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  • July 2019 update: Global Digital Subscription Snapshot

    As the focus on paid revenue models expands, so too does our report, and we are pleased to announce that FIPP will be increasing the publishing frequency of Global Digital Subscriptions Snapshot. Moving forward, we will be releasing data on a quarterly basis, with two major trend reports every year.

    Published 22 July 2019 Insight News
  • A fresh challenge for publishers - driverless cars

    Henry Ford famously said that if he had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’. There’s an eerie resemblance between the American industrialist’s maxim and the way many legacy publishers responded to the arrival of the internet. As driverless cars debut on our roads, publishers dare not make the same mistake again.

    Published 22 July 2019 Features
  • Chart of the week: Digital video tops TV

    Video is king with a growing crown. Nearly all US respondents in a recent Statista survey reported using video download or streaming within the past year, topping usage of traditional channels like TV and radio.

    Published 22 July 2019 Insight News
  • Capitalising on the 'content + community + commerce' trifecta

    Back in 2014, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trend Report carried the theme of “re-imagining” throughout her presentation - from messaging and communications to services and money. When she spoke about re-imagining verticals, she shared how more and more companies are adopting an internet trifecta where success is defined as a combination of a critical mass of content + community + commerce.  

    Published 19 July 2019 Opinion
  • [Report] Paywalls: How to start your subscription strategy, out now

    'Paywalls: How to start your subscription strategy' is a comprehensive report about how media companies can start a subscription monetisation strategy. Focussed on the international publishing industry, the report is an in depth analysis of how to build lasting and profitable relationships with readers.

    Published 15 July 2019 Insight News
  • Time launches AR and VR app, moves forward with immersive experiences

    Time magazine is making headway into immersive augmented reality and virtual reality experiences this week, with the announcement of a new app and news that Academy and Emmy Award-winning talent is joining "The March" team. 

    Published 18 July 2019 Industry News
  • Meredith and The New York Times partner to launch a series of special edition magazines

    Meredith Corp's Special Interest Media Group and The New York Times Company are introducing a series of Times-branded special edition publications that will be available at Meredith's Magazine Store, Amazon and on retail newsstands nationwide beginning July 26. 

    Published 18 July 2019 Launches
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  • A fresh challenge for publishers - driverless cars

    Henry Ford famously said that if he had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’. There’s an eerie resemblance between the American industrialist’s maxim and the way many legacy publishers responded to the arrival of the internet. As driverless cars debut on our roads, publishers dare not make the same mistake again.

    Published 22 July 2019 Features
  • eSports and publishing: maintaining a competitive edge

    eSports and publishing might seem worlds apart but, as former Olympic coach and eSports psychologist Mia Stellberg explains, rapidly changing marketplaces, technological disruption and the need to maintain a competitive edge mean they have more in common than you might think.

    Published 15 July 2019 Features
  • [Video] Would you like voice with that? BBC Good Food on building its Alexa Skill

    Hannah Williams is head of digital content for BBC Good Food, an Immediate Media-owned brand with a 30 year old legacy in print and digital. Here, she talks to us about the publication’s successful first steps into the world of voice. 

    Published 10 July 2019 Features
  • Will ‘paying’ for attention pay?

    As publishers try to make sense of the ‘attention economy’, there’s a slow drift towards building revenue models around rewarding users for their attention. Not in currency, but rather in decluttering their online experience from advertising. Is this the middle ground between paywalls that lock away quality content and the mishmash of trying to broaden reach with free content?

    Published 08 July 2019 Features
  • Top trends for European publishers

    With the rapid pace of innovation and change in the world of media showing no signs of letting up, we explore the trends that industry leaders and FIPP World Media Congress speakers are seeing in the European publishing sector right now.

    Published 08 July 2019 Features
  • Hearst invests into training and education of employees with Hearst Data U

    After years of shrinking budgets for training and cuts to personal development across the  magazine and news media industries, there are signs that companies are making training and education of staff a priority again. Last month, The New York Times announced it had open-sourced its data skills course for reporters, and made it accessible to all.

    Published 01 July 2019 Features
  • Podcasts: A sound medium

    From Serial to This American Life and Ted Talks daily – podcasts have never been so popular. So, what exactly is their appeal and how might audio content evolve from here? We asked Andy Bowers, FIPP World Media Congress speaker and chief innovation officer at leading podcasting services and technology company Megaphone, to share his views.

    Published 01 July 2019 Features
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  • Future Media Group acquires W magazine from Condé Nast

    Future Media Group has acquired W from Condé Nast. The acquisition will bring W together with Surface and Watch Journal to form Future Media Group. The Group will continue to publish eight print issues of W annually while also expanding the brand's digital and experiential footprint.

    Published 25 June 2019 Deals
  • Wainscot acquires B2B fashion magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s

    Wainscot Media, a provider of publishing and content marketing solutions based in the USA, has acquired 9Threads, publisher of two prominent B2B fashion magazines and its associated properties.

    Published 28 May 2019 Deals
  • Meredith Corporation announces sale of Sports Illustrated to ABG for $110 million

    Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company, today announced that it has finalised the purchase of the intellectual property of Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corporation. This acquisition adds a new vertical to ABG's growing platform and portfolio, which currently generates over US$9.3 billion in global retail sales annually.

    Published 28 May 2019 Deals
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  • Capitalising on the 'content + community + commerce' trifecta

    Back in 2014, Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trend Report carried the theme of “re-imagining” throughout her presentation - from messaging and communications to services and money. When she spoke about re-imagining verticals, she shared how more and more companies are adopting an internet trifecta where success is defined as a combination of a critical mass of content + community + commerce.  

    Published 19 July 2019 Opinion
  • The real reason why newspapers are losing to Facebook

    There’s a major problem facing communities everywhere — local news is losing the competition for advertisers to the duopoly (Facebook and Google). These two firms account for around 70 per cent of all digital ad spending globally, which has forced closures and cutbacks and severely threatened the future of journalism.

    Published 20 June 2019 Opinion
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