Finance

Condé Nast Is “Paradise Publishing” Lost
January 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Press accounts estimate that Condé Nast lost $120 million in 2017 (the company’s fiscal 2018 will end on January 31) with losses in print advertising and circulation revenues insufficiently offset by digital or such multimedia ventures as CNX, Spire and Condé Nast Entertainment. All sought to monetize the often…

Amid Media Doom and Gloom, Forbes Says Revenue Was Up and Profits Highest in a Decade
December 26, 2018 at 10:14 am

Forbes said it just had its most profitable year since it became Forbes Media in 2006. And now, the company, which is owned by Hong Kong investment firm Integrated Whale Media Investments, is looking to put more money toward making acquisitions and equity investments in startups. In an interview with Digiday, Forbes Media CEO Mike…

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.

How Being Open About Your Financials Can Help Grow Your Reader-Funded Publication
October 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

As reader revenue becomes increasingly central to media business models, we’re continuing our five-year tradition of sharing what we’ve learned about running a reader-funded news organization. In 2013, we launched De Correspondent in The Netherlands with the help of some 19,000 founding members who backed our world-record breaking crowdfunding…

Madison Avenue Ad-Buying Practices Under Federal Scrutiny (Report)
September 28, 2018 at 10:44 am

The opaque nature of media buying practices is under new scrutiny, with federal prosecutors in Manhattan believed to have opened an investigation into the matter, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, and issuing subpoenas as part of their work. The investigation is examining agencies getting rebates…

Why Publishers Should Consider Newscycle’s Élan Ad to Replace Google DSM/XSM
August 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

Earlier this year, Google announced that in July 2019 it will retire Google DoubleClick Sales Manager -- also known as Google DSM/XSM – which means that many publishers are looking for a replacement for their advertising order management systems. In this interview, Publishing Executive content director Denis Wilson speaks with Newscycle’s Director of Product Management…

In a Tough Ad Climate, Small Publishers are Finding Success in Small Donations
May 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

Digital advertising is competitive and the subscription business is tough, but digital publishers are finding hope in small-dollar donations. This month, LAist and DCist, Los Angeles- and Washington-focused local news sites once owned by DNAinfo, will each launch Kickstarter campaigns. They’re hoping to mirror the success of their…