The latest in our series of Hyperlocal Voices sees Damian Radcliffe talk to David Williams, co-founder of MyTown Media Ltd, which runs four hyperlocal websites in Wales.
When were the sites launched?
After about six months of fact finding and market research, the first site – MyWelshpool – was launched on Friday 13th, August 2010. Luckily it has been far from a horror story since!
MyNewtown followed in December that year and then MyBrecon and MyRadnor joined the portfolio in 2012.
What made you decide to set up the sites?
I had moved back to the UK after many years in the Middle East and it didn’t take long to realise that the impact of the traditional local media was diminishing, not just in Mid Wales but across the UK.
Newspaper sales were dropping as readers turned to the internet for their news and information. Continue reading