Getting in your readers’ daily routines

We all know the importance of being part of your readers’ daily routines, but how exactly can you develop such a habit-forming product? Nir Eyal’s hook canvas from his book “Hooked” is crucial for understanding what can trigger certain behaviour to make return consumption more likely. This methodology can help publishers grasp why Facebook, Google, and[…]

Expanding your audience: lessons from Handelsblatt

Many publishers have a focus on expanding their audience–German business newspaper Handelsblatt has taken this to mean expanding their audience globally with an English-language edition. But expanding your audience doesn’t have to be as big an undertaking as Handelsblatt’s global edition–Austrian newspaper Der Standard expanded just across the border into Germany. Their new German version is seeing 3[…]

3 lessons from The New York Times’ digital subscription machine

The New York Times is doubling down on its subscription push so it is time to take a look into their digital subscription machine, to see how they plan to grow from 2.5 million digital subscribers to 10 million. For publishers big and small alike, here are three key lessons. Focus on conversions It’s good[…]

Growing your subscribers with newsletters

Few publishers have recognised how important newsletters can be to their digital strategy. Newsletter subscribers are more likely to become paid subscribers—something internal research has shown to be true at many publishers. The New Yorker found that the top sign a reader will become a paid subscriber is if they are a newsletter subscriber, while[…]

Developing data capacity and integrating AI: what to focus on in 2018

The annual report from Reuters “Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018” is out and it’s full of interesting insights into how digital leaders in the publishing industry are focusing their efforts in 2018. The common theme that emerges is the growing importance of data and AI in the news industry. We also see[…]

Loyalty, engagement, and AI: Predictions for digital media in 2018

As always, Nieman Lab released a list of predictions for the world of journalism and digital media in 2018. Here are 7 of the top predictions, focusing on loyalty, engagement, and artificial intelligence. Scooped by AI John Keefe makes the strong claim that “in 2018, you will be scooped by a reporter using artificial intelligence”.[…]

Who pays for news and how to convert them

The Media Insight Project recently released the findings from the second phase of their research project to better understand what motivates news subscriptions. The biggest finding from this phase of the research project is the discovery of three news subscriber personas, each with their own distinctive mindset towards paying for news and strategy for converting to[…]

Trends in Digital Publishing Winter Edition

Out now, the latest edition of Trends in Digital Publishing has all the top stories, plus best practices from industry leaders and the newest developments at Twipe, including: Twipe CEO Danny Lein on the ‘artificial bubble‘ Digital transformation expert Steffen Damborg on artificial intelligence and reader engagement State of Digital Publishing founder Vahe Arabian on[…]