Defining news habits in the digital age

Defining news habits in the digital age

At the “Digital Growth Summit” we learned that succeeding with habit formation requires organisational change, a deeper understanding of readers, and continuous experimentation. To elaborate on these learnings we have spent the past few months interviewing leaders of newspapers with strong habit formation strategies which we will share in an upcoming research report. Subscribe now[…]

How local news organisations can fight for their slice of the subscription pie

How local news organisations can fight for their slice of the subscription pie

The subscription economy has grown more than 300 percent since 2012, but it is tech giants such as Netflix and Spotify that have mainly benefited from this. Even among the growth in news media subscriptions, national titles have dominated: The New York Times and The Washington Post account for more than half of all US[…]

Why publishers are creating vertical subscription products

Why publishers are creating vertical subscription products

This year Reuters found that 52% of media executives will focus more on reader revenues, and we expect this to grow more in 2020. Publishers can either focus on how to better convert and retain subscribers for their main news product or add additional revenue streams. Recently we are seeing more and more news organisations experiment with[…]

Where US publishers see potential for innovation

Where US publishers see potential for innovation

Recently Google announced the funding recipients of its first-ever “North American Innovation Challenge“. 34 projects were chosen across the US and Canada, with funding totaling $5.8 million. We’re no strangers to Google’s Innovation Challenge here in Europe (or as it was previously called the DNI fund). At Twipe we’ve been fortunate enough to have a[…]

Why my experience at Twipe exceeded my expectations

Why my experience at Twipe exceeded my expectations

Hello there, my name is Lorinde! I recently graduated and for the past two months, I’ve been working at Twipe. I joined Twipe’s Business Development team as an intern working on the Digital Growth Summit. When I joined the team in mid-August, the foundations for DGS were laid – date, location, main speakers were booked.[…]

Young people and the news

Young people and the news

One of the many challenges publishers today are trying to tackle is how to reach a younger audience. As news consumers are feared to be only getting older and older, exactly how to reach this new audience is becoming crucial. That’s why we have gathered the latest research on young people and the news here,[…]

Unexpected ways publishers engage readers

Unexpected ways publishers engage readers

When news publishers today think about their digital strategy, it’s clear they need to focus on apps, newsletters, and social. But some innovative publishers have found success with other platforms, such as conference calls, calendars, and WhatsApp. While the best practices for these platforms all differ, they succeed because they tap into basic desires of[…]

#DGSHabits – what we learned about habit-forming news products

#DGSHabits – what we learned about habit-forming news products

For the third edition of our Digital Growth Summit, more than 150 news media innovators leaders gathered in Berlin to discuss habit forming news products. Joined by industry peers and academia, we learned what works (and what doesn’t) for creating news products that become part of your readers’ daily routines. We wrapped up the day[…]

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