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Tag: hearst digital

Audience Development News: Influencers Referring Traffic & Google Evolving

The best audience development news highlights new strategies or results on driving more traffic from new audiences. These also involve changes that take place through prominent audience development channels, like Google’s search engine. Today we’re highlighting both of these, including a media company dedicating more attention to referral traffic, and the most recent changes coming from Google.

Audience Development Evolves with Industry Standards, Engagement

The evolution of audience development comes through the evolution of online tools, social networks and communities.

Today we’re looking at some recent news for audience development, including a set of standards being shared by the Media Rating Council (MRC).

New Hires for Publishers with a Focus on Digital Initiatives

Digital publishers Hearst and Condé Nast add important pieces

We’re seeing some digital-focused personnel changes from major digital publishers.

We begin today with a story on Hearst’s new VP/Global Chief licensing director. Deadline reports, “Steve Ross, a top licensing exec who held positions at Fox Networks Group, News Corp, 20th Century Fox Film Corp and Mattel, has just been hired at Hearst Magazines as VP/Global Chief licensing director. He starts immediately and is responsible for the licensing of new consumer products initiatives, retail merchandising and e-commerce; brand migration including location-based and live events; and franchise development for Hearst’s portfolio.”

Multiplatform Publishers Experimenting with New Product Initiatives

Multiplatform publishers succeed because of the innovation they bring through their organizations
We like the term “multiplatform publishers” because it implies that numerous activities are at play, allowing a publication to experiment, meet their audience members where they want to be met, and expanding their brand throughout various channels.

We’re seeing some publishers doing just that, and

Are You a Publisher, Tech Company, Platform, or All Three and More?

If you’re a publisher, tech considerations have emerged as a crucial component of your day-to-day decision-making. This likelihood increases exponentially if you’re creating mobile apps and dedicating resources to serious multiplatform publishing.

How Modern Publishers Are Making Money — and How They’ll Make More in 2016

We’ve rolled out our year-end retrospectives and looks ahead, which we believe provide a blueprint for modern publishers looking to improve on audience development and conversion via sound but also experimental multiplatform strategy.

But we also like taking a look around to see what other industry observers are saying about the state of digital magazines, especially industry observers with a strong track record.

Publishing Executive is the leader of the pack in that department. Let’s see what they gathered up from their 2015 articles as well as what they’re predicting for 2016.

Publishing Technologies: Best Practices From Top Digital Magazines

Are you making the best use of publishing technologies? Do you ever wonder how other digital magazines are doing it? Digiday recently took a look at how six big publishers are handling the tech challenge. In addition, they examine how Time Inc. digital has evolved since spinning off from Time Warner last year. Plus, an article on what impact video is having on the line between editorial and advertising. Let’s get right to it this week with some high-quality coverage!

Content Distribution Strategy a Key to Survive and Advance

Developing a content distribution strategy that goes beyond print and desktop is no longer a luxury – it’s a requirement if you want to stand any chance at sustained success. Folio: recently dug into MagNet’s first-quarter newsstand sales study and found an interesting conclusion. The trade magazine also checked in with Garden & Gun to see how it came back from the brink of extinction, another story that’s instructive for multiplatform publishers. Today, we take a look at those posts and some other industry news.

App Publishers Experiment With Products, Tackle Problems

App publishers are on the cutting edge of multiplatform media, but with great power comes great responsibility. Software changes, shifts in consumer tastes, and evolving devices and platforms all pose opportunities as well as frustrations for publishers maintaining their places in audience’s hearts. So, how to stay ahead? Talking New Media takes a look at the approaches of legacies and startups in a handful of recent articles.

Video, Ad Viewability Define Recent Digital Efforts

Video ad viewability continues to be a crucial part of multiplatform publishers’ plans, particularly if you’re working under an advertising-reliant revenue model, of course. But even if you’re not, solid video viewability can help keep visitors on your site, secure subscriptions, and sell other products. Here’s a sample of recent articles from industry magazine Min that touch on the topic of video ad viewability and others.

Cosmo Video Channel Launches

Hearst Digital Studios has unveiled its first offering: a subscription video channel through its property Cosmopolitan. CosmoBody will cost $9.95 per month, and will feature fitness and lifestyle content produced in collaboration with Mark Burnett’s Vimby Studios, Folio: reports.

Digital Mags Creating ‘Positions of the Future’

The siloed, church-state staff system is slowly giving way to “cross-departmental employees,” Digiday reports.

Publishers’ Archives Ripe for Repurposing

ublishers – particularly of the legacy variety – are passing up a big opportunity when they neglect their archives. This is a reality that Mequoda members have grasped for quite some time, as we’re big believers in repurposing content.

Popular Mechanics Gets a New Publisher

Popular Mechanics is getting a new publisher to help it integrate print, digital, and tablet versions. minOnline reports that Cameron Connors has been named as the new publisher of Popular Mechanics. He starts on March 20th.

Publishers Manage the Multiplatform Puzzle

Publishers are taking a great deal of time and research to get multiplatform publishing right. FOLIO Magazine took the pulse of a couple publishers to see what steps publishers like Rodale are taking to make the shift to multiplatform publishing easier.

The Momentum of Tablet Monetization

Online publishers find success with digital magazine content

For some online publishers, 2011 can be considered as the year digital became “solidly profitable”.

These words came from David Carey, Hearst Magazines President, in a memo sent to employees. With over 400,000 digital editions sold each month, Heart has found digital to be a profitable medium for their magazine content.

How a Carefully Planned Contest Increased Unique Visitors by 35%, Doubled Online Subscription Sales and a Saw a 34% Growth in Email Subscriptions for GoodHousekeeping.com

If your budgets and resources are limited, we advise allocating them to efforts that are easily measured and monetized, like the contest Hearst Digital ran for Good Housekeeping last year. A simply brilliant and timely sweepstakes, offering $250,000 to pay off the winner’s mortgage, resulted in a 35% increase in average monthly unique visitors in the second half of 2007, doubled online subscription revenues in 2007 over the previous year and saw a 34% growth in email addresses.