Audience Engagement

The Top Technologies Publishers Will Buy in 2018
May 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Media executives reveal which technologies they plan to buy this year and why, exhibiting a more audience-centric approach than recent years and an overall desire to take back control of their own destinies.

What AD Lessons Can Publishers Learn from a Lightning-Hot Political Campaign?
May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Audience developers, especially in publishing, often look to each other to for inspiration and opportunities for imitation. We look to The New York Times and their success in growing digital subscribers or admire Netflix’s tremendous audience growth. But I’ve recently become enamored with an entirely different audience development opportunity -- politics. Yes, that pool has…

3 Tips for Building Social Influencers into Your Editorial Strategy
April 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

A few years ago, I had the chance to hear Social Media Research Foundation talk about the impact of influencers on consumer goods and hotel brands. In two separate industry events, speakers explored the importance of identifying influencers and then leveraging those influencers to drive engagement with a brand. A few months back, I had…

Move Beyond Church & State to Realize the Full Power of the Publisher-Editor Relationship
April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

It’s no secret that the publishing industry is going through a rough patch. Print advertising continues to dry up, digital channels have turned out to be unreliable sources of ad sales, tech giants have inserted themselves between publishers and their readers, revenue is being soaked up by social media platforms and it’s exhausting to keep…

Why Publishers’ Membership Programs Often Include Access to Editorial Staffers
April 13, 2018 at 8:51 am

Among publishers looking for the right consumer revenue recipe, access to editorial staffers is becoming a common ingredient. New York magazine’s membership program, New York by New York, is focusing on exclusive events, which are often hosted or guided by editorial staffers like food critic Adam Platt. The…

How D Magazine’s “Game of Tacos” Converted Unknown Users to Known Audience
March 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

Detroit-based magazine, D Magazine, wanted to capture more email addresses from regular site visitors and identify new audiences in the Detroit area. Melissa Chowning, then director of D Magazine audience development and currently a media consultant, and her team decided to launch a food competition dubbed "The Game of Tacos," to garner interest from foodies…

A Heartland Company Leads the Media Race
March 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm

DES MOINES — Steve Lacy greeted me in his office as if we were old friends. A top executive at the Meredith Corporation, he was a main driver of the company’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. last November. With that deal, the 116-year-old Meredith Corporation became the largest magazine publisher in America. When he…

Reddit is Trying to Tighten its Relationship with Publishers
March 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

After nearly a decade of indifference, Reddit is cozying up to publishers. Over the past year, a media partnerships team of four has ramped up efforts to bind publisher content and Reddit users closer together. It has rolled out new features, including profile pages and native video hosting. It has also stepped up efforts to work…