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It’s Time for Publishers to Create Experiences, Not Destinations
April 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I’m a huge football fan. So, in 2017, when Tony Romo was getting replaced by Zak Prescott, I was watching closely if Romo would land on a team that would go head to head against my New York Giants. That search, and an article posted on…

4 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…

The Latest Google Update Slams Traditional Publishers
April 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

[UPDATE: This article was updated at 6:37pm ET on 4/16/2019 and 12:49pm on 4/18/2019 based on feedback from Scientific American and The Atlantic, which both refute that they have experienced the drop in Google search traffic as reported by Searchmetrics.] Google’s long love affair with traditional, respected publishers may have come to an abrupt end…

Press Release: Project Peacock & Canon Solutions America Explore Future of Print with University of Mississippi Students
April 5, 2019 at 9:15 am

April 4, 2019 – Canon Solutions America joined Print Media Centr’s Project Peacock and Domtar in a special presentation to students of the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi’s Magazine Innovation Center. More than 200 students joined the discussion, which was centered on the evolution of print technology, the role…

Lessons from the 2019 Digital Innovators Summit: Diversify & Invest in Quality Content
April 3, 2019 at 11:25 am

William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. It was Gibson who coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story Burning Chrome. He is also responsible for one of my favorite quotes, which I often used to open my lectures in the…

How Push Notifications Are Exposing Readers to a New Breed of Cyber Attack
April 1, 2019 at 11:10 am

It should come as no surprise to anyone involved in the digital advertising ecosystem that fraudsters are always looking for new methods to target users with sophisticated digital attacks. As soon as innovative new ways of engaging with users are developed, cyber criminals aren’t far behind with a method for exploiting these innovations, particularly when…

Media Pitch: How Cryptomining Can Enable Publishers to Monetize Engagement
March 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

Cryptomining may be the latest method for publishers to tap into new online revenue. Mining involves verifying cryptocurrency transactions by cracking the blockchain code associated with those transactions. When the miner successfully verifies a transaction, he earns cryptocurrency. Gath3r, a technology startup founded in 2018, has made cryptomining a monetization vehicle for publishers. By using…

Intention, Authenticity & Value: 3 Key Commerce Strategies for Publishers
March 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Publishers are aware of the need to diversify revenues, and increasingly, commerce is the key strategy–with 31% stating it will be an important focus in 2019. There’s a good reason that’s the case. Monetizing embedded links that direct readers to products allows publishers to generate meaningful revenue from their content. Simultaneously, advertisers get the opportunity…

8 Ways Media Sales Reps Can Increase Print’s Value in an RFP
March 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Remember back in the good old days, say, about 2015, when ad agencies had separate media-buying teams for print and digital? That made it easy for the sales team to specialize. The old codgers sold print, while the “kids” sold digital. But the world is no longer so simple. From what I see, based especially…

5 Ways to Significantly Cut Subscription Renewal Costs
March 7, 2019 at 9:57 am

Whether you run a paid or controlled magazine, growing and maintaining your subscriber base is one of your biggest budget expenses. Finding ways to cut subscription renewal costs has a big impact on your profitability. Assuming you operate at a 20% profit margin, every dollar saved in your circulation efforts is the equivalent of $5…

What's Your Event DNA? The Creation of Rapid Growth, Non-Cloneable Programs
March 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm

DNA is the molecular-level instructions that guide the development and expression of a living thing. How that thing will engage. How it will respond. How it will interact with others. DNA guides how a unique life will unfold. Meaningful, growing, sustainable events must also begin with the creation of their unique DNA, which is developed…

Condé Nast Positions its Video Offering as a Respite from Brand Safety Crises
March 1, 2019 at 9:40 am

Advertisers flock to platforms like Facebook and YouTube for their extensive reach and mounds of data. Condé Nast is saying they have all that and more. In December 2017, the legacy publisher launched Condé Nast Prime, a suite of cross-platform video content. The company has since been trying to educate the…

Podcasts Reap Engagement. It's Time for B2B Media to Dive In
February 28, 2019 at 11:17 am

As members of the B2B media sector, we’re always on the hunt for new ways to engage our audience – especially the millennial generation. From events to videos to remarketing schemes, we’re continually looking for ways to break down the four walls that make up our websites and meet our audiences where they are. While…

YouTube’s Brand-Safety Woes Give Publishers a Boost in Selling Video Ads Directly
February 27, 2019 at 11:11 am

To avoid future brand-safety embarrassments, agencies are increasingly looking to buy directly from premium-quality content owners on YouTube. “We are seeing a huge increase in demand from agencies in our own YouTube inventory bought directly at meaningful CPMs,” said a publishing executive at a major media owner. Although YouTube…

Want to Build Trust with Readers? Try Adding a Box that Explains the Story Process
February 27, 2019 at 11:07 am

Providing readers with supplementary information on how a journalist approached a story seems to be effective in building reader trust of the news organization, according to a study out Tuesday from the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas, Austin. But tests of a second intervention — the addition of a “‘demonstrating balance’ box that directed readers…

Google Says it’s Fighting Misinformation, but How Hard?
February 25, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Google recently presented a white paper at a digital-security conference in Germany, in which the search giant detailed all the steps it is taking across its various divisions—YouTube, Google News and Google Search—to fight misinformation and disinformation. The company said it is working hard in a number of areas including using…