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  • Netflix slump spells trouble for the subscription model Earlier this month Netflix shares plunged 15 per cent as the company missed its second quarter expectations, blaming the downslide on a price increase that led to a drop in membership. For the legacy media sector looking on, it’s a result that could spell trouble for those who are backing the subscription-based revenue model.  Published 29 July 2016 MagWorld
  • Magazines see audiences shift to mobile MPA — The Association of Magazine Media has released The Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report for the first half 2016, showing that magazine media brands continue to innovate for consumption across platforms, engaging readers with content when, where and how they want it. Using data from leading third-party providers, the Brand Audience Report shows that the average audience for magazine brands grew by 6.2 per cent year-over-year. Published 28 July 2016 Insight News
  • Instant Magazine: Making good on a digital publishing promise
    A promise to one potential client to deliver an online publishing tool that would work well across desktop, tablet and mobile forced co-owners Daan Reijnders and Joost Galama to develop their own digital publishing tool, Instant Magazine. In just two years their client base has expanded from one client to well over 500. Recently joining FIPP, Reijnders explains to Piet van Niekerk why the tool’s development is unlikely to stop.   
    Published 28 July 2016 MagWorld
  • Egmont Publishing launches Crayola edition of Showcase Egmont Publishing has announced the latest issue of its new ‘Showcase’ magazine series, featuring craft brand Crayola. Published 27 July 2016 Launches
  • Oracom launches BBC Focus and Mollie Makes in France Oracom has launched BBC Focus and Mollie Makes in France, following an exclusive licensing arrangement with Immediate Media. Published 27 July 2016 Launches
  • The Review of Religions: Transforming a publication into a modern-day brand The Review of Religions, founded in 1902, is one of the longest-running comparative religious magazines in print today. Chief editor and manager Amer Safir explains to Piet van Niekerk how his young and dynamic team are employing a multi-platform approach to transform the publication into a modern-day brand. Published 27 July 2016 MagWorld
  • WoodWing expands footprint in China A new weekly newspaper, HK01, has launched in Hong Kong. Available in both print and on the web, as well as on tablets, smartphones and in social media, the title is accompanied by a monthly and two weekly magazines. All content is produced in a highly efficient workflow based on WoodWing’s multichannel publishing system Enterprise and the digital asset management solution WoodWing Elvis DAM. Published 26 July 2016 Industry News
  • From reach to monetisation: Axel Springer on its global investment strategy Last year Axel Springer, paid US$343m to acquire Business Insider. The move was part of a wider global expansion strategy into the English-speaking world, which focusses on both acquisitions and organic growth. Here Jens Müffelmann, president US, Axel Springer and CEO, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, talks us through that strategy and explains the multi-phased approach to tracking a publication’s success from reach, to relevance, and beyond to monetisation. Published 26 July 2016 MagWorld
  • Ad fraud on mobile the next battleground for publishers As the media landscape shifts, publishers need to look deeper into ad fraud, according to IDG Communications CEO Michael Friedenberg. “I think the market on the desktop side is certainly there and being addressed, but I think that as more money and resources shift into mobile, those are the next two frontiers that are going to need to be tackled,” he said. Published 26 July 2016 MagWorld
  • “‘Glocalisation' will play more important role in our media lives” says FIPP Rising Star Nikita Poljakov For the last five years, Nikita Poljakov has been describing the business environment through articles in Hospodářské noviny daily. At the same time, he has been deepening his academic knowledge at London’s universities, where he learned to understand the economic and political values, which shape our societies. As a FIPP Rising Stars in Media Finalist from 2016, we asked Nikita about his views of the industry and what it means to him to make it to the Top 30 List. Published 26 July 2016 Rising Stars
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