We’ve been treated to free beer by some really great, deep-pocket sponsors in the past *cough Google, Wieden + Kennedy, Groupon cough* and now we’re proudly adding another name to the list: The Oregonian News Network.
This Friday, citizen journalist advocate Cornelius Swart will pass out drink tickets, take swag raffle entries, and extol the finer points of the Oregonian News Network’s pilot project. He wants to meet Oregon-focused bloggers and independent news sites who want to see their stories promoted on the OregonLive platform via aggregated post excerpts and backlinks.
If selected to be a part of the ONN, bloggers get training, technical support and significant referral traffic (the OregonLive gets over 3 million unique visitors a month). In return, OregonLive and its subscribers get more news from a broader geographic spectrum.
In other words, Oregon bloggers get more eyeballs and OregonLive gets more content from all areas of our fair state.
So…want free beer, swag and more blog traffic? Join us on the patio of the Green Dragon this Friday, August 12, from 4-6pm. We’ll be the ones drinking the free beer and talking nerdy about blogs.