Cover Story Media®, Inc. is an online publishing company with multiple consumer-driven, web-based brands that each specialize in original content in unique interest areas. Our websites are viewed as established resources that help millions of visitors each month find the solutions they are seeking. Readers are also invited to interact and share their experiences in our web communities via discussion forums, blog comments, social media, e-mail newsletters and more.
We take a unique approach in the online publishing industry in that we focus on creating original quality content and we pay more attention to what our readers want than the search engines’ latest animal named algorithms. We center on engaging visitors for the long haul by helping them learn more about topics of interest, introducing them to related topics, and turning them into loyal readers.
Our Mission: To deliver information and create online communities that improve people’s ability to make better, more educated decisions.
Why: The internet is filled with information, but much of it isn’t accurate, relevant or actionable. Cover Story Media®, Inc. curates, creates, and refines the best of the web in the areas that our customers care about the most.
Cover Story Media®, Inc. is a North Carolina corporation registered in Winston-Salem, NC. The company was originally founded in 2005 as a web development business (Contract Web Development, Inc.) but the expansion into search marketing in 2007 prompted the launch of a series of company-owned and operated community websites. These sites started to amass traffic, and by 2009 the growth of the online publishing business had well surpassed the web development portion. The explosive growth continued, and in 2012 the web development branch of the business was phased out to allow full focus on online publishing. During this expansion we opened a second office in Ohio from which our Chief Analytics Officer and Brand Advisor work.
In 2013 the business expanded further by opening an insurance subsidiary: Green Elephant Partners, LLC; making us a licensed insurance agency capable of covering and promoting insurance products in all states and relaying the facts behind an incredibly confusing industry to our readership in laymen’s terms.
Over the years, the company has grown and evolved into what it is today: a successful online publishing company that features exclusive, original content. As we move full speed ahead into this technology age, it is increasingly important to keep up with the ever evolving media industry and it is our goal at Cover Story Media®, Inc. to stay ahead of these trends while continuing to provide quality content for our readers and maintaining a genuine, unbiased approach.