Consumer

Active Interest Media's Andy Clurman on Print Schedules & Business During a Pandemic
April 1, 2020 at 8:37 am

From events to print titles, Active Interest Media is moving forward during this pandemic with hope, grace, and fortitude, as President & CEO Andy Clurman and his team develop an awareness for this new world we are all living in currently, while coming up with creative and new ideas to operate the business.

Minute Media’s Rich Routman on Brand Acquisition & Homegrown Technology Strategy
March 23, 2020 at 7:51 am

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.

Publishers Are Reinvesting in the ‘Lean-Back’ Experience of Print Magazines
February 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm

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.

The Future of BuzzFeed: Win or LOL?
February 3, 2020 at 9:02 am

Revenue is up at the site founded by Jonah Peretti, who says he is “open” to being “part of a larger company” as a top editor departs.

Digital Consolidation: Here for the Long Haul or Another Passing Fad?
January 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

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…

Meredith CDO Discusses Acquisition of ‘SwearBy’ Product Recommendation Platform
January 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm

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.