Technology

Apple’s ‘Netflix for Magazines’ Getting a Chilly Reception
December 14, 2018 at 11:19 am

When Apple Inc. introduced the iPad eight years ago, media executives rejoiced. “Sit down once a day and pray to thank Steve Jobs that he is saving the publishing industry,” the head of German publisher Axel Springer said about the tablet in 2010. But the idea of paging through a magazine on an iPad never really caught on. Newspapers…

Setting A CDP (Or Any Tech) Up for Success
December 13, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Last week I wrote a piece on how first-party data is growing in value to marketers and how publishers should respond. As a follow-up I wanted to highlight one of the presentations made during a webinar we hosted earlier this week on How Publishers Are Using CDPs to Better Engage & Monetize Audiences. Many publishers…

How Publishers Are Venturing into Subscription Video on Demand (AKA OTT)
December 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Over the past decade, video has become a standard component of the content mix for media brands. Most publishers have ramped up their video-making and monetization capabilities, increasing quality and volume of in-house video production and hosting them on their own sites and distributing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and…

Google is Launching a Voice-Driven Version of Google News for Smart Speakers and Phones
December 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

People like smart speakers, but there are a lot of things they don’t like about news on smart speakers. As recent research by Nic Newman — published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and written up by us here — shows, consumers aren’t the biggest fans of the sort of news briefings that publishers have been pushing out.…

Mark Ritson: The Story of Digital Media Disruption Has Run its Course
December 7, 2018 at 10:21 am

Your boss ushers you into her corner office, smiles and then hands you a two-page document. You scan it. It’s your performance review and annual pay rise. On page one you are scoring a solid B across all the key metrics. Not bad. On the next page is your…

First-Party Data Will Be Increasingly Valuable to Marketers. Publishers Must Step Up.
December 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

It’s been a busy fall. We held two FUSE summits in the past two months – FUSE Media and FUSE Digital Marketing, which focused on digital technology adoption strategies for publishers and brands respectively. Hosting these two executive summits provides a unique view of each side of the digital marketing ecosystem. There are some ground…

MediaPitch: Naytev Is Helping Publishers Automate & Optimize Social Content
December 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Consumers today have more choice in how, where, and when they access content than ever before. Social media platforms provide publishers with a way to get relevant, interesting information to those who want to read it, and do so on the consumers terms. But managing multiple social streams — what to publish, where to publish…

Is it Finally Time for Media Companies to Adopt a Common Publishing Platform?
November 28, 2018 at 10:26 am

One of the most important lessons I learned as Vice’s chief technology officer was that while the operational needs of the company might feel unique, fundamentally those needs were no different from any other media company. Put another way, while our content was different from other media companies, our business processes and systems didn’t need…