Content Strategy

Content Marketing Suffers From Cognitive Dissonance
September 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Content marketing is generally practiced by brands that already have firm identities, but their use of content marketing has its own cognitive dissonance. Is it doing good or doing evil? Do its creators know? Its inherent struggle is based on monetization, in more ways than one.

Why Group Nine Is Prioritizing Podcasts & Partnering with iHeartMedia
August 27, 2019 at 4:59 pm

From NowThis news videos to Thrillist travel lists, content from Group Nine Media brands reaches more than 80% of Americans in their 20s. In a move to match its audience’s content consumption habits, the mobile-first publisher has partnered with broadcast company iHeartMedia to co-produce a new slate of podcasts.

Q&A: BlueToad CEO on Amazon Polly Newscaster Voice & Future of Audio
August 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

Consumers are rapidly embracing voice technology, leading publishers in search of tools that can efficiently produce audio versions of content. Responding to demand, BlueToad partnered with Amazon to launch Amazon Polly's new NTTS Newscaster voice. BlueToad CEO Paul DeHart discusses the launch and the future of audio in this interview.

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.