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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

  • Behind Time magazine covers: a Q&A with DW Pine

    Chronicling the nation’s issues, events and history as it happens, Time magazine shies away from nothing and creates emotional impact in an instant. Time magazine is known for its iconic covers, something D.W. Pine, Time’s creative director, recently called “one of the most iconic pieces of real estate in journalism.”

    14th Jan 2019 Features
  • How Thomas Cook resurrected a print magazine that died in 1939

    One of the greatest successes born from the new Thomas Cook Media and Partnerships division within the Thomas Cook travel agency was the rebirth of the printed magazine, The Excursionist, originally founded in 1851. Speaking at FIPP Insider in London, Ed Marr, group head of commercial publishing, media and partnerships at Thomas Cook Group, explained how an integrated multi-channel media offering within the holiday retail company made this possible.

    14th Jan 2019 Features
  • The Atlantic launches "Unthinkable": 50 Writers. 50 Essays. 50 moments that define the Trump presidency

    As we near the midpoint of the Trump presidency, The Atlantic has cataloged the 50 most norm-bending moments of the administration, analysed by 50 of The Atlantic’s writers and contributors. The digital report, “Unthinkable,” enumerates the incidents that would have been unimaginable under most any previous US president, Republican or Democratic.

    14th Jan 2019 Industry News
  • It’s nearly 2020 and print publishing still matters: How print and digital can build better subscriber experiences

    Rumours of the death of print media have been greatly exaggerated. While online publications have been experiencing tremendous growth in recent years, the fact is that 58 per cent of subscribers still describe themselves as primarily print-oriented, and 60-80 per cent of publisher revenues are still generated from print. It’s true that the majority of print-first subscribers are older, but that doesn’t mean younger audiences won’t pay for print. They will, and they do.

    16th Jan 2019 Opinion
  • How Beano used data and insight to give digital life to a print brand kids love

    The longest running British children's comic magazine, Beano, has gone through a huge revolution in the past two years transforming itself from a purely print magazine into a global digital platform. At the recent FIPP Insider event in London, Hayley Granston, commercial MD, Beano Studios, UK, explained how they used data and insight to reinvent the iconic British brand for today’s tech savvy kids.

    10th Jan 2019 Features
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