3 rules for a successful digital news product strategy

As we get closer to the end of the year, we know more and more publishers are planning their strategies for 2019. For many, this means a renewed focus on their digital products. As inspiration, we have three rules for a successful digital news product strategy. #1: Develop around your audience One of the key[…]

How L’édition du Soir engages 1.8 million readers every month

In 2013, Ouest-France, together with Twipe, launched the very first digital-only newspaper in France. Since then they’ve had great success, just reaching 20 million monthly page views in August. We will hear the story of success for L’édition du Soir at the Digital Growth Summit in Rennes next month–make sure to register this week to save your[…]

Why editions are still thriving in the digital age

At Twipe we have long been believers in the power of editions, and we believe edition-based publishing should be core to the strategy of every newspaper publisher. Recently we’ve noticed a sea change, with many new publishers pivoting to edition strategies–whether that be by creating entirely new digital editions or by investing more in their existing digital[…]

Digital and print need to work together in your newspaper strategy

A new study from Neil Thurman and Richard Fletcher, “Are Newspapers Heading Toward Post-Print Obscurity?“, looks at what happens when newspapers go digital-only, using the case study of The Independent, which stopped printing in 2016. It serves as a warning to publishers, stating that time spent reading the The Independent dropped dramatically when it went online only.  With[…]

3 outside the box ways newspapers are diversifying revenues

Building an escape room, launching a DPO for direct reader investment, and renting a room on Airbnb: all ways newspapers are thinking outside the box to diversify their revenue stream. These ideas all provide valuable insights into how newspapers must start thinking about their reader revenue strategies, including the need for membership programs, asking your[…]

What your paywall strategy is missing

With ad revenue falling year after year and adblock usage on the rise, many publishers are returning to direct reader revenue strategies. One of the first steps in growing digital subscribers is setting up a paywall. But the paywalls of yesterday are no longer successful, from The New York Times initially offering 20 stories per[…]

Five stories for newspapers innovating for the future

It’s been one year since I started doing a weekly deep dive for Twipe Insights into different topics affecting newspapers in today’s digital world, so I wanted to share 5 of my favourite stories from the past year. Think I’m missing a top story or have a topic you’d like to see covered? Let me[…]

How adblockers can help grow your subscriptions

We’ve all heard it before, print dollars have been replaced by digital dimes, and it’s only worsening with the increase in readers using adblockers. Globally, 27% of all readers use adblockers, and this figure is as high as 42% in Greece and 34% in France. Since February, Google has automatically blocked the most annoying ads on[…]

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