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Why are news publishers pivoting to subscriptions?
When I look at the state of mainstream media, I can’t help but ask the question. Why are so many news publishers pivoting back to paywalls when they didn’t work for most of them before?Published 12 March 2018 Opinion
It’s ‘all’ about reader revenues, say Innovation Report editors
Without generating revenues directly from readers, journalism is doomed, write the editors of FIPP and Innovation Media Consulting’s Innovation World Report in their editors’ letter for the 2018/19 edition.Published 04 March 2018 Insight News
Save the date for FIPP Asia, 14-16 September 2018!
The 6th FIPP Asia international conference and exhibition will take place from 14 to 16 September 2018 in Wuhan, China, co-hosted by FIPP, the China Periodicals Association and the Hubei Administration.Published 25 February 2018 FIPP News
Forbes to pay all contributors in its contributor network
Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane on Wednesday announced changes the company is making to strengthen its contributor network – including updates on the payment structure and how Forbes commit more resources to the contributor model.Published 14 February 2018 Industry News
Hearst UK extends remit of luxury, young women’s and health MDs
Hearst UK has today announced that it has broadened the remits of its managing director roles across luxury, young women’s and health brands to maximise collaboration between editorial content and commercial partners.Published 07 February 2018 Industry News
Ringier is laying foundations for the future
At the company’s management conference in Zurich, it was announced that current CEO Marc Walder had purchased 10 per cent of the company’s shares. The shares are taken equally from the holdings of the company’s three family members. Marc Walder will remain company CEO and is also set to succeed Michael Ringier as chairman of the board of directors.Published 30 January 2018 Industry News
Haymarket delivers a substantial rise in operating profit
Haymarket Media Group, the leading international specialist media, technology and information company, has filed annual accounts showing a substantial increase in operating profit to GBP £16.0m (2016: £4.3m), boosted by the divestment of non-core motorsport and agricultural brands. Meanwhile net debt has been reduced to £1.0m (2016: £17.3m) in the 12 months to 30 June.
Innovation chapter download: How to make money in magazine media
The editors of FIPP's Innovation in Magazine Media 2017-2018 look at how the heck do you make money in magazine media these days? There is no single answer other than: Diversify. Read on.Published 29 January 2018 FIPP News
How involving a guest editor creates buzz, increases engagement
Guest editorship in the magazine industry is used to create a buzz - it's often a way to garner attention. In the past, guest editorship has been often reserved for A-list celebrities. In 1997, Gwyneth Paltrow edited Hearst's Marie Claire, and in 1998, Susan Sarandon edited it. Bono guest-edited an edition of Conde Nast's Vanity Fair in 2007. In 2015, Michelle Obama guest edited Meredith's More magazine.Published 11 December 2017 Features
Meredith’s purchase of Time Inc. ‘a truly transformative moment’ – Steve Lacy
Meredith Corporation's purchase of Time Inc. in a US$2.8 billion deal is “a truly transformative moment”, CEO Steve Lacy said in a conference call with investors on Monday. The Wall Street Journal called it “a significant bet on the magazine industry”, while media commentator Colin Morrison said the deal shows that “much of the future promise of legendary brands will come from the ability to exploit them in other channels, whether digital, broadcast, events or product merchandising” (more below).Published 27 November 2017 Deals