Check out our new website, and you have a chance to win cash.

LangleyAdvance.com: Welcome to our new world (wide web)

The Langley Advance has a new website, and you could win $50, just by checking it out.

Without question, the world of media is constantly changing, and the team at the Langley Advance wants to assure you that we’re changing with it.

Today is the dawn of a new day for your community newspaper, the Langley Advance – a paper that has been proudly serving this community since 1931.

The media landscape has been revolutionized in recent years and, at the Advance, we have constantly positioned ourselves to make use of that new technology to serve our readers better.

Hard to believe it was almost two decade ago now that we initially grasped at the internet like a shiny new toy and began throwing stories and pictures onto it.

We also opened our stories up for interactivity and felt, “Ah, we’re digital.”

But then that shiny new toy got bigger and bigger and started going faster and faster because consumers demanded more.

As technology continues to evolve and change, so to do we.

Working rather unceremoniously behind the scenes for years now, the Langley Advance team has evolved, taking this publication from a weekly newspaper with a digital presence, to an online source you can rely on 24/7 for breaking local news and happenings.

Rest assured, we still remain dedicated to delivering the traditional newspaper that is so familiar to many, and we know there are still many people loyal to the tangible act of holding a newspaper in their hands. And they won’t be left behind.

But, we also recognize our readership is changing and we’ve created a new website that we hope helps make it easier for the growing number of Langley Advance readers to consume their news and information online.

Today we launch our new website (but with the same address – www.langleyadvance.com) to bring you the news, information, and advertising in the way you want it – whether it’s on your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

We hope you enjoy this new, and more responsive website, which will work on any device. All our stories, pictures, and videos will give you the same news experience no matter what device you receive it on.

And it will do it better in a nicer looking, better organized layout that is easy to navigate.

But it’s not just a matter of delivery, it’s also a matter of what’s being delivered.

We are no longer weekly newspaper reporters with a deadline or two a week. We are now a daily – even hourly – news team.

As soon as news comes in, our digital platform gives us the ability to deliver it to you.

And it’s not just the words. It’s not just stories.

We are now also broadcasters. Our new website platform will have more video.

We’ll continue to make use of our extensive social media audience. Our stories – your stories – will be shared far and wide on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For advertisers, our digital technology gives local businesses a massive reach. Advertisers will be able to put their ads across thousands of sites. They can target ideal customers based on age, gender, location, home address, even native language.

They can also target audiences based on what those readers are doing via search history, online content consumption, transactions, browsing behaviour, and clicks.

Those customers will be attracted to the news and information – the content – on the Advance’s website because the paper that delivered the news faithfully for more than 85 years continues to stay current with the new digital technology and deliver it the way readers have shown they want it.

Through the online version of the Advance, you can read the stories about what makes this region so great to live in.

In the end, it’s still about news, sports, entertainment, and people. It’s about you. It’s just that now you’re getting it in a slightly new – and hopefully more inviting format – in the palm of your hand.

HOW TO WIN:

Tell us what you think and you’re in to win a $50 pre-paid Visa card.

Browse the new website, then use the “Contact Us” link to share your favourite feature of the new website – along with your name, address, and phone number.

Do this before 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, and you’re automatically entered to win. You must be 19 years or older, and a the contest is not open to any Black Press employees or their families.