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Joe Wikert is Publishing President at Our Sunday Visitor (www.osv.com). Before joining OSV Joe was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Olive Software. Prior to Olive Software he was General Manager, Publisher, & Chair of the Tools of Change (TOC) conference at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he managed each of the editorial groups at O’Reilly as well as the Microsoft Press team and the retail sales organization. Before joining O’Reilly Joe was Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their P/T division.

Advertising has played a vital role in the internet’s mass adoption, but as the industry evolved, consumer privacy took a back seat. Consumer privacy became a national conversation after Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm used by the Trump campaign, was able to obtain raw data harvested from up to 87 million Facebook profiles and…

When I work with a publisher on their digital strategy, the first thing we do is look to better monetize the digital assets that they already have. This includes an in-depth analysis of how they’re fulfilling and reporting on digital ad programs. Almost invariably, I discover that the publisher isn’t properly setting up their ad…

As a publisher, if you’re following a trend, you’re already behind. Here at 101 Network, we discovered that the hard way when we were first starting out back in 2016. In order to produce content, we did what most amateur publishers do: We followed trends and tried to replicate the success of others. We tapped…

The dawn of digital publishing brought about a tumultuous shift within the media landscape. Publishers have had to adapt to many emerging realities – but the latest challenge still hasn’t been fully overcome. Even if you found your place in the sun and now put all your efforts into creating top-notch content, it’s likely that…

As publishers seek deeper efficiencies to maximize digital revenue, the concept of in-housing programmatic advertising is alluring. After all, it removes the middle-man and increases the revenue earned on every buy. But, in-housing programmatic comes with often-times insurmountable obstacles related to tech and staffing. That’s why a partnership approach is typically the most advantageous and…

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