Today In Publishing

B2B Media, The Ethics Virus & The Pursuit of Consumer-Grade Experiences
May 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Last week I attended the 2018 B2B Media Success Conference held by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The topics of the day ranged from the growing obstacles editors face in accessing public information and officials to the way changing B2B media business models have altered the day-to-day roles and expectations of the…

Q&A With Hearst Magazines Digital Media CTO Michael Dugan on a Commerce-Focused Future
May 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

Like most companies, Hearst Magazines Digital Media is ever in search of sustainable revenue streams. One area it’s eyeing as ripe for growth is in ecommerce. With a host of enthusiast and lifestyle brands -- bolstered by the recent Rodale acquisition -- the company is well aware that its content inspires many buying decisions. Making…

Tech Talk Face Off: Publishing Technology and Media Trends
May 16, 2018 at 9:20 am

There is no denying that technology has changed the publishing industry in profound ways. Denis Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Executive, sat down with Target Marketing's Thorin McGee for an installment of the "Tech Talk Face Off" video series, taking a closer look at exactly what has changed, how it impacting publishers, and what they need to…

3 Tips for Evaluating Paywall Solutions
May 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

The move to paid subscription models has been the talk of the media industry for the past few years. And in 2018 we’ve seen more and more media brands actively evaluating or rolling out paid digital content models. Over the past few months, I’ve worked with a number of media companies on the evaluation and…

Publishers Have More First-Party Data Than They Think. Here’s How to Use It
May 10, 2018 at 10:12 am

With Facebook cutting off access to third-party data, Apple’s introduction of Intelligent Tracking Prevention, and GDPR looming, access to data is top of mind for publishers and advertisers alike. Publishers who have the first-party data to offer advertisers will be at an advantage. Fortunately, publishers might already have more first-party data available than they think;…

With New Online Marketplace, Print Ads May Have Finally Entered the Programmatic Age
May 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A leading publishing association, BPA Worldwide, announced a partnership today that could be a catalyst for boosting magazine advertising sales across the industry, even for BPA non-members. Four months ago, I asked this question in a Publishing Executive article: “Why is placing a national ad in multiple magazines still such an arduous, manual process? When…

What AD Lessons Can Publishers Learn from a Lightning-Hot Political Campaign?
May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Audience developers, especially in publishing, often look to each other to for inspiration and opportunities for imitation. We look to The New York Times and their success in growing digital subscribers or admire Netflix’s tremendous audience growth. But I’ve recently become enamored with an entirely different audience development opportunity -- politics. Yes, that pool has…

Using Editorial to Spot Business Opportunities
May 4, 2018 at 11:33 am

When I wrote about launching a paid newsletter recently, it was interesting, though unsurprising, that the idea came from an editor. Actually in this case it was a staffer who had moved from editorial to a business department, but clearly someone who still had the editorial eye. I made that transition early. As co-editor of…