“To a very large extent, we’re combining the best elements of the Old and New Media,” said Moore. “We’re combining the reach and renown of the print industry with the interconnectivity of the Internet Age."
(PRWEB) June 06, 2011
The Washington Times today announced the launching of a new Friends & Family Club providing a wide range of cost-free benefits exclusively to the paper’s print subscribers.
The benefits include special “Top of the Times” events at the paper’s Times Square ballroom, expense-paid vacations to the Caribbean, free gift cards, and major discounts from hotels, airlines, and brand-name stores. The Washington Times print edition has doubled its print circulation since its relaunch on March 21.
“The Washington Times Friends & Family Club is our way of thanking longtime subscribers for their loyalty and welcoming new subscribers to the paper,” said Marana Moore, the Times Director of Public Relations. “We want them to know that they are the heart and soul of The Washington Times. It’s our way of getting to know them and helping them get to know us.”
According to the announcement letter sent to every Times print subscriber, members of the
Friends & Family Club will receive:
- Free weekly insider newsletters on the topics you enjoy most: lifestyles, sports, politics.
- Exclusive Members Only invitations to conferences, seminars and workshops led by key members of The Times editorial and news staff, as well as other political, corporate, and entertainment industry leaders.
- Free coupons for major discounts at restaurants, hotels, and more!
- Special bargain-rate savings on vacations getaways, cruises, airfares, and more!
- Free membership in the Times Book Talk Inner Circle, with major discounts on thousands of books and autographed copies from best-selling authors!
“To a very large extent, we’re combining the best elements of the Old and New Media,” said Moore. “We’re combining the reach and renown of the print industry with the interconnectivity of the Internet Age. All for the benefit of our Washington Times friends and family.”
As part of the Friends and Family Club introduction, The Times is running a “Why I Love the Times” 25-word essay contest. Below is the initial round of entries that arrived within 15 minutes of the announcement:
“I love the Washington Times NEWSpaper because it gives me N E W S, not hidden agendas, veiled favoritism or slanted interpretations.” -Barbara W.
“The facts are on-target and correct. The articles are well written. The opinions expressed in the editorial articles are what America should be as a nation that believes in and supports in our Constitution. All in all, it's a believable news source and puts the Washington ComPost aside with every issue.” -Ann S.
“It makes breakfast 100% more digestible.” -Paul G.
“Washington Times shoots straight on issues of the day. They don't spike inconvenient stories or facts as does their competition.” -Kenneth M.
“It's not the Washington Post!” -Peter I.
“It is my morning coffee, it is my companion, it is my commuting companion, it is my friend, and it is my window to enlightenment.” -Victor L.
“The Washington Times is the only daily newspaper with news and commentary from a commons sense, thinking-person's perspective. It's a real plus that it's my hometown paper - but, frankly, I'd read it if I lived in Tasmania!” -Henri S.
“The Times knows the importance of the Constitution.” -Wayne P.
“The Washington Times has the best editorials and political writers that I have read. Great newspaper. Glad the paper is back to the way it was in the past. Thanks” -Craig T.
“The Times has much more news than the Post, with better writing. The Post reports process, and the Times reports substance.” -Jack A.
“It bugs my Post reading neighbor.” -Glenn K.
“I've been familiar with the Times since 1981 I recall, and when overseas during the eighty’s, I subscribed to the weekly edition of the paper. I just love the current publication, its very well laid out, covers every important happening. Great and reasonable columnists who are inoffensive, who don't disrespect, or insult the reader; as exhibited by Eugene Robinson and Dana Milbank, of the competitor publication. Good Luck” -Michael G.
“It gives me the news I want and need. Also with its willingness to grapple with the idiots in government.” -Anthony L.
“Specifically, because it's not the Washington Post!!!” - David K.
“I love the Times' coverage of national, international and local news stories. Great photos to accompany many articles. Relevant front page news rather than Hollywood horror stories. Thank you for a consistently fine newspaper!” -Sharon C.
“It is conservative and I see things I don't see in the Post or Sun.” -Ken H.
“I love the Times because it gives me a fair and balanced opinion on the state of politics today and is tuned more to my views than any other paper sold today. I enjoy the different sections and the layout. The writers and editorial staff tend to “give the news" rather than express their own views. I find I read just about every page which in this day & age that has to be unusual. I was very happy to see the Times come back to life.” -Carole S.
“We read the Washington Post for the news, and we read the Washington Times for the REAL NEWS!” -Gail H.
“Because it gives me the unvarnished truth not found anywhere else Inside the Beltway!” -William C.
“I love the Washington Times!” -Joseph P.