Denis Wilson

Denis Wilson

Denis Wilson is editor-in-chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive. In this role, he analyzes and reports on the fundamental changes affecting the publishing industry and aims to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis’ work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.

2018 FUSE Media Summit Will Explore Intersection of Technology & Business Strategy

When Publishing Executive conducted research around tech adoption in the media industry last year, publishers indicated that “lack of time and resources" is the biggest obstacle in their quest to adopt new technology. Budgets are still a concern, of course, but the research really speaks to how crunched media executives are by the growing array…

The 5 Words on the Minds of Magazine Media CEOs

Once again, the top execs of the largest consumer magazine companies took the stage at the annual American Magazine Media Conference. (Here’s what they had to say last year.) There was a lot of optimism shared despite some of the obvious pains in the industry, namely, the continued elusiveness of a sustainable digital advertising model,…

Announcing The DigiPub Conference: How Publishers Can Harness Data-Driven Print

Since the web emerged as the dominant content platform of everyday life, print has been fighting a battle for relevance. Publishers have known intuitively that print publications are capable of creating meaningful experiences and gathering highly-engaged readers. Yet publishers have struggled to sell this story to others because print lacked a very crucial component: measurability.…

TIME Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs Steps Down, Pens Memo to Staff

TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs sent a memo to the TIME staff upon stepping down from the position she held since 2013 and after 32 years at the brand. You can read Gibbs' memo in full below, followed by a memo from Time Inc. president and CEO Rich Battista and Time Inc. chief content officer  Alan…

Robbie Myers Is Leaving Elle; Rumors of More Departures at Hearst

Another longtime editor in chief is exiting, this time Robbie Myers of Elle. Myers circulated a memo on Monday, revealing her departure after 17 years at the helm. Her exit comes on the heels of another big departure in the magazine world: Graydon Carter’s exit from Vanity Fair over at Condé Nast. Myers has been…

New Study on Publisher Tech Buying Strategy: Price Is Not the Issue

Publishers now operate in an environment where technology plays a central role in business operations, product strategy, and growth. The number of technologies media executives must consider is growing, the pace of change is increasing, and the time and resources required to research, demo, and implement new technologies is growing. The ability to quickly identify…

Forbes, F+W, TMB, Adweek, The Street Among Speakers at FUSE Tech Summit

The FUSE Media Summit is just around the corner and has lined up an impressive speaking roster of digital media executives and technology experts. Once again conference chair -- and now Adweek CEO -- Jeff Litvack will kick things off with an insightful keynote where he'll give us his diagnosis of the media biz. Litvack…

Learn How Fast Company & Inc. Media Is Sizing Up the Future of Personalization

Personalization is perhaps the marque publishing trend of 2017, presenting the opportunity for publishers to capitalize on their rich audience data – and expensive audience databases – to drive key business objectives. In less than two weeks, Publishing Executive will hold an executive forum on how personalization is changing the publishing industry. Billed as The…

Registration Opens for 2017 FUSE Media Tech Summit

After a successful maiden voyage, the FUSE Media technology summit will return to Philadelphia for 2017, this year hosted at The Logan. Attendee registration officially opens today. The VIP event for senior media executives leading digital technology strategy has a strict attendee cap and seats are expected to fill up quick. With the high-level of…