7 Email Design Must-Do's for Today
March 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

The bottom line is email can run our lives. Because this is the case for many people, we need to design marketing emails to make life

How to Develop Your Chatbot Strategy
March 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

If you have Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, then you probably start your morning with a conversation with a chatbot. Because let’s admit it: chatbots are already everywhere. On the one hand, we love to hate them because they are, well, not human. On the other, we love to love them because they create an…

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…

Press Release: Time Inc. Debuts Well Done, a New, All-Video, Social Brand
March 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2017)—Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) today launches Well Done, a new social brand created for the millions of food lovers who consume and share videos about the latest food trends, news, how-tos and recipes via the social ecosystem. Well Done leverages the full scope and reach of Time Inc.’s 48 million…

Why Publishers Need to Pay Attention to AR, Not VR
February 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Technology expert and professor at the The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Stephen Masiclat argues that despite the excitement around virtual reality (VR), there are huge barriers to widespread platform adoption and an unlikely path to profitability for publishers. Where publishers need to be paying greater attention, says Masiclat, is augmented reality (AR). Unlike VR,…

Futurist Keynote on The Most Disruptive Technologies in Publishing
February 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

Stephen Masiclat, director of the New Media Management program at The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications shares his take on which emerging technologies will make the biggest impact on the publishing industry, and which are just hype. Masiclat has spent much of his career researching new technology and understanding how they shape the way…

How the Subscription Economy Will Change the Price We Pay
February 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Should a customer in New York pay a higher price than someone from Ohio for the same service? And should a doctor in Ohio pay a higher price than a New York taxi driver? Should a Mac user be steered to a pricier hotel when shopping online? Hint: It's already happening. A growing number of…

The Race for Direct Connections: How ESPN Gets Readers to Log In
February 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

In the developing race among publishers to build audiences of logged-in readers, ESPN has come out of the blocks fast. For years, the Worldwide Leader has been using games like fantasy football and, more recently, personalized experience on its apps and websites to get readers to log in, making it easier for them to follow…

7½ Must-Consider Tips for B2B Publishers’ Ecommerce Business
January 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

I have heard more than one business information publisher define their digital sales as collecting money online. In other words, the fact readers were paying for renewals online as opposed to receiving checks in the mail was enough to be counted as a digital sale. To me, that is simply digital caging. Subscriptions and renewals…

Press Release: McClatchy Selects MPP Global for Subscriber Management System
January 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm

McClatchy, owner of media companies in 29 U.S. markets in 14 states, has selected MPP Global to support its digital initiatives with intelligent technology to drive audience engagement turning casual consumers into paid subscribers. Subscription Management As one of the largest media companies in North America, McClatchy sought a new digital subscriber management solution to…