49% reduction in churn observed with JAMES, Your Digital Butler

Today at News UK we are hosting together with The Times and The Sunday Times the event “Driving Subscription Growth Using AI” where we’ll be sharing findings from our year long collaborative project “JAMES, Your Digital Butler“. Using machine learning and AI, JAMES personalises the distribution of the edition, in terms of time, content, format[…]

How European publishers are building habits with audio

In our “Business of Audio” series, we have explored topics that have been commonly overlooked in the audio discussion, such as how audio is more than just podcasts and why we cannot forget the monetisation aspect. However there is another topic that does not always get the airtime it deserves: how audio is developing outside[…]

Paywall blockers: how publishers should prepare for this changing technology

With more than a quarter of all readers globally using ad blockers, the news media industry has had to come up with new ways to overcome this, whether it be technically or through new strategies. But as the industry makes the move towards reader revenue strategies, we’re seeing more readers employ new techniques and technologies[…]

Collaborative news media events you should have on your travel schedule

Through our newsletter, we’ve been lucky to meet a wide variety of innovators in the news media industry. Interesting conversations and debates have been sparked within our community and it has helped shape how we approach media innovation here at Twipe. Because we know the of value of collaboration, we want to share with you[…]

Increasing loyalty and building habits with push notifications

2018 saw Facebook change its newsfeed algorithm, and while the results weren’t as catastrophic as some feared, it did make publishers realise they needed to be building direct relationships with their readers. Publishers today are looking for tools they can use to both increase loyalty and build habits — something push notifications do particularly well.[…]

Should publishers be investing in news content for smart speakers today?

In our business of audio series this year, we’re exploring how publishers can monetise their audio content, whether it be longform podcasts, news briefs for smart speakers, or something in between. Often this conversation on audio for news has been dominated by podcasts however, with the revenue model for smart speakers ignored. Inspired by a[…]

What we learned about successful products at the International Journalism Festival

If you are at all active on Twitter, you probably couldn’t escape the fact that the International Journalism Festival was held in Perugia this past week. Over five days, this free conference discussed all aspects of the journalism industry. This week we’re taking those learnings and applying them to digital product strategies to better understand[…]

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