The financial and business media has been at the forefront of many of the key innovations in contemporary media. It was the first to successfully implement subscription and membership schemes and it has led the way in experimenting with data journalism.
In 2020 though it faces a new set of challenges from extending the reach of existing brands into new platforms through to integrating smart tools to aid investors. From an editorial perspective questions about sustainability, the growth of cryptocurrencies and the disruption caused by the maturing of startup businesses make life very interesting for both journalists and their readers.
The last decade has been an eventful one for digital media with the massive growth of new online platforms like Spotify and Netflix creating challenges for both existing media companies and consumer electronics manufacturers. What will the new decade hold for digital media? Will we see new businesses emerge? Or will the current market leaders go from strength to strength?
The last decade was a turbulent, but rather exciting one for b2b media brands. Navigating a path from primarily print to mainly digital production meant that many companies had to look very closely at their core revenue sources. For some, like Berlin based company Vogel Communications, it meant a significant revamp of its portfolio of services.
At DIS 2020 the company’s chairman and managing director, Matthias Bauer, will explain what drove those changes and how they were implemented. He will also outline his vision for the Vogel of tomorrow — a company that works across digital, print, events and more…
Over the past decade social media has provided a rich source of news for media companies. Yet the phenomenon of fake news, and in particular the emergence of deep fakes, has meant that organisations have had to tweak their approach.
Hazel Baker is Global Head of UGC Newsgathering at Reuters, and leads a team which sources user-generated content from across the globe. At DIS2020, she will be focusing on the process Reuters undertakes to ensure that its UGC is not just newsworthy, but accurate and reliable.
Here she talks about the challenge of deep fakes and how new technologies like…
Yet creating extended online content that readers pay for is not a new concept. Zetland is a Danish media company that aims to take its audience behind the news via the several longform stories and the podcast it issues each day to its 20,000 subscription paying members.
As Tav Klitgaard Head of Product at Zetland and Lea Korsgaard, its Editor in Chief explain, it’s a concept that’s ideally suited to Denmark but really ought to be replicated in lots of other territories too.
At DIS 2020 the pair will outline how Zetland has morphed from startup to a key player…
“Literally anybody can create a podcast,” argues Declan Moore, Head of International at leading podcast studio, Wondery. “But few can make a good one; even fewer can tell a compelling story over multiple episodes; and only a select few can tell a compelling story that moves/touches people.”
It has been a very busy 2019 for Wondery with a cash investment of $10 million arriving during a year in which many of the company’s high profile storytelling creations, including The Mysterious Mr Epstein and The Next Big Thing, have topped the podcast charts.
At DIS 2020 Declan will explain where he…
Berlin based Onefootball has been a key player in global sports content for over a decade. The app-based platform, which grew massively in the early days of the smartphone era, now delivers content in a variety of formats, including video and audio, to huge audiences across the globe.
In spite of tough competition too it has innovated commercially building sizeable ad and affiliate based revenues in imaginative and effective ways.
Patrick Fischer, who joined the company in January 2019 as Chief Business Officer, is the man charged with taking Onefootball’s strategy forward in the coming years.
At DIS 2020 he…
Monitoring and responding to hate speech is becoming an ever increasing problem for governments, social platforms, the media and brands. In order to react to hate speech companies first have to detect and understand it — often a very difficult process given the way that languages evolve.
Timothy Quinn is the founder of Hatebase, a Canadia-based organisation dedicated to detecting and understanding hate speech. Its technology analyses the language used on the web and its structures and then contextualizes the resulting data. It sells this database to companies who don’t have the expertise or the resources to do this themselves.
In recent years, the Amazon-owned livestreaming video platform Twitch has become an increasingly attractive option for both brands and media companies who want to engage with young audiences. A site that was largely built on gaming activities has now evolved and features all kinds of content, including video from media behemoths like The Washington Post, Sky News and Cheddar.
Burkhard Leimbrock, the Commercial Director at Twitch for the EMEA region, has been tasked with building relationships with brands in the DACH region and beyond.
At DIS 2020, he will be explaining how the platform works with its partners in Europe…
Live events are nothing new, but they are capturing consumers’ attention like never before. From big festivals to pop-up events, consumers are seeking additional ways to engage with the media brands they like. In an age where 78 per cent of millennials choose to spend money on a desirable experience rather than a material product, there’s an exciting opportunity to appeal to them in person. Perhaps most importantly for publishers in our ever-changing media landscape, events can become a solid revenue source.
FIPP’s latest Insight Report, Events in magazine media: and how to convert them into a revenue source, is…
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