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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
  • James Hewes' key trends in publishing: Buying, selling and everything in-between

    This is the first of a series of articles sharing FIPP’s view of the key trends affecting the publishing industry.

    Published 21 September 2018 Opinion
  • The junior developer is alive and strong

    What do you mean “junior”? Before we even get started, let’s agree on some definitions...

    Published 14 September 2018 Opinion
  • Stick or Twist?

    In Blackjack, use the following rules to determine when to stick, according to your hand and the dealer’s face-up card:

    Published 07 September 2018 Opinion
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