We’re Looking for Media Tech Startups!
July 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

The media business is constantly evolving, driven by new technologies that are changing the way content is created, distributed and consumed. It can be difficult to keep track of all of the latest and greatest ideas out there. That is where Publishing Executive comes in. We launched the Media Pitch blog two years ago to provide…

Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne on the Sustainability of Ecommerce & Monetizing Specialist Content
July 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

Publishers have historically touted ecommerce as a golden opportunity to increase their topline revenue. In this age of digital disruption, where major platforms like Facebook, Google and increasingly, Amazon have asserted their dominance, publishers of all sizes have had to work hard to reconfigure their business models to adapt. For media brands, now is the…

Cut Your Email List and Make More Money
June 28, 2018 at 11:03 am

As media professionals, we’re used to measuring our impact by our reach. More print subscribers are good as long as it makes financial sense. And of course, the more social media followers, website traffic, and email subscribers the better. Or so we think … but more isn’t always better. An email that is unopened doesn’t…

Are Digital Magazine Apps A Stepping-Stone to Paid Content?
June 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm

The conventional wisdom on digital magazines is that they’re dead, at least as a custom format, separate from print and enhanced for the tablet or phone. Apple often gets the blame - killing Newsstand killed digital magazines. But the shuttering of Apple’s standalone magazine space, as awful as it always was, was a symptom not…

4 Customer Experience Tactics Publishers Should Steal from Ecommerce
June 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

Everything is convenient these days. I noticed the other day that my kiddo had a hole in his shoe, so while I was sitting in line at the dry cleaners, I opened the Zappos app and ordered my son a new pair of the same shoes (one size up, of course). It took 3 minutes,…

BoSacks Speaks Out: IMAG Conference Zeroes in on Credibility & Consumer Revenue
June 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm

There is a trend in publishing and media conferences that has been growing for the past few years, and when I tell you what it is, you'll say, “Of course.” It's actually a conversation I've seen at publishing conferences around the world. I've heard it in Berlin at the Digital Innovators’ Summit and at MagNet:…

Once Considered Mortal Enemies, Print & Digital Are Living Happily Together
June 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Both sides were wrong. “In three years, none of this will be in print,” a senior publishing executive told me, six years ago, about two magazines that are still profitable and still in print. Mr. Print Is Dead thought magazine publishing would soon be all about apps and the web. (You see, kids, back then…

4 SEO Best Practices of the Past That No Longer Apply
June 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Are you an old school SEO still using SEO best practices from 10 years ago? If so, you may want to consider upgrading your strategy. Even if you’re still seeing results, with all of Google’s algorithm updates, it’s likely those results won’t continue for long. Change is good. Sure, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s the discomfort…