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[…]

Habit Forming News Products

In the latest chapter of our Reinventing Digital Editions research series, we bring an essential understanding of habit formation for news consumption on digital platforms. Forming habits and recurring behaviour are key underlying drivers for publishers to build a sustainable subscription business. Through interviews with leaders of habit-formation at The New York Times, Schibsted, The[…]

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[…]

Defining news habits in the digital age

At the “Digital Growth Summit” we learned that succeeding with habit formation requires organisational change, a deeper understanding of readers, and continuous experimentation. To elaborate on these learnings we have spent the past few months interviewing leaders of newspapers with strong habit formation strategies which we will share in an upcoming research report. Subscribe now[…]

Unexpected ways publishers engage readers

When news publishers today think about their digital strategy, it’s clear they need to focus on apps, newsletters, and social. But some innovative publishers have found success with other platforms, such as conference calls, calendars, and WhatsApp. While the best practices for these platforms all differ, they succeed because they tap into basic desires of[…]

#DGSHabits – what we learned about habit-forming news products

For the third edition of our Digital Growth Summit, more than 150 news media innovators leaders gathered in Berlin to discuss habit forming news products. Joined by industry peers and academia, we learned what works (and what doesn’t) for creating news products that become part of your readers’ daily routines. We wrapped up the day[…]

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