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Tentative rollout schedule set for GPCs


Gannettoid.com | news@gannettoid.com | Posted: Oct. 8, 2009 • Morning report


Gannett appears to have a starting point for its plans to transition ad production services from its newspapers to consolidated centers in Des Moines and Indianapolis.

Although executives had said during a Sept. 10 conference call they were expecting to have a rollout schedule for the transition set by the next week, the one released Tuesday appears to be the first draft released of such a schedule.

The schedule is called "VERY tentative" by Austin Ryan, Gannett's vice president of operations, and draws notice to a potential issue with the plan for Fort Myers, which is the only paper planned for a Feb. 22, 2010, switch.

Overall, the conversions span slightly more than 11 months, beginning Nov. 2 with Des Moines and Iowa City and ending Oct. 11, 2010, with St. George.


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Here's the memo:

From: Ryan, J. Austin 
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Riddle, Curtis; Hudler, Carol; Kane, Michael G (Indianapolis); Hollingsworth, Laura; Zidich, John
Cc: Krans, Michelle; Ray, Evan; Dickey, Robert
Subject: Roll Out - Tentative
Importance: High

Here is a VERY tentative roll out schedule for GPC, I know we have a potential issue with FT Myers on timing to review but can all take a look and give me some additional feedback?

Thanks
Austin


Here's the attached rollout schedule:

  A B D E F
1 Site Conversion Date National & Retail Ads Per Week Classified, On Line,  Spec, Other TOTAL Ad Per Week
2          
3 Des Moines 11/2/09 1,507 1,206 2,713
4 Iowa City 11/2/09 218 174 392
5 Indianapolis 1/18/10 1,011 809 1,819
6 Lafayette, IN 1/25/10 348 278 626
7 Muncie 1/25/10 284 227 510
8 Richmond 1/25/10 198 158 356
9          
10 Rochester 2/8/10 643 514 1,157
11 Brevard 2/15/10 484 387 871
12 Fort Myers 2/22/10 624 499 1,123
13 Cincinnati 3/1/10 481 385 866
14 Louisville 3/8/10 393 314 707
15 Wilmington 3/15/10 493 395 888
16          
17 Asbury Park Press 3/22/10 796 637 1,433
18 Home News Tribune 3/22/10 454 363 817
19 Bridgewater 3/22/10 559 447 1,007
20          
21 Nashville 3/29/10 1,091 873 1,964
22 Clarksville 3/29/10 513 410 923
23 Murfreesboro 3/29/10 465 372 836
24 Jackson, TN 3/29/10 272 218 490
25          
26 Palm Springs 4/5/10 639 511 1,150
27 Reno 4/12/10 298 238 536
28          
29 Shreveport 4/19/10 420 336 756
30 Lafayette, LA 4/19/10 373 299 672
31 Opelousas 4/19/10 168 135 303
32 Monroe 4/19/10 238 190 428
33          
34 Greenville 4/26/10 421 337 758
35 Montgomery 4/26/10 337 270 607
36          
37 Battle Creek 5/3/10 179 143 323
38 Lansing 5/3/10 279 223 503
39 Port Huron 5/3/10 199 159 358
40          
41 Phoenix 5/10/10 583 466 1,049
42          
43 Pensacola 5/17/10 349 279 629
44 St. Cloud 5/17/10 423 338 761
45          
46 Burlington 5/24/10 470 376 846
47 Poughkeepsie 5/24/10 599 479 1,078
48          
49 Cherry Hill 5/31/10 412 329 741
50 Vineland 5/31/10 373 298 671
51          
52 Salinas 6/7/10 184 147 331
53 Consolidated Visalia and Tulare 6/7/10 388 311 699
54          
55          
56 East Wisconsin 6/14/10 1,886 1,509 3,395
57 Central Wisconsin 6/14/10 614 491 1,104
58 Central Ohio 6/28/10 1,694 1,356 3,050
59          
60 Westchester 7/12/10 715 572 1,287
61 Salem 7/19/10 555 444 999
62 Alexandria 7/26/10 636 509 1,145
63 Binghamton 8/2/10 609 487 1,096
64 Elmira 8/2/10 280 224 504
65 Ithaca 8/2/10 285 228 513
66 Baxter County 8/9/10 446 357 802
67 Springfield 8/9/10 294 235 530
68 Morristown 8/16/10 472 377 849
69 Asheville 8/23/10 346 277 623
70 Staunton 8/23/10 204 163 368
71 Sioux Falls 8/30/10 399 319 717
72 Tallahassee 9/13/10 367 293 660
73 Hattiesburg 9/20/10 164 131 296
74 Jackson, MS 9/20/10 241 193 434
75 Fort Collins 9/27/10 272 217 489
76 Great Falls 9/27/10 372 297 669
77 Salisbury 10/4/10 312 250 562
78 St. George 10/11/10 331 265 596
79 Total Number of Ads Per week   29,658 23,726 53,384

SEPT. 2: NOTE TO PUBLISHERS | Q&A | RELEASE | CONFIDENTIAL AUSTIN RYAN NOTE


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