Editions: The journalism product that has been driving habits for over 400 years

At Twipe, we often talk about the importance of habit formation in growing subscribers and retention. Habit formation is fundamental in building recurring behaviour and traits that lead to actions being adopted to parts of a daily routine. In publishing, there are several ways of building habits amongst readers. One such way is through the[…]

The Puzzling Case of Puzzles

Puzzles have long been a fascination for many working in the newspaper industry. Extremely loved by some readers, they have been the subject of experiments by newspaper publishers across the globe. We know that puzzles are important for habit formation, but how to transfer their success to the digital world is an area yet to[…]

5 themes that governed the news industry in 2020

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, it’s time for a look back on how the newspaper industry has changed in 2020. While few people could have predicted a global pandemic, many of the key learnings still build on important themes from previous years. Join us for a rundown of highlights from 2020[…]

How Aftenposten is using Twipe’s Habit Formation Canvas

Through our habit research, we created the Habit Formation Canvas for News Products to help publishers shape their product strategies. In a recent habit formation workshop with our team, this canvas was used by Aftenposten. The workshop Twipe facilitated was very inspiring and gave us a new framework we can apply to our products. This[…]

How digital editions are helping to create reader habits

This week we hosted more than 200 publishers for a webinar on habit-forming news products (Missed it? Sign up to hear about the next webinar). While we focused on habit-forming news products in general, many of the attendees had questions on using digital editions in their habit-formation strategies. In a poll of webinar attendees, 58.8%[…]

How puzzles play an essential role in reader engagement

Over the past few months, we have seen puzzles and games grow in importance for many publishers. On our platform, Ouest-France’s L’Edition du Soir has seen a significant portion of its page views come from their puzzle and game section recently. Publishers are leaning into this, using puzzles as a strategic tool in habit formation,[…]

How to build habit-forming news products

Earlier this year we published the results of months of research into the world of habit-formation for news products. Through interviews with leading publishers such as The Telegraph, The New York Times, Schibsted, The Wall Street Journal, and more, as well as our learnings from the latest Digital Growth Summit, we were able to synthesize[…]

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