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The monopoly is over

Mark Fletcher
April 27th, 2009 · No Comments

“Now the consumers have taken charge — they decide what news is,” Osborne said. “Monopoly power vanished. The existence of a competitive marketplace is permanent. And we should have known and we should have anticipated that.”

This is former Dallas Morning News publisher Burl Osborne speaking at a newspaper editors convention on the weekend.  This speaks to our channel as much as it speaks to newspaper publishers.

Osboorne’s speech reminds us that we need to compete, on all levels – with other newsagents and indeed anyone offering products and services which compete with our business.

Our channel was established with monoply as a core point of difference in the 1800s.  That ended years ago.

Not enough newsagents have embraced the opportunity of competition.


Category: Competition · Newsagency opportunities · Newspapers

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