While many professionals are gradually observing the impact of COVID-19 on their industries, others felt it the moment their businesses shut doors to the public. The latter is true for the salon owners and hairstylists who engage with Bobit Business Media’s Beauty, Health & Wellness division brands. Here’s how these media brands are supporting salon professionals via webinars, downloadable resources, and other timely content.
Longtime technology reporter Sherri L. Smith was named editor-in-chief of Laptop Mag in January, becoming the first black woman to lead the Future plc-owned brand. In this interview, Smith shares her plans for content expansion, plus thoughts on representation in consumer tech media.
In this episode, Minute Media's President and CRO discusses the company’s evolution into a global sports media business. We chat about Minute Media's strategic expansion into the US sports media market, how an investment in video is paying off, plus why Routman believes a homegrown tech stack enabled growth during a tumultuous decade in publishing.
In our debut episode of the FUSE Media Podcast, Dan Fuchs shares his vision of turning digital food publication Delish into a brand enterprise with extensions connecting marketers and consumers beyond traditional advertising. Plus, we discuss revenue-enabling technologies, the Bite Club experiential program, and 2020 priorities.
This January, former Snap Inc. exec Kristen O'Hara joined Hearst Magazines as senior vice president and chief business officer. We caught up with O'Hara to learn about her top priorities in the newly created role.
Despite flipping the “digital-only” switch on many titles, major publishers continue to launch new publications – and reinvest in existing ones – with a heightened focus on paper quality, editorial value, and the luxuries of print. Execs from Meredith, Hearst Autos, and Bonnier Media discuss how they’re redesigning the magazine model and reading experience.
"Content is still king, but data is going to make you rich," says Ronda Hughes, a B2B media veteran who has led audience data strategy at companies including EnsembleIQ and UBM Americas. The caveat: “Every team within your organization has to buy in to the importance of data collection, audience segmentation, quality over quantity, and a content strategy that drives engagement."
Business newsletter company Morning Brew grew revenue by 333% last year, from $3 million in 2018 to $13 million in 2019. Co-founder and COO Austin Rief shares a closer look at how the company has expanded to reach nearly 2 million subscribers – and why it will continue to bank on email.
SourceMedia recently announced its relaunch under the new name Arizent. In this Q&A, CEO Gemma Postlethwaite addresses motivations behind the relaunch, how it will impact overarching business objectives, and what growth opportunities she’s eyeing for Arizent in the future.
Data protection laws and privacy-minded browser updates are forcing publishers to rethink their digital business strategies. At Publishing Executive’s FUSE Media Summit in November, media execs from Northstar Travel Group, Annex Business Media, and Granite Media discussed how their organizations are adapting for success.
Meredith Corporation recently announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform that crowdsources product recommendations from shoppers. In this Q&A, Meredith President and Chief Digital Officer Catherine Levene explains motivations behind the acquisition and how it will benefit both readers and marketers.
Advertisers are banking on digital video to target their desired audiences. In 2019, nearly 60% increased their ad spend on advanced TV – including video on demand (VOD) and connected TV (OTT) – according to an IAB Video Advertising Spend Report. As media companies fight for ad dollars in the so-called Streaming Wars, however, they…
Media organizations doubled down on their efforts to convert readers into paying customers — and they used technology to do so. From online subscriptions and micropayments to digital advertising and user experience, Publishing Executive's media tech coverage in 2019 reflected the range of business priorities among today's publishers.
In 2019, publishers fought shrinking ad revenue with diversified business models. Many focused on digital subscriptions, while others ramped up events, ecommerce, and other lines of revenue. And of course, user privacy moves impacted everyone and put an even greater premium on publishers' first-party data. Some notable changes and continued trends: Browsers cracked down on…
In his keynote at FUSE Media 2019, Sheel Shah, VP of strategic partnerships and consumer products at Hearst Magazines, addressed how platforms disrupted the traditional media model – and how Hearst is using the reach of platforms to extract audience insights for consumer product development.