Stories: the format publishers need to take seriously

Increasing engagement, reaching younger audiences, habit formation…all topics keeping leaders of the news media industry up at night. While there is no magic bullet (and indeed you should be sceptical of any promised panacea, à la ‘pivot to video’), many publishers have been undervaluing one potential strategy: the Stories format. First seen on Snapchat and later on[…]

Reaching a younger news audience

Do young people read the news? American publishers have seen an increase in subscriptions from millennials, thanks in part to the “Trump bump” which saw the proportion of people aged 18-24 who paid for online news leap from 4% to 18% in a year. Globally as well, publishers are seeing younger audiences, perhaps due to[…]

Brilliant Infographic About Social, Mobile Driving Millennials’ News Consumption

Social media and mobile applications have become a primary channel for news for many millennials. An infographic from Coupofy takes an in-depth look at the smartphone-use habits of millennials and how these habits drive news consumption in the digital era. Coupofy surveyed more than 2,000 millennials aged 18 through 34. Tehy found that nearly 70 percent[…]

Media coverage of the US presidential debates

With the US presidential election less than three weeks away we want to look at how media has covered the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This election has brought social media to the center of political coverage. The first debate on September 26th this year was the most tweeted debate ever, topping the previous[…]

7 Trends in Media & Opportunities for Technology

This evening we are hosting Technology companies from Leuven.INC, the Leuven Innovation Networking Circle, at our office. We will talk about trends that shape the media industry and the opportunities for tech companies. Here are the 7 Trends that are shaping 2016 and the next years. 1. Shift of advertising revenue to tech giants Ad spending is[…]

Is Facebook a publisher’s friend?

One year ago, Facebook started to prioritise publisher’s content and video when they announced Instant Article. Last week, Facebook reported to show more posts from friends and family over content coming from Pages. Should businesses and publishers that rely on Facebook for customer engagement and referral traffic be worried? The new changes to the feed[…]

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