Finding ways to monetize content has always been the goal of publishers, but this quest has become more complex in recent years. Digital platforms present many possibilities for new revenue models, but also require investment and re-prioritization.
And then there were three.
With last week's announcement that Bill Pollak will step down as president-CEO of ALM next year, three prominent b-to-b media companies are now searching for new executive leadership. Penton Media and Summit Business Media are also in the market for new CEOs.
There are strong similarities among the three companies. Each is or has been owned by private equity funds, underwent a financial restructuring in the wake of the downturn and, like virtually all b-to-b media companies, is grappling with the shift from print to digital.
Executives from Time Inc., Esquire, Harlequin, Wolters Kluwer Health, Bonnier Corp. and other leading publishers to serve on advisory board for Publishing Business Virtual Conference.