Creative Circle is on a mission to help local media get through the COVID-19 crisis
We've created a series of web applications to help local publishers recover revenue lost to COVID. Many have a coronavirus angle. "What's Open," "Honor My Grad" and "My Election" all create user-generated content and new revenue. "Premium Pages" provides year-round, high-end digital special sections on 24 hot topics that will drive both readership and revenue.
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Newspapers need new ways to make money off local elections. They need easy ways to gather information about candidates running for office. And they need better ways to display results on election …

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Creative Circle creates election tool for local media web sites

At last – an effective way to gather and present information about local elections. This self-service app generates content and revenue, enhancing election coverage while saving time.
Want to get in on these opportunities?
Contact Bill Ostendorf, our founder, at / 401-455-1555 or Sean Finch, VP/Sales at / 309-269-7834 today!
What people are saying about our apps

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

– Texas publisher

"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

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

– Shawn Storie, Group Manager-Publisher, Smith Newspapers

Learn about our What's Open app

Creative Circle releases web app to help publishers solve desperate need for their communities during Covid-19 crisis

Creative Circle Media Solutions has released “What’s open” – a web application built specifically to help communities and media outlets deal with the chaos of the coronavirus outbreak.
Learn about our graduation app

Creative Circle releases app to help parents make a fuss over their 2020 grads

Graduation in 2020 is like no other. It stinks, especially for parents. But Creative Circle Media Solutions has released “Honor My Grad” – a web application built specifically to help parents, schools and media outlets give the graduating class of 2020 their due recognition.  
Saving small papers

Saving small newspapers is a passion for Creative Circle

Two small, rural towns in South Dakota are battling to save their newspapers, and Creative Circle has stepped in to help. The De Smet News and The Lake Preston Times – have a combined weekly circulation of about 1,900.

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This can be our moment to shine if we’re bold enough to take it

Just when we thought things might be stabilizing after more than a decade of difficult financial conditions, our industry is crippled by the coronavirus pandemic and a collapse of local …

Giving back to the industry

Creative Circle creates coronavirus information site for news industry

Aiming to help newspapers and other news organizations navigate the coronavirus public health crisis, America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher have launched Media Virus Watch …