Today, Money Magazine released their 2014 Best Places to Live, an Onboard-powered feature whose 2013 edition accumulated over 50 million views. Unlike last year, which focused on small towns containing less than 50,000 people, this year revolves around small cities with populations ranging from 50,000 – 300,000 people. Money Magazine used Onboard Informatics’ industry leading data to comb through everything from local economies and housing markets to schools and healthcare—totaling over 50 factors in all. For thirteen years, Onboard Informatics has worked closely with Money Magazine to produce their widely publicized Best Places to Live lists. Onboard meticulously sifts through and provides detailed data on parameters such as affordability, safety, school quality, diversity, and leisurely activities. Onboard then hands this data off to Money Magazine where they do further examination such as visiting the top ranking towns for a more thorough feel. The list, which is one of Money Magazine’s most popular annual features, provides great content for home buyers and town inhabitants alike.
Money Magazine also uses the detailed information provided by Onboard to create viral sub-lists on topics such as The Best Big City Bargains, The Best Places to be Rich and Single, The Best Places to Find a New Job, and even The Best Places to Walk or Bike. They even used rich multimedia videos such as this video tour of the most expensive listing in the top ranking town to fully bring the content to life. Other valuable videos and additional lists can be found on CNNMoney’s website.
Money Magazine is just one example of the highly successful publishing pieces Onboard creates alongside its clients. To us to learn about all the ways Onboard can help you produce viral, captivating content, reach out to us.
Congratulations to all the top ranking towns!
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