QCT WINS 1st Place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards held in Montreal

Also, 1st Place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

badge.jpgThe Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won 1st place for Best Web Site at this years 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held this year in Montreal on May 22, 2009. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 at the direction of the new publisher, Mr. Pierre Little.

"With this win we have proven that a small newspaper company can create ideas and innovate and succeed against much larger newspapers" Little says.

"I believe in creating and not spending time consumed with competing. I know this has brought us to our successes, and we are tremendously grateful and honored to win this award during our 245th Anniversary as a newspaper and this give us something more we can add to our long history which we will be celebrating with a special edition on June 10, 2009". Little says.

The QCT was up against some of the largest newspaper publishers in Canada and some in Quebec have modelled their current web site strategies following the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph's lead.

"The development of our web site strategy is only a small step toward our ultimate larger goal which has been in development since early 2004. It has been in secret development; its called "Silverwyn".  We use this technology on our own web site.  This techonology, once we bring it to commercialization, will totally revolutionize the news industry online throughout the world, and it is a pay-to-read model." Little says.

Also the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph won 1st place for the Best Newspaper Promotion Award. The award celebrated our unique promotion celebrating Quebec's 400th Anniversary. It was called the Newsie Project and ran throughout the summer of 2008. A reprint of an old edition was published in full size replicating accurately the size an original edition in 1926. It was distributed to visiting tourist throughout the streets of Old Quebec from young students dressed in 1920 style newspaper costumes during the City's Anniversary celebrations during the summer of 2008.

"Without a good team at the Chronicle, it would not have happened, so I thank my team and to all those who helped make this possible." Little says.

 

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Congratulations! Your new strategy is working. A perfect example on how to revitalise your reading base and attract younger readers.

Keep up the good work!