Finance

Tech Talks: How Lead-to-Cash Platforms Create Efficiencies & Unlock Revenue
June 4, 2020 at 8:35 am

Tom Cintorino of The Next Chapter Consulting guides a discussion with Farm Journal VP of Digital Operations Courtney Yuskis and Indigo Trigger CEO Chris Prinos about how lead-to-cash platforms can help media businesses streamline, save money, and drive revenue. They chat about best practices for implementation and explore whether a consolidated system can improve common pain points, including reporting and workflow between sales, operations, and finance.

Media Pitch: OutVoice Is Streamlining the Freelancer Invoicing Process
September 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm

If you follow any freelance journalists on Twitter, you’ve heard what a headache invoicing processes can be – and how frustrating it is not to be paid for your work in a timely manner. As publishers rely more on freelancers and less on in-house content creators, it’s increasingly important to have a seamless system in…

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…