Today In Publishing

How Vogue.com Tailors Engagement Around Search, Social & Direct Traffic
October 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Vogue.com defines its content strategy by platform, optimizing content based on the behaviors of consumers that access the site directly, through Google, and on Facebook. Using audience analytics tools like Parse.ly and Google Analytics, Vogue can determine the type of content that will resonate most with these audience verticals and improve content discoverability, explained Vogue.com’s…

LinkedIn Will Debut Video Ads by Q2 2018
October 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Smartphone users will start seeing autoplay LinkedIn video ads from Prudential Financial and Microsoft Canada first, then from all

Find Hidden Talent By Identifying Employees that Challenge the Status Quo
October 23, 2017 at 11:53 am

If your media organization has a consistently under-performing publication or team, the solution to your problem may be closer than you think. Media consultant and sales expert John French recommends finding new leaders from within the organization to turn around a struggling group. The key, he says, is to identify those individuals who question the…

How to Regulate Facebook And the Online Giants in One Word: Transparency
October 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Demands to regulate hi-tech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple are being heard at deafening pitch almost every day. This rush by the political herd on both sides of the Atlantic to make new laws (or to enforce the breakup of these corporations) is no better focused or thought-out than the extraordinary degree of latitude which the same political classes were prepared to allow the same online platforms only a couple of years ago.

[Video Q&A] AC Business Media Pivots from Display Ads to Lead Gen & Events
October 19, 2017 at 11:04 am

The publishing revenue model is constantly evolving as new technologies upend the market and new opportunities for monetization emerge. One day, a media organization is doubling down on programmatic ads, and the next, it is pivoting to video. Publishers need to prepare for and expect change, said AC Business Media digital sales director Monique Terrazas.…

Media Pitch: Engage Social's Rich User Data May Help Publishers Challenge the Duopoly
October 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

Publishers continue to surrender audience and valuable data to third-party platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat. These platforms have become the primary mode of content discovery, and increasingly, consumers are engaging with content on platforms rather than on publishers’ websites. At the same time, social engagement is a powerful tool that can help spread awareness…

Publishers Have a Problem: Their Outdated Approach to Magazine Ads
October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

“My name is Eadward, and I work in magazine publishing.” Welcome to Magazine Publishers Anonymous, a new 12-step program for people trying to overcome their addiction to the same old way of publishing magazines. I thought we’d get an influx of members a couple of weeks ago when The New York Times published “The Not-So-Glossy…

Media Pitch: Ad3 Wants to Make Video Faster & More Profitable for Publishers
October 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

As the pivot to video picks up steam, startup Ad3 hopes to rectify issues that have made online video less enjoyable for viewers and less profitable for publishers. The video technology startup plans to cut out superfluous ad tech partners with its all-in-one video player, ad server, mediation layer, and real time analytics. That will…

[Video Q&A] How The New York Times’ Newsletters & App Drive Subscription Revenue
October 12, 2017 at 9:56 am

Engaging readers on the channels they use most is critical to audience development, and increasingly readers are spending more time in their inbox and on their mobile devices. That is one of the reasons The New York Times has significantly ratcheted up its newsletters, targeting 50 different verticals, and redesigned its mobile app. The goal,…