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Digital Publishing

208% growth in digital news subscribers over five years: Readers are “more willing to pay for content,” reports WAN-IFRA

Here’s some good news for publishers focusing on generating direct reader revenue. WAN-IFRA’s recently published World Press Trends 2019 report notes steady growth in digital revenues globally. Digital news subscriber numbers worldwide have increased 208% over five years to 2018, and are expected to grow by a further 13% in 2019.  Growth in digital revenue […]

“Words can be mined as data”: Unpacking Paris Match’s data journalism project

An app developed by Paris Match magazine to text-mine political speeches during the 2017 French presidential election has yielded a multi-purpose data journalism tool now being used to analyse the use of words far beyond politics.  Paris Match, the Franch-language weekly news magazine, initially developed their ‘Le Poids des mots’ (Power of Words) app to text-mine […]

Local filmmakers, local stories: How Singapore’s Viddsee meets the demand for short videos

A far more compelling pivot-to-video strategy When Singaporeans Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan built their first internet TV platform a decade ago, the iPad was still a year away and Netflix had yet to break out of the U.S. Over the intervening years, the internet has fundamentally disrupted how video content is produced, distributed and consumed, from the proliferation of […]

Reader Revenue

208% growth in digital news subscribers over five years: Readers are “more willing to pay for content,” reports WAN-IFRA

Here’s some good news for publishers focusing on generating direct reader revenue. WAN-IFRA’s recently published World Press Trends 2019 report notes steady growth in digital revenues globally. Digital news subscriber numbers worldwide have increased 208% over five years to 2018, and are expected to grow by a further 13% in 2019.  Growth in digital revenue […]

5 things publishers can do to increase revenues this quarter

We get it—because many of us have been there. You have just a few more months to deliver a serious jolt to your revenue and get it where it needs to be.  Like most publishers, your revenue stream probably has many sources. Maybe they include display ads, subscriptions, events, and newsletters. And like many publishers, […]

50 Ways to Make Media Pay: Report Download

What’s New in Publishing is proud to present 50 Ways to Make Media Pay, a special insight report sponsored by Sovrn and written by regular WNiP contributor and University of Oregon Professor, Damian Radcliffe.   From ecommerce to affiliate partnerships, programmatic to native ads, paywalls to micropayments, exhibitions to cruises, this free report aims to spark new ideas as well as […]

Audience Engagement

Local filmmakers, local stories: How Singapore’s Viddsee meets the demand for short videos

A far more compelling pivot-to-video strategy When Singaporeans Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan built their first internet TV platform a decade ago, the iPad was still a year away and Netflix had yet to break out of the U.S. Over the intervening years, the internet has fundamentally disrupted how video content is produced, distributed and consumed, from the proliferation of […]

“Moments of Next”: Nielsen identifies exactly when readers are most engaged, and how publishers can benefit from it

What if you could scientifically pinpoint the exact moment people’s attention is at its peak? What if you could identify the very instant they’re ready and willing to see something new? These are the questions Nielsen set out to answer in their latest study on human attentiveness and emotional response with different content experiences, to […]

MJBiz Daily: Our laser-focus on B2B has served us well

Bibblio’s co-founder Rich Simmonds chats to Chris Walsh, president and founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily, the leading business news information resource for the medical marijuana and retail cannabis industry. MJBiz Daily, as it’s known, is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. A highly respected initiative in a field that’s quickly growing in sophistication since the plant’s […]

Digital Innovation

“Words can be mined as data”: Unpacking Paris Match’s data journalism project

An app developed by Paris Match magazine to text-mine political speeches during the 2017 French presidential election has yielded a multi-purpose data journalism tool now being used to analyse the use of words far beyond politics.  Paris Match, the Franch-language weekly news magazine, initially developed their ‘Le Poids des mots’ (Power of Words) app to text-mine […]

Why publishers are creating vertical subscription products

This year Reuters found that 52% of media executives will focus more on reader revenues, and we expect this to grow more in 2020. Publishers can either focus on how to better convert and retain subscribers for their main news product or add additional revenue streams. Recently we are seeing more and more news organisations experiment with additional subscription products. To […]

“Moments of Next”: Nielsen identifies exactly when readers are most engaged, and how publishers can benefit from it

What if you could scientifically pinpoint the exact moment people’s attention is at its peak? What if you could identify the very instant they’re ready and willing to see something new? These are the questions Nielsen set out to answer in their latest study on human attentiveness and emotional response with different content experiences, to […]

Platforms

The must-read publishing stories you may have missed this week

What Google’s latest search changes mean for publishers, inside Buzzfeed’s eCommerce expansion, and more Imagining the revenue lines of the future For many publishers, diversification will be essential to ensure they don’t just survive, but thrive. But planning where income is going to come from in the medium to long term can be a challenge […]

Should publishers worry about Apple News Plus?

Apple has been in the news aggregation business for quite some time now, but never as committed as today. Earlier this year, the tech giant from Cupertino decided to double-down on their Apple News investment and grab a bigger piece of the digital publishing pie by launching a new subscription service called simply Apple News […]

10 essential media stats from October 2019

Snapchat’s resurgence, Global Advertising projections for 2020, Instagram’s struggle with disinformation, digital vs. traditional media habits, the BBC’s youth problem, Vox Media’s podcast punt and social commerce in China. Here’s our regular round-up of the Top 10 stats from the past month: 1: Snapchat revenue up 50% in the past year Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging […]

Advertising

Mobile set to outpace desktop ad spending by 2022

In line with the evolution of smartphones and tablets, the global mobile advertising market has been growing ever larger over the past decade.  Companies are starting to take advantage of the shift to digital with new and more exciting forms of advertising such as haptic marketing offering new possibilities alongside more traditional channels such as email and […]

Damon Reeve speaks about The Ozone Project: the UK’s leading digital advertising marketplace

The Ozone Project – formed by The Guardian, News UK, The Telegraph and Reach in 2018 – is the UK’s leading fully transparent and brand-safe digital marketplace, offering advertisers direct access to over 44 million people in a context they trust. By creating a single sales point for a unified, scaled advertising proposition, Ozone’s publishers […]

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UK ad spend reaches record level of £6.0bn, marking 24th consecutive quarter of growth: WARC

UK advertising expenditure during the first six months of 2019 was 5.2% higher than a year earlier, at £12.0bn, according to the latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report, which predicts full year spending of £24.7bn. The data show that adspend rose 5.8% year-on-year to reach £6.0bn in Q2 2019, marking UK advertising’s 24th consecutive quarter of expansion. […]