Technology

How Domino’s Used AI to Better Understand Consumer Preferences
August 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

What does the company have to gain from rewards members uploading photos of pizza to its app? A lot, thanks to artificial intelligence. Analysis of the visual data gathered from the flood of pizza pics lends valuable insight into customers’ habits and preferences, cross-referencing the date, time, and location of the pizza against the pie’s toppings, style, and size. Here are lessons from Domino’s strategy that brands can use to bolster their own AI campaigns.

Call for Speakers: 2019 FUSE Media Summit
July 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

The invite-only FUSE Media Summit is returning to Philadelphia from Nov. 19-21, and we're currently recruiting speakers and presenters! If you are a media executive with a technology-driven case study to share, we want to hear from you.

Are Fully Personalized Magazines in Our Future? It’s Complicated.
July 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

With its flexibility and its ability to produce small batches, digital printing is transforming book publishing, direct mail, product packaging, and even the garment industry. But it has hardly laid a finger on magazine publishing. The technology enables publishers who have sufficient content and subscriber data to create “a unique magazine for every reader,” fellow…

Media Pitch: Pico Aims to Help Publishers Shift to Reader Revenue
June 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Media companies are increasingly turning to subscriptions and membership products to rely more on readers and less on advertising revenue. And with ever-tightening browser privacy controls and data regulation, publishers' first-party data is becoming more valuable than ever. Enter Pico, a platform seeking to equip publishers with the tools to improve user experience, increase email…

Core Functions of a CDP — and How to Choose the Right One
June 4, 2019 at 12:36 pm

More media companies are investing in customer data platforms (CDPs) as they look to gather and monetize audience data. While CDPs can help publishers identify key audience segments and drive sales, the key to success is choosing a vendor carefully, says David Raab, founder of the Customer Data Platform Institute.

Moving On From Publishing Executive: The Song Remains the Same
May 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm

It’s been nearly six years since I took on the very meta role of directing a publication about publishing. It’s been a period of great uncertainty, innovation, and disruption, all of which create a lot of noise, so I always took the job of editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business to be one of…

How Publishers Can Start Monetizing Smart Speakers
May 22, 2019 at 8:59 am

If you ask an Amazon Echo how to monetize a voice assistant or smart speaker, it will tell you, “Sorry, I don’t know that one.” Many publishers are in the same boat. Already with enough on their plate, publishers are looking at voice similarly to how they viewed mobile a decade ago. It’s interesting, but…

5 Ways Publisher Technology Lags & Hurts Monetization
April 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

The publishing space is one of the most rapidly evolving markets across the digital landscape. Unlike the majority of the platforms hosted online, publishers rank on top alongside ecommerce and SaaS when it comes to traffic spikes, fine-tuning ROI opportunities, and constant innovation in a red ocean of ad networks, browser updates, malicious iframes, and…