Piet van Niekerk

 Piet van Niekerk ()

Piet van Niekerk is content writer at Content Cows.

  • FIPP’s brand partnership with PressReader deepens

    On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the digital newspaper and magazine distribution and publishing pioneer, PressReader, FIPP has announced the deepening of its brand partnership with the original ‘Netflix for News’.

    8th May 2019 Features
  • How Canon enables personalised print publishing

    New digital printing technology developed by Canon in Europe can now enable publishers to use data to produce the same personalised functionality to printed products that we have become used to in online publishing. Now it is possible to marry the emotional impact of print with variable data at industrial speeds.

    15th Apr 2019 Features
  • Vote in favour of EU Copyright Directive widely welcomed

    Publishers and media associations were unanimous in welcoming the European Parliament’s vote in favour of the European Union Copyright Directive.

    1st Apr 2019 Industry News
  • Facebook’s face-off

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s latest iteration of how to save the internet (read Facebook) came too close to 1 April to be taken seriously.

    1st Apr 2019 Features
  • BBC Good Food’s foray into the world of voice

    Good Food magazine’s new recipe search voice skill built for Alexa devices has this year become the strategic partner for Alexa in the UK and Ireland. Hannah Williams, editor, BBC Good Food, UK, explained to 500 media executives from 40 nations at the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin that the process to build a voice skill was sparked by statistics suggesting 50 per cent of content searches would be via voice by the end of next year.

    27th Mar 2019 Features
  • Revealed: Trends in global paid content

    American newspapers dominate the digital subscriber market but the trend towards digital subscriptions is fast becoming an international phenomenon, said James Hewes, president and CEO of FIPP at this year’s Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin. He was sharing data from the 2019 Global Digital Subscriptions Snapshot with 500 media executives from 40 nations attending the event.

    26th Mar 2019 Features
  • Axel Springer head of data and tech: Media culture overhaul needed to save journalism

    It is not only necessary for media companies to change their work cultures to fight for the future of journalism, the media industry needs to work closer together to change the collective culture of the publishing industry as a whole. This was the keynote message from Stephanie Caspar, president of technology and data at Axel Springer, Germany, who opened the first day of the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin.

    26th Mar 2019 Features
  • How paid content was an instant success for Bloomberg

    Paid content has been a surprising success for Bloomberg after launching a paywall in May last year. The next target is to double their subscriptions by the end of this year, said Scott Havens, global head of Digital and Media Distribution at Bloomberg, USA, during the first day of the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin.

    25th Mar 2019 Features
  • Successful business models at centre of new Innovation in Media World Report

    The tenth anniversary edition of the ‘Innovation in Media World Report’ was introduced to 500 media executives from more than 40 nations at the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin. This year the report focuses on successful business models for publishers, such as the pivot to reader revenue.

    25th Mar 2019 Features
  • Taking back trust in journalism through personalisation, new payment models

    The best thing about the prospect of improving reader revenues is that it has the potential to liberate news publishers from the scramble for reach, a model that undermines trust in journalism. To take advantage of this opportunity, digital news publishers need to find better payment methods and discovery tools. These were some of the themes explored during the recent Newsrewired conference in London.

    21st Mar 2019 Features


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