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5 Best Practices Media Companies Can Learn from European Publishers
March 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm

With more people living in Europe than in the U.S. and Canada combined, there’s a massive knowledge pool among European publishers that many North American media companies have yet to access. But the digital world stretches far beyond physical borders. In fact, publishers in North America face many of the same challenges that European media…

How Content Consumption & Creation Is Changing (and How to Keep Up)
March 5, 2020 at 10:43 am

From Gutenberg’s printing press to Google’s AMP format, the publishing world has gone from zero to one million miles per hour, with revolutionary changes to the way we produce, distribute, and consume content. Here is a breakdown of some of the key changes in digital publishing, plus tips for keeping up and even staying ahead.

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…

8 Things to Remember When Monetizing Content
February 24, 2020 at 8:40 am

With online ad revenues continuing to decline, publishers know they need to do something to generate new income, which has led the industry to focus on reader revenue generation. It's entirely possible to make money with paid content. But to do so, you have to be prepared upfront to commit to the process and to follow certain rules and patterns.

Guess Who's Going to Buy You? That's Right...Your Advertiser
February 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm

Barstool Sports launched as a print publication in 2003. Since then, they’ve become a multi-million dollar diversified sports and pop culture media company. Barstool recently sold to one of their advertisers, Penn National Gaming (owner of the Tropicana), for $450 million. A few years ago something like this would be considered an anomaly. Today, odds…

4 Biggest Website Speed Offenders – and How to Fix Them
February 3, 2020 at 8:45 am

Internet speeds have never been faster, and expectations for how quickly websites should load have never been higher. More than half of mobile site visitors (53%) will leave a webpage that takes longer than three seconds to load, according to data from Google. With little room for error, publishers can’t afford to have any missteps.…

Digital Consolidation: Here for the Long Haul or Another Passing Fad?
January 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

In the world of digital publishing, mergers and acquisitions have become almost commonplace, with consolidation dominating the 2019 headlines. From Vox Media’s acquisition of New York Media to Bustle Digital Group’s purchase of Inverse, and from Vice Media’s $400 million acquisition of Refinery29 to Group Nine Media’s $300 million acquisition of PopSugar, the digital media…

Become a Publishing Executive Contributor
January 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm

Are you a seasoned media technologist with best practices to share? Specialize in ad sales or audience development? Maybe you’ve leveraged data to create a new membership product, podcast, or event that’s driving revenue for your company? Share your insights with Publishing Executive and become a thought leader in the magazine media industry.

10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 1)
January 3, 2020 at 8:30 am

For most publishers, digital success in 2020 won’t be about new trends or technology. Instead it will be about focus, prioritization, and finally executing properly on digital media fundamentals. This article covers the first five fundamentals that I believe every publisher must execute on this year.

12 Most Popular Media Tech Stories of 2019
December 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

Media organizations doubled down on their efforts to convert readers into paying customers — and they used technology to do so. From online subscriptions and micropayments to digital advertising and user experience, Publishing Executive's media tech coverage in 2019 reflected the range of business priorities among today's publishers.