Audience Analytics

B2C Publishers, It's Time To Up Your Data Game & Steal a Page from the B2B Playbook
July 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm

B2B publishers have excelled in recent years in getting to know their audience members across platforms. Using a variety of products, from newsletters to events and elearning, B2B publishers have discovered exactly who their readers are, what type of content they enjoy, and can even predict their future behaviors. On the consumer side, publishers tend…

Time Inc. Teams Up With Audience Analytics Provider Parse.ly
July 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

(NEW YORK, NY, July 14, 2017) – Today, Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) announced it is teaming up with Parse.ly, a leading provider of audience insights for digital publishers. Time Inc. uses Parse.ly’s data and analytics solution as part of an effort to unite data across its portfolio of brands. Time Inc. leverages Parse.ly’s audience data…

Sizing Up the Customer Data Platform (CDP) Opportunity for Publishers
July 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm

As if marketing tech stacks needed another three-letter acronym, CDPs -- AKA, customer data platforms -- have joined the fray and caused a lot of buzz among publishers recently. As with any new technology, publishers are eager to identify the potential use cases and opportunities that CDPs present. This webinar, the first in a two-part…

Do You REALLY Know Your Digital Audience? The Data Might Surprise You.
July 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Writers for niche websites often perch at their keyboards with a pre-conceived notion of who they're writing for: avid readers and returning visitors who want detailed info that borders on (and often outright embraces) fanaticism. They might be wrong. It turns out that publishers who take the time to understand the breadth and diversity of…

What Good Metrics Look Like
June 30, 2017 at 9:12 am

Let’s assume you’re knee deep figuring out goals for your company / team. You have a goal in mind — it’s to grow your user base, or become a sustainable business (e.g., make some cash), or reduce negative experiences due to spam, or conquer the galaxy. Great. But now you have the challenge of figuring out a…

Politico Is Building a Community of Audience Advisers
June 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm

News organizations spend a lot of time trying to get their audiences to do things for them: Read our journalism! Come to our events! Pay us money! Generally, newsrooms put less emphasis on actually listening to what readers want. Earlier this month, Politico launched an initiative that changes the equation a little bit. Politico Insiders is…

Putting a Face to the Numbers Is the Next Step in Analytics
June 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

Any person that knows me or works with me knows one thing: I love analytics. In fact, I think analytics are critical to driving modern editorial and digital teams. Just read my last blog, 4 Keys to Building an Analytics-Driven Editorial Team, to see how analytics can improve an editorial operation. But, I also think…

When They Trust Media Less, They’re Willing to Pay More
June 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

A new study of internet users in Spain shows that those who trust “the media” less are more willing to pay for news online. The explanation for this counterintuitive behavior is that those distrustful folks “are willing to pay for those specific media that they trust”, according to the researchers, Alfonso Vara-Miguel of the Universidad…

Video: Publishers Know a Lot About Their Audiences But Fail to Act on The Data
June 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Personalized web experiences can help publishers reach a variety of goals, from increasing event registrations to growing reader engagement. But first, publishers need to understand who their readers are by connecting individuals to a variety of behavioral and demographic data. Deciding which pieces of information are most valuable and translating those insights into a personalized…

How Publishers Can Use Audience Data to Improve Their Websites
June 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

CEO of Decision Counsel Sal Fuentes explains how publishers can use a variety of data points about their audience from geographic location to IP and topic interests to personalize content and create a positive web experience. This video is excerpted from the webinar “10 Ways Publishers Can Optimize Their Websites”. Watch the full webinar here.