Good news for publishers, ad blocking is on the decline

Advertising revenues have been on the decline for newspapers for a long time now. With the switch from print to digital, publishers saw their advertising dollars replaced by digital dimes. Today, nearly 70% of all digital advertising revenue goes to just Google, Facebook, and Amazon. That’s not even including the wrench coronavirus has thrown into[…]

How publishers are playing with time in their paywall strategies

Recent research from INMA shows that globally only 39% of national media outlets charge for their digital content. Of these, 47% of the paywalls use the freemium model, in which most content is available to everyone but select premium content is available only for paying subscribers. One growing type of paywall that stands out is[…]

3 key ways to reduce news product friction

Coming off recent industry discussions on the importance of product thinking, this week we are exploring three key ways publishers can reduce news product friction in their digital strategies. Registration walls increase conversion More and more publishers are adopting registration walls to help solve some of the new problems of today, including legal obligations, de-anonymizing[…]

Optimising onboarding for net subscription growth

As more publishers mature in their reader revenue strategies in 2020, it becomes crucial to retain subscribers to have overall net subscription growth. The first phase of a subscriber’s journey is critical for their retention, as shown by research from News UK, The Wall Street Journal and more. As an inspiration for optimising your onboarding[…]

The biggest mistakes to avoid with your ePaper

In our discussions with publishers, we often notice higher standards applied to websites than ePapers. This is intriguing, knowing the level of reader engagement of the latter, and seeing steady yearly growth of ePapers in the past eight years. Publishers often tell us their ePaper readers are their most engaged and loyal readers, and on[…]

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[…]

Who are edition readers?

At Twipe, we have long been believers in the power of editions. On our own platform, we see steady yearly growth on editions and that edition readers are more loyal and engaged for longer than other readers. The most common form of edition in the digital age today is the ePaper. This is something that[…]

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