Is Facebook embracing subscriptions?

In April publishers have made it clear to Facebook that they’re fed up with Instant Articles. Monetizating on Facebook’s news platform hasn’t been working and big publishers like the Guardian and the New York Times have pulled out entirely. Facebook has finally listened (or given in) to publishers’ complaints and may soon help its users pay[…]

ePaper grows 25% in Germany

The number of ePaper users is growing. And it’s growing strong. Digital newspapers continue to show robust growth year by year. In Germany the first Quarter of 2017 shows an increase of almost 25% in the ePaper circulation number compared to the first quarter of the previous year. A big driver of this growth was[…]

Regional publishers as digital innovators

Publishers have been fanning out their business with projects outside their traditional area of expertise. Is your organization also thinking outside the box? What field do you think publishers should explore further to reach more users? Here are 3 examples of newspapers going beyond their current business whether through new product offerings, democratic audience involvement[…]

Main trend of DME and Newscamp: Reader focused journalism

Reader focused journalism was the topic that stood out at both the Digital Media Europe 2017 in Copenhagen and the Newscamp in Augsburg. A more content driven approach for journalists while relying on technology and intelligent systems to do the rest.  We picked three keynotes from the events that emphasize this trend. Newscamp – Augsburg The Newscamp[…]

Amazon – your new(s) subscription service

Amazon announced this week that it has launched its very own self-service subscription marketplace. Named “Subscribe with Amazon“, it makes it possible for digital subscription providers to reach millions of Amazon customers. Businesses will benefit from targeted customer exposure through its discovery features such as search and recommendations. Amazon wants Subscribe with Amazon to be the place[…]

U.S. Newspapers see surge in digital subscriptions

A rise in digital subscriptions has been noticeable in the past month. An aggregate of Statista shows how big this surge really is. The growth of certain US publishers was just tremendous. This is partly because readers start realizing that online content is worth paying for and because quality news is in high demand in[…]

McKinsey research shows offensive digital strategies pay off

A recent report by McKinsey concludes that the implication of digitization for revenues, profits and opportunities will be dramatic. While one might assume that digitization is already far advanced as digital technologies pervade more of everyday life, less than 40 percent of industries have been digitized. The report looks into what approaches actually work and[…]

Twipe signs first big partnership in Germany

German publisher DuMont accelerates digital growth with Twipe ePapers As of noon today DuMont Media Group offers its seven titles’ subscribers a completely new digital reading experience. The Launch of the new ePaper Apps with Twipe is the beginning of a long-term partnership. With the Twipe Platform, DuMont has found a reliable basis to build[…]