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Tag: digital publishing industry

Digital Magazine Publishers Experimenting with Better User Experiences

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.

Subscription Website and Content Changes Come With Results, Initiatives

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.

Multiplatform Publishers and Editors Landing at Different Publications

The multiplatform and digital publishing industry experiences a lot of professionals on the move due to the high level of change that exists consistently within it.

Digital Publishers Hire New Editors, Creative Director for 2018 Growth

It’s not surprising to see some changes taking place for the digital publishers at Hearst, as it makes Rodale part of its own. However, that’s not the only news of new hires coming from the digital publishing industry. Todays news touches on some key hires at major publications.

Digital Media Companies Focus on Audience Content, Company Structure

Change is the only constant the digital publishing industry knows. Beyond the evolution of content online, we’re seeing a variety of changes coming to the digital advertising side of digital publishing. Today we’re looking at some digital media companies that are entering new territories.

Multiplatform Publishing Personnel on the Move at Dwell, Time and Rodale

Today we begin with Dwell and its recent executive change. Folio: reports, “Michela O’Connor Abrams — who spent the past 15 years as CEO of home design magazine-turned-technology platform Dwell — has left the company, Folio: has learned. Re-taking the reins is Lara Deam, who has served as chair of Dwell Media’s board since founding the magazine in 2000.”

Battling Ad Block Software: Business Insider, Google, and More

Ad block software continues to confound the digital publishing industry, but progress is being made as we see the results of various tactics to block ad blockers. Native ads, direct appeals, and other attempts to mitigate ad blocking programs are finding some success, but there’s no question that the issue will be sticking around for a long while.

Web Publishing Platforms: Little Things, Bloomberg, Messaging Apps

Digital magazines are decoding new web publishing platforms, but does it all just come down to content distribution strategy?
Well, the answer to that question is yes, but the execution is open to interpretation. When it comes to web publishing platforms, sometimes it can seem like your options are wide open. That’s because they are.

Observers of

Magazine Consumption Stats Compiled in New MPA Factbook

Since 2014, the MPA has been tracking magazine consumption with its Magazine Media 360° report, and we’ve been tracking those tracks. (After all, we issue our own annual study on magazine readership, the most recent edition of which came out last month.)

Now, those stats and many more have been collected in the MPA’s 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook – recently released and available for download at Magazine.org – the digital publishing industry’s (as well as print’s) definitive compilation of magazine media research and statistics.

Publishing Analytics News From PubExec Live Summit

Checking out the latest publishing analytics news from all data points
Publishing analytics have assumed a prominent role here at Mequoda, where we’re focusing more and more resources on staff, development, and technology.

We’re not alone. The digital publishing industry is clamoring around publishing analytics, because they provide insights into one of, if not the, most important

Ad Blocking Impact Will Reach Unprecedented Levels in Coming Years

What we know: Ad blocking is on the rise. What we don’t know: whether the effort to block ad blockers will prove effective. What’s starting to become apparent: The ad blocking impact will be significant.

For online publishers who don’t rely solely on digital advertising for revenue, this is not crushing news. Hopefully, you’re one of them, because you have a multiplatform strategy in place. For online publishers who do, rely solely on digital advertising, read on for MediaPost’s coverage. And don’t panic!

Magazine Publishing Online: Ad Block Solutions, Snapchat, Interviews

The latest news on magazine publishing online from Hearst, News Republic, and more
We read trade sites about magazine publishing online for fun. We also read them to stay sharp. And to share what we find out with you.

When it comes to Digital Content Next, formerly known as the Online Publishers Association, that’s quite a lot

Ecommerce Publisher News: Vox, PopSugar, and More

Becoming an ecommerce publisher continues to attract publishing executives looking for alternate revenue streams rooted in their content and niche audiences. Selling products isn’t selling out; developing an ecommerce content strategy is an extension of multiplatform publishing.

Digital publishers already sell white papers and tickets to events; a food magazine selling recipe books or a fashion site selling shoes is the natural next step in internet revenue models for magazines, if you can pull off the infrastructure. Seeing how others are achieving just that is a good place to start.

Native Advertising Trends: FTC, HuffPo, Scripps, and More

Native advertising trends will shape the digital publishing industry in 2016. For one, they represent a more elegant and modernized option for online magazines looking to generate revenue the old-fashioned way — that is, via marketing dollars — while flying relatively under the radar of those big, bad ad blocking defense systems.

Branded content has been gaining steam for a while, even if it just has a fancier name for advertorial. We’ve been watching closely, and so, too, has the Federal Trade Commission, of course. Now, finally, we have official guidelines from the FTC, just as the demand for native ad campaigns is reaching unprecedented levels.

AdAge covers that development and much more in several recent articles about native advertising trends.

Regional Magazines Make for a Model That Works for Digital Publishers

Regional magazines can cover several states or be hyperlocal, but regardless of their geographical reach, they operate with a hardwired niche strategy no matter what the topic, based purely on the readers who live in the area.

We like this model. We have many Mequoda Members who are very successful with it. And we love when the model layers in another niche on top of it, which is the case with Crain’s, with its business focus, and Modern Luxury, with its high-end lifestyle appeal. Both are doing well; both are branching out to other cities.

Mobile Video Trends: Spending, Vertical, Social

The phrase mobile video trends combines two challenges for publishers into one mega-challenge: conquering cross-device advertising and mastering multimedia with strong production and distribution platforms. More and more, the two go hand in hand: If digital magazines are going to succeed on tablets, smartphones, and phablets, the thinking goes, they’re going to need more than just strong content and good design. They’re going to need mobile savvy and video chops.

Results from Mequoda’s Latest Digital Magazine Market Study

Five years after Apple introduced the iPad and the magazine industry latched on for dear life, digital magazine consumption has reached 43% of print magazine consumption and is climbing rapidly.

Mequoda Group’s latest Digital Magazine Market Study shows digital magazine consumption among US adults is exploding

July 21, 2015 – BOSTON — Five years after Apple introduced the iPad and the magazine industry latched on for dear life, digital magazine consumption has reached 43% of print magazine consumption and is climbing rapidly.

The Digital Publishing Industry by the Numbers: MPA Releases 2015 Factbook

Is the digital publishing industry unstoppable? These facts and figures argue a resounding yes, especially when it comes to audience development.

Early 2015 Brings Staff Changes at Top Publishing Companies

The early days of 2015 have seen a streak of staff changes at top publishing companies, from big-time executive positions to digital and event slots getting filled almost daily.

Audience Extension And Digital Publishing

Are you familiar with audience extension and how it’s used in the digital publishing industry? In case you aren’t, here’s a quick refresher on the topic and some statistics to go with it.

Programmatic Advertising For Digital Publishers

Programmatic advertising is growing in the digital marketing world, and that world coincides closely with the digital publishing industry. Do you know what programmatic advertising is or how it can impact your business?

How the iPad is Saving the Publishing Industry

Anyone who doubts that the iPad is the most important media-related technological innovation in all of human history should re-read those dates. And the exciting thing for those of us who live and breathe magazines is that we get to live through it!

Conducting a Digital Publishing Audit

Discover your best digital publishing assets

As the digital publishing industry grows at an alarming rate, there are a few main keys to focus on.

Beyond providing content on different e-reading devices, making digital products your audience will desire, and discovering your audience’s actual opinion of your digital publishing efforts, you will need to conduct digital publishing audits.

Digital Publishers Need to Produce High Quality Content

The digital magazine publishing industry needs great content to grow

Publishers understand the need for high-quality content. That need may have never been as important as it is now though.

With the digital publishing industry emerging, the actions of the pioneering publications – including digital book and digital magazine publishing – are under strict scrutiny from consumers and analysts alike.

Digital Magazine Sales Showing Promise

While digital magazines are still just a tiny piece of the revenue pie for most publishers, there is some growth to report on the number of readers buying digital editions. There is also an increasing number of media companies committing to a digital-first mentality.

3 New Advancements in Digital Publishing

Digital magazine publishing help comes from new devices and more publications

We can see the evolution of digital publishing when new products form and significant players enter the marketplace. It brings a new life to the environment around us, and almost provides a sense of security as we realize others are committing to making digital work for their audiences.

Digital Magazine Publishing Firsts

3 stories about digital publishing that are bound to get publishers’ attention

Every week we write about the digital publishing industry for a few main reasons.

First, it is our mission to help print publishers transition into the digital age. As an unfamiliar ground to many, we share strategies for utilizing their legacy content to build new audiences and develop their place as a reputable authority on the subjects they cover.

Opportunities for Digital Publishing Success

There is often news to share relating to the digital publishing environment

From new online strategies to digital magazine subscription statistics, the amount of information that comes forward for online publishers can help streamline their efforts and lead to increased success online. And amidst new Forrester predictions that 760 million tablet devices will be installed by 2016, the opportunities for digital publishing success exist.

Digital Publishers Battle a Changing Environment

Three changes the digital publishing industry must recognize

We’ve seen a lot of changes from being in the online business and digital publishing markets since the early 2000s. When we first began teaching publishers about developing audience’s online, social networks like Facebook and Twitter weren’t around. At that time, blogs were the main source of social activity.

Computing devices were also quite different then. Laptop and desktop computers were the options. Today, there are additional mobile devices; tablets and smart phones are expected to surpass desktop computing in usage.

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5 Major Digital Publishing Changes

A look at digital publishing changes and a glimpse into the future

This summer alone has seen some major changes that can affect the digital publishing industry. Although some of these changes won’t directly impact digital publishers, these changes may certainly change the way they operate by putting a focus on the Internet community. Let’s take a look at some of these changes.

Week in Review: March 19th, 2012 – March 23rd, 2012

Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week

Week in Review: February 27th, 2012 – March 2nd, 2012

Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week

It’s Time to Activate Your Brand

You may be thinking that your brand is already activated. After all, it exists, right? However, with all the changes in the digital publishing industry, there is a greater activation that is taking place.

Digital publishers are getting active on tablet devices, displaying their digital magazine content through rich-media and including visual, aural, and interactive components.

Week in Review: February 6th, 2012 – February 10th, 2012

Catch up on the Mequoda Daily’s blog posts for this past week

Information on Digital Magazine Publishing

There is digital publishing information we’ve come across that’s made digital publishers hopeful

Millions of tablet devices are expected to ship in the coming years. The ownership of digital reading devices has reached 29% for Americans.

More than one in four US consumers own a digital reading device. The time is perfect for digital publishers to enhance their print magazine content by making the digital transformation. After doing so, they have the opportunity to provide a better content experience through the help of rich digital media.

An Introduction to Digital Magazine Publishing

A brief glance at the evolution of digital magazine publishing

What’s there to say about the digital publishing industry? It’s been booming as of late, when prior, it had been lifeless.

Although digital publishing has been around since the 1990s, it had never reached any desirable level of success. Digital publishers were historically offering some amount of content for download in the form of PDFs…but there wasn’t anything very interesting about them. And there wasn’t a good method for consuming this content. Whereas print magazines were portable and collectable, digital editions had to be printed or accessed on laptops to be portable. The return didn’t justify the investment in time and effort for most consumers.

Mequoda Tops 30,000 in January

3 best practices for increasing website traffic

January 2012 has been a record setting month for Mequoda Daily.

As a small B2B company, it can be hard to reach specific milestones since most are resourced at a smaller level. However, this past month has yielded more significant results than usual, and it is due to some slight changes that many can implement easily.

Digital Magazine Publishing Strategy Basics Free Report Released

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Mequoda Summit: Last Chance to Register

The Mequoda Summit West 2011 kicks off Tuesday, April 5th – Will you be there?

Register now for the Mequoda Summit West 2011 or miss out on a multi-day conference on growing your content-driven online business

Now is the time to commit to learning revolutionary information on the digital publishing industry, or get left behind.

I’m not saying you cannot learn such information on your own, but it’ll likely be painstakingly difficult to discover all of the trends, strategies, tips and case studies that will be available at the Mequoda Summit West 2011 on your own.

Digital Luminaries Gather in Napa

Mequoda Summit, and Its Attendees, Prepare to Shine