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  • Media innovation through tech: crypto, QR codes, AR and more

    Each year one of the key themes of DIS is how technology has energised magazine publishers in markets across the globe. This year was no different with a quartet of presentations all looking in detail at how digital innovation has helped move companies into new and lucrative directions.

    Published 08 May 2019 Features
  • Five things we learned at DIS2019

    The Digital Innovators' Summit took place on 25-26 March in Berlin. A killer line-up of world class media leaders presented the latest innovations from companies like Bloomberg, The New York Times, Axel Springer, Condé Nast International, BBC, and many more. These are our top 5 lessons from DIS2019.

    Published 08 April 2019 Features
  • Download the DIS 2019 speaker presentations

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

    Published 03 April 2019 Insight News
  • EIC Lauren Indvik on Vogue’s foray in B2B fashion publishing

    On 28 January Condé Nast launched Vogue Business – an online B2B title aimed at fashion industry executives. Editor Lauren Indvik told DIS 2019 why – and how – they did it.

    Published 01 April 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.

    Published 27 March 2019 Features
  • Nick Rockwell looks at the New York Times' innovations in the personalisation of content

    The last session of the first day at DIS featured Nick Rockwell, the CTO of New York Times. He took as his theme ‘News in the Age of Algorithmic Recommendation,’ and used the slot to explore the newspaper's innovations in the personalisation of content.

    Published 26 March 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.

    Published 26 March 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.

    Published 25 March 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.

    Published 25 March 2019 Features
  • Facebook's director of media partnerships on how publishers can work with the platform

    Last year Facebook hired Jesper Doub, who was then CEO of German media giant Spiegel Online, to lead its new media partnership team. In the past the high profile executive has been both a critic of Facebook and a passionate advocate of its Facebook Journalism Project.

    Published 18 March 2019 Features
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