Buzzfeed is making money. The real-time social web publisher reached profitabiilty in August this year, has 300 staff, more than 85 million unique browsers a month and is set to join the ranks of the biggest online publishers around.
It may have become a more mainstream media discussion this year but that doesn't mean the problem is going away. What are we going to do about the intrusive, interruptive nature of online advertising?
You know when people said the transition to a multichannel, digital-led publishing environment wouldn't be easy, they weren't joking. Underlining this point is Future, which has today informed 55 staff that their roles are being eliminated as revenue stalls and costs remain too high for a business moving to a leaner, less print-intensive model.
Jeff Bezos vists his newly acquired newspaper, the Washington Post, to meet with senior editorial staff and hold a "town hall" all hands meeting of journalists. Ahead of this he speaks to the Post for interview that tells us several things about his approach to saving newspapers.
It's one the biggest what ifs around in consumer publishing: What if glossy lifestyle magazines managed to make a big success of ecommerce?
The last time we heard from Johnston Press, the regional newspaper group had returned to year-on-year profit growth for the first time in seven years. And now? In the six months to July, the often-troubled publisher is increasing profits, digital revenue and paying down debt.
We've come a long way from Don Draper and the closed shops of pre-internet advertising. Increasingly, as advertising becomes more digital, it also becomes more collaborative and content-driven. Today AOL UK announces a partnership between Huffington Post and mobile network O2 that ticks all these boxes
It was Bank Holiday in the UK, meaning many of us Brits have been visiting garden centres, carnivals or an exotic foreign clime. The digital media econmy stops for no one however, and these are just a few of the key things happening right now that you need to know about before attempting to do any work.
Every month the UK ABC figures tell the same story. Print sales are down, digital audience is up. But are publishers missing the real issue, which is that consumers' digital spend is going to rivals from completely different industries?
Tired of getting low CPM prices from your digital ad networks? Why not just ditch them? News Corporation has cut all relationships with third-party ad networks and launched a global digital advertising exchange to sell ads direct via, programmatic real-time bidding.