Today In Publishing

Media Sellers Need to Think "Beyond the File" to Successfully Sell Data
April 24, 2017 at 10:05 am

Today media salespeople need to be data-savvy because selling data about one's audience is critical to most advertising deals. Whether publishers offer lead generation or industry research, advertisers are looking for more powerful ways to connect with consumers and businesses. In this video, media sales expert and former Cygnus CEO John French explains how media…

F+W Media Taps Power of Alternative Distribution
April 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

This week F+W Media announced a unique distribution partnership with URP Music Distributors. The vinyl record distributors will place F+W’s magazine Goldmine, a music title geared toward record collectors, in over 600 independent record stores. The initial distribution of the title will launch on April 22nd, also known as Record Store Day. The Goldmine distribution…

4 Media Tech Trends That Aren’t Going Away
April 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Many predictions about how technology will shape the media business were made when we hosted the FUSE Media Summit last year. Yet in the eight months since, a handful of these ideas are proving to have sustaining impact on how publishers do business. Here we revisit a panel discussion featuring three executives from IBM Marketing…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Video But Were Afraid to Ask
April 19, 2017 at 9:46 am

Video is well on the way down its path toward total domination of the digital landscape. Cisco estimates that by 2020 a million minutes of video content will cross global IP networks every second. And there’s good reason for the massive increase in video traffic: people like to watch. We’re wired to. We process visuals…

How Publishers Can Use a CDP to Manage, Analyze & Act on Their Data
April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

Today’s publishers can gather more types of information than ever about their customers: subscriptions, of course, but also pages viewed, content downloaded, comments posted, ads clicked or ignored, products purchased, external audience memberships, opt-in and opt-out requests, and plenty more. Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) are packaged software designed to gather data from all those sources,…

The Future of Programmatic Is Mobile
April 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Traditionally, the upper hand in advertising has always belonged to advertisers with big budgets. Publishers set prices for their

Media Pitch: Presshub Wants to Unify Publishers' Distributed Content With a Single API
April 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Many publishers have invested a great deal of time and resources to distribute their content on social and mobile-optimized platforms like Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. The promise of these platforms is to reach larger audiences and create new opportunities to drive subscription and ad revenue. But distributing content on third-party platforms…

5 Tips for Setting Your Digital Media Priorities
April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

Publishing used to be a pretty simple business: Write stories your audience wants to read, look after your advertisers, pay attention to paper, print, and postage costs. Presto: a profitable publishing business. These days, the bit that used to be simple typically brings in a lot less money than it did, and the new digital…

FUSE Media Forum Will Explore How Personalization Can Supercharge Publisher Revenue
April 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

The days of intelligent content are upon us. Increasingly, publishers will find a competitive advantage by using the audience data they capture to personalize content and marketing messages. Capitalizing on rich audience insights to increase user relevance is the accelerant for driving nearly every publisher objective, including content performance, audience growth and engagement, ad targeting, and user-generated…

Facebook Adds Audience Acquisition Widgets to Instant Articles to Woo Publishers
April 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Facebook is trying to make Instant Articles, the mobile-optimized pages featured within the Facebook app, more appealing to publishers. That is likely in response to a list of grievances publishers have against the platform which have propelled some to stop publishing to Instant Articles all together. Those grievances include the lack of referral traffic to…