5 themes that governed the news industry in 2021

2021 became the second year to be disrupted by COVID-19. Despite this, publishers continued to see renewed success and growth. Join us for a rundown of highlights from 2021 including the rise and fall of Clubhouse, the Substack revolution and the renewed customer obsession. 1. NFTs and AI taking off 2021 saw the first news[…]

How publishers leveraged Black Friday & Cyber Monday in their subscriber strategies

Black Friday deals come thick and fast, and often it is difficult to see which deal best suits your needs. With all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals across the publishing industry, we decided to analyse the offers from different publishers and the strategies that they deployed. A push to digital After a sift[…]

Surprising subscription growth across the world

The pandemic accelerated success for publishers big and small. As we approach the end of 2021, it is a great time to celebrate some of the subscription success across the globe. From 0 to 120,000 Building a subscription business is a tough challenge, especially from scratch. But, El Pais saw their subscription launch accelerated by[…]

The Augmentation of Audio

Audio for publishers has taken off over the last decade. Whilst radio journalism has always been a standalone product, the boundaries between all media types have been eradicated in the world of audio. This has not only been caused by an increase in consumption of audio products within journalism, but with the rise of new[…]

3 types of newsreaders and strategies to engage them

As the world was hit by a pandemic and a series of events attracting global attention, like Black Lives Matter and the US Elections, people turned to the news. These weren’t just the usual habitual news readers, but light-readers also turned to publishers for reliable, fact-based news. Much has been said about the different faces[…]

The next 10 years in publishing: A testimony from a millennial

Subscribing to a newspaper is not common practice for the younger generations. It was only due to my inquisitive nature about events in the world that I subscribed to First News, a children’s newspaper, as a youngster. By saying subscribed, I mean my parents covered the costs to keep me away from the 10PM headlines[…]

Innovations in Local News celebrated at the INMA Global Media Awards – Part One

Local news is still relevant. Despite the challenges faced by local news outlets, the desire for local journalism remains. In fact, these local newspapers are some of the most trustworthy news sources according to readers. They help to fill the gaps of the national news and discuss what really matters in a reader’s life. To[…]

Key Takeaways from the Mather Economics Symposium 2021

In the 3 day symposium, Mather Economics tackled the topic of “Subscriber Lifecycle Management”. This is a further endorsement to the growth in importance of subscribers for publishers. We selected some of the most noteworthy cases from McClatchy, Mediahuis, Gannett, and The Economist looking at the topics of culture, customer centricity, technology, and subscription strategy.[…]

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