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10 key takeaways from the 2018 Digital Growth Summit

Last week, Twipe and Ouest-France hosted the Digital Growth Summit in Rennes, France, which brought together publishers from 12 different countries to collaborate and learn from each other.

If you missed it, you can see all the highlights in the online magazine.

While it was a busy day, full of insights and learnings for news media, we’ve distilled the key points into 10 important takeaways.

“Family subscriptions reduce our churn rate.” – Fabrice Bazard, Digital director of Ouest-France

“We will invest heavily in developing new habits in the digital space.” – Chris Duncan, Managing Director of The Times & The Sunday Times

“Invest in your editorial staff, that will be the key of your business model.” – Louis Dreyfus, President of Le Monde

“We don’t have a problem with acquisition but one with use.” –  Olivier Porte, Directeur commercial et marketing at Ouest-France

“Everyone in this room should know Toutiao” –  Danny Lein, Twipe CEO

“We strongly fear to lose our monopoly of news transmission in cars.” – Erwann Gaucher, RadioFrance

“50% of readers prefer editions over newsflow, along within younger audiences.” – Mary-Katharine Phillips, Media innovation analyst at Twipe

“We want to democratize AI.” – Carlo Purassanta, Area VP of Microsoft France

“It is easier to train an algorithm, than a reporter.” – Sören Karlsson, Co-founder at United Robots

“Iterative development is not enough, we need to be more bold.” – Robin Govik, CDO at MittMedia

We look forward to the next Digital Growth Summit, sign up to be the first to hear of when and where it will be held in 2019.

Mary-Katharine Phillips
Media innovation analyst @Twipe