TownNews BLOX CMS platform hit big landmark


Eight years after its first installation, more than 550 unique publishing titles are using TownNews’ BLOX Total CMS.

“BLOX Total CMS has really been embraced by the publishing industry,” TownNews CEO Brad Ward said. “Our first customer, The Northwest Indiana Times, launched in June of 2010, and it’s been off to the races since. In the past year alone, we’ve seen 76% year-over-year growth in new customers deciding to launch their operations on BLOX Total CMS.”

BLOX Total CMS enables newspaper and magazine publishers to produce their print, web, mobile, and print replica editions in an unified, economical workflow. Group publishers can establish production hubs, centralizing pagination for a collection of geographically dispersed publications, and achieving economies of scale.

BLOX Total CMS integrates with Adobe InDesign for print pagination. The Page Tracker feature allows editors, writers, and designers to monitor the progress of editions without printing hard copies.

“It is no surprise to me that that TownNews has grown to provide the breadth of services that help newspapers transform not only our audience’s online experience, but also our print production workflow,” said David Alltop, regional pagination director at Adams Publishing Group. “They provide an excellent product whether you only publish a couple of titles, or are at the enterprise level.”