Blogs

Beware of the Not-So-Legitimate CMP

GDPR was the catalyst for many publishers to onboard Consent Management Platforms (CMPs). According to eMarketer data, 1 in 3 UK publishers had a CMP partner by the end of 2018, while US publishers trailed slightly behind with 29% adopting CMPs that year. There’s no recent US-specific data on CMPs, but state laws like CCPA…

Trade Shows: Will People Attend?

We are in uncharted waters. We find ourselves longing for the days of sales meetings, live training events, and conferences.

5 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Publishing Forever – and How Publishers Can Benefit

Here are changes the pandemic has wrought, along with ways publishers can adapt and prosper.

Other Staff Bloggers
Data & Audience

GDPR was the catalyst for many publishers to onboard Consent Management Platforms (CMPs). According to eMarketer data, 1 in 3 UK publishers had a CMP partner by the end of 2018, while US publishers trailed slightly behind with 29% adopting CMPs that year. There’s no recent US-specific data on CMPs, but state laws like CCPA…

We are well into Q2, and the pandemic – and economy shutdown – is having a detrimental impact on U.S. marketing spend. How much so?

The market is maturing away from the open exchange, and a Google privacy sandbox isn’t going to change that.

Content & Digital Media

We are in uncharted waters. We find ourselves longing for the days of sales meetings, live training events, and conferences.

Here are changes the pandemic has wrought, along with ways publishers can adapt and prosper.

More publishers are generating revenue outside of traditional advertising channels. What’s the secret to their success? Let’s dig in.

Sales & Advertising

Programmatic media buying has been stealing the lunch of publishers for more than a decade. I know this because, before running MEDQOR, a leading B2B publisher for the healthcare industry, I worked on the media agency side. I know as well as anyone how the promise of data and technology streamlining the media business has…

We are in the midst of a national crisis, and once again, as crisis hits, the American public and its advertisers remember the service that true journalism plays in our society. Attention and eyeballs go to the legitimate publishers who have invested so much in talent and infrastructure that allows them to do original and…

Barstool Sports launched as a print publication in 2003. Since then, they’ve become a multi-million dollar diversified sports and pop culture media company. Barstool recently sold to one of their advertisers, Penn National Gaming (owner of the Tropicana), for $450 million. A few years ago something like this would be considered an anomaly. Today, odds…

Printing & Production

Ingrid Jakabcsin, EVP of Publishing and Distribution, shares perspective on merchandising and categories currently performing well.

Asking the right questions can help you navigate your magazine through COVID-19 and the resulting recession.

A few years back I coined the phrase “Isolated Connectivity” after a friend of mine told me the following story: “One day I came home from work to find my son watching something on his laptop and texting at the same time. I asked him, ‘What are you doing?’ My son answered, ‘Duh, can’t you…

Business Management

So here we are. Whether by government mandate or executive fiat, at some point in the past few weeks the publication you and your team usually write, edit, produce, market, and distribute from an office landed in your living room. It probably happened suddenly, in many cases with almost no time to prepare. And you…

People often talk about the need to “break down organizational silos” or “enable more cross-functional collaboration” within a company. Sounds great! But it’s easier said than done. Consultants have spilled a lot of ink debating where analytics, customer data, e-commerce, or user experience functions should ideally live within organizations. I don’t participate in those philosophical debates, nor do I…

Companies need to be thinking about their brand communication and how they manage their reputation during these challenging times.

News

In the world of digital publishing, mergers and acquisitions have become almost commonplace, with consolidation dominating the 2019 headlines. From Vox Media’s acquisition of New York Media to Bustle Digital Group’s purchase of Inverse, and from Vice Media’s $400 million acquisition of Refinery29 to Group Nine Media’s $300 million acquisition of PopSugar, the digital media…

For magazine publishing, 2019 has been a year full of births, deaths, mutants, zombies – and even a resurrection. The glass-half-full crowd will point to the findings of Mr. Magazine (Dr. Samir Husni) that the total number of magazine titles in the U.S. is at a record high. The half-empty folks will note the loss…

Last summer, I picked up a score of great ideas from the FlipMyFunnel conference in Boston. This year, the conference has joined forces with two other B2B niche conferences to form the B2B Sales and Marketing Exchange, held at the opulent Vegas-style Encore Hotel and Casino on Boston’s north side. By pulling three events together,…