Last year saw one of Canada’s biggest magazine publishers take some bold steps: eliminate some print editions, reduce frequency of others, shift some titles to digital-only, and sell off others. It was a massive overhaul of its magazine division in the name of innovation and growth.
Choosing which media technology to bet on is like playing the ponies: So many horses, so many chances to cash a big winning bet… and so many chances to lose a ton of money, writes INNOVATION Media Consulting senior director John Wilpers.
Artificial intelligence continues to grow, while reports say virtual reality is stalling. Google held its annual developer conference in May, and at the PPA Festival in the UK, subscription based publishing models were back in fashion. It’s all included in our May media-tech round-up here.
PressReader's Nikolay Malyarov talks to someone who started publishing a very high-quality, biannual print magazine only a few years ago, when the mantra, «Print is dead!» was on the lips of many pundits. Say hello to Ryan Fitzgibbon, editor-in-chief of Hello Mr. and learn what motivated him to take what many would consider a risk and what journalism means to him today.
Steven Flynn is co-founder of Skytango, a marketplace platform to «promote and incentivise compliance and encourage better behaviours» in the fast-evolving space of drone filming. Here he explains why the platform is important to the future of the industry, as well as why drones footage is such an opportunity for content producers…
According to a recent Adobe report released at the end of March, the smartphone share of visits continued to grow by an average 18 percent year-over-year across all industries in 2016 in the United States.
Subscription based media models are very much back at the forefront of the UK industry’s thoughts, as was made clear during the recent UK Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Festival in London. Here, we’ve combined the insights of five industry experts who spoke on the subject at the event from leading brands including Centaur, IHS Markit, Financial Times, Campaign, and Time Inc.
For many a print magazine, times are tough. However, Meredith’s newest print quarterly, The Magnolia Journal has seen subscriptions jump to nearly a million before the end of its first year. It shows how, in the right circumstances and right approach, print can still thrive.