Today In Publishing

What Publishers Can Learn from Influencer Marketing
July 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

Many legacy publishers are struggling for the same reasons that traditional, non-digitally native retailers did when DTC brands like Bonobos, Casper, and Warby Parker emerged. Look at the old guard of retailers – JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears – and you’ll notice a similar trend between them and more traditional media brands: a focus on scale,…

Using MarTech to Create a 'Netflix-like' Omnichannel Stack
July 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

Marketers' most frequent martech stack aspiration is, "We want to create a Netflix-like experience." That certainly sounds good, but what does "Netflix-like" actually mean, and what does it take to get there?

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…

3 Steps to Creating a Custom Research Offering
June 25, 2019 at 9:02 am

Research can be murky, but publishers enter the arena from a position of strength. They already own key connection points with the audience that can be used to engage in a reportable, statistically significant conversation. Here's a three-step process publishers should follow to create a market research offering.

The Internet Cookie Is Dead, and Marketers Should Plan for a Content-First World
June 25, 2019 at 2:03 pm

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the digital ad business who didn’t understand that the cookie’s days were numbered. But the news of Google Chrome's privacy updates showed there are very few people willing to admit that the cookie is already dead; it just hasn’t been buried yet. Here's why marketers will need to move past the cookie and look toward a content-funded future.

Rise of the Super Aggregator and the User-Centric Experience
June 24, 2019 at 8:40 am

How do people really get their news today? They do a Google search. They go directly to the site of a publisher they know. They use a news aggregator and browse stories there. Reviewing data from Parse.ly, Nieman Labs suggests that in 2018 about 20% of traffic to the average site came from search, with…

Eliminating Vendor Risk Is a Critical Step to Win Back Consumer Trust
June 19, 2019 at 9:39 am

You don’t have to work in ad tech (or even advertising at all) to know that there’s a growing sense of distrust around how people’s personal information is being collected, used, or misused by the various content, commerce, and online service providers they interact with every day. But publishers have a front-row seat to the…

How Bon Appétit Is Driving Engagement and Revenue with Its OTT App
June 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit has developed a recipe for viral long-form video series on YouTube, with its "Test Kitchen" editors starring as hosts. Now the Condé Nast publication is translating its YouTube success to its brand-owned OTT app. Here's how the team is marketing the OTT app, developing new series, and driving revenue.