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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.

What does it mean to be called a publisher? In an earlier era, the term called to mind the entrepreneurial titans of print journalism. William Randolph Hearst. Henry Luce. Joseph Pulitzer. Condé Nast (the person, not the company). These were legendary publishers who established vast media enterprises. These were powerful publishers who found their ways…

In the first week of January 2017 major retailers announced that they would close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, eliminating major outlets for magazine distribution. Now, more than ever, it is important to generate new avenues for magazine sales; it is time for magazine wholesalers and national distributors to open and re-launch independent accounts at specialty…

I’m not sure if ‘Inbox Zero’ is still a thing, and I’ve certainly never gotten anywhere close to achieving it, but I absolutely get the desire to free yourself from the unrelenting tyranny of email. And given the flurry of email-management apps and self-help books out there, I’m not alone. If a tweet I came…

For last few years, one topic has dominated my discussions with fellow B2B executives. From digital executives to audience directors to business leaders, everyone is focused on, and talking about, enhancing their audience database and audience tracking so that they can better mine, target, and engage with audience. But, that’s where the struggles arise. We…

2016 was an important year for journalism, no matter how you look at it. From Olympics and elections to Brexit and back, 2016 paved the way for both the challenges we face and the many opportunities journalists have to tell their stories in 2017. At Chartbeat, we sought to understand the year-just-past through the lens…

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