GDPR Will Usher in Era of User-Controlled Data. Who Will Survive the Purge?
February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am

The GDPR hourglass is running out of sand yet one in four marketers aren’t confident their organization will be compliant by May 25th. With the threat of €24 million fines for failing to comply, offending vendors could be put out of business in a heartbeat. For publishers, it’s critical to vet vendors with whom you…

Media Pitch: Video Intelligence Uses Machine Learning to Up Video Content & Ad Revenue
February 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

While the near wholesale pivot to video made by some publishers in 2018  looks foolhardy in hindsight, there’s no question that video is increasing its share of attention on the web, especially on mobile. Publishers that want to up their video game often face the obstacle of scaling the production of video needed to grow…

Google Sunsets DoubleClick Sales Manager, Gives Publishers A Blessing In Disguise
January 24, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Despite the fact that change can be hard, Google’s retirement of DoubleClick Sales Manager (DSM) is a blessing in disguise for publishers. The internet advertising powerhouse is focused on their profitable products such as DoubleClick for Publishers, AdX, AdWords, etc. DSM’s sales management and booking workflow tools were simply not generating enough profit, so Google’s…

Bots, GDPR and Second-Party Data: Why Data Quality is King in 2018
January 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

With 2017 now behind us, it’s time for publishers and advertisers to look ahead. Data -- and the insights they provide -- will continue to play a role for marketing campaign success in 2018. However, instead of data volume, advertisers are becoming increasingly focused on how to get their hands on only the best-quality insights…

What Can We Learn From Publishers’ Pivot to Video?
January 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm

With the hindsight offered by a new year, publishing’s “Pivot to Video” seems like a moment of collective madness best assigned to a less enlightened time (2017). But what ended up as a bad joke, started out as a serious response to shifting market conditions. And working on the premise that those who fail to…

The 3 Hard Truths Publishers Must Face in 2018
January 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

With monetization pressures mounting, publishers find themselves at an industry-wide crossroads, and the endless predictions about what next year holds reflect as much. Everyone agrees 2018 will be a year of significant change, but few agree on the best strategy and direction. Is 2018 to be the year of last-ditch battles for survival, or will…

Ahead of AMMC, MPA President Urges Publishers to Remember Their Fundamental Value
January 10, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Editor's Note: Bob Sacks spoke with The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) president and CEO Linda Thomas Brooks about the upcoming American Magazine Media Conference (AMMC), which will be held on February 6th in New York City, as well as her views on the future of magazine publishing. In this interview, Brooks shares what she…

6 Growth Opportunities for Publishers in 2018
January 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

Plummeting print advertising, continued newsstand decline, slow digital growth, and the loss of some leading titles. Let’s face it, 2017 wasn’t the greatest year for magazine media. But amidst the wreckage are some favorable trends and promising opportunities. Here are six that publishers should be looking to exploit in 2018: 1. Brand safety A year…

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.