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- Christmas reading from TheMediaBriefing: Our most popular articles of 2014
- 21st Century Fox To Acquire Video Ad Platform True[X] For $200M
- Cost cuts not growth responsible for Times Newspapers' operating profit
- Membership focus helps Times Newspapers make first operating profit since 2001
- DMGT's 2014 results: Is the Daily Mail at the tipping point?
- Going concerns: Future Publishing's 2014 results examined
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19th December 2014
We know media types can't go long without a dose of analysis, debate and discussion so, to tide you over until 2015 we've rounded up the 20 most popular articles on TheMediaBriefing from the last year. The top stories reflect both enduring themes and some of the big issues that have emerged over the last year, from the continued decline of print through to the globalisation of media and the search for better ways of measuring the success of publishers.
10th December 2014
Last week The Times stressed that its return to operating profit was because of the increase in its digital subscriptions (with a little help from increased cover prices). But is that figure more to do with the ongoing changes to its backroom organisation?
2nd December 2014
News UK subsidiary Times Newspapers, which runs the Times and Sunday Times newspapers, recorded an operating profit of £1.7 million for the financial year ending June 30 2014 as the newspapers steadily grew their digital subscriber bases and shifted more of their readers into long-term membership relationships.
26th November 2014
DGMT's 2014 results show that, while digital ad growth is accelerating, it's only just compensating for the fall in print circulations. But hope may lie in diversified digital assets.
24th November 2014
Future Publishing's 2014 results have startling headline figures, including a reduction of over 400 in headcount and a 20 percent reduction in revenue from continued operations. But hidden behind those figures are others that suggests Future's fall might - might - have bottomed out.
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Adexchanger.com17th December 2014
Christmas came early for digital video ad platform true[X]. The ad platform, which serves both advertisers and publishers, revealed Wednesday that News Corp. spinoff 21st Century Fox intends to acquire it. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, The Wall Street Journal pegged that figure at about $200 million. (Read the release). This acquisition indicates 21st […]
Adexchanger.com30th October 2014
LinkedIn's revenue grew 45% YoY in Q3 to $568 million. Its Marketing Solutions division also increased 45% YoY, totaling $109 million in revenue. Marketing Solutions, which makes up 19% of LinkedIn's total revenue, is one of the social network's three lines of business. Overall member growth was strong. LinkedIn now has 332 million members, up 28% YoY. […]
Reuters16th October 2014
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc signed up fewer video streaming subscribers than forecast for the quarter that ended in September as its U.S. growth slowed markedly, sending its shares plunging as much as 27 percent.
New York Times15th October 2014
Adexchanger.com9th October 2014
WPP Group planted a stake Thursday in Rentrak by acquiring $98 million of the media measurement company’s common stock (12.4% of total shares). In return, Rentrak gets Kantar Media’s TV measurement business in the US. WPP also made a $56 million cash investment in the company, which, barring regulatory approval, would give the holding company […]