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As we begin building towards DIS2019, read the DIS2018 special report

Each year the sessions at the DIS (Digital Innovators’ Summit) address many of the key issues that are focusing the minds of execs in the publishing industry.

Invariably though overarching themes emerge, and it was no different in 2018. At Berlin in March there were many heated discussions about the future of advertising, the phenomenon of fake news and the impact the first generation of millennials to reach management positions will have on the media.

However, two key themes that came up time and time again were ‘how can publishers get readers to pay for the content they have created?’ and the what the impact of exciting, but potentially hugely disruptive new technologies, artificial intelligence and blockchain, will be.

The DIS 2018 report offers a great way to learn more about these issues. It quotes many of the speakers at the event putting their views and opinions in perspective.

And join us again at DIS 2019 to hear direct from key industry influencers on how the future of the media will develop – learn more and registered at a discounted rate (with savings of €800 on final rates) at

For a quick introduction to where the media currently resides start with the DIS 2018 report, available here as a FREE download.


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Download the DIS 2018 speaker presentations

  • How DriveTribe has found gold dust in engagement

    In less than two years the global automotive online community platform, DriveTribe has grown into a thriving social ecosystem with one of the most engaged audiences on the planet. Monetising from engagement, and not scale, was the next logical step, explains DriveTribe CEO Jonathan Morris.

    6th Nov 2018 Features
  • How brand extensions can transform a media business

    Created in the midst of the digital boom of the last decade, Active Interest Media (AIM) has made a name for itself as company that has innovated in media brand extension. Across its five core media channels of magazines and websites it has developed a business that leverages the audiences that it has curated, and the expertise of its editorial and commercial teams, to offer a portfolio of services to readers and advertisers.

    5th Nov 2018 Features
  • Has the time come for content micropayments?

    In the ongoing search for new sources of revenue, magazine publishers have always been enthusiastic about the prospect of charging readers small sums of money to read individual articles. Yet until fairly recently, monetising content in this way has been thwarted by the lack of a simple-to-implement, user-friendly solution and a fear that consumers simply won’t pay.

    9th Nov 2018 Features
  • Five key media tech trends from October

    The line between media and politics disintegrated in October, as Facebook hired Nick Clegg to head up global affairs and communications. We’ve got that and the rest of the month’s top media tech trends for you here. 

    6th Nov 2018 Features
  • Here's a timeline of Meredith's purchase of Time Inc. and what's been happening

    Meredith has completed the sale of the Time media brand to Marc and Lynne Benioff for USD $190 million. In a release dated November 1, the American media and marketing company announced the completion of the sale, which was first announced September 16, 2018. 

    6th Nov 2018 Deals
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