This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based Content & Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Content & Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Iowa Content & Publishing Companies
EarMashin Inc is a social music platform. The company develops an online platform that enables its users to discover music and live events from their friends, artists, and curators in real-time.
It also allows its users to broadcast what they’re listening to their followers and audiences. The company connects its users to a number of ticketing sites giving them an easy way to browse thousands of live music events and enables them to find events based on their location and buy tickets directly from their mobile phone.
EarMashin Inc was founded by Ash Naguib in 2015.. .
Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 49 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. Lee’s newspapers have circulation of 1.6 million daily and 1.9 million Sunday, reaching more than four million readers daily.
Lee’s online sites attract more than 12 million unique visitors monthly, and Lee’s weekly publications have distribution of more than 4.5 million households.. .
Flixpress LLC develops and implements revolutionary media automation technologies that they believe will revolutionize video production and video-based marketing in the future. After years of R&D, fine tuning and creative boosting, they created the most effective, user-friendly way of bridging the gap between web, media production, and automation technologies.
Flixpress presents the most advanced, efficient, and flexible digital video customization technology available to date. Flixpress is a groundbreaking service/technology that empowers unskilled users to produce high-end video content in minutes using only a web-browser.
Flixpress gives you the freedom to make the production as simple, or as complex as you desire. The first generic deployment of their technology – flixpress.com has virally grown to 600,000 global users who already created over 2,000,000 videos up to date.
Their video personalization technology is set to revolutionize email and mobile video marketing, and has already been used by world class clients such as Mark Cuban & Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia Flyers. Flixpress has a full-scale production capacity serving a wide variety of clients by producing high-end Ads, Visual Effects & Animated Content, TV Shows, and marketing promotions.
Your equity investment will help us grow and service a larger scale of global users, add content, and promote their marketing efforts, and develop niche applications of their technology, which will help us harness maximum potential revenue from their technology implementations.. .
Techaeris was founded in 2013 by Alex Hernandez who is the Editor-In-Chief and Owner. Techaeris is fast becoming your new source for technology news, technology reviews and all things geek/nerd entertainment related.
We cover movies, comics, books, gaming, tech and industry news all in one clean place.. .
We are a creative Social Media Agency with Midwest roots, representing clients all over the world. Our team is made up of envelope-pushers, big thinkers, brainstormers, and conversation starters.
We live and breathe social media advertising and all its analytics and data. We love to create engaged, happy social media communities around businesses, and we are dedicated to creating a glowing brand reputation, culture, and voice for our clients.
We’ll be the first to tell you that social media is one crazy can of worms, and one every successful business must open, direct, and manage actively, consciously, and sometimes hourly. Think of what social media has encompassed in the last few years; it is a digital recruiting mechanism for new hires, an active (and exposed) customer service department, a public relations vehicle, and a marketing and reputation platform as your website provides a digital brick and mortar office.
In other words, it is no small can. We’re here to partner with your brand to tell your story..
The Des Moines Register
The Des Moines Register is a daily news website that features news articles, jobs, obituaries, opinion, classifieds, and more. The Des Moines Register publishes two advertising editions of the paper each day.
The State edition is distributed in 74 counties outside of Central Iowa. The Central Iowa edition is delivered to counties surrounding the metro market, including households in the greater Des Moines area..
ECM Publishers, Inc. is a publishing, printing, digital media and distribution company that operates in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Started in 1976 as the vision of founder Elmer L. Andersen, the Company has grown from one paid circulation weekly newspaper and shopper to its current operations which include 49 publications.
Most of these newspapers are printed at the company’s Princeton web printing plant. The market includes more than 650,000 homes.
ECM Publishers employs more than 390 full and part-time associates in four product lines: publications, printing, digital media and distribution.. .
Doran & Ward Printing Co.
Doran and Ward Printing and Packaging has developed a reputation as a printer that delivers value. Our diverse converting processes allow us to produce a variety of high end finished products on paper, film and board.
Doran and Ward has developed a niche printing high end flexographic and offset litho packaging for the health and beauty, cosmetics and pharmaceutical markets. Our proprietary innovations have developed longer and safer shelf lives of product at a lower cost- with better quality- than our competition..
SDM is the #1 security channel media with 100% BPA Audited buy/install circulation. SDM provides management and technical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the security marketplace.
Through its monthly print magazine, Buyers Guide and three titled supplements – smartHOME, Monitoring TODAY, and Solutions by Sector – as well as e-newsletters, the new sdmmag.com website, virtual trade shows and live events, SDM is consistently ranked best read and most credible magazine by ISC West attendees. SDM Magazine was first published in 1971..
Mobile Ads is a geo-targeted mobile advertising company that entices buyers to act upon deals, discounts, and other incentives from stores near their current location. With potential customers out of the house, and on the go, they are more likely to take action and act on impulse on deals and offeres near by.
We are going to revolutionize the way companies talk to their potential customers. No more standing on the corner in a big chicken waving your daily deal.
Focusing on potential customers in the near vicinity, we will strive to give people the best daily deals that are only moments away, saving people money and the hassel. On the other hand Mobile Ads will help businesses get near by potential customers in the door helping to increase sales..
Job Board Doctor
The Job Board Doctor is publishing, and e-learning industries. Job Board Doctor run your job board more efficiently, make more money, and become more profitable.
The Job Board Doctor helps your job board or online recruiting site generate more revenue and clients – no matter where you are today.. .
Corridor Business Journal
On July 26, 2004 the Corridor Business Journal published the first edition of its weekly business newspaper for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. Every week since then, the CBJ has provided its readers with comprehensive coverage of local business news.
They cover news that is of interest, use and importance for anyone who does business in the growing Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor. The CBJ is not part of a chain.
The newspaper is owned and operated independently by John and Aspen Lohman. A portion of each print-edition issue of the CBJ is dedicated to one sector of the business community.
Among many other focus issues, these topics range from diversity to small business, to politics & elections and banking. They also publish a host of supplemental materials.
In an effort to highlight the thriving business community in the Corridor and the people that make it happen, the CBJ also hosts a series of events throughout the year that are designed to honor the Corridor’s Women of Influence and Forty Under 40, a group of forty young professionals who are making a difference in the Corridor. The newspaper also hosts the annual Corridor Economic Forecast luncheon and the Fastest Growing Companies event..
Cedar Graphics provides UV offset and digital printing services from their Iowa headquarters. Originally founded in the 1955, Cedar Graphics has evolved through numerous acquisitions and sales including purchases of Wagners Press, Laurance Press, The Rall Company, and others.
It’s original location was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but relocated to Hiawatha and and branded Cedar Graphics in 1986. Within recent years Cedar Graphics has made a transition away from conventional evaporative inks in preference to UV inks.
These newer inks are cured with ultra violet light rather than evaporation. This enables the ink to stay on top of the substrate rather than bleeding into the paper surface below.
These newer inks also allow for printing on plastics and other non traditional materials. Cedar Graphics also owns multiple HP Indigo digital presses and a complete in-house bindery and fulfillment facility..
Sioux City Journal
The Sioux City Journal is the daily newspaper and website of Sioux City, Iowa. It features national, local, and breaking news, sports entertainment, obituaries, classifieds, and job advertisements.
The Sioux City Journal was first published in August 1864.. .
The Dallas County News is a member of Gatehouse Media Inc. and publishes every Thursday.
In addition to the newspaper, they also publish a weekly free publication, the Dallas County Today, on Tuesdays. The Dallas County News is the official paper of Dallas County and many cities within the county.
They serve Adel, Waukee, Dallas Center, Grimes and the surrounding communities.. .
Story City Herald
The Story City Herald, located at 511 Broad Street in downtown Story City, Iowa, is a weekly newspaper and has been in the publishing business since 1881. Stephens Media purchased the Herald in December of 2012 from Todd Thorson, who, together with his mother Eloise Thorson and father, the late Richard Thorson, owned and operated the newspaper since February of 1973.
In March 2015, New Media Investment Group acquired the assets of Stephens Media and The Herald became a member of GateHouse Media. The Herald covers local and area happenings, including the Story City and Roland communities.
The school district for Story City and Roland is Roland-Story, and the Herald prides itself in extensive coverage of school activities and events, including sports, drama, music and classroom studies. Civic events, history, business and church news and coverage of various community organizations are also a part of the Herald’s weekly features..
Parent.co is a digital publication for people who are as curious about the world as they are committed to raising great kids. Our mission is to inspire parents and help them succeed by sharing useful, hilarious, and compelling stories every day.
We believe that, as parents, it’s better to be inclusive and listen to each other. We’re all learning together.
Parenthood doesn’t define us. We’re growing, and there is adventure ahead.
We believe that many of our world’s problems could be fixed if we raised more supported children. And we think it matters for parents to feel excited about being engaged with their families and kids..
Weather-driven markets are among the most powerful of all markets, simply because the weather is the most powerful force on earth. Weather Trades, Inc.
(a division of Freese-Notis Weather) is proud to present Trade Winds, a service that allows investors to tap into that power. Now in our 19th year of service, Trade Winds gives you the long-range, mid-range and immediate weather forecasts for the world’s major crop growing and energy using regions…plus “big picture” analysis to know what it all will mean…plus specific commodity trading recommendations—in a year-round service unlike any other.
Will a freeze hurt the Brazilian coffee crop? Will there be a drought in the U.S. Corn Belt? What are the chances that we will have a cold winter, driving natural gas prices higher and creating havoc in Florida orange areas? What is the status on El Niño? Subscribers to Trade Winds get our answers to these and many other questions every day (via our Daily Service) and every month (via our 16-24 page monthly Newsletter)…along with our opinion on how these weather events will influence commodity prices..
Industry Marketing Solutions
IMS is a full service business to business publishing and marketing company. Our existing publications encompass the Plastics, Packaging, Converting/Graphics, Electrical and Material Handling Industries.
Along with publication advertising, IMS also offers online banner advertising, list rental, email programs, reprints and full service direct mail programs. IMS is truly the premier source to buy and sell your equipment, materials and supplies..
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