eCommerce

Intention, Authenticity & Value: 3 Key Commerce Strategies for Publishers
March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Publishers are aware of the need to diversify revenues, and increasingly, commerce is the key strategy–with 31% stating it will be an important focus in 2019. There’s a good reason that’s the case. Monetizing embedded links that direct readers to products allows publishers to generate meaningful revenue from their content. Simultaneously, advertisers get the opportunity…

Meredith CEO Says Revenue Now Only Half Ad-Based
February 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

It’s been a year since Meredith Corp. acquired Time Inc. and while the latter no longer exists, the former is pleased with how things have turned out. In a memo to staff, Tom Harty, who has also been chief executive officer for about a year, boasted that Meredith’s much expanded portfolio now counts roughly 45 million subscriptions and drives around…

How Publishers Can Achieve an Ideal Revenue Mix
October 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Some alternative revenue plays are unlikely to get traction outside their own, very specific, audience. But others are becoming staples of the modern publishing portfolio and should be considered by every publisher looking to establish a healthy revenue mix.

5 Media Website Optimization Strategies for Managing Seasonal Traffic Spikes
October 11, 2018 at 11:24 am

Whether preparing for a peak season like the December holidays or an industry-defining event like New York Fashion Week, magazines in every sector plan strategic campaigns for various reasons with the aim to generate large volumes of traffic. Case in point: Adobe Analytics reported a record $108.2 billion in online sales alone throughout November and…

Top Tweets from the 2018 FUSE Media Summit
October 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm

With the FUSE Media Summit having just wrapped up for another year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the conversations that were happening around the event on social media. Now in its third year, FUSE Media brought top media technology executives and cutting-edge tech vendors to Philadelphia for three days of…

Old Media Giants Turn to VC for Their Next Act
September 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras weren’t kind to the world’s largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringing online competition to subscription and ad pricing. Many of the media giants from the 1990s and early…

Letting the Machines Do the Work: What I’m Eager to Learn at About at the FUSE Media Summit
August 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

One of my favorite interviews during my time at Publishing Executive was with the then VP of Data for Hearst Corporation Rick McFarland. McFarland likened the work he was doing at Hearst to integrate systems and data throughout the organization to the construction of the US Interstate Highway System, which accelerated speed of communication, connectivity,…

How Publishers Can Boost Revenue With A Subscription Box, Part 2
August 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm

In my last post, I explored the important considerations publishers should make before launching a subscription box, including developing your offer and branding, choosing a platform, finding products and marketing. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll actually get your subscription boxes to your customers. In a third and final post, I’ll share…