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Publishers' Dojo

Linda Ruth

The Jury is In: Hashtags Usefulness Confirmed

To some publishers, social media is turning into a bit of a ho-hum, something they can do in their sleep and really don't need any more guidance on, thank you very much. Others still find the ins and outs, the ebbs and flows, the twists and turns of the social media scene fascinating and worth keeping up with. I count myself among that category. Read More >>

 


Media Vent

Bob Sacks

Like the Ad Industry, Publishing is Often a Load of Bull

My Goodness, Rance Crain wrote a terrific, important and timely article directed for the advertising world. And it is just as meaningful for magazine publishers as it is for ad agencies. It's time to stop the Bull. You can take all the surveys you want, but multiples of 25X pass-a-long for every magazine you produce is Bull with a capital "B". It doesn't really happen.  Read More >>

 


Industry Insiders

The Insiders

Streamlining Digital Ad Workflows: What Every CRO Should Know About Implementing an Order Management System

Over the past few years, publishers have seen their ad inventory grow exponentially with the explosion of digital and mobile media channels. However, their profit margins are shrinking due to the increased complexity of advertising sales, meaning that publishers spend an increasing number of hours on manual data entry, creating a multitude of inefficiencies in the sale and purchase of online media ad inventory.  Read More >>

 


B2B Beat

Andy Kowl

The Impact of LinkedIn Buying Bizo

If B2B publishing was a different industry, the prospect of LinkedIn buying Bizowould invite anti-trust scrutiny. Just think about what might happen in the world of consumer advertising if Facebook was buying AdSense. The regulators would be all over it. But with the possible exception of those of us in the business, we are looked at as a subset of the larger publishing and advertising business -- assuming anybody pays attention to us at all. Since the initial announcement of this sale I've... Read More >>

 


The Digital Market

Thea Selby

Top 5 Mobile Trends for Publishers—It’s Good News, Folks

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is one of my s/heroes. In this day and age of branded journalism, she is one of the few women who has solidly branded herself as the Go To Gal for internet trends. She comes out with an annual report packed with excellent analysis, and the world becomes clearer for all of us. Thank you, Ms. Meeker! Read More >>

 


Pub Talk

Denis Wilson

Facebook Co-Founder and New Republic Publisher Chris Hughes: Why Print is the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Business

Last month I had the chance to attend the Adobe Digital Symposium in New York. Much of sessions focused on how brand marketers are harnessing the power of tablet and mobile publishing tools. However, as part of the day's events, Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic joined head of Adobe's digital publishing Nick Bogaty for a Q&A session. Read More >>

 


Publisher's Paradox

Andrew Davis

Publisher’s Paradox: Your Newsletter Subscribers Are Being Overfed

Charlie Magazine, based in Charleston, South Carolina, isn't asking its readers to subscribe to everything. Instead, Charlie is inviting readers to something very specific. For example, take Charlie's weekly online feature, "Get Happy Hour," Read More >>

 


Profit from Publishing!

Thaddeus B. Kubis

Media Conference Exhibitors Should Go Deeper to Engage

It has been a few weeks since I attended (as the guest of the event organizer) the Publishing Business Conference & Expo. This event, held each year in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, is, to me, like a library. Perhaps better said, it is like a direct inflow of endless and valid information from the source to me.

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