Finance

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…

Meredith Reports Excess in Savings in Post-Acquisition Earnings Call
May 14, 2018 at 11:13 am

Meredith said gobbling up Time Inc. is actually a tastier treat than first expected. In its earnings call on Thursday, the company said that the original estimate of $400 million to $500 million in savings over the first two years post-merger will now tally more than $500 million in savings. Of course, that means lots of…

Wired’s New Paywall Aims to Build a More “Stable Financial Future”
February 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

Wired’s brand and mission may align it closely with the koan of the internet revolution that “information wants to be free,” but the days of unlimited free content at Wired.com are coming to an end. Starting today, visitors to Wired.com will be able to read four articles a month, plus a snippet of a fifth…

'Guardian US' Gains 300,000 Paying Supporters
January 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm

Guardian US has racked up more than 300,000 paying supporters in the year since it began asking American readers to voluntarily contribute funds to support its journalism. The contributions now account for more than a third of the newspaper’s revenue. “Because The Guardian is owned by the Scott Trust, with no shareholders or powerful proprietor to please, all…

New York Times Co. Increases Revenue, Books Healthy Third Quarter Profit
November 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

The New York Times Co. is suffering the same miserable print advertising losses as others in the industry — down 20% year-to-year for the third quarter. But the Times, unlike the rest of the public news companies, still achieved revenue growth — 6% for the quarter — thanks to another surge in digital subscriptions and…

Media Industry Reports Are Releasing Less Data on Print Ad Revenue & Employee Head Counts
October 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm

The last decade has seen a steady erosion in the number of media industry benchmark reports — at least those made publicly available to trade reporters and bloggers — leaving less reliable, third-party data by which to gauge the overall health of the media business. The Publisher’s Information Bureau, which long provided quarterly and annual…

Guardian Says Money From Readers Has Overtaken Advertising; Boasts 500,000 Paying Supporters
October 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Guardian News and Media claims that more than 300,000 readers are now paying it at least £5 a month as supporters and members. Added to around 100,000 print subscribers and 100,000 digital app subscribers this means around 500,000 are now making regular payments to The Guardian and Observer publisher. Editor Katharine Viner has said that…