How publishers are building habit with short-run newsletters

The importance of newsletters in today’s media landscape comes as no surprise. French financial newspaper Les Echos found that readers who reached the website via email are more loyal than those who come via social media or search, while The New Yorker found that the top sign a reader will become a paid subscriber is if they are a newsletter[…]

5 best practices for conversion

With 52% of publishers focusing on subscriptions as their main revenue source this year, the need to better convert subscribers is continuing to grow. This week we’ve gathered the top research into subscription conversion for publishers to make sure they’re not missing any of the best practices. Research from the Center for Media Engagement suggests[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

Are you developing your paywall strategy for acquisition or retention?

We know that more and more publishers are focusing on reader revenue strategies this year (52% of news executives state subscriptions will be their main revenue focus in 2019). That means paywall strategies are often being rethought, from The New York Times ending the incognito loophole with its paywall or Neue Zürcher Zeitung tweaking its[…]

Subscribe for weekly publishing insights

Weekly insights on digital publishing, artificial intelligence, and paid content in your mailbox.