Pub Talk

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

When we talk about technology in the publishing industry, we often discuss what’s new and groundbreaking, like how publishers are using chatbots to deliver personalized newsfeeds or dipping their toes into voice assistant platforms like Alexa and Google Home. Although new technologies are exciting and certainly worth exploring, many publishers have a more pressing question:…

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…

I had the pleasure of attending the first two days of the Yale Publishing Course for magazine professionals last week. The course, hosted for the first time at the Yale School of Management, arms attendees with insights and strategies that will help them manage change and lead effective teams. Several media executives returned to speak…

“Personalization is not just about contextual relevance,” said Hearst Magazines advisor Michael Dugan at Wednesday’s FUSE Media Forum on the Pursuit of Personalization. “It’s about truly understanding your audience.” That statement perfectly captures the tenor of the discussions held at the executive summit in New York City. At the FUSE Media Forum, publishing leaders explained…

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…

Last week I wrote about how most publishers don’t have a plan in place to manage the opportunities and costs associated with distributed content. In my book, that’s a missed opportunity. Publishers don’t disagree. When we surveyed publishers about distributed content, they overwhelming responded that the biggest opportunities they see for distributed content is as…

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