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  • The curious case of Google Reviews

    The Google Reviews platform is becoming an increasing headache for businesses, who are able to escape trolling on social media but not on the wider web. How has the search giant been able to cultivate such a monopoly over digital reputation? We look at the curious case of Google Reviews. 

    Published 18 October 2018 Features
  • How India’s Worldwide Media went digital in only three years

    Miraculous growth in reach and income characterised the transformation of Worldwide Media in India from a print magazine publisher to a multi-platform, multi-income stream, media company. Delegates to the recent FIPP Asia conference in Wuhan, China, enjoyed an insight into how this was done in only three years when Deepak Lamba, chief executive officer, shared key aspects of this journey. 

    Published 17 October 2018 Features
  • Alan Segal on CNN Digital's data and AI strategy

    Alan Segal is VP for audience and analytics at CNN Digital in the United States. He will speak at the 8th Data & AI for Media conference in London about how CNN Digital leverages data and AI to understand its audience and drive advertising revenue.

    Published 15 October 2018 Features
  • Behind the Economist's new collaborative podcast with Slate

    Last month, The Economist announced a new podcast series, “The Secret History of the Future,” in partnership with US-based online magazine Slate. The 10-part audio series is presented by The Economist deputy editor Tom Standage and Slate senior editor Seth Stevenson. 

    Published 15 October 2018 Features
  • How Edinburgh’s International Magazine Centre plans to (also) play to the gallery

    The establishment of an International Magazine Centre in Edinburgh is fast becoming a reality. Announcing the plans internationally for the first time, centre manager Nikki Simpson explains how this globally unique centre will bring international publishers to Scotland to grow into a hub for publishing expertise. It will also aim to promote a love for magazines and showcase the passion and talent of the publishing industry to consumers.

    Published 15 October 2018 Features
  • How Pop-Up Magazine does live storytelling

    Pop-Up Magazine is a magazine unlike any other. Launched nine years ago in San Francisco, each issue is performed in front of a live audience with writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, and since 2014, has been on tour across the United States.

    Published 15 October 2018 Features
  • InkyPen brings a comic book subscription service to the Nintendo Switch, and it’s very first app

    InkyPen is a subscription-based service making thousands of comic books available to readers for the price of US$7.99 per month. Ahead of the platform’s launch on the Nintendo Switch this November, FIPP caught up with CEO, Ronan Huggard, to find out more about the model. 

    Published 11 October 2018 Features
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  • Axel Springer and Purplebricks jointly acquire an interest in Homeday

    Axel Springer and Purplebricks will set up a joint holding company, that will acquire around 22 per cent of Homeday via the purchase of existing shares and a capital increase. In addition, Axel Springer’s existing stake of four per cent will be transferred to the holding company. Axel Springer and Purplebricks will each hold a 50 per cent stake in the joint holding company.

    Published 15 October 2018 Deals
  • Teads signs exclusive global partnership with The Economist Group

    Global media platform Teads announced an exclusive global partnership with The Economist Group to deliver both outstream video and viewable display across all its media brands.

    Published 01 October 2018 Deals
  • Meredith Corporation to sell Time brand to Marc and Lynne Benioff

    Meredith Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Time media brand to Marc and Lynne Benioff for US$190 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval and is expected to close within 30 days.

    Published 17 September 2018 Deals
  • Immediate Media acquires BBC Good Food

    Immediate Media Co today announces an agreement to acquire BBC Good Food - including the digital and live events businesses - from BBC Studios.

    Published 03 September 2018 Deals
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  • For leaders who never stop learning

    They say that being a CEO is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. It’s particularly difficult when their organisation is facing, or in the midst of, disruption – a word that’s overused, yes, but also one that fits the bill because it epitomises the intensity of confusion, panic, and distraction that comes with massive technical and social changes.

    Published 19 October 2018 Opinion
  • Magazines and the attention economy

    Billionaires are not buying prestigious book publishers or TV channels. What is so special about magazines or newspaper periodicals?

    Published 18 October 2018 Opinion
  • Facebook launches Portal: is now the right time to be putting cameras into people’s living rooms?

    On Monday, Facebook launched Portal, a brand new hardware product designed to facilitate consumer conference calling. But on the back of the company’s biggest ever data breach, criticism of the device has already been high. 

    Published 10 October 2018 Opinion
  • Opinion: Marketing itself, not just its budget, should be a force for good

    There are many brands using their relationships with customers and marketing budgets as a force for good in the world. Just over the weekend I listened to a Barclays radio advert discussing how to protect yourself from Facebook tracking, and the FMCG space has made excellent inroads to wider societal issues such as supplying clean water, providing education and preventing children from joining gangs.

    Published 08 October 2018 Opinion
  • Engagement matters!

    Lately I’ve read a number of articles about newsrooms working with companies to grow engagement with readers by including audiences in the creation process. One article in particular caught my attention because it took a devil’s advocate stance on the issue stating, rather forcefully, that there was no proof that engagement leads to any tangible value and that people who believe it does are basing their opinion on gut instincts, not fact.

    Published 05 October 2018 Opinion
  • How to make digital replicas work

    If you’re sitting on the fence over whether you should offer a digital edition for your publication, check out an important lesson The Toronto Star learned when they decided to offer their ePaper Edition as a standalone product earlier this year, after just bundling it for years with their print edition. 

    Published 28 September 2018 Opinion
  • When chasing reader revenue, if you churn, you burn

    The 2016/17 rush to [subscription] reader revenue as the sole income source continues to baffle me given paywalls’ less than stellar results in the past decade. But be that as it may, 2018/19 looks to be heading towards more of the same.

    Published 24 September 2018 Opinion
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