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Download the DIS 2019 speaker presentations

View and download the speaker presentations from the Digital Innovators' Summit, 25-26 March, Berlin.


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Please note that we will ONLY share those presentations we have been given permission to share by the speakers.

Available presentations are listed below.¨ 

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Day 1

Vince Errico, Trusted Media Brands: R&D for product innovation and new revenue streams

Christoph Schmitz, Aller Media: Lessons from building a corporate paywall

Reed Philips, Oaklins International: How M&A rewards innovation

Bella Hurrell, BBC News: Experiments in mobile-first visual storytelling

Jessica Rovello, Arkadium: How to fix broken ad models

Nicolas Pernet: How The Blick-Group innovated by tapping into the e-sports trend

Helje Solberg, Faktisk: Team of Rivals - How the six largest media companies in Norway created an alliance fighting fake news

Jennifer Brandel, Hearken: Optimising trust and revenue through engagement

James Hewes, FIPP: 2019 Digital Subscriptions Snapshot

Jonathan Dorn, Active Interest Media: How Active Interest Media builds 360-degree brands

Katie Vanneck-Smith, Tortoise: Why and how Tortoise Media wants to be a new kind of media

Nick Rockwell, The New York Times: News in the age of algorithmic optimisation

Julie Roehm, Creative Bug: 6 lessons learned the hard way launching a digital video subscription business


Watch this space as we'll keep updating the list as we get permission to release more presentatations.

Nancy Spears, genconnectU: Pivoting from a media company to a new breed of business

Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media: Build audience by filling information gaps on demand

Heather Bryant, Project Facet: Helping newsrooms manage and execute collaborative, high quality journalistic projects

Hannah Williams, BBC Good Food, and Max Amordeluso, Amazon Alexa: A journey in voice

Tom Halank, Axel Springer: IAB TCF and upcoming challenges with consent management

Ling Fan: Human and machine in design

Steve Johnson, SeeBoundless: Building AR journalism projects for top media brands of various sizes



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  • Finding a home at Penske Media, Rolling Stone 'poised to continue to tell world's most important stories... for decades to come'

    For over 50 years, Rolling Stone has been iconic in its coverage of music and popular culture, political journalism and commentary. From the Beatles' Magical Mystery tour to Shawn Mendes, Rolling Stone has covered the greatest rockstars, the hottest celebrities, the biggest political stories. Called a 'counterculture bible' by The New York Times, the magazine has launched careers, defined what was cool, inspired a rock song, been embroiled in controversy, and over the last two years, found a new home with Penske Media Corporation. 

    17th Jun 2019 Features
  • How to fix broken digital ad models

    Despite popular belief, subscriptions and paywalls will not be the silver bullet most digital publishers have been waiting for. Instead, publishers should be exploring innovation in digital advertising formats, said Jessica Rovello, co-founder and CEO, Arkadium, USA, at this year's Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin. She proposed four new formats as a good place to start.

    17th Jun 2019 Features
  • Four Meredith brands on why magazine media are focusing on social good

    Magazine media have long put energy and resources into efforts that are bigger than their brands, into socially and environmentally responsible events and campaigns. Companies are balancing making a profit with being responsible to the planet and the communities that they operate in.

    24th Jun 2019 Features
  • The real reason why newspapers are losing to Facebook

    There’s a major problem facing communities everywhere — local news is losing the competition for advertisers to the duopoly (Facebook and Google). These two firms account for around 70 per cent of all digital ad spending globally, which has forced closures and cutbacks and severely threatened the future of journalism.

    20th Jun 2019 Opinion
  • How The Economist successfully engages younger readers

    Last year, The Economist launched an essay contest for readers aged 16-25, in attempt to engage younger readers, that was so wildly successful, they're doing it again. 

    25th Jun 2019 Features
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