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Joe Wikert is Publishing President at Our Sunday Visitor (www.osv.com). Before joining OSV Joe was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Olive Software. Prior to Olive Software he was General Manager, Publisher, & Chair of the Tools of Change (TOC) conference at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he managed each of the editorial groups at O’Reilly as well as the Microsoft Press team and the retail sales organization. Before joining O’Reilly Joe was Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their P/T division.

Recently I was going through the F.S.I.’s (Free Standing Inserts) in my Sunday (print) newspapers, when I came across an astounding offer from Hearst magazines. “Enjoy One Year of O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues) for $8 and Save Even More, Add a year of Good Housekeeping for Just $2 More!” Let’s break down the…

For some time, digital publishers have seen third-party and social media platforms undercut their pageviews, engagement, and monetization by appropriating their content. ComScore finds that digital publishers now report a little over 1.5 pageviews on average per session and well under 4 minutes on-site per session. There is, however, a light at the end of…

Last year was a good year for digital publishers. Although overall advertising growth slowed overall, according to eMarketer, digital advertising grew more than 15% and almost cleared $70 billion. And, by 2020, digital spend is expected to reach $100 billion. A number of factors are driving growth, one of which is mobile technology. But native…

I recently read an article in The Atlantic lamenting the fall of Yahoo. “Today, Facebook and Google alone are slurping up the ad dollars … and Yahoo as we knew it has all but vanished. It won’t be the only web giant to fall.” As many stories about media seem to be these days, it…

For those of us in the media/data/research ecosystem, one of the best ways to geek out is to attend the annual I-COM conference, a global forum on marketing data measurement. This year’s conference was in the very pleasant town of Porto, Portugal. The conference is the brainchild of entrepreneurial Andreas Cohen, an American expat who…

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