Danish street paper Hus Forbi is now the top selling paid-for paper in Denmark – with an incredible 500,000 plus readers per edition. We asked the paper’s editor Poul Struve Nielsen his secret for success. His answer? Hus Forbi’s vendors.
Hamburg’s Hinz&Kunzt has been successful in fighting back against a ban on collecting bottles for recycling – a vital source of income for homeless people in the city. But our real goal has to be a society in which no-one is forced to rake through rubbish.
Vendors in Trondheim, Norway get a sales bump as Sorgenfri gives away a special vinyl edition of cult Norwegian artists Knutsen & Ludvigsen’s hit record.
Check out StreetWise’s excellent new video, starring Vendor of the Year Russell Adams.
We use our mobile phones to find the nearest train station, shop, bar or hotel – but what if you could also use it to find your nearest street paper vendor? In two cities, thousands of miles apart, you can now do just that with Megaphone and Shedia’s vendor finder apps.
In San Francisco, a local non-profit is restoring dignity to hundreds of homeless people, one hot shower at a time. INSP investigates.
The Street Roots team are dancing in the streets of Oregon in a brand new celebratory video, as the street paper prepares to go from a fortnightly to a weekly publication. The unique flashmob-style video […]
By Zoe Greenfield Last week I attended the Institute of Fundraising Scottish Conference 2014 in Glasgow. This was an interesting role reversal for me, as I organise INSP’s annual conference. The ambitious programme over two […]
After a 22% drop in sales, INSP street paper Stockholm Situation partnered up with advertising agency INGO to create a moving series of adverts, in an attempt to boost sales of their street paper during the […]
“I’m against exclusion. Homeless people are part of our society” says German President Joachim Gauck in an exclusive interview with the Berlin-based street paper, Strassenfeger. Twelve German street papers republished the interview, conducted by Strassenfeger […]
Readers of Chicago’s StreetWise magazine can now pay their vendor with their smartphone via PayPal. Recently, StreetWise vendors have been losing valuable business to the phrase, “Sorry… I don’t have any cash on me.” In […]
Most people never talk to those who live without a roof over their head. Lack of interaction between different groups in our society, combined with impersonal or incorrect description of homeless that exist in ingrained […]
Have you seen that new hotel advert? Not yet? Then we’ve posted it here for you. This is a new campaign launched by Swedish street paper Faktum in collaboration with ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors. […]