Matt Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is the publisher and brand director of Publishing Executive.

Publishing Executive Announces Dates for 2017 FUSE Media Tech Summit, Newsletter Launch

The Publishing Executive team is thrilled to announce the dates and venue for its second annual technology summit, FUSE Media: The Convergence of Technology & Media. FUSE Media, an exclusive 2 1/2-day summit designed to accelerate the adoption of technology in the media industry, will take place Sept. 6-8th in Center City Philadelphia at The…

Saying Goodbye to Publishing Business Conference & Expo, Hello to New “Live” Events Series

Like so many other industry trade shows, the Publishing Business Conference & Expo has seen many iterations. More than a decade ago it was a shrine to the power -- and profitability -- of print. The show took up three floors at the New York Hilton Hotel showcasing the latest and greatest equipment pressmakers, finishers, and printers had to offer publishers looking to drive their ink-on-paper-based publishing businesses forward.

It's Official: the iPad Is Here

In perhaps the worst-kept-secret in Silicon Valley history, Apple today announced the launch of a tablet device it's calling the iPad to an auditorium of press, tech folks and Apple fanboys.

15 Tips to Profit 
From Virtual Events

As 2009 comes to a close, flat remains the (not so) new up in magazine publishing. Print advertising continues to take a flogging, online revenue is still an enigma to many publishers, and trade shows/exhibitions and conferences are taking a hit for many as well. One bright spot, however, may be virtual events—which, due to their no-travel-required nature, actually could be benefiting from the dire economic climate.

Thinking of Converting to a Digital-only Magazine? Read This First

While most publishing veterans shudder at the thought of print publications being shuttered, the frequency of magazine closures surely seems to be increasing. But while closing down a print edition and keeping the title "alive" in digital form used to be viewed as a last-ditch effort to preserve some form—any form—of a magazine's existence, some publishers actually are thriving with digital-only publications.

Gold Ink Awards

Widely regarded as the print industry's most prestigious event, the 2009 Gold Ink Awards received more than 1,000 entries across 45 competitive categories, including Consumer Magazines, Magazine Covers, Magazine Inserts, Specialty Magazines (Web), Trade Magazines (Sheetfed) and Trade Magazines (Web), to name a few. In all, 132 entries were selected for Gold, Silver or Bronze honors.

Mark W. White—
Not Bad for a 
'Generalist'

Testifying in front of a congressional committee is unlikely at the top of most business executives' lists of career goals—especially these days—and yet it was this act that probably best distinguishes Mark W. White's career to date. Standing in front of the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, on Oct. 30, 2007, White delivered a brilliant, surgical argument on behalf of publishers everywhere that forced the various interests to rethink their positions and promoted efficient mailing to benefit both the USPS and publishers alike. It is for contributions like these that White, U.S. News & World Report's vice president of manufacturing and distribution, is a 2009 inductee into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame.

Plan for Another Postal Increase, Cautions Expert

With publishers and mailers everywhere keeping a cautious eye on the USPS on issues ranging from rate increases to the elimination of Saturday delivery, Publishing Executive Inbox sought out the insights of postal expert

The Next Generation of Digital Magazines

Think back to your first cell phone. If it was clunky, boxy, unlikely to fit in your pocket and even less likely to provide a clear and drop-free phone call, you weren’t alone in your frustrations. Cell phones have come a long way since appearing on “Saved by the Bell” (thanks to Zack Morris) and in vehicles as “car phones.” Today, it’s laughable to think how far the technology has evolved in just 15 years.