Today In Publishing

Will Trump’s War on the Press Include B2B Media?
February 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

In Catch-22, one of the great American novels, main character Yossarian told everyone in alarm, “They’re trying to kill me!” He was referring to the fact the Germans kept bombing his USAF base in Italy during World War II. To calm him down, his fellow Air Force officers respond, “But Yossarian, they’re trying to kill…

C-Suite Soundbites From AMMC: Views of the Magazine Biz From On High
February 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Each year at the American Magazine Media Conference, the last panel of the event is typically a conversation among the CEOs of the publishing industry’s goliaths. This type of panel has its upside and its downside. Of course you get to hear how the biggest consumer publishers see the industry and macro trends affecting it.…

Why VR Will Probably Be A Bust for Publishers — And Why AR Has Promise
February 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Publishers are increasingly dipping their toes into virtual reality (VR). The New York Times, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have all released VR apps in the past year, offering consumers access to 360-degree video, a stepping stone towards interactive VR (here’s the difference between the two). Platforms are placing big bets on VR too. Facebook…

How Bisnow Uses Mock Sprints to Test New Tech
February 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Alex Funaro, director of technology at Bisnow, explains how the B2B publisher tests new technology using mock sprints. Funaro says that when deciding whether to adopt a new solution, Bisnow considers ease of integration, workflow disruption, and ROI. He also adds that all teams who might use a new technology should be involved in the…

Why Is Marketing for Print Magazines So Outdated?
February 21, 2017 at 1:00 am

This year's American Magazine Media Conference was all about “media” with hardly any attention paid to the actual “magazines,” but I did come across two revealing quotes: “We carry higher CPMs for our brands that are first in print and then go to digital versus those that are only digital,” said David Carey, president of…

How to Attract and Retain Top Media Sales Talent
February 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Former Cygnus CEO and co-founder of French LLC. John French explains how publishers can acquire and retain great media sales talent by developing a winning company culture. While appropriately compensating top salespeople is important, French says it's also critical to create a positive work environment where top salespeople want to work. John French is co-founder…

HBO Chief on Attracting Audiences: Talent + Content = Subscribers
February 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

At last week’s American Magazine Media Conference, perhaps the best wisdom shared didn’t come from the mouth of one of the many magazine publishers that took the stage, but rather HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler. In a session titled Building Addicts: How HBO Hooks Subscribers, Plepler revealed how HBO managed to more than double…

Are Publishers Ignoring the Upsides of Distributed Content?
February 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Last week I wrote about how most publishers don’t have a plan in place to manage the opportunities and costs associated with distributed content. In my book, that’s a missed opportunity. Publishers don’t disagree. When we surveyed publishers about distributed content, they overwhelming responded that the biggest opportunities they see for distributed content is as…

Video: How GEN Coverts Online Readers Into Valuable Leads
February 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

Many publishers use data analytics tools to identify reader interest and pinpoint trending topics. But what is the best way to put these insights into action? How can publishers translate reader interest into new revenue opportunities? Omeda CRO James Capo says that reader interest creates an opportunity for publishers to collect more data about their…

How Forbes Vets & Implements New Technology
February 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Forbes CTO Michael Dugan shares what new technology he thinks will have a big impact on the publishing industry and explains how Forbes identifies and tests new solutions. Dugan has put a lot of focus recently on beefing up Forbes' programmatic technology stack. Learn more about Forbes' programmatic strategy here.