FUSE Media Podcast

Leah Wynalek is editor-in-chief of BRAND United. She is passionate about creating content that engages audiences across channels – and delivering insights that help others do the same.

In this episode, we replay a panel discussion from the 2019 FUSE Media Summit. Executives from Brief Media, Industry Dive, and Active Interest Media discuss how data is managed within their organizations and factored into new product development, as well as how they prepared for privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA.

Tom Cintorino of The Next Chapter Consulting guides a discussion with Farm Journal VP of Digital Operations Courtney Yuskis and Indigo Trigger CEO Chris Prinos about how lead-to-cash platforms can help media businesses streamline, save money, and drive revenue. They chat about best practices for implementation and explore whether a consolidated system can improve common pain points, including reporting and workflow between sales, operations, and finance.

From Greenville, S.C., to Lakeland, Fla., media company 6AM City is engaging audiences in communities across the southeastern U.S. with email newsletters in the spirit of The Skimm – but on a hyper-local level. In this episode, Co-Founder & COO Ryan Heafy discusses 6AM's business model, technology strategy, and plans for expansion.

This episode we talk to Will Lee, SVP/Head of Digital for the Meredith Entertainment Group, about how the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly teams are adapting digital content strategy and driving audience engagement during the pandemic. Plus, Lee addresses the industry-wide advertising struggle right now while looking ahead to new ways of scaling products, growing viewership, and attracting marketers.