How Publishers Can Use a CDP to Manage, Analyze & Act on Their Data
April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

Today’s publishers can gather more types of information than ever about their customers: subscriptions, of course, but also pages viewed, content downloaded, comments posted, ads clicked or ignored, products purchased, external audience memberships, opt-in and opt-out requests, and plenty more. Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) are packaged software designed to gather data from all those sources,…

FUSE Media Forum Will Explore How Personalization Can Supercharge Publisher Revenue
April 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

The days of intelligent content are upon us. Increasingly, publishers will find a competitive advantage by using the audience data they capture to personalize content and marketing messages. Capitalizing on rich audience insights to increase user relevance is the accelerant for driving nearly every publisher objective, including content performance, audience growth and engagement, ad targeting, and user-generated…

The Top Technologies Publishers Will Buy in 2017
April 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

In an effort to better understand how publishers are focusing their technology strategies, Publishing Executive conducted a survey of the technologies publishers plan to invest in for 2017. Publishers also shared their prediction of which technology investment they expect to drive the greatest revenue growth in the coming year.

Machine Learning Will Give Publishing Visual, Interactive Content on a Big Scale
March 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Every day, digital publishers are challenged by the fragmentation of media. Third-party and social platforms appropriating content, mobile "snacking," low-quality "clickbait" competition and content recommendation services that drive visitors off-site are just some of the factors depressing pageviews, engagement and monetization. For these reasons, many key publisher metrics are trending downward. According to ComScore, digital…

What Is a CDP & How Does It Differ from Other Audience Data Tools?
March 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) are hot: the category first appeared on Gartner’s Hype Cycle this past July and is already expected to reach $1 billion revenue by 2019. Publishers have been early adopters of CDPs, which offer unique advantages for finding the right content for each subscriber. (SourceMedia, for example, uses its CDP to convert…

Beyond Subscription & Ad Sales: 2 Keys to Growing Alternative Revenue
March 15, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Few people buy lifestyle or news content in the volume they used to. Our readers often expect it to be free, yet they’re perfectly willing to pay for niche content. Media brands must harness that niche interest in order to expand their business models into other verticals at a faster pace. One already explored scenario…

What’s the Value of a Like?
March 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Brands spend billions of dollars a year on elaborate efforts to establish and maintain a social media presence. Think of the live-streamed video of a man setting a world record by skydiving from 128,000 feet (Red Bull) and the strange tweets sent from a supposedly hacked Twitter account that in fact originated with the company…

Artificial Intelligence Will Turn Journalists Into "Centaurs," Not Replace Them
March 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Many fear that artificial intelligence (AI) will one day replace huge swaths of the workforce. Last year The World Economic Forum predicted that AI and automation technologies will displace 5 million jobs by 2020, with healthcare, energy, and financial industries experiencing the greatest job losses. Some pundits predict that AI will also replace journalists. The…