Technology

How TheStreet Used Predictive Data Models to Optimize Pricing & Renewals
January 15, 2018 at 9:05 am

Jill Marchisotto, senior director of marketing at the financial news brand TheStreet, was brought on in 2016 with the task of improving retention while optimizing subscription prices. TheStreet varied pricing for individuals in the past, charging more to subscribers that were willing to pay a higher price and less to those who weren't, but there…

The Facebook Apocalypse Just Hit, But Don't Freak Out
January 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Facebook just reduced the organic reach of your page to 0%. The good news, however, is that there is a way for publishers to still use Facebook to grow their business. You've probably read the news from yesterday of big changes at Facebook. The news feed is going to further prioritize posts from people over…

Google Brings Its Different Payment Platforms Together Under the Google Pay Brand
January 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Google is simplifying the way it presents its different payments tools to consumers, uniting them under a new brand called Google Pay. In a Google blog post, Vice President of Product Management for Payments Pali Bhat described this as more of a rebranding than a change to the underlying products or technology. He said the…

How F+W Media Consolidated Its Massive Business Units
January 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Editor's Note: Since this video was published, Joe Romello has exited F+W along with other C-level executives. It's important to note that many of the claims Romello makes during the video of his presentation from the FUSE Media Summit have been vigorously contested by former and current F+W employees.  See the comments below for context.…

How Hanley Wood Diversifies Revenue With Database-as-a-Service
January 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

How publishers earn revenue is changing dramatically, says Paul Tourbaf, president of the residential construction group at Hanley Wood. Today, publishers need to diversify beyond merely ad- and subscription-supported models, he adds. One of the new revenue models Hanley Wood has pursued is database-as-a-service, which entails helping clients leverage Hanley Wood audience data to meet…

WaPo Hits 2nd Year of Profitability, Plans Expansion
January 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

The Washington Post will celebrate its second consecutive year as a profitable company by adding to its business and technology teams in 2018, according to a memo to staff from Post Publisher Fred Ryan obtained by Axios. The team of nearly 800 journalists will be acquiring additional space in its headquarters building in downtown Washington…

No Tracking, No Revenue: Apple's Privacy Feature Costs Ad Companies Millions
January 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Internet advertising firms are losing hundreds of millions of dollars following the introduction of a new privacy feature from Apple that prevents users from being tracked around the web. Advertising technology firm Criteo, one of the largest in the industry, says that the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) feature for Safari, which holds 15% of the…

Press Release: NAPCO Media and 1105 Media Enter Reseller Partnership for Predictive ABM Platform
January 8, 2018 at 12:59 pm

PHILADELPHIA—January 8, 2018—NAPCO Media and 1105 Media Inc., two leading business-to-business (B2B) services providers, have announced that NAPCO Media will become a reseller of 1105’s new predictive account based marketing (ABM) platform, Prophyts. Prophyts, a portfolio company of 1105 Media, enables companies to reach potential buyers early in their purchasing journey—before they raise their hand…

Amazon Tips Its Hand on Alexa Ads
January 8, 2018 at 8:00 am

Although Amazon says no plans to put ads on its Alexa voice assistant, but they’ve started asking advertisers what they might pay for.

Amid Audio Boom, Magazines Hire Actors to Voice Their Work
January 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm

The New York actor William DeMeritt spent the better part of 2017 as William Shakespeare, portraying the poet in the US premier of Shakespeare in Love, a play adapted from the Oscar-winning film of the same name, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. The run began in February and ended in October, and included…