Ecommerce is booming: Annual pre-pandemic growth of about 1% was eclipsed by an online sales spike that shot ecommerce from 18% to 28% of total US retail between March and May last year.
M&A activity was understandably limited during the peak of the pandemic, but as companies start to think about what comes next, they’re doing deals to bring in the content and customers
Google’s annual Ads Safety Report has indicated an increase in malicious advertising in 2020. Stopping ‘bad actors taking advantage of people online during a global pandemic was challenging.
Podcast revenue is not guaranteed. But with listener numbers increasing rapidly, advertising spending growing at 45% and programmatic options developing, publishers are betting the audio format will pay off.
Advertising and subscription revenues have recently come to be seen as incompatible. But at a recent media conference, Financial Times CEO John Ridding said publishers don’t have to choose; there is still “strong growth” to be had in both revenue streams.
A two-year research project between the largest newspaper in France and a publishing software provider has been using AI to identify evergreen archive content for re-publication.
Trust in traditional media has declined to an all-time low and that’s a huge problem for publishers trying to recruit paying subscribers. In the fight to restore trust and rebuild loyalty, newsletter engagement has become an important weapon.
Publisher proposals suggest replacing cookies with contextual advertising, but a recent survey says marketers are skeptical.
Publishers are eyeing the explosion in demand for online education as a real opportunity to engage readers and generate revenue.