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Highlights from 2018 FUSE Media Summit Keynote by Matthew Yorke
November 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

To kick off this year’s FUSE Media Summit, Northstar Travel Group CDO Matthew Yorke took the stage to talk about data and the role it plays in today’s media landscape in a keynote presentation titled “How Data & Technology Have Changed What it Means to Be a Media Company.” Media and advertising, Yorke stressed, has…

Why MAZ Wants to Help Publishers Solve Their Content Logistics Problems
July 31, 2018 at 11:23 am

Earlier this year, MAZ relaunched itself as the Content Logistics Company. The move reflected its renewed mission to help publishers with a critical problem: the ongoing proliferation of platforms and the exasperating need to publish content everywhere, all of the time. In this video, MAZ Chief Revenue Officer Shouvik Paul explains what exactly content logistics…

Disruption is the New Normal - Highlights from FUSE Media Summit
July 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

At last year's FUSE Media Summit keynote panel, moderated Jeff Litvack, CEO, Adweek, one of the key topics was how disruption has become part of the day-to-day reality for publishers of all types and sizes. Panelists Cory Munchbach, VP of Strategy for BlueConic; Sachin Kamdar, CEO and co-founder of; Christopher Reid, founder and CEO of Sortable; and Tony…

A Closer Look at the Personalized ELLE Cover with Kim Kardashian West
May 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm

In April, 50,000 ELLE magazine subscribers got a surprise in the mail. The chosen readers received a specially printed issue, featuring Kim Kardashian West on the cover and a message from the reality TV celebrity personalized with the reader’s first name. The personalized cover generated a lot of buzz, getting people talking across a wide…

NBC News Shares How New Technology Helps Them Get Ahead
April 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

At the FUSE Media conference last fall, Alex Gittleson, Director, Digital and Cross-Platform, News Research, NBC News, sat down to talk about the changing technology needs at his organization. In particular, programmatic, he noted, has become a major cornerstone of their ad-buying experience, and social media platforms like Snapchat are beginning to play a larger…

How D Magazine’s “Game of Tacos” Converted Unknown Users to Known Audience
March 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

Detroit-based magazine, D Magazine, wanted to capture more email addresses from regular site visitors and identify new audiences in the Detroit area. Melissa Chowning, then director of D Magazine audience development and currently a media consultant, and her team decided to launch a food competition dubbed "The Game of Tacos," to garner interest from foodies…

News Whip Research Uncovers Best Practices for Creating Facebook Video
March 12, 2018 at 8:00 am

News Whip, a content analytics platform for social media, dug into its clients' data to understand how publishers create successful video on social platforms like Facebook. The resulting research uncovered several key trends. For example, videos that tap into an emotional component perform better of Facebook than less emotional pieces. Likewise, how-to videos are popular,…

How Social Graphing Can Improve Content Delivery
March 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

It was inevitable that as digital platforms diversify and proliferate, approaching audiences by channel is becoming increasingly untenable. “There are just too many channels,” says James Slezak, managing partner and founder of New Economy Lab and former VP and chief of operations for NYT Global. Publishers need to find a better way to of delivering…

Why National Review Is Doubling Down on Podcasts, Photo Galleries & Video
March 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

Conservative political and cultural magazine National Review has seen massive growth in audience engagement with multimedia content, including its podcasts, photos, and videos. "Our photo galleries are the third most visited part of our website," said publisher Garrett Bewkes during an interview at the 2017 FUSE Media Summit, which has led the magazine to hire…

How Crain Created a Powerful Audience Feedback Loop With “Inner Circle”
February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

Crain Communications believes that the audience should be at the center of everything it does, from content creation to events and advertising. "Our audience is our north star," says Bonnie Roche, managing director of audience, product & marketing at Crain. In 2017, the business publisher put this belief into action and launched Crain's Inner Circle,…

How CBS News Develops Stand-Out Content for Social Media
January 29, 2018 at 8:00 am

Jareen Imam, head of social media at CBS News, says the key to social video success is finding ways to stand out in crowded social feeds. At CBS News, she's found there are three main ways that publishers can make their social video stand out -- break news, tell an original story that triggers an…

How F+W Media Consolidated Its Massive Business Units
January 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Editor's Note: Since this video was published, Joe Romello has exited F+W along with other C-level executives. It's important to note that many of the claims Romello makes during the video of his presentation from the FUSE Media Summit have been vigorously contested by former and current F+W employees.  See the comments below for context.…

If You're Planning to Launch an Event, Don't Approach It Like a Publisher
January 8, 2018 at 8:00 am

Events have become a profitable revenue stream for publishers, particularly for those serving B2B audiences. But if events are mismanaged, or don't have the right talent behind them, they can quickly become a revenue drain. Media expert and consultant John French explains how to run an event business right and why media companies shouldn't approach…

John Conley Describes Digital Printing's Power to Engage Niche Audiences
November 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Digital printing is making it easier for magazine publishers to create hyper-targeted niche magazines. In this video print expert and CEO of Borderland Advisers John Conley explains how Cobblestone Living uses digital printing to deliver greater value to and increase revenue from its affluent audience of 500 subscribers. Conley is an advisor and speaker at…

How Vogue Uses Analytics to Increase Discoverability & Expand Its Audience
October 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm’s associate director of audience development Abby Sjoberg explains how the website optimizes reader engagement from three distinct traffic sources: direct, social, and search. Using data tools like Google Analytics and Sjoberg and her team can determine what type of content readers are looking for on different platforms and optimize's content strategy. This…