Magazine covers matter. As Samir Husni (aka Mr. Magazine) states in a recent article on Poynter, “The power of the magazine cover in print has always been significant…High-profile people, it’s clear, know the power of the magazine cover.” Magazine covers on digital magazine websites matter too, perhaps even more. And they come with benefits, like
Facebook and Twitter were once major focuses of audience development strategies. Some digital publishers still receive favorable traffic from these social sources, but we’re also seeing other social networks and strategies gain popularity. Today we’re looking deeper into this news to see how it’s impacting publishers.
We’re seeing new developments from some multiplatform publishing giants, including Hearst and The Wall Street Journal, that involve a focus on content and digital experience.
How a new California automatic renewal law affects all subscription businesses with customers in the golden state, and how to prepare for Vermont’s double opt-in requirement.
A new California automatic renewal law—that went into effect 7/1/18—requires online sellers, doing business in California, to allow online cancellation of auto-renewing memberships, subscriptions, or any recurring purchases that were initiated online.
Digital magazine publishers stay competitive and relevant to their audiences by presenting the best experiences possible. We watch constantly as experiments are made in the digital publishing industry to reach and connect with audiences. Today we’re reporting on the latest attempts at providing better user experiences.
The best audience development strategies meet an audience where they want to be met. Today we are looking at the expansion of some audience development strategies for content publishers at Ebner Publishing International, which publishes about 80 magazines, and is using content engineering to drive more traffic.
Another major multiplatform publisher is in the process of making moves to unload some of its magazine titles. Today we look at Condé Nast, the company’s move to sell popular magazines, and its strategy going forward.
Advertising and website strategy evolves as publishers find the best channels, advertisements, and processes to follow. Today we’re looking at some new elements to online advertising.
We often see publishers move forward with a variety of media acquisitions in order to target a specific market or fill in parts of their business that they deemed as lacking. Today we are looking at news of some recent publishing and media company moves.
Google has been a major source of audience development and paid advertising for years. Today we are looking at some recent news from the search giant, that may be helpful to content publishers.
Content publishers with the most success meet their audiences where they want to be met, and do it through the most-opportune channels. Today we are looking at some ways additional revenue opportunities develop for publishers in a time when digital media is growing.
Subscription and membership website launches are common these days as publishers tap into audiences, markets, and these renewable sources of revenue. Today we’re looking at content publishers entering this arena and optimizing their experience through expansion the use of tools.
Digital magazine publishers are putting more emphasis on digital audience growth, and doing it through a variety of methods including internal content, acquisitions, and third-party content partners.
As some publishers find themselves having a contentious relationship with Facebook, one of the social giant’s other properties is gaining popularity. Instagram has become a new favorite traffic driver for some publishers and today we’re looking at some of those finding value in this social network.
Multiplatform publishers expand their content offerings based on the markets, their audiences, and their capacity to deliver high-quality products of value. Today we’re looking at a variety of expansion within the industry.
Many publishers have taken to a website strategy that highlights the components of the digital landscape. When done properly, digital publishers are able to drive more traffic and develop larger audiences.
Digital magazine evolution involves a variety of components, including the distribution of the content and the magazine product itself. Today we’re looking at organizations that are putting more emphasis on digital reach and digital magazine effectiveness.
Many brands use multiplatform publishing to amass a larger audience. We’re seeing this trend continue as some popular publishers and brands and expanding their content offerings through more channels.
A website redesign can lead to big increases in traffic and revenue if it’s done correctly. If not, it can lead publishers astray. Fortunately there is enough information around for on website redesign recommendations that savvy publishers can make smart decisions.
Digital publishers buy and sell properties to enhance their brand, while packaging and distributing content in various ways to connect more easily with their audiences. Today’s news looks at digital publishers who are using new content differently, in terms of promotion and beyond.
Many publishers found themselves scrambling as Facebook’s algorithm changed and impacted their levels of referral traffic from the social giant. However, as usual, the savvy publishers were quickly able to pick up the pieces, if there were any, and form better foundations for their current social endeavors.
To be a successful multiplatform publisher, an organization must use the right strategies to both build audiences and retain them as customers.
Subscription publishing has gained popularity with media companies and brands alike because of its reputation as a renewable revenue stream. Today we’re visiting news stories of subscription publishers making new initiatives to enhance their subscription channels.
A digital magazine can develop from many places. Once media companies see the value in their content and realize how they can build their audiences with this content, then the opportunities develop.
Audience development strategies change as better methods are uncovered, and sometimes those methods involve putting more attention to certain areas of greater promise. It also involves avoiding channels that stop sending as much traffic.
Data helps seasoned multiplatform publishing professionals better understand where their time and efforts can pay off the most in terms of audience engagement and revenue generation.
We are always dialed in to the evolution of subscription website publishing and marketing. When interesting developments occur, we are the first in the industry to share the news and look into the effectiveness, efficiency, and benefit behind the changes.
Many audience development strategies get new life breathed into them, enhancing their abilities to develop and reach new audiences in different ways. Today’s news looks at this, and how publishers are tweaking strategies to adapt to the changing times.
More multiplatform publishers are seeing firsthand the value of subscription products and paywalls, which is why many new ones are launched. Today we’re looking at some of these paywall and subscription app launches, and the reasons these digital publishers are turning their attention to them.
News from subscription website publishers are focusing on enhancements of subscription offerings and tools, with the intention of turning more casual audience members into paying supporters.
Great content can be hard to find. That’s why Google is using its search engine and video platform to target high-quality content from a variety of digital publications. Today we’re looking at news of Google’s most-recent moves to attract publisher content, and we look at the benefits that licensing has had for digital publishers.
Precision is an important part to successful audience development. Today’s news looks at some attributes that impacts this, including recent changes that can impact the strategies being used by digital publishers.
Digital publications need to take advantage of various opportunities that come around, particularly if growth and evolution is the goal. These opportunities typically involve new technology and strategies, new content, and new employees that can bring under-represented skills to the organization.
Subscription website publishers are honing their subscription offerings to generate greater revenue and utilize the subscriber data file that they already have. This process is not new, but some of the directions that major publishers are taking is new for these organizations, and the focus of today’s news stories.
Digital publishers are constantly working to find the best methods and channels for creating and distributing their content. Today we are looking at some of the strategies these publishers are using to get more engagement and bigger audiences.
New and evolved technologies can be an audience development manager’s dream if it leads to bigger audiences.
Where are your audience development strengths and weaknesses? Today’s news focuses on pertinent information for audience development managers, including actions that some major publishers are taking now.
What changes in multiplatform publishing will lead to the biggest future successes? We’re seeing more actions from publishers with both short-term and long-term goals in mind.
The most successful subscription websites recognize the demographics that use their site the most. This way appropriate content targeting and marketing efforts can be made with alignment. Today we’re looking at subscription publishers that are targeting younger demographics, and the kinds of responses they are receiving.
Digital publishing has evolved to new heights with the help of partnerships and acquisitions that lead to new offerings, opportunities, and audience exposure.
Audience development through social media and search have been constantly evolving, which includes the increase or decrease in popularity for a variety of platforms. Today we’re visiting news stories that consider the relevance of social platforms for building audiences, and the areas of search engines that are leading publishers to more aligned traffic and, in
Today we’re looking at three multiplatform publishers that have taken to the strategy of recycling and repurposing content to build larger audiences.
We’re seeing another growth in subscription website interest as Facebook makes it harder for publishers to reach their audiences and manage relationships.
The digital magazine landscape continues to grow as more brands turn focus toward digital magazines. Today we’re looking at Apple, which is taking efforts to engage with digital magazine content more, and Robb Report, which has launched a new digital magazine.
Google’s relationship with content publishers has the opportunity to become stronger with the search giant’s introduction of Subscribe with Google.
An organization needs to meet its audience where it exists to survive as a multiplatform publisher, and changing with the times is what allows some publishers to stay relevant and profitable when many around are unable to do so.
Some subscription publishers have been working on the design and functionality of their websites and services for years, in hopes of creating products that go above and beyond the competition.
Digital magazine publishers will accept opportunities when they see a value in future or immediate gains. Today we’re looking at publishers who are forging ahead with new initiatives, from acquiring new companies and products, to trying new revenue strategies.
Publishers select a variety of audience development strategies depending on their market, the skills of their staff, and their content. Today we’re looking at news on referral traffic, pertaining to Google and Facebook, two major audience development partners.
The most successful multiplatform publishers are open to experimenting with a variety of channels to find the most-effective ways of reaching and building audiences. Today we’re looking at publishers and brands that are continuing this journey of platform evolution.
Subscription website growth in the digital publishing industry continues as major publishers see increased results and added attention to their cause of increasing subscriber numbers.