Chip Shots by Chip Griffin

Online News Clipper Adds Monthly Clip Cap

Readers will remember that one of the companies I am involved with is CustomScoop, an online media monitoring service.  Our industry has typically been based on an "all you can eat" mentality, where there are no per clip fees or limits.  This can be explained by the original impetus for many of our services: a rebellion against the slowness of traditional paper clippers and their often astronomical per-clip fees.

Interestingly, however, CyberAlert today announced a special package deal that includes a cap on the number of clips included in the base price. 

In the special 2 for 1 deal, you receive TV news monitoring for free.
You receive both the online news monitoring service and the TV news monitoring service for the price of online news monitoring alone.

You pay only $195 per month for both services for the first 12 months. There are no per clip fees for up to 1,000 clips per month.

In examining their full price list, I noticed that they have quietly put in a limit for most of their account offerings.  It will be interesting to see how the marketplace responds to such limitations.

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