The Mequoda Media Pyramid is the core of the Mequoda Method. The foundation of the pyramid is the means by which you draw prospects into your customer base, or network hub and build relationships. Then, level-by-level, you monetize those individuals by pushing them up the pyramid to product levels that are increasingly more valuable to them and certainly more profitable for you.
Pop-Up Magazine brings magazines to life
Online, publishers have the opportunity to perform different roles. They can be radio hosts or podcasters, video producers or bloggers.
The Internet allows for different platforms to be used at a fraction of the price. Therefore, content can be created and delivered to reach a broader audience in the way they … Continue
The Mequoda Method, when run as a repeating cycle of management behaviors, creates an audience- driven, continuous-improvement media management system.
Mequoda is a term coined by Internet entrepreneur and website developer Don Nicholas to describe a method for designing and managing websites and website networks. The term is an acronym for “media quote daily,” which is … Continue
Build your Internet business model from the bottom up
Whether you are a paid website that sells products or a free website that sells advertising, your business model requires some kind of visual component that acts as a roadmap for the future.
The first step in this roadmap, is deciding what your website will offer and how … Continue
A more encompassing media pyramid adds delivery platforms and requires additional product development.
As we review our product portfolios and media strategies for the 44 benchmark Mequoda Systems we regularly follow, it’s clear that the publishing industry is in the throes of another paradigm shift.
The media pyramid enables us to identify, build and manage a Mequoda … Continue
And the new media skills of some journalism students … Continue
Does this legacy publisher translate from print to online?
With so many newspapers going out of business, how has the Wall Street Journal not only survived but thrived? … Continue
A Mequoda System is an Internet-centric, integrated, multiplatform publishing system that encompasses and embraces all media. … Continue
Effective digital media strategy means building a multi-platform content Mequoda Media Pyramid
BLR.com is a Mequoda “best practice” multiplatform publisher, and its creator, Bob Brady, has been setting a standard for excellence and innovation since before we coined the term “Mequoda.”
Start your Internet business model with a media pyramid that shows the hierarchy of your products and revenue
Are you in the process of writing a business plan for a new online venture, or an extension of an existing online business?
As you know, having an online portal for your information is essential for growth. Using the … Continue
The Mequoda Media Pyramid is the core of the Mequoda System. The foundation of the pyramid is the means by which you draw prospects into your customer base, or network hub and build relationships. Then, level-by-level, you monetize those individuals by pushing them up the pyramid to product levels that are increasingly more valuable to … Continue
Want to use other people’s content? Are you ready to risk your brand for it?
Many of my clients are creating a book series that supports and monetizes their brand’s knowledge base and information architecture. Some are experienced book publishers and some are experienced periodical publishers. While both skills are required to be a successful Mequoda … Continue
A freelance writing formula suggests a time management model for online publishing success
Years ago, long before the Internet and the birth of online publishing, my old friend Alden Todd was a full-time freelance writer.
He had a regular desk at the Library of Congress and he spent his days researching subjects about which to write books … Continue
Creating a Flexible and Adaptable Business Plan that Will Maximize Your 2007 Online Revenues & Profits
Perhaps the thing I like most about the Mequoda Marketing System is its flexibility.
This online publishing system is all about maximizing the value of online advertising inventory (website space, email newsletters and email promotions). This is true no matter how … Continue
If you take a close look at the Media Pyramid, you’ll notice we list subscriptions and products as two different things. When we say products, we are referring to non-renewal products: books, eBooks, CD-ROMs, DVDs and other one-shots. If you question the value of one-shot products sold online, try this simple test… … Continue
Yesterday, we presented the Website Design for Publishers and Authors Bootcamp here in Germany. We spent the first part of the day talking about the different Mequoda Website Archetypes and the Mequoda Media Pyramid. The second part of the day was spent talking about the 14 website design guidelines and reviewing some good (and not-so-good) … Continue
The major differentiation between the Internet marketing strategy of the Mequoda System and that of traditional publishing models is the use of free content to drive online traffic. By offering free content (e.g., email newsletter subscriptions, HTML webpage access, eBooks or eReports, blogs or Web feeds) through a variety of free and/or paid media sources, … Continue
Usability and design are two key factors in publishing great websites. You can have a clear strategy and great content, but if your site is unusable and unattractive, it will be difficult for users to find what they’re looking for, difficult for you to get users to do what you want them to do, and … Continue
Customer-driven content management will be common in the very near future, allowing a diverse community of online users to engage, and be engaged, in many different ways compared to simply subscribing to a magazine or buying a book. The resulting environment will be much bigger and more sophisticated than in the past. People instinctively want … Continue
Mequoda Media Pyramid is the core of Mequoda System
Building a Mequoda Media Pyramid is the core of the seven Mequoda System habits—an exercise through which you dig down and determine exactly how you’re going to run your company. In a Mequoda media enterprise, the commonality is not the platform; rather, it is the expertise in, … Continue
The Mequoda System is a collection of media management behaviors
When operated as a repeating cycle, creates an audience-driven, continuous-improvement media management system. To discover and document the Mequoda System, the Mequoda Research Team has studied the management strategies and habits of hundreds of successful (and not-so-successful) media organizations to arrive at seven best practices, or … Continue
While many Internet marketing professionals ignore direct mail as a viable means to increase targeted website traffic, one newsletter publisher devised a test that shows that direct mail post cards can be a very cost-effective way to increase targeted website traffic and sell paid newsletter subscriptions. … Continue
Boston Common Press, the Publishing Company that Produces PBS TV Show America’s Test Kitchen, Uses the Show’s Viewership to Drive Traffic to its Free Website, Building a Large Database in Which They Market Their Various Print and Online Products
America’s Test Kitchen is a weekly television show on local PBS stations, but it is more than … Continue
How’s your Internet Publishing Strategy doing? Fifteen years after Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, most publishers are still struggling to cope with a permission marketing world where consumers have all the power.
If you’ve made the shift, congratulations and welcome to the brave new world of niche media empires, media agnostic publishing and user-centric … Continue
When it comes to website publishing, some publishers have a clear strategy and others are still confused. But all website owners can increase conversions and improve the user experience. The solution lies in the Mequoda Website Network—the all-important centerpiece of the Mequoda Marketing System—which defines and determines the organizational architecture required for a 21st Century … Continue
In a Mequoda media enterprise, the commonality is not the platform; rather, it is the expertise in, knowledge of and in-depth perspective about the subject at hand. And those capabilities can, and should, expand across several different kinds of media that are marketed to targeted, qualified prospects and distributed from a master production operation. … Continue
Strategic management treats the enterprise as an information producer, and employees are valued for their creativity. Conversely, command-and-control management (your father’s management) treats the enterprise as a machine, with employees viewed as replaceable parts. … Continue
The Mequoda System™ is an internet business model comprised of seven organizational habits
The Mequoda System is a collection of media management behaviors that when operated as a repeating cycle, create an audience-driven, continuous improvement media management system. To discover and document the Mequoda System, the Mequoda Research Team has studied the management strategies and habits … Continue
The seven organizational habits of the Mequoda System, institutionalized as a media management system, give you the power to succeed and, perhaps, to dominate any special-interest audience segment you choose to target.
You must, however, continually evaluate user needs in the context of your competitive marketplace and, of course, validate and fine-tune your media and marketing … Continue
Implementing a metric-driven plan for your integrated media empire will help you determine your direct profit and loss, as the key drivers behind user-driven sites (and the most important profit-impacting variables) will affect your website’s bottom line. … Continue
The way in which a publisher prioritizes sources that drive traffic is a major differentiation of the Mequoda System vs. traditional publishing models. Traditionally, magazine or newsletter publishers have generated 95 percent of their publication’s revenue by spending money on paid media. While paid media sources certainly may remain a viable part of an integrated … Continue
After reviewing hundreds of websites, interviewing dozens of website publishers and conducting a series of expert usability reviews and actual user tests, we developed these 14 best practices for creating user-centric websites—along with a Mequoda Website Scorecard that you can use to evaluate the overall effectiveness of your own site. … Continue
Periodical publishers have historically considered content to be disposable—generated once for use in a periodical or book and then discarded. Publishers who use the Internet to recycle, reuse, and republish information in many different formats (periodicals, books, email newsletters, blogs, wikis, digital libraries, courses, events, DVDs, CDs and more) are the ones—large, small or independent—who … Continue
Download an easy-to-use Excel-based modeling and budgeting tool to guide your online marketing and publishing efforts to higher profits. … Continue
How to leverage valuable content to create customer loyalty and build repeat sales. A step-by-step guide to the Mequoda Internet Marketing System. … Continue
The Mequoda Internet Hub is the heart of a high-performance Internet Marketing System that is fueling extreme growth for the handful of savvy information marketers that have one. Here are some lessons learned from analyzing more than 20 existing Internet Hubs and then designing and building six Mequoda Internet Hubs for a variety of publishers. … Continue
While some Internet marketers use a single source to acquire new customers, others use an intricate Internet Marketing System of up to 13 programs to increase website traffic. What’s driving your Internet Marketing System? … Continue
Discuss the online publishing job responsibilities, key metrics, goals, objectives and activities for the managing editor of a vertically integrated new media organization … Continue
Learn how one information marketer used a two-step program to sell a three-day, $3000 seminar through his affiliate marketing network. … Continue