponsorships.
Election app
Election app generates cash from local political candidates
At last – an effective way to gather and present information about local elections. This self-service app generates content and revenue and enhances election coverage while saving time.
Premium Pages program

Premium Pages offers local publishers new revenue and quality content
Creative Circle has launched a series of syndicated, turnkey web features pages called “Premium Pages” that are ideal for digital publishers who want to grow readership, sell sponsorships or launch local branded or native content sales.
Mother's Day app
Make a fuss over moms with our new "Honor My Mom" web app
Mother's Day app combines high interest user-contributed content plus new revenue and lots of sponsorship options in print and online. Families can post a photo gallery, top 10 list, favorite sayings and more about their mom and invite extended family members to join in.
What's Open app
What's Open solves problems for any community facing a disaster
Originally built for COVID-19, this app can help any community facing a disaster – a flood, tornado, hurricane, wildfire or blizzard – get a grip on what''s open and where to turn for help.
Calendar app
A well-designed, self-service calendar with a twist
This app allows users to post calendar items that can include photos, logos, PDFs and video. It also offers paid options to feature a calendar item and it's capable of reverse publishing your calendar info for print.
Pay wall app
paywallQ: The industry first and best pay wall software
Our pay wall app can handle just about any type of subscription strategy and it works with any web site. It's powerful but simple to learn and run. It also integrates with print circulation systems and handles auto renewals and notifications.
Paid Press Release app
Turn local press releases into dollars (and content)
Turn all those income press releases into content and revenue, save time in the newsroom and make it easier for local businesses to get the word out. This innovative solution that turns negatives …
Obituaries app

Paid obituary portal handles self-service obits
Our obituary app can take in death notices and obits, handle payments and upsells and showcase them online for any web site.
Great way to showcase and monetize local churches
Give area churches the kind of exposure they crave with a directory that can feature photos, video, extended text, worship hours and more.
What they are saying about our apps
Honor My Grad app

"I just sold our 2020 Grads sponsorship for $2,400!"

– Texas publisher

What's Open app

I LOVE IT! We use this app in Arizona. I highly recommend it for your local market. Bill and his team are fantastic.

– Charlene Bisson, AZ Group Publisher, Independent Newsmedia, Phoenix, Ariz.

Election app

This (election app) is another great idea. . . Perfect timing.

– Shawn Storie, Group Manager-Publisher, Smith Newspapers

Election app

"This is very exciting. . . It's so hard to do this on election night and try to get it right and make it look good and keep it organized. Thank you."

– Angela Kellogg, editor and publisher of the Clare County Cleaver

What's Open app

This is a really great feature. I appreciate all the work you guys have put into it

– Don Foy, news editor, Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, Tenn.

What's Open app

What’s Open has been wonderfully received by our community. It fills a much-needed niche.

– Jim Johnson, publisher/owner, The News, Kalona, Iowa

What's Open app

This is the best thing we have done for the community in years! I think this will pay big dividends long after this crisis is over. Great job on this. It puts the newspaper in the forefront and leader in the community and puts us way ahead of our other media competitors in the area!

– Billy Kirk, advertising director, Kingsport Times News, Kingsport, Tenn.

What's Open app

This is going to save us time and help us a lot. Thank you!

– publisher, Madisonville, Texas

Mother's Day app

"This Mother's Day app is exactly what we were looking for and a lot more!"

– Washington publisher

Want to get in on these opportunities?
Contact Bill Ostendorf, our founder, at Bill@creativecirclemedia.com / 401-455-1555 Sean Finch, VP/Sales at Sean@creativecirclemedia.com / 309-269-7834 or Greg Booras, national sales director at Greg@creativecirclemedia.com / ‭706-600-1776 ‬today!
Creative Circle's app innovations were part of our mission to help local media get through the COVID-19 crisis
No other vendor responded as decisively as Creative Circle to help our publishers when COVID crippled our industry. Within two months, we created and delivered three COVID-oriented apps – "What's Open," "Honor My Grad" and "My Election" – which delivered new user-generated content and new revenue. Meanwhile, "Premium Pages" provided year-round, high-end, digital special sections on hot …
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