How to engage the under-35s

Engaging the under-35s is seen as the key to long-term success for journalism, but this can put a lot of pressure on publishers. To keep up with ever-changing technology trends publishers often have to make risky investments. As we see Generation Z maturing and year 2000 babies becoming adults, this debate must once again be[…]

Subscription Pricing: Learnings from publishers who dared to experiment

Subscription strategies can offer a sustainable financing strategy. By now, the majority of the news industry knows this. The pitfalls of focusing digital strategies on advertising revenue are already well documented, but this recent piece in The Atlantic from Josh Marshall serves as a timely reminder. Subscription pricing however is an issue where the industry[…]

Why Advance Local invests in eEditions for growing digital readers

This week we announced our first partnership in the US with publishing group Advance Local. For readers of their 24 newspaper titles, Advance Local will provide a new premium edition experience to drive digital subscriber growth. With this occasion we want to dive into specific differences between US and European Publishers. In doing this, we[…]

Why newsletters are key for habit formation

As we have seen subscriptions rise during the pandemic, publishers are making greater use of email to retain existing subscribers and convert new subscribers. The shift towards email newsletters in the industry has been seismic. Earlier this week in a Clubhouse talk about newsletter personalisation, we heard that Belgian publisher Mediafin now sends 1 million[…]

“Product is queen”: thoughts on the role product plays in news

Awareness of the importance of product thinking has been growing in recent years, and in 2020 we saw the launch of the News Product Alliance which will help bring the media industry’s understanding of product forward. Product will drive the industry because we need to have the customer at the centre of everything. I once heard content is[…]

2021 is the year of subscriptions, and other learnings from Reuters’ latest report

In an annual survey of news leaders, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism predicts the trends and changes the media industry will see in the new year. This year’s report is once again full of valuable insights and is definitely well worth a read (full report here). Join us today as we explore[…]

Your reading list to start 2021 off right

With hopefully a better 2021 starting tomorrow, we have gathered 5 top performing articles of 2020 that can help better inform your news product strategy going forward. Join us as we learn from leading publishers and tech giants alike. #1 Learn from successful news innovation projects While there may be different unique contexts or local[…]

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