How 6AM City Is Rethinking Digital Media at a Local Level
May 18, 2020 at 8:31 am

From Greenville, S.C., to Lakeland, Fla., media company 6AM City is engaging audiences in communities across the southeastern U.S. with email newsletters in the spirit of The Skimm – but on a hyper-local level. In this episode, Co-Founder & COO Ryan Heafy discusses 6AM's business model, technology strategy, and plans for expansion.

4 Ways to Thrive in a Changing Publishing Ecosystem
March 2, 2020 at 10:24 am

Last year saw what seemed like endless consolidation, layoffs, and closures in the publishing space, and this year is poised to be no different. 2019 ended with Family Circle issuing its last edition and, while 2020 has brought some magazine launches, we’ve also seen McClatchy's file for bankruptcy and the layoff of the entire Men’s…

Are You Missing the Email Opportunity?
February 24, 2020 at 4:16 pm

The Skimm reached seven million subscribers in seven years. The Hustle hit half a million subscribers, growing by 5X in just 12 months. Morning Brew announced their one millionth subscriber last February and grew revenue by $10 million in one year. The media industry is no stranger to this email product wunderkind. Publishers have seen the…

Gmail’s Message to Newsletter Publishers: Get Rid of Inactive Subscribers
February 18, 2020 at 9:26 am

As a result of recent changes in Google’s popular Gmail product, newsletter publishers need to take a close look at slimming down their subscriber lists to prevent readership from plummeting. Email services have long tended to punish newsletters that are sent to large numbers of “spam traps” – AKA abandoned email addresses – sometimes shunting…

10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 2)
February 12, 2020 at 12:16 pm

There are 10 key fundamentals that I believe every publisher must execute on this year to take their digital business to the next level. I covered the first five keys in my previous article, 10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 1). In this second part, I cover the remaining five – including what…