Content Strategy

3 Key Takeaways from the 2019 Yale Publishing Course
August 22, 2019 at 10:10 am

To be a successful leader in magazine media you must slow down and take stock of what others in the industry are doing – and how you can manage change in your own organization. Each summer, the Yale Publishing Course invites publishing leaders to step into a classroom setting and spend a week doing just that. Here are a few key takeaways from this year's course.

Advertiser Blacklisting and Its Silencing Effect on Journalism
August 20, 2019 at 10:19 am

Since the dawn of reporting, one question has been elevated above all others: Does this serve the public interest? In today's increasingly polarized news environment, advertisers are dictating the kinds of content they will and won’t associate their brand with. Increasingly, and unfortunately, the content they seek to distance themselves from is the very kind that serves the public interest most.

How to Build Data Literacy in Your Media Organization
August 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

Media organizations are increasingly using analytics to drive editorial strategy, and most acknowledge the need for cross-departmental access to content performance and audience data. But having access to data is not enough. A tool is only as good as its user, so knowing how to interpret the data and act on it remains the crucial…

How ALM Is Connecting with Young Professionals & Fostering Industry Talent
July 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Before you can monetize an audience, you need to learn what motivates the people in it. The same holds true for retaining talent in a competitive industry like publishing – leaders must listen to employees and create environments where they feel comfortable bringing forth ideas, says Molly Miller, chief content officer at ALM. This approach to both audience and employee engagement led the B2B publisher to launch the ALM Young Professionals Network last month.

3 Steps to Creating a Custom Research Offering
June 25, 2019 at 9:02 am

Research can be murky, but publishers enter the arena from a position of strength. They already own key connection points with the audience that can be used to engage in a reportable, statistically significant conversation. Here's a three-step process publishers should follow to create a market research offering.

How Bon Appétit Is Driving Engagement and Revenue with Its OTT App
June 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit has developed a recipe for viral long-form video series on YouTube, with its "Test Kitchen" editors starring as hosts. Now the Condé Nast publication is translating its YouTube success to its brand-owned OTT app. Here's how the team is marketing the OTT app, developing new series, and driving revenue.

Developing a Successful Membership Program: Where to Start
June 17, 2019 at 10:47 am

Memberships are hot. And not just in publishing. According to an analysis of Google Trends data, memberships are 33% more popular today than they were just two years ago. From Burger King to CVS, from Charles Schwab to the Minnesota Twins, brands across industries are launching memberships. As publishers, we want to diversify our revenues…

What Is RPS & How Can It Drive Digital Growth for Publishers?
June 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm

If you strip everything down to the core, a publisher’s business model is the acquisition and monetization of audience at price differentials. If the average cost of acquiring a reader is lower than the publication’s ability to monetize a reader, the publisher achieves profitability. On the face of it, what I’m saying is simple, but…