Consumer

How Hearst Magazines Leverages Its Scale and Innovation to Drive Consumer Value
December 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

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.

Press Release: MPA Releases 5-Year Study of Magazine Media Audience Growth & Engagement
December 5, 2019 at 10:14 am

December 5, 2019 – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media announced the findings of a five-year study of magazine media audiences at the MPA Biennial Research Symposium yesterday. Under the umbrella of Magazine Media 360°, the magazine media trade group measured consumer demand by brand across formats and platforms using third-party, verified and audited data since…

Field & Stream Packages Existing Content into Seasonal Venison Newsletter
November 26, 2019 at 3:20 pm

In the great shift to consumer revenue, publishers are experimenting with newsletter products that provide content and services specific to reader interests. Keeping with this trend, outdoor publication Field & Stream launched a seasonal newsletter called The Venison Course, which delivers venison recipes and kitchen gear recommendations to subscribers at the peak of deer-hunting season.

4 Million Subscribers – and Unprofitable? Closing of ‘Family Circle’ Signals Shift in Meredith Print Strategy
November 13, 2019 at 8:30 am

How could a magazine with more than 4 million subscribers be unprofitable? I kept seeing and hearing various versions of that question last month when Meredith Corporation announced it is about to publish the last monthly issue of Family Circle. Here are the TL/DR answers: Not all circulation is profitable. Family Circle wasn’t necessarily unprofitable.…

Measuring Editorial Quality for Digital Journalism (Beyond Performance Metrics)
November 7, 2019 at 9:52 am

Measuring the digital performance of stories is part of any modern media company. As editor in chief of a media startup, I spend more of my days trying to make sense of various performance metrics than I ever thought I might back in journalism school. I understand the vital importance of making sure our stories…

Active Interest Media’s SVP of Digital on New Memberships & Commerce Opportunities
October 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

From ecommerce to over-the-top video, legacy media companies are eyeing a range of monetization opportunities in their transition to more diverse business models. In their search, it's important for publishers to assess whether new revenue streams stem from the core roots of their business, says Pete Sheinbaum, Active Interest Media’s new senior vice president of…

USA TODAY’s Head of Consumer Products on Delivering Value to Readers & Advertisers
September 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

At Publishing Executive’s 2019 FUSE Media Summit, USA TODAY's Jason Jedlinski will address how the media company's product and engineering teams innovate across digital platforms to deliver value for both readers and advertisers. In this Q&A he shares his priorities, a recent product success, and forward-looking technology insights.