Snapchat is bringing more serious news to its Discover section, adding a new channel from The Economist this [past] weekend.
The channel will publish 14 to 17 snaps each weekend, telling business, politics, science and technology stories through a mix of graphics, video, animation and text. Its weekend publishing schedule is another sign that Snapchat is getting more flexible with publishing frequency. The first Discover partners, including People and CNN, were posting content on a daily basis. Since then, there have been popup channels like Seventeen Prom from Hearst, occasionally appearing channels from Vox Media’s eight verticals and others that don’t publish daily, including Vogue’s (which publishes Tuesdays and Fridays) and We the People (Sunday through Thursday).
For Snapchat, having variety of publishing frequency lets it promote a range of content in an increasingly crowded Discover section that also features Lives Stories from events and geographic locations.
For The Economist, posting once a week lets it have a presence there without overly taxing its staff. While some publishers have had to create dedicated teams — of as many as 10 people, in MTV’s case — to feed Snapchat’s needs, The Economist has four people on Snapchat, only two of whom are dedicated to the channel for now.
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How Meredith fuels its revenue growth across channels
Meredith, publisher of brands such as Better Homes & Gardens, Eating Well, Parents and Family Circle, achieved an interesting milestone recently. The company reached an inflection point where its digital advertising growth outpaced print advertising declines, according to Jon Werther, president of Meredith’s National Media Group.
13th Feb 2017
How Harvard Business Review is embracing the future
Harvard Business Review’s print magazine recently underwent a redesign… But, as Josh Macht, EVP and group publisher for the Harvard Business Review Group, explains, the design changes are part of a much bigger shift in strategy, which involves a much bigger multi-platform ‘experience’ overall – gearing up HBR not only to take advantages of opportunities today, but also readying it for the opportunities of tomorrow.
21st Feb 2017
Hearst Autos broadens audience, invests in mobile and editorial for 2017
Hearst is investing resources into its new Autos division and expanding its automotive brands, building off the success of the last several months. This build up involves editorial expansion as well as a functional expansion, according to division president Nick Matarazzo.
17th Feb 2017
The New York Times News Service: from WWI ‘war wire’ to rich, multi-media content today
Started during World War I, The New York Times News Service and Syndicate today offers partners rich multi-media content across a range of verticals and in several languages from not only The New York Times but also other premium content sources such as Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Slate, The Economist, Meredith and more.
13th Feb 2017
[Long read] How prepared are you for another fundamental shift in how your audiences behave?
Putting more emphasis on consumers’ behavioural shifts and not only thinking of the technological shifts is fundamental for publishers to survive another period of what will be “tumultuous change”.
19th Feb 2017