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The Newbury Weekly News goes live with Gemstone from Miles 33

Suite includes ad booking, sales, production and credit management

The Newbury Weekly News goes live with advertising, production and credit management solutions from Miles 33

Already an editorial GN4 customer, the Newbury Weekly News, added Gemstone Advertising, Production Tracking and CMS3000 to complete the full multi-channel capabilities of the newspaper.

June 2016, Bracknell, Berkshire, UK – Miles 33 is proud to announce that the Newbury Weekly News successfully went live with the recently added Gemstone advertising suite that includes Production Tracking, Credit Management and Accounts Receivables.

The Newbury Weekly News, an existing Miles 33 customer had previously implemented a multi-channel GN4 editorial content management system plus a VirtualCMS web publishing system. The Gemstone implementation completes the across-the-board technology update at the paper.

The Gemstone suite comes pre-loaded with powerful apps for CRM, ad booking, digital inventory management, workflow automation, audience analysis and sophisticated sales progress monitoring. Gemstone will not only allow sales staff to sell and book classified and ROP ads, but also sell full digital ad campaigns thanks to a tight two-way integration with Google's DFP, the leading ad server.

James Gurney, CEO of Newbury Weekly News commented “Having recently joined Newbury, one of my very first goals was to give the staff the best possible solutions to deliver upon their personal targets, making it easier to achieve more. Seeing Gemstone from Miles 33 and the suite of sales tools available it was really a simple and quick decision”.

Furthermore, using Gemstone, online Ad inventory can be better planned and managed as Gemstone will automatically alert sales staff of inventory availability at booking time. The system is expected to dramatically reduce the amount of ad trafficking, which was previously required to fulfill ad inventory. Integrated self-service solutions are also being deployed.

About Newbury Weekly News

The Newbury Weekly News is an award-winning English local weekly newspaper, covering Newbury and West Berkshire. The paper's website is known as Newbury Today. It is published by the Newbury Weekly News Group.

The newspaper was first published in 1867 and has been independently and family-owned since its establishment.

The paper has been awarded the following awards:

Best Paid-For Weekly Newspaper (2006), Best Website Produced by a Weekly Newspaper, and Newspaper Website of the Year (2007), an award it shared with The Sun.

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