Where US publishers see potential for innovation

Recently Google announced the funding recipients of its first-ever “North American Innovation Challenge“. 34 projects were chosen across the US and Canada, with funding totaling $5.8 million. We’re no strangers to Google’s Innovation Challenge here in Europe (or as it was previously called the DNI fund). At Twipe we’ve been fortunate enough to have a[…]

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[…]

Who will join Apple News+ in Europe?

When Apple News+ was first announced in March, publishers reacted with skepticism, especially in Europe. Now that it is looking likely Apple News+ will be launching in the UK any day now, we are as curious as everyone else to see who will join. To understand why UK publishers will or will not join Apple[…]

JAMES, Your Digital Butler – how The Times & The Sunday Times are personalising news triggers

Today we’re proud to be sharing findings from “JAMES, Your Digital Butler“, our collaborative project with The Times and The Sunday Times. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, JAMES personalises the distribution of editions, through individualised newsletters. During this one-year Google DNI project, JAMES served over 100,000 subscribers of The Times with individualised newsletters compiled from the[…]

Google’s Changes That Will Impact Publishers

Platforms and publishers have a long and complicated history. Sometimes platforms take from publishers, such as the concern about Google stealing publisher traffic. Other times they can give back — most famously might be Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which recently wrapped up six rounds of funding to European publishers and is expanding into other[…]

5 graphs you need to see from Reuters Digital News Report 2019

Every year, we look forward to the release of the Reuters Digital News Report because it’s one of the most comprehensive reviews of news consumption globally. Based on a survey of 75,000 people in 38 markets, the 156 pages of this just released report are full of actionable insights. We’ve boiled down the findings to the[…]

49% reduction in churn observed with JAMES, Your Digital Butler

Today at News UK we are hosting together with The Times and The Sunday Times the event “Driving Subscription Growth Using AI” where we’ll be sharing findings from our year long collaborative project “JAMES, Your Digital Butler“. Using machine learning and AI, JAMES personalises the distribution of the edition, in terms of time, content, format[…]

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