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[…]

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[…]

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