Pewter Report is excited to announce that its magazine is going exclusively digital beginning with the October issue. With the help of Tampa-based web design company, eNox Media, Pewter Report will be embracing cutting edge technology and using an enhanced PDF reader to make the magazine come to life on PewterReport.com. The digital Pewter Report debuts on Friday, October 23.
“With the help of eNox Media’s web design, our subscribers will not only be able to read Pewter Report magazine, they will be able to experience it and receive Bucs news delivered in an entirely new way,” said Pewter Report publisher Scott Reynolds.
“eNox Media is excited to partner with Pewter Report and develop their digital magazine,” said Malcolm Bowen, CEO & creative director of eNox Media, Inc. “Our goal is to ‘bring to life’ Pewter Report’s magazine by adding unique, interactive features to be enjoyed by their loyal subscribers while designing a visually stunning, state-of-the-art digital magazine viewer, which will enhance their reading experience.”
NEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHT THE DIGITAL PEWTER REPORT Pewter Report will be adding plenty of exciting, new features to its on-line magazine, including:
• Enhanced PDF reader that allows the reader to flip the pages just like a real magazine and is a tremendous upgrade over the current magazine PDFs.
• A search feature that allows the reader to search the magazine for specific topics or words within each issue.
• Print feature allows the reader to conveniently print out individual pages or stories.
• Flash animation will make Pewter Report’s action photography come to life.
• Subscribers can hear the Pewter Reporters’ personalities come through as they narrate their columns in audio podcast form.
• Readers can sound off on each story or column with a new article commenting feature just like the popular feature found in PewterReport.com’s online stories.
• Each issue is conveniently archived online and may be referenced as often as the subscriber would like.
• The digital version of Pewter Report will have increased NFL Draft coverage in each issue and new regular feature stories on the Buccaneers.
• Each issue will exclusively contain the latest SR’s Fab 5 Insider column from publisher Scott Reynolds.
Subscribers will still be getting Pewter Report’s great Buccaneers content and inside scoop in each magazine, just delivered in a different format. There will be no more print issues, which has environmental benefits, but subscribers will still receive 10 issues per year on-line and be entitled to every issue they have left on their subscription.
Subscribers will be notified via e-mail when the latest digital issue of Pewter Report has been published, so if they have forgotten their Pewter Insider username/password to login and view the magazine, or do not currently have one set up, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magazine-only subscribers are entitled to receive a username and password to access the digital magazine as well as the Pewter Insider content on PewterReport.com free of charge by emailing email@example.com.
Subscribers that have paid for first class will be credited with an automatic subscription extension that will convert the amount paid into additional years on their subscription. If subscribers wish to get a refund for the first class, they have the option because that service is no longer applicable and must request it by calling 1-800-881-BUCS(2827).
Those Bucs fans interested in subscribing to Pewter Report can continue to take advantage of a special $10 offer. Subscribers will receive 10 digital issues of Pewter Report on-line (monthly except for June and August) and over 200 exclusive Pewter Insider articles, columns and podcasts on PewterReport.com for less than $1 per month. To subscribe, click here or call 1-800-881-BUCS(2827).
MORE TIMELY BUCS CONTENT DELIVERED EACH MONTH Subscribers will also enjoy more timely Buccaneers content with columns and feature stories that aren’t redundant from what has already been reported on PewterReport.com.
“The September Season Kickoff Issue illustrates the best reason as to why our printed magazine has outlived its usefulness,” said Reynolds. “In the 72 hours that the September issue of Pewter Report was at the printer, the Bucs fired offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski and replaced him with Greg Olson, traded Luke McCown to Jacksonville and lost rookie left tackle Xavier Fulton, who was the subject of that issue’s “In The Lab” feature, to a torn ACL in the preseason finale against Houston. Unfortunately, none of that news was reported in our September Issue and there was nothing we could do about it as the magazine had already been printed.
“By the time that magazine got to our mail house, parts of it had already become outdated which betrays our mandate to deliver Buccaneers news to our subscribers. By the time the slow and unreliable mail delivery from the post office got the Season Kickoff Issue to some households, the Bucs’ first regular season game had been played. It became clear that the time had come to fully embrace the Internet as the sole means for delivering not only Bucs news, but also Pewter Report magazine, to our readers.”
DIGITAL PEWTER REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ONLINE GROWTH According to Google Analytics, PewterReport.com had over 335,000 visits and over 85,000 visitors in the month of September, generating 1.9 million page views. According to Alexa.com, the average time spent on a visit to PewterReport.com is 10.6 minutes.
“Our company has experienced tremendous growth on the Internet over the last two years and that’s driving this change,” Reynolds said. “Out of the tens of millions of websites worldwide, PewterReport.com is one of the top 97,000 sites globally, while ranking as one of top 15,000 sites in the United States according to Alexa.com. That’s pretty amazing considering that Pewter Report focuses its reporting on just one NFL team and speaks to our web traffic. We believe the uniqueness of our digital Pewter Report magazine will only continue to drive our web traffic up when it debuts on October 23.”
Pewter Report’s advertisers will also benefit from the enhancements of the new digital magazine.
“Our advertisers will now be able to incorporate Flash, audio and video into their ads to make them as eye-catching and appealing as possible,” Reynolds said. “Our advertisers will be able to effectively track response as our readers click from their ad in the digital version of Pewter Report through to their own website, which is a huge benefit to companies that simply can’t be offered in a print magazine. There will be nothing else like this for businesses in the Tampa Bay marketplace.”
“The new digital magazine will cater to Pewter Report’s advertisers by providing several key features that did not exist in traditional print, such as analytics and rich media placement, which will ultimately provide a more tangible ROI,” Bowen said.