Data

How Much Do Analytics Matter in Podcasting?
November 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

As analytics make podcast advertising more formulaic, brands are increasing their advertising spend on on-demand audio. According to audio platform audioBoom, 93 percent of brands have increased their podcast advertising spend from 2016 to 2017, and per the latest Bridge Ratings forecast, ad spend is expected to hit $534 million in 2020. Now with new analytics…

Data Leakage Devalues Publishers' Biggest Asset -- Their Audience
November 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

I’ve worked on countless media kits. Every one of them talks about how well the publisher knows its audience. Big Data says they know your audience, too. They tell advertisers not to waste money paying a premium to reach buyers in your magazine or website, because their scary data analytics can pinpoint buyers even better.…

Best Sound Bites from DigiPub: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Print
November 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Yesterday Publishing Executive, Book Business, and Printing Impressions hosted the first ever DigiPub Conference, which brought together leaders from the magazine, book, catalog, and printing industries to discuss new opportunities created by digital printing and data targeting. These technologies are helping publishers and marketers deliver faster, more relevant, and more valuable media to consumers. As Publishing…

It’s Time for Publishers To Build Trading Desks of Their Own
November 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

With social media dominating the way readers find and consume content, digital publishers are faced with daunting challenges. Sponsored posts and native promotions are gaining traction and fewer people are visiting website homepages or responding to organic updates and shares. As costly paid promotions gain traction, the long-term future of digital publishing hangs in the balance.…

Speaking at the DigiPub Data-Driven Print Conference: F+W, Open Road, MNI, HarperCollins, PebblePost, More
November 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

New innovations around digital printing, data integration, and marketing automation technologies are making it possible for publishers and marketers to reach audiences and customers across print and online channels in ever more seamless ways. And rich end user data – which many publishers are stocked with – acts as a lynchpin for targeting and personalizing…

Zooming In, Zooming Out: 2 Ways to Better Understand Audience Data
October 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm

I truly admire artists like Keith Haring. He created an iconic style that’s known across the world — even by people who don’t know the artist’s name. And when I think about creating an iconic, signature style like that, I imagine artists have an idea that they simply can’t shake. And they keep trying, over…

Press Release: Time Inc. Expands Its Audience to a Record-Breaking 139 Million Uniques
October 31, 2017 at 11:34 am

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) reaches its largest digital audience ever with more than 139 million monthly unique views (+27% YoY and +6% MoM), based on comScore's latest monthly US multi-platform report for September 2017. Traffic from mobile devices, including smartphones or tablets, was up 37% at 116.3 million UVs; about 93.7 million UVs (+38% YoY) are mobile-only visitors.…

Recommendation Engines for News Are Terrible. Scoring Stories Could Help.
October 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

For news media, recommendation engines are a horror show. The NQS project I’m working on at Stanford forced me to look at the way publishers try to keep readers on their property — and how the vast majority conspire to actually lose them. I will resist putting terrible screenshots I collected for my research… Instead,…

How Vogue.com Tailors Engagement Around Search, Social & Direct Traffic
October 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Vogue.com defines its content strategy by platform, optimizing content based on the behaviors of consumers that access the site directly, through Google, and on Facebook. Using audience analytics tools like Parse.ly and Google Analytics, Vogue can determine the type of content that will resonate most with these audience verticals and improve content discoverability, explained Vogue.com’s…