Gannett Co., Inc is an international media and marketing solutions company that primarily serves the USA. It was founded in 1906 as a printer of newspaper inserts by Frank Gannett, a recently graduated university student who started with $250 borrowed from his grandfather to print posters and announcements. In 1950, Gannett Co. purchased its first newspaper, the Port Huron Times Herald. It soon evolved into a multibillion-dollar diversified media corporation and became the largest U.S.-based publisher of daily newspapers when it acquired USA Today in 2000. Gannett Co.'s additional services include digital marketing solutions across web, mobile, and print channels; local broadcasting via television stations as well as network affiliate studios; ReachLocal services to small businesses; interactive marketing solutions such as SEO/SEM service provider Ripple6; online classified advertising platforms such as Cars.com; e-commerce sites like ShopLocal; career websites such as CareerBuilder; investigative reporting held under The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR); and other solutions for business professionals such as market research reports through PR Newswire Association LLC (PRNA).
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