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Is it time to move on from intrusive, annoying online advertising?

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?

By |2013-09-04T15:30:00+00:00September 4th, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Is it time to move on from intrusive, annoying online advertising?

Future hit by revenue slowdown and cost challenges as 55 jobs go

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.

By |2013-09-03T12:40:00+00:00September 3rd, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Future hit by revenue slowdown and cost challenges as 55 jobs go

Jeff Bezos warns Washington Post must innovate its way to success

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.

By |2013-09-03T08:20:00+00:00September 3rd, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Jeff Bezos warns Washington Post must innovate its way to success

Johnston Press expects mobile future as print takes £250m hit

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.

By |2013-08-28T10:30:00+00:00August 28th, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Johnston Press expects mobile future as print takes £250m hit

A very modern advertising deal: Huffpo’s O2-sponsored content

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

By |2013-08-27T15:00:00+00:00August 27th, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on A very modern advertising deal: Huffpo’s O2-sponsored content

Six back-to-work digital media economy links you may have missed

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.

By |2013-08-26T00:00:00+00:00August 26th, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Six back-to-work digital media economy links you may have missed

Newspaper sales plummet as paid-for digital entertainment sales grow

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?

By |2013-08-23T07:00:00+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on Newspaper sales plummet as paid-for digital entertainment sales grow

News Corp cuts out ad networks with global RTB exchange deal

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.

By |2013-08-22T12:00:00+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Analysis|Comments Off on News Corp cuts out ad networks with global RTB exchange deal