Last week, Reuters' Felix Salmon pointed to the acquisition of Curbed Network by Vox Media as one of the first instances of a major blog network being acquired by a native digital publisher. But Vox is far from the only publisher built for the web that's building a mass media empire.
10th December 2013 12:30
9th December 2013 08:00
6th December 2013 07:00
All TheMediaBriefing's original analysis on the future of the media industry in one place.
5th December 2013 11:00
This is the first in a series of articles where our conference producer Daniel Media Strategies going to share some of what I’ve have learned. I’ll be looking at digital-print integration, differing views on mobile, what we can learn from other industries and much more.
5th December 2013 07:00
The media frenzy over Apple's acquisition of Twitter analytics firm Topsy has focused on a number of possible reasons for the buyout. Few organisations, however, have focused on what it could mean for publishers. Could the tech giant be planning on using social data to make it easier for publishers to sell things?
4th December 2013 08:00
The transformation of the UK ad marketplace has been profound over the past 7 years. The decline of the national and regional print industries has been mirrored by the internet's rise. Make no mistake about it – the money has moved online. We had a look at some longer-term historical data as well as forecasts for this year and 2014 to take stock of how the ad industry has changed and how it looks set to develop.
4th December 2013 07:00
In the first of a new monthly column series for TheMediaBriefing, Peter Houston turns his attention to the misplaced mythology of "big data", and how publishers would be better off working out how to make sense of the data they've got.
3rd December 2013 07:00
If you're looking for an example of an old media business that gets digital then you won't do much better than the Financial Times. And if you want to see an old media business show it can build a great digital product, you won't do much better than the newspaper's fastFT news stream. If you want to know how they built it, here's the results of our chat with FT strategic products digital product manager Alex Walters.
2nd December 2013 08:00
B2B businesses have been especially hard hit by the shift in recruitment advertising to the web. But over the last 18 months EMAP has managed to get its recruitment business back on an upward trajectory. We spoke to group commercial director Chris Campbell about how they've done it.
29th November 2013 07:00
When I took a look at the diverse business models behind the proposed stations earlier this year, I had some doubts about whether these ad-funded operations would be able to bring in enough revenue to support the expensive task of producing broadcast-quality content. I still do. However, Ed Hall, CEO of Comux, tells me he thinks the sheer diversity of models provides good odds that sustainable models will emerge.
28th November 2013 07:00
With more than one billion devices activated so far, Android is the dominant global mobile platform. Yet for publishers it has offered a significantly less appealing commercial prospect than Apple's iOS. With the launch of Google's new Play Newsstand last week, many publishers are asking whether that's all about to change. Will it?
26th November 2013 07:00
Should regulators turn their gaze on how Google, Facebook and other digital media companies channel audiences to publisher and broadcaster websites?
26th November 2013 07:00
Digital editions aren't going to make up for lost print revenue anytime soon, if ever. So how are magazine publishers going to grow? Just doing digital versions of the same thing isn't enough, so Future is placing greater emphasis on revenue streams that aren't dependent on the traditional copy sales/advertising nexus that dominates magazine publishing in print or digital.