Mobile

Why Meredith is Serving Up More Shoppable Content on its Food Sites
April 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Advertisers are hungry to connect ad spend to consumer purchases, and publishers want to grow their non-advertising revenue. Meredith is trying to serve up products that address both problems. The women-focused publisher partnered in March with eMeals, a subscription meal-planning app, where editors from Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell and Allrecipes contribute meal plans and…

Apple Expands Test to Sell Ads in Apple News
March 26, 2018 at 10:03 am

Apple is expanding the number of publishers that can serve ads into their Apple News articles using Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers after testing the option last year, according to five publisher and industry executives. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the record. The DFP move lets publishers take the direct-ads sold on their own sites…

Google Promises Publishers an Alternative to AMP
March 12, 2018 at 10:50 am

Google’s AMP project is not uncontroversial. Users often love it because it makes mobile sites load almost instantly. Publishers often hate it because they feel like they are giving Google too much control in return for better placement on its search pages. Now Google proposes to bring some of the lessons it learned from AMP to the web as a whole.…

SourceMedia Moves into Dynamic Native Ads
March 12, 2018 at 8:00 am

SourceMedia offers a variety of B2B publications, including American Banker, Accounting Today and Employee Benefit News. Today, the company is announcing it is moving away from static native ads for the online versions of those publications, and for elsewhere, as it launches three new ad types — two…

Q&A With Anna Robertson, Strategic Consultant for Disney/ABC & Former Head of Yahoo Video
February 23, 2018 at 2:51 pm

In May of 2000 The Washington Post published a feature on two standout seniors soon to graduate from The University of Virginia. Anna Robertson was one of the “Campus Jewels” profiled. Little did she know how prescient her comment from the article would be: While aspiring to make a mark in TV news, Robertson believes…

The Race is on For Media Brands to Own Voice-Assistant “Skills”
February 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

In January, we took a journey to understand the opportunity for media brands with voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo Dot (aka Alexa) and the Google Home device. But there’s a big learning curve and a new language that you have to learn when you make the decision to target these platforms and actually have your…

How Publishers Should be Using Google’s PageSpeed Insights Tool
February 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm

It’s official: page speed will be a ranking factor on mobile as of July 2018. This important news arrived one week after Google released version 4 of its PageSpeed Insights API tool, cementing it as a critical instrument in the publisher mobile optimization toolbox. This piece will explain why Google is prioritizing speed and how…

Press Release: Meredith Corporation Partners With Google On Launch Of New Product
February 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm

NEW YORK (February 13, 2018) - Meredith Corporation announced today that it is among the beta publishers launching AMP Stories, which was created in collaboration with the open source AMP project and Google. AMP Stories provides a mobile-focused format for delivering news and information as visually rich, tap-through stories. PEOPLE is the first Meredith brand to work on developing…

Media Pitch: Video Intelligence Uses Machine Learning to Up Video Content & Ad Revenue
February 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

While the near wholesale pivot to video made by some publishers in 2018  looks foolhardy in hindsight, there’s no question that video is increasing its share of attention on the web, especially on mobile. Publishers that want to up their video game often face the obstacle of scaling the production of video needed to grow…